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CITY OF BROCKTON

JUNIOR PLANNER

(STAFF PLANNER)

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:  Assisting the Director Economic Development & Planning by reviewing applications to Planning  Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conversation Commission, Historic Commission and other relevant regulatory bodies plans for conformity with appropriate provisions of the state laws and the ordinances of the City of Brockton; assist in preparing staff reports; assist in preparing Board/Commission decisions; drafting city sponsored zoning text and map amendments; assisting the public with questions regarding zoning text and maps;   and FEMA Flood Zone maps. Conducting site plan and development impact reviews; demographic and statistical analysis; conducting planning studies including, but not limited to:  Comprehensive District zoning, land use, open space, housing, economic development and transportation.  Applies professional skills and knowledge to planning projects and responsibilities such as collecting data and statistics, assisting in planning studies, performing preliminary analysis, preparing maps and reports, managing zoning files and GIS Database.  Serve as liaison to business and community organizations, coordinate events and initiatives. Performs similar or related duties as required, as situations dictates or as assigned by the Director Economic Development & Planning or his/her designee.

                Supervision:  Works under the general direction of the Director Economic Development & Planning in accordance with the applicable provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A (Zoning), 40C (Historic Districts), and Chapter 41 K-GG (Subdivision Control) with other appropriate provisions of state laws and the ordinances of the City of Brockton.  Most work is performed independently; refers difficult or unusual circumstances to Director Economic Development & Planning.

                Work Environment:  Works is subject to unplanned fluctuations and administrative deadlines; attendance at night meetings is required.  Administrative work is performed in office conditions; some site work is required to obtain the necessary data and statistics for planning studies.

                Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Urban/Regional Planning or related field and one year of professional experience.  Master’s Degree may be substituted for experience. Skill in vector-based computer programs such as Adobe products, and GIS, a plus.

      Additional Requirement:  Valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

                Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:  Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, general knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A (Zoning), 40 C (Historic Districts), and Chapter 41 K-GG (Subdivision Control). Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently; ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadline; ability to interact tactfully and effectively with City employees, state, federal and local agencies, and the public.  Strong organizational skills.  Good communication skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer skills which include thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; and experience with digital photography.

                Essential functions:  Minimal physical effort is required to perform administrative duties.  Required to stand, wall, sit, speak, hear and use hands to operate equipment.  Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents; use computer and standard office equipment; and operate a motor vehicle.

                Moderate physical effort is demanded in making site work.  While conducting site work, the employee is required to use hands, walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, climb or balance, knell or crouch.  Agility is required to access all areas during site work.

  Salary:  $43, 892-$48,155, 5 step position, one step increase each year on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical and other fringe benefits.

Cover letter, resume, copy of Massachusetts Drivers License and a copy of an attested driving record from Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301.  Position open until filled.

Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

Brockton requires residency within one year of employment, must remain a resident for seven (7) years.  An Affirmative/Equal Opportunity Employer.


CITY OF BROCKTON

BROCKTON PARKING AUTHORITY

PARKING CONTROL OFFICER

PART-TIME

            Duties include but are not limited to the following:  Performs duties required for the enforcement of all parking rules and regulations of the city.  Under supervision and instruction, tags illegally parked vehicles on overtime meters and in restricted areas; patrols assigned areas such as parking lots and city streets; may chalk tires in unmetered areas and recheck to ticket overtime violators. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director Parking Authority, or his/her designee.

            Work Environment: Work is performed outside; outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions.  Primarily the work is performed in the downtown section of the City on foot patrol. The employee operates hand devices for ticketing of illegally parked vehicles.

            The employee generally has contact with customers and other city employees. Errors could result in monetary loss to the City, delay or loss of service.

            Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:  High School diploma required, technical proficiency, technical training in the use of computerized equipment, two years experience in the enforcement of parking rules and regulations of a municipality, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Brockton residents and Bi-lingual preferred.

            Additional Requirement:  Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.

            Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:  Knowledge of City Ordinances related to parking enforcement, capable of understanding and impartially enforcing City Ordinances related to parking enforcement.  Ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers and other city employees.  Must be polite and courteous even in stressful or adversarial situations, and be able to deal effectively and tactfully with customers, co-workers and other city employees.

            Essential Functions:  Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties, work is performed outside.  The employee is required to walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, stoop and climb.  Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions.  Physical ability to use hand tools.  Vision requirements include the ability to read documents, operate equipment and drive.

            Salary:  $13.51-$15.51 hourly, 5 step position, step increase each year on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step.  Monday through Friday, 19.5 hours per week, afternoon shift. Benefits per current collective bargaining agreement, however position does not include any insurance benefits.

            Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment, must remain a resident for 7 years.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

            Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, copy of Massachusetts valid drivers’ license and a copy of Driving Record from Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel.  Position open until filled.

Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.
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CITY OF BROCKTON

PART-TIME PARKING GARAGE ATTENDANT

PARKING AUTHORITY

Duties include but are not limited to the following:  Performs work required to maintain the Parking Garage, Parking Lots and Parking Meters that are under the control of the Parking Authority, may be assigned to roles including booth attendant, meter collection and repairs, security guard and facility maintenance. Greets customers and provides friendly courteous service; provides customers directions to downtown and other destinations;  collects parking fees, makes proper change; directs customers to available parking spaces; balances cash drawer and tickets at end of shift and prepares paperwork; assists in the collection and recording of monthly parking permit fees.  Ensures the safety and security of customers and the facility by making oneself visible and available to customers; reports the presence of suspicious persons or activity to supervisor and other employees; reports unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions or situations to supervisor; enforces (in a polite, tactful manner) Parking Authority policies, rules, and regulations.  Performs general custodial duties including but not limited to office and restroom cleaning, trash/refuse removal, sweeping, window washing, etc. Assists in other maintenance activities of facilities and properties under the management and control of the Parking Authority.  May operate motor vehicles and power equipment.  Performs snow and ice removal from stairs and walkways during shift; responsible to be respond to snow and other emergencies outside the normal shift.  Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director Parking Authority, Parking Supervisor or their designee.

Work Environment: Work is performed outside and in Parking Booth; outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions.  The employee operates a variety of equipment such as trucks, light equipment, and various hand power tools.  The employee generally has contact with customers, other city workers and occasionally contractors.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service and damage to garage or equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:   High School diploma or equivalent, one year’s paid experience in customer service, one year’s paid experience in operating a cash register, snow equipment, power tools and hand tools. Brockton resident and bi-lingual preferred.

        Additional requirement:  Valid Massachusetts Drivers’ License.

                Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:  Ability to communicate effectively with customers,

Co-workers, other city employees and contractors.  Must be polite and courteous even in stressful or adversarial situations, and be able to deal effectively and tactfully with customers, co-workers, city employees and occasionally contractors.  Ability to perform basic math calculations, operates a cash register, make proper change and reconcile cash drawer and tickets at end of each shift.

Essential Functions: Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties; work is performed outside as well as inside Parking Booth.  The employee is required to walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, stoop, climb, and work in confined area such as the Parking Booth.  Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to 60 pounds.  Vision requirements include the ability to read documents, operate equipment and drive a motor vehicle. 

                Salary:  $13.51-$15.51hourly, 5 step position, one step increase each year on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step.  Monday through Friday, 19.5 hours per week, shifts vary. Benefits per current collective bargaining agreement, however position does not include any insurance benefits.

Cover letter, resume, copy of Massachusetts Drivers License and a copy of an attested driving record from Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301.  Position open until filled

Brockton requires residency within one year of employment, must remain a resident for 7 years.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.


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CITY OF BROCKTON

DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

 

The City of Brockton seeks an individual to develop and implement economic development strategies and manage municipal planning and zoning functions. This is a new position critically important to the economic growth and development of the City of Brockton.

