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E-M:/ Job Available - Watershed Planner - SW MI

Enviro-Mich message from Marcy Colclough <marcydolphin@yahoo.com>

Associate Planner-Watershed Planning focus

Job Duties:
·The Southwestern Michigan Commission (SWMC) seeks an
early-career professional to fill the position of
Associate Planner with a focus on watershed and
environmental related planning.  Long range planning,
environmental planning (Over 90 percent of time will
focus on watershed management planning and
implementing watershed education/outreach efforts to
agricultural landowners, watershed residents and
municipal officials.   Other areas will include
critical dunes planning, great lakes water use, GIS
Mapping (ArcGIS), and some assistance with land use
and recreation plan development and other projects as
needed.  Excellent writing skills a must (expect to
provide writing samples), knowledge of spreadsheet
applications (Excel), and knowledge of community
planning principles and techniques and water
quality/watersheds helpful.  You will be welcomed as a
peer in a cooperative environment.  Expect your skills
to be utilized.  

·Visit our website at www.swmicomm.org for further
information about the SWMC and the planner position.  

Experience level: 
·The successful candidate requires graduation from an
accredited college or university with a bachelor?s
degree in urban/regional planning, geography,
environmental studies or related field.  Experience
valued but recent graduates welcome.  
·Under direction from senior planner

SWMC Current Projects:
·Watershed management planning; city and township
master plans; county recreation plan; public
transportation efficiency study; Rideshare program,
nine county non-motorized transportation mapping, etc.

Date of required response: end of business day
September 30, 2005 or until position filled
Salary level:
Benefits package: 
·The SWMC has excellent family healthcare coverage
with Blue Cross/Blue Shield?s best available plan.  We
also offer a pension plan with generous SWMC

The SWMC is: 
A three county regional planning organization that
assists its member municipalities in southwest
Michigan that also serves as MPO to two metropolitan
West Michigan Regional description
·The Southwestern Michigan Commission serves a region
in the heart of Michigan?s fruit belt; a location
celebrated for its magnificent peaches, blueberries,
apples, and grape vineyards.  Additionally, the
southwest region is lined with beautiful destination
beaches appreciated by vacationers and residents
alike.  One and a half hour from Chicago while feeling
like a world away.  
To Respond: 
Send Resume and Cover Letter to:	
K. John Egelhaaf, AICP
Executive Director
Southwestern Michigan Commission
185 E. Main Street, Suite 701
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Or, Email Resume and Cover Letter to:

Marcy Colclough
Home: (269) 637-5949
Work:  Southwestern Michigan Commission   
(269) 925-1137 x25    colcloughm@swmicomm.org

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