Energy and Environmental Planner

BERKSHIRE REGIONAL PLANNING   Pittsfield, MA   Full-time     Business Development
Posted on August 27, 2020

Energy and Environmental Planner

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has a Full Time Benefited Energy and Environmental Planner Position.

The main responsibilities of this position are:

1. Program / Project Responsibilities:
The Planner serves as a team member for multiple regional and energy and environmental planning and implementation projects. Responsibilities include:
• Performs a wide range of functions within the area of specialization, including research, data collection, assessment and evaluation and development of plans, reports and other material for publication;
• Leads and facilitates public participation in planning project and plan formulation and implementation;
• Reviews analyses of impacts in the area of expertise;
• Completes assigned tasks according to schedule and hour/budget allocations;
• Provides support to Project and Program Managers as necessary;
• Works with Senior Planners and Program Managers to identify possible new projects/programs.

2. Overall Agency Responsibilities:
• Provides support to ongoing outreach and other activities, such as the agency newsletter, trainings and website;
• Provides staff support to agency committees;
• Provides support to the organization and management of the agency’s material related to their area of expertise;
• Provides technical assistance and expertise to Berkshire region municipalities;
• Provides technical assistance and support to other agency initiatives and projects;
• Interacts at a staff level with state and federal agencies in areas of expertise, and in working on regional and state coordinating groups;
• Develops grants and provides support material for grant development and project management;
• Provides staff and technical support for Clearinghouse reviews as requested.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

Education or training:
Master's Degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university is required. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two years of relevant experience may be substituted for a master’s degree.

Special licenses, registration or certification:
• Driver’s license valid for use in the United States

Knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position:

The Planner should possess the following skills and abilities:
• Strong research and analytical skills, with specific ability to analyze complex technical issues and to formulate recommendations;
• Ability to complete multiple tasks on time and within budget;
• Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to write effectively, to work directly with local officials and boards, and provide clear explanations to other BRPC staff;
• Strong skills in being able to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people and organizations in a collaborative fashion;
• Ability to conduct field work and to participate in public meetings in all parts of the region utilizing personal vehicle;
• Must have working proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

AA/EOE employer.