Seeking a Planner, join our awesome team!

Published on: Friday December 1st, 2023

Looking to work with a dynamic team that is dedicated to building community capacity and supporting impactful economic development ecosystems across the Southern Tier? If so, you may enjoy a new career with Southern Tier 8 Regional Board!  We are a government agency with several expanding initiatives in workforce development, regional planning and community development and now, seeking talented professionals to join our awesome team! 

About the Organization:

The Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is the Local Development District (LDD) for the Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development District (EDD) for US Commerce Department of  Economic Development Administration.  The organization serves the counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga, and Tompkins in Upstate, NY.  Learn more about the organization’s community development impact here: “Return on Investments”.  We are an active partner in the recently designated Battery Manufacturing Tech Hub with Binghamton University's New Energy New York Program..."1 of 31" in the USA! 

Compensation & Benefits Available:

The position is full-time (37.5 hours per week), with an annual salary of $65,000-$79,000...Benefits include a flexible schedule with remote-working options, professional development opportunities, participation in the New York State Retirement System, Excellus Healthcare & Sun Life Dental, generous paid leave, and life insurance.  Broome County Personnel administers the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law while ensuring fair employment and equal opportunity under the law to all persons, and Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is a recovery-friendly workplace.

Now Hiring: Planner

Seeking a Planner to work directly with the Executive Director and Regional Broadband Collaborative to address rural broadband infrastructure challenges.  A considerable amount of training in broadband infrastructure development will be provided under the organization's program with ConnectHumanity to assist with infrastructure development throughout the next few years and additional community development programs as a permanent full-time position.

We are looking for an experienced Planner that has a general understanding of rural community challenges, and can bring their expertise in community development,  public engagement, grant writing & administration, and strong technical skills in GIS and the Microsoft suite.  


A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's Degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, geography, public administration, natural resources or related field; OR   B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, public administration or related field and one year of experience in municipal, County, community, regional or transportation planning; OR   C) An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits A) and B) above. 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Executive Director Jen Gregory at [email protected] before December 21, 2023.