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2024-05-09 - RPC Is Hiring! We Are Seeking a Regional Planner to Join Our Team!

Regional Planner Position Open (5/9/2024)

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking a full-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. With twelve member communities in the NH coastal zone, the Regional Planner may also work collaboratively with our federal, state and local partners on a variety of coastal resilience projects.

Applicants should possess a bachelor's or master's degree in urban or environmental planning or a related discipline and one to five years of relevant professional work experience, OR any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are necessary and attendance at evening meetings is required. Applicants must have superior presentation and written communication skills. The RPC offers a flexible work environment that encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work-life balance, with flexible, remote work options. The RPC offers a competitive benefits package with health and dental insurance, paid sick leave, and vacation as well as New Hampshire State Retirement benefits.

This is a full-time, 40-hour, week position. Salary range $50,000 - $65,000; starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications,, with flexibility on starting date.

To apply, submit a succinct cover letter telling us why you are the right candidate for this job. Include a resume listing relevant experience. The letter and resume should be sent 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.

Why Work for RPC?

2024-03-29 - 2023-2026 TIP Amendment #5

RPC to consider changes to 3 TIP Projects

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), as the federally designated Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for the region, announces its intent to amend the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to account for scope, schedule and cost changes to projects. The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded transportation projects cooperatively developed by NH DOT and representatives RPC communities and currently includes projects with work scheduled from fiscal years 2023 through 2026. This update helps maintain consistency with State project programming documents and the RPC Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Copies of all documents are available on the RPC public engagement portal linked at https://www.publicinput.com/rpc2023tipamendments as well as the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/TIPAmendments. Copies will also be mailed to interested parties by request.

A public comment period for the Amendments begins Friday March 29, 2024 and concludes on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday April 10, 2024, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth. There is an option to participate in the meeting via zoom webinar. Please check the public engagement portal or the RPC website for the most up-to-date information on how to access the meeting. The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP.

NOTES

  • As of July 20, 2013, all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (the 2008 ozone standard) and as of April 6, 2015, the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for all purposes, including transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE) NH area.
  • Consistent with the RPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and the COAST and CART transit systems.

Comment Period Start Date


March 29, 2024



Comment Period End Date:


April 9, 2024

Public Hearing Date/Time:


April 10, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Public Hearing Location:


Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth
Zoom Webinar Access:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87891984761?pwd=a2F4SnVxdjFERGd2ZDhtTWVOdUF6QT09
Meeting ID: 838 7906 3162
Passcode:
526831

Options for Providing Comments

Public Engagement Portal


https://www.publicinput.com/2023TIPAmendments

Email


transportation@therpc.org

Mail:


Rockingham Planning Commission

Attn:David Walker

156 Water Street

Exeter, NH 03833

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2024-03-22 - Executive Committee Meeting

March 27, 4:30

Our next meeting is Wednesday March 27, 2024 at 4:30PM. We will be meeting in person at the RPC office located at 156 Water Street. Zoom will be available for those who need it.

AGENDA

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

March 27, 2024

4:30 PM

156 Water Street

Exeter, NH 03833

Link to the Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87891984761?pwd=a2F4SnVx...

Call in Number: 1-929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 878 9198 4761

Passcode 624047

1) 4:30, Call to Order, A. Davis

2) 4:35, Minutes of February 28, 2024, Motion, Attachment 1

3) 4:40, Financial Report February 2024, T. Roache, Attachment 2

4) 4:50, Old Business

a) Staffing Updates

New Business

a) Nominating Committee Appointments – Motion

b) Annual Meeting Planning

c) Development of Regional Impact Process

d) Circuit Rider Rates FY 2025

e) Preliminary FY 2025 Revenue Projection

f) Pints with Planners

g) April MPO/Commission Meeting


5) 5:50, Old Business

b) Staffing Updates


6) 6:00, Public Comment

7) 6:35, Adjourn

2024-03-08 - RPC Is Hiring! We Are Seeking a GIS Coordinator to Join Our Team!

GIS Coordinator

(March 1, 2024)


The Rockingham Planning Commission in Exeter, NH has an immediate opening for a well-qualified and motivated GIS Coordinator. This full-time position provides the opportunity to grow and shape the GIS services for 27 communities in southeast New Hampshire. We are seeking a passionate and experienced GIS Coordinator to grow our geospatial technology and deliver exceptional solutions to our member communities and partners. The GIS Coordinator will be responsible for GIS project management and community engagement.

Apply your vision to bring data and mapping to life for a vibrant and dynamic Seacoast region. This is your chance to bring the RPC to the forefront of geospatial technology, where innovation meets impact. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of geospatial technology while working alongside talented professionals in a stimulating work environment.

With projects ranging from transportation systems planning and land use analyses, to climate resilience and sea level rise, you will be responsible for collecting, managing, and analyzing system data for planning projects. You will also support data collection responsibilities including transportation system inventories, traffic volumes, land use and land cover data sets and others. This position will also assist in the maintenance and utilization of the region’s travel demand model for projecting future traffic conditions and to support air quality analyses.

The successful candidate will be well organized, detail-oriented and have familiarity and interest in a variety of planning topics and meet these additional qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental Science, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in GIS project management or related roles.
  • Develop and implement GIS strategies to meet project requirements.
  • Develop innovative solutions using GIS technologies.
  • Stay current with GIS technology and industry best practices.
  • Have a keen sense of mapping design, composition, and aesthetics.
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products ArcgGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop including ArcGIS Online, and other ESRI applications. .

Be proficient in data management and organization.

Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources.

Be effective in analyzing and communicating spatial information.

Experience with Python, R, or Arcade is desirable.

Starting salary for this position will be between $70,000 and $85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, email a succinct cover letter telling us why you are the right candidate for this job. Include a resume listing relevant experience. The letter and resume should be sent to Annette Pettengill, Business Manager, at apettengill@therpc.org The position will remain open until filled. The Rockingham Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Why Work for RPC?

2024-02-15 - 2023-2026 TIP Amendment #4

RPC to consider changes to 9 TIP Projects

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), as the federally designated Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for the region, announces its intent to amend the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to account for scope, schedule and cost changes to projects. The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded transportation projects cooperatively developed by NH DOT and representatives RPC communities and currently includes projects with work scheduled from fiscal years 2023 through 2026. This update helps maintain consistency with State project programming documents and the RPC Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Copies of all documents are available on the RPC public engagement portal linked at https://www.publicinput.com/rpc2023tipamendments as well as the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/TIPAmendments. Copies will also be mailed to interested parties by request.

A public comment period for the Amendments begins Friday February 16, 2024 and concludes on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday February 28, 2024, beginning at 4:30 PM at the RPC Offices, 156 Water Street, Exeter. There is an option to participate in the meeting via zoom webinar. Please check the public engagement portal or the RPC website for the most up-to-date information on how to access the meeting. The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP.

NOTES

  • As of July 20, 2013, all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (the 2008 ozone standard) and as of April 6, 2015, the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for all purposes, including transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE) NH area.
  • Consistent with the RPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and the COAST and CART transit systems.

Comment Period Start Date


February 16, 2024



Comment Period End Date:


February 27, 2024

Public Hearing Date/Time:


February 28, 2024 at 4:30 PM

Public Hearing Location:


RPC Offices, 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833

Zoom Webinar Access:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83879063162?pwd=SUxxNVNxMFV4V1J0K09nOHQvd09pQT09
Webinar ID: 878 9198 4761
Passcode:
624047

Options for Providing Comments

Public Engagement Portal


https://www.publicinput.com/2023TIPAmendments

Email


transportation@therpc.org

Mail:


Rockingham Planning Commission

Attn:David Walker

156 Water Street

Exeter, NH 03833

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2024-01-09 - Jan. 10 Legislative Forum Cancelled

RPC's Legislative Forum, which was scheduled for January 10, 2024, has been cancelled.

[Press Releases][Public Notices]

2023-10-27 - 2023-2026 TIP Amendment #3

Public Comment Period and Hearing

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), as the federally designated Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for the region, announces its intent to amend the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to account for scope, schedule and cost changes to projects. The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded transportation projects cooperatively developed by NH DOT and representatives RPC communities and currently includes projects with work scheduled from fiscal years 2023 through 2026. This update helps maintain consistency with State project programming documents and the RPC Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Copies of all documents are available on the RPC public engagement portal linked at https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP as well as the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/TIPAmendments. Copies will also be mailed to interested parties by request.

A public comment period for the Amendments begins Friday October 27, 2023 and concludes on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2023, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham. There is an option to participate in the meeting via zoom webinar. Please check the public engagement portal or the RPC website for the most up-to-date information on how to access the meeting. The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP.

NOTES

  • As of July 20, 2013, all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (the 2008 ozone standard) and as of April 6, 2015, the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for all purposes, including transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE) NH area.
  • Consistent with the RPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and the COAST and CART transit systems.

