Laberge Group Immediate Opening for Mid-Level Local Government Planning Specialist

The Laberge Group based in Albany, New York has an opportunity for a mid-level policy planner experienced in the functions of municipal government. This individual will work collaboratively with their team to assist with assessing and identifying alternative ways to organize governments in order to provide the most effective, efficient services. In addition this individual will be responsible grant writing and grant administration to assist municipalities with financing implementation projects.

The preferred individual will have experience in the following areas and shall possess the skills to take a lead role in managing tasks:

  • Municipal management reviews
  • Operational analysis
  • Efficiency studies
  • Budget analysis and planning
  • Restructuring, shared services and consolidation plans
  • Policy and program implementation support
  • Strategic planning
  • Police, fire and EMS analysis
  • Public engagement and facilitation
  • Organizational capacity building
  • Grant Writing, Administration and Management
  • State and Federal Grant Programs
  • Community Development
  • Planning

The firm is looking for an individual who can communicate (written and verbally), has a strong technical aptitude, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors in public policy/finance, political science, government, planning or related field required; Masters preferred.
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience.
  • Must be accomplished in the management and organization of multiple projects and assigned tasks
  • Excellent presentation and both verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and computer skills are required.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and Adobe required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build effective relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with short and rigid deadlines.
  • Experience and understanding of writing effectively across different mediums (e.g., policy briefs, website, blog, speaking points, newsletter, letters).
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout New York State.

The position is based in Albany, NY.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Laberge Group, 4 Computer Dr. Albany, NY or e-mail hr {at} labergegroup {dot} com.

Laberge Group, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has provided quality Engineering, Survey, Planning and Architectural services to government and private sector clients throughout New York for over 50 years. Visit our website at www.LabergeGroup.com