The City of Cincinnati has two VISTA positions opening soon – one in the Department of City Planning and the other in the Department of Community and Economic Development – that graduate students with a flexible schedule or recent graduates may find interesting. Anyone interested is encouraged to reach out and/or apply soon. Interviews will take place in May with a goal of hiring in June and service beginning in July.
City Planning – Affordable Housing Specialist
Since last July the Department of City Planning has hosted its first of three, year-long AmeriCorps VISTAs. AmeriCorps VISTAs work directly to improve local communities across the country and expand the operational capacity of their host organizations. VISTAs also develop professional skills and networks while receiving a monthly stipend and benefits.
City Planning’s first-year VISTA, a Xavier University master’s student, has developed a data collection methodology and conducted a housing inventory for Over-the-Rhine. Starting this July, the second-year VISTA will continue this position and refine the inventory methodology for the Walnut Hills neighborhood. The VISTA positions require significant community relations and public speaking skills, as well as data collection and analysis, time management, and organization skills.
Students or recent graduates who are interested should apply or reach out to City Planning’s current VISTA member, Guilford Guthrie, 513-352-4854 or email@example.com with any questions.
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Community and Economic Development – Workforce Specialist
Since last July the Department of Community and Economic Development has hosted its first of three, year-long AmeriCorps VISTAs. AmeriCorps VISTAs work directly to improve local communities across the country and expand the operational capacity of their host organizations. VISTAs also develop professional skills and networks while receiving a monthly stipend and benefits.
Community and Economic Development’s first-year VISTA has initiated research and public engagement for a Workforce Action Plan. The purpose of the plan is to assess current conditions for target populations that experience barriers to gainful employment, inventory the many stakeholder organizations and the services they currently offer, and compile recommendations for how to better serve these target populations in the future. The VISTA position requires research, communication, and report writing skills. Any interest and experience in public policy development is a plus.
Students or recent graduates who are interested should apply or reach out to Marc VonAllmen, Senior Analyst in the Department of Community and Economic Development, at 513-352-4549 or Marc.VonAllmen@Cincinnati-oh.gov
Here is the link to the position and application:
The Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), a multi-jurisdictional planning and development agency, is seeking a motivated individual for the following position:
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER
This position functions as direct support and coordination of BRADD regional transportation planning activities. Responsibilities include: serving as an advisor and a technician to the BRADD regional transportation committee and other transportation related programs, maintenance of resource information, assistance in the prioritization of projects for funding, and assistance to entities seeking funding for projects.
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The City of Ashland, Kentucky, is hiring a Planner I/II.
Min. beginning salary per grade: $42,689/yr. / $52,266/yr.
Class Characteristics: Under general direction, performs short and long term planning involving research, analysis, and administration of planning, zoning, historic preservation and other development controls; conducts research related to and prepares applications for federal, state and local grants.
General Duties and Responsibilities: Evaluates applications and prepares staff reports for various permits, amendments, appeals, or other applicable programs/regulations. Presents information to the Board of Zoning Adjustment, Planning Commission, or other groups. Answers inquiries regarding zoning and subdivision ordinance requirements. Researches planning-related issues and prepares reports with findings and recommendations. Reviews building permits and site plans for compliance. Inspects property for compliance with approved plans and property maintenance code. Prepares correspondence in response to requests for information and to compel compliance with ordinances. Assists with community development activities. Researches information related to federal, state, and local grants. Prepares applications for federal state and local grants. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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American Structurepoint is looking for a supportive and energetic project planner that shares our interest in improving the quality of life for our clients and the communities we serve. Candidates should have a strong belief in the value of community engagement, should be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and should have a passion for providing informed, innovative and creative strategies and solutions. Click here for the full job announcement.