The Director will manage, administer, and coordinate all operations within the Economic Development and Planning Department, and oversee its fiscal affairs.  The job requires the ability to perform complex administrative and professional work in program management, planning, and regulatory oversight, while also creating and sustaining vibrant commercial and residential neighborhoods in Brockton. 

Qualifications include a thorough working knowledge of economic development, urban planning, zoning, and management.  The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who can work collaboratively with public and private sector partners, and will have the initiative to carry out assignments independently, analyze economic conditions, and determine appropriate courses of action. 

Specifically, the Director will --

report to the Mayor regularly on objectives and programs of the Department while resolving procedural problems independently;

advise the Mayor and City Council on pertinent matters;

facilitate and maximize meaningful input to City Boards and officials from Brockton residents, civic associations, and neighborhood organizations;

coordinate planning and economic development functions with local, regional, and state plans and programs;

collaborate with other local, regional and state agencies, departments and entities, including the Brockton 21st Century Corporation;

recommend modifications and amendments to the economic development, redevelopment, and renewal policies of the City;

supervise the staff of the Planning Department and consultants hired to assist the department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations, and/or City Ordinances;

prepare the department’s annual budget;

work with the Planning Board on (1) developing land-use applications to ensure that such applications are consistent with applicable rules and regulations relating to planning; (2) implementing the Subdivision Control law performing and discharging the creation, review, and amendment of Comprehensive Plans in accordance with G.L.c.41; (3) reviewing, amending, and implementing subdivision regulations under G.L.c. 41 Sec 81Q; (4) reviewing and reporting on Urban Renewal Plans under G.L.c. 41, Sec 121A; and (5) reviewing and reporting on matters related to the Zoning By-Law.

update and amend as needed comprehensive plans for land use, transportation, parking, open space, recreation, urban renewal, telecommunications, utility services, and economic development;

assist with and monitor grant applications;

recommend modifications and amendments to the economic development, redevelopment, and renewal policies of the City;

initiate and help to implement policies and programs for the promotion and enhancement of existing business and commercial areas, subject to the approval thereof by the Mayor and the City Council;

maintain a current portfolio and list of all completed projects, projects in process, and projects awaiting implementation;

maintain contact database of City businesses, institutions, and non-profits;

represent the City on regulatory issues that affect City commercial areas;

work with commercial property owners to identify business opportunities.

help businesses, institutions, and non-profits integrate into the community by orchestrating neighborhood meetings;

assist businesses, institutions, and non-profits seeking assistance via various agencies by arranging for expert mentoring and/or seeking financial assistance as appropriate; 

prepare reports and studies related to economic development for public education, including the collection of data on issues such as localized retail needs and demographics;

answer public questions and inform the public of community events; and

 perform other duties as assigned to the Department by the Mayor or the City Council. 

Work is performed under typical office conditions and will involve operating an automobile, computer, camera, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, typewriter, and other standard office equipment.  The workload is relatively stable, but can fluctuate based on project deadlines; the employee will need to attend occasional evening meetings and weekend events.  The employee will have access to department-related confidential information. Errors could result in loss of department services and have serious legal ramifications.

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in urban studies, urban planning, business or a related field is required, with a Master’s Degree strongly preferred. Supervisory experience is required with five to ten years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experiences in planning, zoning, economic development, community development, redevelopment, housing, and permitting.

Knowledge of the regional business sector, land use regulations, policies and funding sources, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of applying for and leveraging public grants, business recruitment, conducting research, and social media applications is preferred. 

Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary or interdepartmental team or independently, conduct independent research and analyze and prepare planning studies, write reports, communicate orally, and make public presentations is required. Ability to write reports and communicate orally, conduct public meetings and presentations, analytical, and planning/organizational skills is required.

Skill in vector-based computer programs such as Adobe products, GIS, and/or CAD a plus.  Valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.

Salary $ 92,166-$102,771, 5 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & copy of driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301.  Position open until filled.

 Per City Ordinance, the Mayor will appoint the Director, whose position is subject to confirmation by the City Council and shall run for a term of five (5) years.


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