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Employment and RFPs

Open Positions

Part Time Regional Planner

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking a part time Regional Planner to join its tightly-knit, award-winning team. The RPC region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located in southeast New Hampshire just an hour north of Boston, minutes to the New Hampshire beaches and a short trip to the White Mountains. The RPC enjoys a close relationship with its member communities and federal, state and regional partner organizations in the fields of transportation, land use, environmental planning, public health, housing, and economic development.

The ideal candidate will have a background in urban planning at the municipal or regional level, experience with municipal land use boards, elected officials and municipal staff, and a familiarity with transportation and environmental planning. The Regional Planner will provide services directly to municipalities and land use boards and commissions including application and plan review, ordinance and regulation development, master plan preparation and work with other RPC staff on a variety of land use, transportation, economic development and environmental projects. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable preparing and delivering public presentations. Availability to attend evening meetings is required. The RPC fosters a work environment that encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance.

Qualifications: A bachelors or master’s degree in Urban or Environmental Planning or a related discipline and at least three to five years of relevant professional work experience, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Attendance at evening meetings is required. Hourly salary range of $27.00 to $35.00 per hour will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Annette Pettengill at This position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled. The RPC is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Requests for Proposals


RPC is seeking municipalities interested in participating in this summer’s RSMS Program. This program will help fund RSMS implementation. RPC is pleased to offer this service beginning May, 2020 through November, 2020. The RSMS Program will require a 50% cash match from the municipality. These funds are estimated to cover the complete implementation for most of the communities in the RPC region.

AVAILABLE FUNDING AND COSTS:The RPC has set aside limited program funds for the RSMS Program that is supported by local matching funds. Funds for participating municipalities will be limited to a maximum of $5,000 for a total of $10,000 (including $5,000 cash match). Municipalities are welcome to request additional implementation assistance under a separate service contract.


The goal of the RSMS Program is to provide municipalities with information on their road system’s condition and estimate future maintenance costs. The main objective of this project is to inventory distressed pavement manifestations, such as cracking, so that municipalities can prioritize maintenance strategies to stretch their funding and improve the quality of the road network. This process involves completing a road inventory, condition survey, priority analysis, repair selection, and planning/budget preparation.


Municipalities will receive:

  1. A report containing a complete road inventory documenting the road conditions
  2. A forecast report containing recommended repair methods along with estimated repair costs.
  3. A formal presentation of the results and the accompanying PowerPoint
  4. Maps

Additional Information

An example RSMS implemented by RPC for the Town of Newington can be found here:


Please submit a Letter of Interest by Friday, March 20, 2020 to Christian Matthews, or by mail to 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833. Sample text is provided on the next page. Notification regarding municipality selection is expected by April 3, 2020, at which point RPC staff will work with the selected municipality in defining a detailed scope of work, budget, project timeline, final deliverables, and confirm the municipality cash match.


Contact Christian Matthews, Transportation/GIS Analyst, at (603) 658-0523 or