Livability Planner

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, serving 40 communities in Southern Worcester County, seeks an experienced, innovative, and team-oriented professional Livability Planner at a level commensurate with experience to join its multidisciplinary Transportation Planning staff.

Job duties include:

  • Develop various plans, studies and analysis for bike/ped facilities, trails and other livability planning focus areas.
  • Work on various livability areas such as transit, safety, accessibility, healthy aging, and downtown initiatives.
  • Lead efforts to partner with communities, MassDOT and stakeholders, including environmental justice populations to implement various active transportation projects and studies.
  • Support member communities in grant writing for statewide and federal discretionary grant programs.
  • Engage with multidiscipline stakeholders to solicit input and create workable solutions.
  • Create data analysis and mapping tools to identify gaps and opportunities to move the livability program area forward.
  • Support planning analysis using transportation planning procedures, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other tools.
  • Work with cross-functional teams and public officials to develop solutions to specific transportation problems.

The preferred candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • A master’s degree with three to five years’ experience or a bachelor’s degree with five to seven years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in transportation planning, especially in areas of bicycle/pedestrian and trails planning required.
  • Technical knowledge of transportation planning analysis and study required.
  • Knowledge and experience in community engagement, workshop facilitation, and outreach skills are required.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking, are a must.
  • Grant writing, resource development and project administration skills are desired.
  • Experience with MPO planning a plus.
  • Strong candidates will possess project management skills, organizational skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment.

Starting salary range is $60,000 to $75,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. In addition to competitive compensation, CMRPC offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package.

If you can bring energy, expertise, and a strong work ethic to CMRPC in this capacity, please submit your resume, three professional references, and a cover letter stating your qualifications by Friday, Jan. 27 to Yahaira Graxirena, Project Manager, c/o CMRPC, One Mercantile St., Worcester, MA 01608 or email

CMRPC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran’s status, and/or ancestry.