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Community Planning Specialist

Essential Duties:

1. Assist with the search for and writing of various grant proposals, applications, and loans to fund plans, project engineering, and construction of the local infrastructure projects in the BHJ Study Area.

2. Supply fiscal management including progress and auditing reporting for local, state, and federal loan and grant program funds (as proper) awarded for planning, engineering, and constructing the local infrastructure projects.

3. Provide direct support to Brooke and Hancock counties, WV Public Service Districts, and municipalities regarding water, sewer, stormwater, and other such infrastructure projects. Duties include assistance with project planning, funding, and administration. This may entail scheduling and participate in project conference calls and attendance to weekly/monthly Water Board, Sewer Board, and/or City Council meetings for those communities served.

4. Enforce labor compliance and other local, state, and federal regulations that may be applicable for each local infrastructure project.

5. Prepare project status reports and attend Region XI Regional Planning & Development Council, local infrastructure sponsor, and other project meetings as needed.

6. Execute all other duties as shown in collaboration with the Executive Director and Community Planning Director.


Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree preferred with at least one year of related experience in public relations and fiscal management. The applicant may substitute an associate degree in accounting or finance and three years of relevant experience, or a high school diploma (or equivalent) and ten years of relevant experience, associated with the duties listed above. Ability to communicate orally, in writing, and with coworkers in a team environment. Use of Microsoft® Office Suite with a required emphasis on Excel Spreadsheets. Strong consideration is afforded to persons that are familiar with the social, political, economic composition of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Area. Familiarity with local, state (West Virginia/Ohio), and federal (Appalachian Regional Commission, Economic Development Administration, US EPA, etc.) codes, regulations, and programs along with the general operation of local governments, non-profit/for-profit organizations, and Public Service Districts is a plus. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and proof of insurance.

BHJ MPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full consideration will be given to all eligible, qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, domestic or sexual violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition (including pregnancy), national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation; or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Minority, female, and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.

Employment is contingent upon the ability to comply with Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations which states when offered employment “identity and right to work in the United States” must be produced.

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