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Community Services and Planning Program Manager

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BERKSHIRE REGIONAL PLANNING

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Pittsfield, MA

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Community Services and Planning Program Manager - Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), Pittsfield MA. This is a upper level position with a regional public agency.The\u00a0Berkshire\u00a0Regional\u00a0Planning\u00a0Commission\u00a0(BRPC)\u00a0is\u00a0looking\u00a0for\u00a0a\u00a0unique\u00a0individual\u00a0in\u00a0a\u00a0new\u00a0upper\u00a0level\u00a0position\u00a0as\u00a0Community\u00a0Services\u00a0and\u00a0Planning\u00a0Program\u00a0Manager. This\u00a0position\u00a0would\u00a0lead\u00a0efforts\u00a0to\u00a0work\u00a0with\u00a0the\u00a0cities\u00a0and\u00a0towns\u00a0of\u00a0Berkshire\u00a0County\u00a0Massachusetts\u00a0to\u00a0build\u00a0collaborative\u00a0relationships\u00a0to\u00a0improve\u00a0the\u00a0delivery\u00a0of\u00a0high\u00a0quality\u00a0municipal\u00a0services\u00a0in\u00a0a\u00a0cost-effective\u00a0way. The\u00a0primary\u00a0duties\u00a0include\u00a0conducting\u00a0program\u00a0development\u00a0and\u00a0management,\u00a0research,\u00a0analysis,\u00a0and technical assistance\u00a0in\u00a0the\u00a0areas\u00a0of\u00a0service\u00a0sharing,\u00a0cooperative\u00a0purchasing,\u00a0local\u00a0government\u00a0service,\u00a0and\u00a0comprehensive\u00a0planning.
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