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Town of Jericho, VT - TOWN PLANNER

The Town of Jericho (VT) is looking for its next Town Planner. Jericho (pop. ~5,080) is a small rural community in the center of Chittenden County about 30 minutes from Burlington to the west and Mt. Mansfield to the east. The community has 3 small historic village centers surrounded by a quintessential rural landscape and abundant recreational opportunities.

Do you:

  • Want to work in a growing community that cares deeply about planning?
  • Seek a new challenge and opportunity to take your career to another level?
  • Want to play a leadership role in guiding the future of a dynamic rural small town?
  • Have a weakness for craft beer or coffee, maple creemees, and handmade chocolate all within walking distance of your office?

If so, this job is exactly what you should be looking for!

The primary responsibility of the Town Planner is to assist the Planning Commission in carrying out their statutory functions and supporting the Town Administrator in managing the implementation of grant funded projects. The work of the Town Planner involves researching, analyzing, developing, and proposing land use planning and development policies, plans and ordinances for consideration by the Planning Commission and Selectboard.

This work requires a high degree of independence, initiative, sound judgment and professionalism.

Jericho has number of exciting planning initiatives currently underway that make this role particularly enticing including an update of the 2020 Town Plan, a wastewater feasibility study for the 3 state-designated Village Centers, prioritization of ARPA funding, and a multi-modal path scoping study. The Town also has several very active citizen committees working on affordable housing, trails, land conservation, energy, equity, and social justice.

Our ideal candidate will be highly independent, curious, collaborative and a great communicator, and have a Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience in the field. The Town can offer a very competitive salary DOQ, a comprehensive benefits package, a flexible work environment, and a team-oriented work setting.

For a complete job description click HERE. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to John Abbott, Town Administrator via email at jabbott@jerichovt.gov or via mail at P.O. Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465.

The Town of Jericho is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The deadline for responses is 9/23.



REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL


Planning and Public Engagement Consultant Services Sought to develop a new Comprehensive Municipal Plan for the Town of Jericho, VT

Notice date: July 20, 2022

Proposals Due: August 15, 2022


Qualified planning firms are invited to submit proposals to provide professional services to help develop a substantial update of the Town Plan, to be completed prior to January 2024.

The Town is seeking to contract with a consultant (or consultants) who will work with town staff, the Planning Commission, and other town committees, to facilitate a public engagement process and incorporate public input gathered into a new Town Plan.

For more information:

https://jerichovt.org

Contact: John Abbott, Town Administrator (802) 899-9970 x 109



The Planning & Zoning Office works with citizens and businesses to ensure that land use complies with the Town of Jericho Land Use Regulations. The Office coordinates with the Development Review Board to process and review site plans, subdivisions, approve various land uses.



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In addition, the Office works with the Planning Commission to modify, update and implement the Town Plan. The Plan defines the long range goals and intentions regarding the nature and direction of future development within the Town of Jericho. It contains elements on land use, transportation, economic development, natural resources, energy, municipal services, education, cultural and historic resources and housing.



The Town is divided up into seven zoning districts as seen here on the Zoning Map

&

several overlay districts, including the recently amended Natural Resources Overlay District.

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If you're looking to develop on your property, you are likely to need a Zoning Permit. For more information on that process, visit the FAQs on the right side of this page. Certain types of development also require a Certificate of Occupancy. See the FAQ section on this page for more details. To find out what associated fees are, check out our Fee Schedule.



Additional key Planning and Zoning documents may all be found on the Town Documents page.



Check out this great interactive website that offers a variety of online workshops.



Town of Jericho, VT - TOWN PLANNER

The Town of Jericho (VT) is looking for its next Town Planner. Jericho (pop. ~5,080) is a small rural community in the center of Chittenden County about 30 minutes from Burlington to the west and Mt. Mansfield to the east. The community has 3 small historic village centers surrounded by a quintessential rural landscape and abundant recreational opportunities.

