Employment Opportunities

LAND USE TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Land Use Technical Specialist will report to the Director of Land Use (Director). The Land Use Technical Specialist provides technical support for all aspects of land use administration, including day-to-day office operations, responding to inquiries from the public, collaborating with other departments, receiving applications and complaints, and serving as the primary staff to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

As staff to the ZBA, the Land Use Technical Specialist is responsible for providing guidance including technical planning reports, and ensuring that the ZBA operates in accordance with all statutory and legal requirements, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

The Director may assign the following duties, as needed, to the Land Use Technical Specialist:

  • Provide technical guidance including the preparation of staff reports (aka Planner’s Reports) for the various Land Use Boards and Commissions, including but not limited to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, and the Conservation Commission.
  • Serve as principal staff to the newly-created Conservation Commission. Ensure that this Commission operates in accordance with all statutory and legal requirements, including FOI.
  • Serve as principal staff to the Historic District Commission.  Ensure that this Commission operates in accordance with all statutory and legal requirements, including FOI
  • Supervise the activities of consultants that are retained by town commissions and boards, as distinct from those hired by other Town agencies (e.g., BOS).
  • Preparation of legal notices and meeting minutes.
     
  • Assist other departments on projects and tasks as needed.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

Desired Traits, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Adaptability and flexibility to execute duties in a variety of settings and situations
  • Exceptional attention to details and documentation, imperative to compliance with the Freedom of Information Act
  • Ability to integrate policies and practices to complement the culture and expectations of the Town of Salisbury with a commitment to transparency and even-handedness in dealing with the public and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently, while maintaining strong working relationships with supervisors, elected officials, commission members, legal counsels, consultants, staff, applicants and members of the public
  • Strong, professional level work ethic including excellent time management and organizational skills to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and on time, with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read maps and plans
  • Ability to moderate workshops and meetings not only in-person but also in hybrid and virtual platforms
  • Flexibility and availability to work a variable schedule, including attendance at evening meetings and occasional weekend events
  • Advanced computer skills required; MS Office applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Experience with ArcGIS and familiarity with social media is desirable.
  • Ability to translate complex technical information and interpret regulations including familiarity with reading State Statute
  • Experience creatively adapting to challenges and developing real world solutions

Education and Experience

Must possess at least two years of practical experience demonstrating proficiency in data collection, organization, and interpretation. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, land-use planning, engineering, or a related field preferred but not required. Candidate may, with the concurrence of the Town, substitute any equivalent combination of education and experience. All candidates with comparable education and/or experience are encouraged to apply.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time hourly position in the Land Use Office working 30-35 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience.

The Town of Salisbury offers a full benefits package including exceptional health and dental insurance, generous pension plan, vacation time, personal days, sick leave, employer paid professional accreditations, memberships and conferences. Union membership is required.

APPLYING FOR THE POSITION

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a minimum of 3 professional references with contact information to Ms. Abby Conroy, Director of Land Use, Salisbury Town Hall, PO Box 548, 27 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068. Applications may also be submitted electronically to [email protected] Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional information and to appear for a minimum of one personal interview. This position will remain open until filled or closed. The Town of Salisbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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The Salisbury Central School is seeking a Regular Education Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant from Nov 2022 -June 2023.  A regular education teaching assistant supports the classroom teacher and students. They may work with individuals, small groups, or a whole class at times. They also supervise students at lunch and recess. Professional learning opportunities are available. 

This position is 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m., with paid holidays and sick leave after probation but no medical or insurance benefits. $18.95 per hour, per education and experience as described in the Salisbury Central School Employees CBA.

For more information, please contact Principal Mrs. Stephanie Magyar at (860) 435-9871 or via email at [email protected]