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Economic Development Planner – Associate or Senior

APPLICATIONS

Application Deadline: Open until filled (First review of applications will be on Tuesday, June 18th)

Interested applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, a resume, and one writing sample to:

Leann Buboltz
Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]
Subject Line: Economic Development Planner Position

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of application materials.

2024 Economic Development Planner Position Job Description

BACKGROUND

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) serves seven counties within northeast Wisconsin with core program areas of Economic Development, Transportation, Water Quality Management/Sewer Service Area Planning, and Regional Comprehensive Planning. East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission was designated as an Economic Development District in 1984 by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). As the Economic Development District, staff is actively involved in facilitating economic development throughout the region and fostering cooperation between the public and private sectors. ECWRPC manages the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which allows ECWRPC to identify and implement projects to advance economic development efforts in the region and leverage state and federal funding.

SUMMARY

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) is looking for an energetic and dynamic professional for the Economic Development Planner position. This position is responsible for the oversight of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) three-year planning partnership grant program, the annual update and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), and federal reporting for these programs. In addition, the Economic Development Planner will work with federal, state, regional, and local partner agencies on economic development projects and initiatives. Other planning experience (transportation, housing, land use, public health, GIS, etc.) is considered a plus as this position will occasionally work on other planning projects or programs under the supervision and direction of various Commission staff. The Economic Development Planner will work under the supervision of the Executive and Deputy Directors.

ANNUAL SALARY

The position is 37.5 hours/week and offers a starting annual salary in the range of $54,120 – $85,825/year (depending on experience and qualifications), plus full benefits, including health insurance, flexible scheduling, paid time off, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads and manages economic planning efforts including but not limited to, the three-year Economic Development Administration planning partnership grant development of and updates to the CEDS document, implementation of goals and objectives identified within the CEDS document and other various economic development projects as assigned.
  • Prepares grant applications and reports to federal and state agencies for economic development programs.
  • Assists with development and monitoring of the economic development program budget and work program.
  • Prepares agendas, staff reports and presentations for the Standing East Central Economic Development Committee.
  • Works with counties, local municipalities and partner organizations on economic strategies and implementation.
  • Assists communities in seeking funding from the Economic Development Administration.
  • Collects and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data, and prepares economic analyses, presentations, graphics and reports.
  • Develops and conducts presentations on economic development projects with partner organizations and at relevant conferences.
  • Monitors policy and infrastructure that impacts economic development in the region.
  • Works with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff to map and visualize data.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s in urban/regional planning, geography, economic development planning or a related field required and four years of relevant planning experience or a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, economic development planning or a related field and two years of planning work experience. AICP is preferred.
  • Ability to lead team planning efforts and conduct economic studies; requires extensive work with the public, elected officials, and other partner organizations in development of local and regional economic strategies.
  • Experience with federal grants and working with the Economic Development Administration a plus.
  • Ability to proactively communicate to a variety of organizations.
  • Verbal communication skills are critical.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with high-level stakeholders.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders to facilitate partnerships.
  • Capability to review and interpret federal forms, funding opportunity packages, and online tools.
  • Strong background in writing and developing technical assistance materials.
  • Self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented and energetic.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Advanced level of proficiency and previous experience in a variety of computer software applications, especially web browsers, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ArcPro and GIS applications and Adobe InDesign a plus.

LTE Special Projects Planner – Transportation

APPLICATIONS

Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled
Anticipated Position Duration: June 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
Interested applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, and a resume to:

Leann Buboltz – Administrative Coordinator at [email protected];
Subject Line: LTE Special Projects Planner Position

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of application materials.

2024 LTE Transportation Special Projects Planner Position Description

SUMMARY

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission seeks an experienced professional in the field of transportation for its LTE – Special Projects Planner position. The Special Projects Planner will be a limited-term employee responsible for assisting with the development of the Complete Streets Guidebook, the Safe Routes to School Program, and other transportation and GIS projects as necessary.

BACKGROUND

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) serves communities and counties within a seven-county region in northeastern Wisconsin. The core program areas of the Commission include Regional Comprehensive Planning, Transportation Planning, Economic Development Planning, Water Quality Management, and the NR-135 Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Program. The Commission serves as the region’s federal Economic Development District, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Appleton (Fox Cities) and Oshkosh, and staff for the Fond du Lac MPO.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

▪ Reports to the Executive Director and Deputy Director and works with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration, develop and implement transportation deliverables.
▪ Develop a Complete Streets Guidebook to be utilized by the East Central staff, municipalities, and Counties as a guide for developing applications for the Transportation Alternatives Set Aside Program.
▪ Collects and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data, and prepares analytical analyses, presentations, graphics, and reports.
▪ Conducts presentations on planning projects with partner organizations.
▪ Ensures agency compliance with relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations, particularly those related to transportation planning programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

▪ Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, geography, economics, public administration, or a related field is required. Alternatively, a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, geography, economics, public administration, or a related field is a plus.
▪ Knowledge of urban planning and transportation as well as local government policies and procedures.
▪ Organized and can manage multiple projects simultaneously with excellent attention to detail.
▪ Must possess strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels and able to resolve conflicts effectively.
▪ Experience in grant administration, grant application review, and reporting.
▪ Strong communication skills, including verbal and written communication.
▪ Experience in grant administration, grant application review, and reporting.
▪ Self-motivated, creative, and energetic.
▪ Advanced level of proficiency and previous experience in a variety of computer software applications, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
▪ Experience with ArcPro and GIS applications a plus.

ANNUAL SALARY AND BENEFITS

This position is part-time at approximately 25 hours/week and offers compensation in the range of $28.00-$34.00/hour (depending on experience and qualifications). This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

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