Assistant Planner

Mount Ascutney Regional Commission

Ascutney, VT United States

The Mount Ascutney Regional Commission is seeking an Assistant Planner to join our team.

Assistant Planner: The Commission seeks an Assistant Planner to assist with a variety of our planning work, including in our energy, emergency, health and transportation programs. The planner will be expected to provide technical assistance to member towns including the preparation of planning documents and regional studies.  The planner may assist with other programs, such as energy or natural resource planning.

This position involves working closely with local, state and federal officials in a variety of capacities. The Planner will need to provide staff assistance to various boards and committees as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field.  This is an entry-level position (0-1 years of experience).  The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Experience using Microsoft products is required.  The ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and graphics software (e.g. Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is preferred. 

The salary is commensurate with ability.  The MARC has an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurances and retirement in the Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System.

MARC serves a 10-town area in southeast-central Vermont.  Given the small size of the region, we work very closely with our member towns.  Although the region is rural, we also have excellent recreational and cultural opportunities in and around the region.

If interested in this position, please send resume and cover letter to:

Jason Rasmussen

Executive Director


PO Box 320

Ascutney, VT 05030

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This position was posted on June 22, 2022.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The MARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range

Contact Information

Jason Rasmussen
PO Box 320
Ascutney, VT
United States
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