Job Postings

AmeriCorps VISTA Member

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) is seeking to recruit an AmeriCorps VISTA member for service from August 2019 through ~August 2020.


The member will plan and initiate implementation of the Regional Plan by creating volunteer orientation and training programs; drafting housing and childcare action guides; and developing an energy implementation toolbox.  The member will assess cellular and broadband service areas throughout the region; and organize learning exchanges for municipal volunteers.


Applicants should be independent, possess strong writing and presentation skills, and enjoy meeting with the public.  Applicants should have experience with MS Office Suite, project planning, volunteer recruitment and mentoring.  Position requires a reliable vehicle and attendance at evening meetings.


Collaborating with towns, cities, non-profit organizations, and state agencies, CVRPC strengthens public policy and cultivates actions that increase food access, provide affordable housing opportunities, increase social connectedness, support community health, increase public transit ridership, support walkable communities, and foster development and maintenance of public infrastructure.  CVRPC strives to leverage the power of people serving together.  Through a combination of environmental and economic planning strategies, we foster a community environment that provides for the needs of both residents and the natural surroundings, today and for generations to come.


Additional details about this service opportunity are available in the Assignment Description:   CVRPC Assignment Description


All applications for this service opportunity must be made through the VISTA portal.


Planning Technician Needed – Summer 2019

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) is seeking to fill one Planning Technician position for the summer (June – August) of 2019. The Commission assists its 23 member municipalities to provide effective local government and work cooperatively to address regional issues, such as transportation challenges and water quality improvement.


Major areas of work may include land use, transportation, and/or climate change planning. Planning Technicians will:

  • Download and analyze data for incorporation into planning documents, such as local and regional plans, local energy plans, and local hazard mitigation plans,
  • Inventory and map road erosion sites in support of town implementation of clean water projects,
  • Conduct transportation counts and infrastructure assessments to support public investments,
  • Produce GIS-based maps for completed inventories (as skills permit), and
  • Assist senior staff with community engagement and public outreach related to a variety of projects.


Pay is $13.00/hour ($14 for returning technicians). Technicians are expected to work 40 hours per week. CVRPC will reimburse job-related expenses, such as mileage costs, at the allowable federal rate. Standard work week is Monday-Friday.


These positions are expected to work from early June through mid-August 2019.  Candidates may elect to start earlier or end later. Candidates must specify start and end dates in the cover letter. QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:

  • Interest in the planning profession and relevant planning specializations. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and new graduates are invited to apply. A degree in planning or a related field is not required for this position.
  • The employee must be flexible in their scheduling and have their own means of transportation.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Application materials are due by Thursday, May 2, 2019. The interview process will commence as materials are received.


  • Gain experience communicating directly with municipal officials and the public.
  • Participate in project and Commission meetings.
  • Learn how data and information is used in different aspects of the planning field.
  • Gain experience working in a dynamic team and on your own initiative.
  • Expand “soft skills” critical to advancement in today’s job market.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Daniel Currier, Program Manager Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission 29 Main Street, Suite 4 Montpelier, VT 05602 802- 229-0389 CVRPC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER