Environmental Planner or Senior Planner

Come join our team! The Capitol Region Council of Governments is seeking a dynamic, and collaborative professional to join our Regional Planning and Development team as an Environmental Planner or Senior Environmental Planner.

This position will be responsible for a variety of planning tasks reporting to the Director of Regional Planning and Development or their designee. Tasks will include, but are not limited to: providing writing, planning, research, policy analysis, and data gathering on environmental and sustainability issues and resources; providing support for numerous CRCOG planning studies, including procurement, review of materials, coordination, graphic design, and community outreach; developing regional policy on environmental issues; and working with other staff members to help the Agency and municipalities complete a range of environmental planning initiatives and sustainability related projects.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study (Planning, Environment, Natural Resources, Sustainability, Geography, or related) or equivalent relevant experience. To be considered for the Senior level, the candidate’s education should be supplemented by a minimum of three years of relevant professional planning experience. An equivalent combination of training will be considered. For the Senior Environmental Planner, a master’s degree is preferred and would count as one year of professional planning experience.

The candidate should possess working knowledge of scientific principles and social factors underlying local, regional, and national environmental issues; general principles of planning, environmental planning, and environmental policies; and excellent computer skills, including the advanced use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database, and other software.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong research, writing, and communication skills; ability to analyze various factors involved in environmental planning and policy; skill in preparing clear, accurate records and reports; ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with fellow staff, managers, community members, business and municipal leaders, and others; capability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments; and the aptitude to work independently.

An understanding of some or more of the following environmental issues and best practices is desired: solid waste and recycling, stormwater, drinking water and sewer systems, brownfield remediation processes, low impact development, climate, and natural hazard mitigation and resiliency strategies.
Spanish speaking and/or candidates with strong graphic design skills are encouraged to apply!


The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs to benefit our member towns and the region. CRCOG is guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 Metro Hartford municipalities who recognize that the future of our individual members is tied to the future of our region. CRCOG is the largest of Connecticut’s nine regional planning organizations with a population of approximately 977,000 and serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Metro Hartford area. The CRCOG region is well-situated between New York City and Boston, and it is rich in diversity, history, and natural resources. CRCOG’s team of professional staff work to promote responsible land use, sustainable transportation systems, economic vitality, and quality of life. The organization also advocates for its capital city and member towns and provides various shared services to facilitate governmental efficiency. For more information regarding CRCOG, please visit our website at www.CRCOG.org.

Total Compensation

The current salary range is $55,171 – $71,722 for Environmental Planner (Grade 3) and $65,405 – $85,027 for Senior Planner (Grade 4). Starting salary will depend on qualifications. CRCOG offers a competitive benefits package including a defined contribution retirement plan (currently 10% of salary with no match required); medical, vision, dental, life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; tuition assistance; and paid vacation and holidays. This is a full-time position with a 35-hour work week.

How to Apply

Please address your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Cheryl Assis, Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent as a single PDF file to cassis@crcog.org, with the email subject of “Environmental Planner or Senior Environmental Planner.” The first review of resumes will be conducted on November 13, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

CRCOG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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