Planning Technician

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

Montpelier, VT United States

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) is seeking to fill two or more Planning Technician positions for summer and fall 2020.  The Commission assists its 23 member municipalities to provide effective local government and works cooperatively with them to address regional issues, such as transportation challenges and water quality improvement.  More information about CVRPC is available at

Planning Technician

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

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

The majority of work is expected to be completed working in teams of two technicians.  CVRPC employees are required to wear cloth face coverings and maintaining at least 6 feet social distancing when in the office and working in the field.  Candidates must have their own means of transportation.


Pay is $13.00/hour ($14 for returning technicians).  Technicians are expected to work 40 hours per week; hours per week are weather dependent. CVRPC will reimburse job-related expenses, such as mileage costs, at the allowable federal rate.  Standard work week is Monday-Friday.  Standard work day is 8 am – 5 pm.


This position will begin as soon as hired candidates are available.  Candidates must be available to work through at least September 30th; work may continue through December 31st.  Field work is weather dependent.  The COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to the duration of this position.  Candidates must specify intended start and end dates in their cover letter.


  • 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.

Employed candidates will receive training in using tablets, inventory applications, and other field-based equipment and technology.

Benefits of Serving in This Position

    • 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, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information (telephone number and email address) for three references to:

Bonnie Waninger, Executive Director

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

29 Main Street, Suite 4

Montpelier, VT  05602


These positions are open until filled; applications are reviewed as received.


Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range

Contact Information

29 Main Street
Suite 4
Montpelier, VT
United States
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