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 apettengill@theRPC.org. This position will remain open until filled or the
recruitment is cancelled. The RPC is an equal opportunity employer.
Open Requests for Proposals
ROAD SURFACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RSMS) PROGRAM NOTICE
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:
A report containing a complete road inventory documenting the road conditions
A forecast report containing recommended repair methods along with estimated repair costs.
A formal presentation of the results and the accompanying PowerPoint
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.