Job Posting for Berkshire Regional Planning Commission: 5 Full-Time Positions

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s Public Health Program is hiring up to five new staff positions. They include:
• Planner and Senior Planner – Berkshire Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC)
• Planner and or Associate Planner – to support Community and Equity Projects
• Epidemiologist – to work on COVID mitigation, data management, and other community and equity building initiatives to improve public health outcomes in the county

These are all full-time positions with flexible work hours and generous benefits. We invite people of all backgrounds interested in the topics to apply. We are willing to train a person who is otherwise a great fit for planner-level positions. Additional details at: Employment & Internship Opportunities – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (berkshireplanning.org). Please send resume and cover letter to info@berkshireplanning.org with the position title in the subject line. No phone calls or in-person visits, please! Jobs open until filled.

Senior Planner coordinates the Berkshire Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC) and multiple initiatives to reduce substance use disorders (SUD) and increase access to services and harm reduction in Berkshire County. Experience in substance use disorders, coalition building, and grant management is essential. MA + two years’ experience in relevant field or BA with four-plus years’ experience required. Depending on education and experience, the starting salary range is $58,697 – $68,805.

  • Serve as the BRPC public health expert for substance use disorders (SUD)
  • Coordinate BOAPC, including managing deliverables for multiple grants, financial reporting and amendments with funders (in consultation with account and public health manager), coordinating the BOAPC Steering Committee and subcommittees, updating strategic plan and logic model, coordination of subcontractors, invoicing, program planning, publicity and outreach, representing BOAPC/BRPC at local, state and regional meetings and all other coordinator tasks associated with BOAPC.
  • Coordinate with other local and regional SUD activities and represent BRPC on local, state, and regional workgroups/committees.
  • Provide SUD and harm reduction technical assistance to municipalities and other local/regional agencies
  • Pursue additional SUD opportunities, including identifying opportunities, coordinating partners, and coordinating grant writing.
  • Work with Alliance and Public Health Program Staff to identify, write, and manage grants.
  • Other related tasks as directed

Epidemiologist (Planner or Senior Planner) will collect and analyze data and help coordinate the Alliance COVID-19 response and related programs and services. The right person will also take a major role in identifying, writing and managing associated grants as part of an effective team of public health professionals working to improve health outcomes in Berkshire County.
Based on experience, this may be a Senior Planner or Planner position. If hired as a Senior Planner, a MA + two years’ experience is required. The starting salary range for a Senior Planner is $58,697 – $68,805, commensurate with experience. If hired as a Planner, a MA or BA + two years’ experience is required. The starting salary for a Planner is $49,894, – $56,475 commensurate with experience. A MA in biostatistics, informatics, epidemiology, or relevant training and experience preferred. Funding for this position is two years, with renewals expected.

  • Data collection, analysis, informatics, and reporting for a variety of Public Health Program projects and initiatives
  • Provide evaluation support for various public health program initiatives and reporting.
  • Contact Tracing, Outbreak Investigation, Public Health Nurse, and Board of Health support.
  • Serve as the point of contact for COVID-19 questions from the public, answering questions, supporting the public, making referrals, and assisting with municipal government outreach and education.
  • Work with the Berkshire Public Health Alliance (Alliance), BRPC Public Health Program, and Community Health Workers (CHW) to coordinate Alliance COVID mitigation. Ensure that they are linked to relevant organizations and are working effectively to support the COVID-19 response, individuals in need, and improve health outcomes in the county.
  • Work with Alliance and Public Health Program Staff to identify, write, and manage grants that will support public health initiatives in Berkshire County and the region.
  • Assist with special projects and the development of new projects.
  • Represent BRPC at meetings
  • Other related tasks as directed

Planner supports Substance Use Disorder (SUD) initiatives and other community and wellness projects. MA in relevant field or BA with two years’ experience required. Experience in community work is a plus. Starting salary range, depending on experience $49,894 – $56,475.

  • Help coordinate and plan meetings. Attend, participate and take minutes.
  • Manage BOAPC eNewsletter development and distribution
  • Manage BOAPC social media presence, including putting content on the Facebook page
  • Attend Community events and represent BOAPC; tabling at events
  • Assist with post-overdose engagement and harm reduction projects/activities
  • Data analysis and document production
  • Communication and follow-up with community partners and subcontractors
  • Scheduling, registration, and other logistics for BOAPC events
  • Support, including program development, for the Central County Rx/Heroin Workgroup
  • Assist in the identification & preparation of grants and reports
  • Coordinate and participate in public events and meetings, representing BRPC
  • Interact with state agencies and regional partners and attend trainings, conferences, and webinars as required
  • Other tasks as directed

Planner supports the implementation of Community Wellness and Equity Projects, Public Health Emergency Preparedness initiatives, and provides administrative and planning support for a complex public health program serving all regions of Berkshire County. MA in relevant field required or BA plus relevant experience in community or public health work. Starting salary range, depending on experience $49,894 – $56,475. 

  • Serve as a team member for multiple regional and community planning and implementation projects
  • Support to ongoing outreach and other activities, such as the agency newsletters, trainings, and website
  • Assist with multiple projects and committees, with an emphasis on Emergency Preparedness, and Policies, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change through the Grey to Green Project
  • Other meetings or logistical functions as requested for all Public Health Programs
  • Assistance with surveys or other information gathering or research functions as appropriate
  • Assistance with identification of grant opportunities and grant writing as appropriate
  • Research, data analysis, and document production
  • Represent BRPC at meetings
  • Other tasks as directed

Associate Planner supports Community Wellness and Equity Projects and provides administrative and planning support for a complex public health program serving all regions of Berkshire County. BA or four years’ experience required. Experience in community or public health work is preferred. Hourly range, depending on experience $21.99 – $25.35/hour.

  • Post, attend, participate in and take minutes for Public Health Program meetings.
  • Help develop and prepare materials for distribution
  • Attend and table at community outreach events
  • eNewsletter and social media development and distribution
  • Update mailing and contact lists
  • Scheduling of meetings/visits to municipalities, some participation in meetings
  • Communications and follow up with community partners
  • Support Public Health Program with routine phone messages or other inquiries and routine paperwork/invoices
  • Attend trainings, state or regional conferences, and webinars as required.
  • Other tasks as required
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