Comment Period Start Date


October 27, 2023



Comment Period End Date:


November 7, 2023

Public Hearing Date/Time:


November 8, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Public Hearing Location:


Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham, NH

Zoom Webinar Access:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83879063162?pwd=SUxxNVNxMFV4V1J0K09nOHQvd09pQT09
Webinar ID: 838 7906 3162
Passcode:
526831

Options for Providing Comments

Public Engagement Portal


https://www.publicinput.com/2023TIPAmendments

Email


transportation@therpc.org

Mail:


Rockingham Planning Commission

Attn:David Walker

156 Water Street

Exeter, NH 03833

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2023-10-23 - Last GACIT Public Hearing in RPC Region is 10/24 - Now With Virtual Option!

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) has scheduled public hearings to receive comments/testimony on transportation projects and priorities included in the draft 2025-2034 Ten Year Plan.


The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is made up of the five Executive Councilors and the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), has scheduled public hearings throughout the state in September and October. The purpose of these Hearings is to receive public comments/testimony on transportation projects and priorities included in the draft 2025-2034 Ten-Year Transportation Improvement Plan, as recommended by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to GACIT.

The last hearing in the Rockingham Planning Commission region is on October 24, 2023:

Hampstead Town Offices Meeting Room
11 Main Street,
Hampstead NH
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM



VIRTUAL OPTION
Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 276 361 665 509
Passcode: a2qEAy
Download Teams | Join on the web

Join with a video conferencing device
nhgov@m.webex.com
Video Conference ID: 112 371 878 0
Alternate VTC instructions

Or call in (audio only)
+1 603-931-4944,,589992265# United States, Concord
Phone Conference ID: 589 992 265


Details: GACIT hearing on the draft 2025-2034 Ten Year Plan with Executive Councilor Stevens

2023-10-19 - RPC Is Hiring! We Are Seeking a Transportation/ GIS Analyst to Join Our Team!

TRANSPORTATION – GIS ANALYST (October 19, 2023)

The Rockingham Planning Commission has an immediate opening for a well-qualified and motivated Transportation/GIS Analyst. This is a permanent full-time position responsible for collecting, managing, analyzing and reporting transportation systems data, and also for developing, maintaining and utilizing spatial data and GIS to support transportation and land use planning projects. Data collection responsibilities include transportation system inventories, traffic volumes, land use and land cover data sets and others. GIS related responsibilities include building and maintaining GIS datasets, maps, models, and reports. The person in this position will also assist in the maintenance and utilization of the region’s travel demand model for projecting future traffic conditions and to support air quality analyses.

The successful candidate will be well organized, detail-oriented and have familiarity and interest in a variety of transportation, land use or resource planning subjects and meet these additional qualifications:

  • Be proficient in data management, including compiling, importing, reviewing, editing, and checking GIS, transportation, and other data from a variety of sources;
  • Be effective in analyzing spatial information and communicating that information;
  • Have a keen sense of document composition and aesthetics in documents and map design;
  • Have a strong ability to both work independently and collaboratively and to interact effectively with state, regional and municipal agency staff;
  • Have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, engineering, geography, geospatial sciences or other allied technical discipline, as well as proficiency in GIS and data management or analysis;
  • Extensive experience with ESRI ArcGIS (Desktop, Pro);
  • Experience developing ArcGIS Online web maps, dashboards, and surveys;
  • Have a minimum of two years of full-time experience, or equivalent, including workplace experience in using GIS technologies (For the purposes of meeting minimum qualifications, a master’s degree may be counted as one year of required experience.

Why Work for the RPC?

The Rockingham Planning Commission is a regional planning commission and metropolitan planning organization (MPO) covering the seacoast region of New Hampshire, including 27 municipalities. The agency maintains an office in Exeter, New Hampshire, has a full-time staff of 11 and offers a friendly, supportive working environment with competitive salary and benefits. Starting salary for this position will be $55,000 - $65,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. To be considered, please submit a letter of interest and resume by email to Annette Pettengill, Business Manager, apettengill@therpc.org.

The position will remain open until filled. The Rockingham Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

2023-09-20 - Request for Proposals - NH MPO Safety Action Plans

Proposals due October 13, 2023

The Rockingham Planning Commission, as the lead agency for a US DOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Planning Grant, has released a request for proposals to obtain consultant assistance in developing Safety Action Plans for the four New Hampshire MPOs (RPC, SRPC, SNHPC, and NRPC). Safety Action Plans identify roadway safety concerns for communities and regions as well as strategies and projects that can start to address those issues. Having a Safety Action Plan in place is an eligibility requirement for access to SS4A Implementation Grant funding. Development will occur over the next 12-15 months and will result in a Safety Action Plan and related products for each of the New Hampshire MPOs.

More information is available on the RPC SS4A webpage: SS4A Request for Proposals

[Public Notices][Transportation]

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