Do you:

  • Want to work in a growing community that cares deeply about planning?
  • Seek a new challenge and opportunity to take your career to another level?
  • Want to play a leadership role in guiding the future of a dynamic rural small town?
  • Have a weakness for craft beer or coffee, maple creemees, and handmade chocolate all within walking distance of your office?

If so, this job is exactly what you should be looking for!

The primary responsibility of the Town Planner is to assist the Planning Commission in carrying out their statutory functions and supporting the Town Administrator in managing the implementation of grant funded projects. The work of the Town Planner involves researching, analyzing, developing, and proposing land use planning and development policies, plans and ordinances for consideration by the Planning Commission and Selectboard.

This work requires a high degree of independence, initiative, sound judgment and professionalism.

Jericho has number of exciting planning initiatives currently underway that make this role particularly enticing including an update of the 2020 Town Plan, a wastewater feasibility study for the 3 state-designated Village Centers, prioritization of ARPA funding, and a multi-modal path scoping study. The Town also has several very active citizen committees working on affordable housing, trails, land conservation, energy, equity, and social justice.

Our ideal candidate will be highly independent, curious, collaborative and a great communicator, and have a Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience in the field. The Town can offer a very competitive salary DOQ, a comprehensive benefits package, a flexible work environment, and a team-oriented work setting.

For a complete job description click HERE. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to John Abbott, Town Administrator via email at jabbott@jerichovt.gov or via mail at P.O. Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465.

The Town of Jericho is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The deadline for responses is 9/23.



REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL


Planning and Public Engagement Consultant Services Sought to develop a new Comprehensive Municipal Plan for the Town of Jericho, VT

Notice date: July 20, 2022

Proposals Due: August 15, 2022


Qualified planning firms are invited to submit proposals to provide professional services to help develop a substantial update of the Town Plan, to be completed prior to January 2024.

The Town is seeking to contract with a consultant (or consultants) who will work with town staff, the Planning Commission, and other town committees, to facilitate a public engagement process and incorporate public input gathered into a new Town Plan.

For more information:

https://jerichovt.org

Contact: John Abbott, Town Administrator (802) 899-9970 x 109



The Planning & Zoning Office works with citizens and businesses to ensure that land use complies with the Town of Jericho Land Use Regulations. The Office coordinates with the Development Review Board to process and review site plans, subdivisions, approve various land uses.



(click image to view)



(click image to view)
In addition, the Office works with the Planning Commission to modify, update and implement the Town Plan. The Plan defines the long range goals and intentions regarding the nature and direction of future development within the Town of Jericho. It contains elements on land use, transportation, economic development, natural resources, energy, municipal services, education, cultural and historic resources and housing.



The Town is divided up into seven zoning districts as seen here on the Zoning Map

&

several overlay districts, including the recently amended Natural Resources Overlay District.

(click images to view)



(click image to view)
If you're looking to develop on your property, you are likely to need a Zoning Permit. For more information on that process, visit the FAQs on the right side of this page. Certain types of development also require a Certificate of Occupancy. See the FAQ section on this page for more details. To find out what associated fees are, check out our Fee Schedule.



Additional key Planning and Zoning documents may all be found on the Town Documents page.



Check out this great interactive website that offers a variety of online workshops.



  • Lamoille Basin Plan Public Meeting

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    WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR WATERSHED?

    2021 Lamoille Tactical Basin Plan Public Meeting

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

    Join the Lamoille River Watershed Planner and watershed partners for a presentation and discussion on the 5-year update to the State of Vermont Lamoille River Tactical Basin Plan.

    • Learn where water quality restoration and protection efforts have been identified and applied in the basin
    • Participate in the Public Discussion & Comment Period
    • Find out who your local watershed partners are and how you can help to protect and restore water quality
    • Ask questions and provide feedback on the plan and its priorities

    Three ways to participate!

    1. Participate in person at: Jericho Town Office 67 VT-15, Jericho, VT MASKS are REQUIRED, SNACKS are FREE, ALL are WELCOME!
    2. Or join the meeting online: https://bit.ly/3hBp1A7
    3. Or call-in: 802-828-7667 Conference ID: 865792146#
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