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February 2017 - NP&V is hiring Environmental Scientist to work in our Melville, NY Office!

NP&V is seeking an individual with multi-disciplinary skills in environmental science, watershed management, wetland assessment, SEQRA Environmental Impact Statements, and quantitative/ qualitative environmental impact analysis. Work assignments may deal with terrestrial/aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, wetlands and stormwater management, management and development of technical sections for environmental impact analysis, water quality and environmental assessment, permitting and related projects on Long Island and in the tri-state area.

Competent writing, research, organization, analytical, computer and word processing skills are a must; graphic and other software skills. Ideal candidate will have experience with Long Island terrestrial/aquatic habitat/plant identification; habitat restoration; wildlife and natural resource inventories, preparation of watershed management plans, EIS and other SEQRA analyses, as well as experience preparing testimony and presenting at public meetings/hearings. However, applicants with some of the above skills and experience should also apply. Undergraduate degree and minimum 3-5 years of applicable experience required. More experienced candidates and higher education a plus. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send an email and attach your resume, along with a cover letter and salary history to HR@nelsonpopevoorhis.com. Work samples are welcome (graphic and/or written).

February 2017 - NP&V is hiring planners to work in our Suffern, NY Office!

In January 2017, the Turner Miller Group, a NY Metro Area planning firm based in Suffern, joined NP&V and we are now expanding our Hudson Valley office. Our firm has numerous municipal clients and NP&V provides environmental planning services that range from application review to long range comprehensive planning projects.

NP&V is seeking one or more qualified candidates to fill mid-level planning positions. The successful candidates for the position must have strong communication and analytical skills, work well in teams, and excellent writing and public speaking skills. Spanish language and urban design proficiency will be considered positive qualifications but are not required.

Planner:

The successful candidate will be responsible for executing all the responsibilities of a Junior Planner in addition to reviewing and assisting in the preparation of development applications and State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) materials under the guidance of Senior staff. The candidate will also assist with Comprehensive Planning and other focused planning assignments. The skills and knowledge required would normally be acquired with a Master's degree in planning, environmental studies, and at least three years of experience in the field of planning or closely related field in New York State. Ideal candidate will be proficient with ArcGIS and have experience with Sketchup and Adobe Photoshop or Corel Graphics Suites. Candidate must possess a working knowledge of SEQR and New York State General Municipal Law. Candidate must be able to work independently or as part of a team. Experience with form-based codes and/or resiliency planning is desirable but not essential.

Senior Planner:

The successful candidate will be responsible for executing all the responsibilities of a Planner in addition to project management of individual projects and/or municipal retainer clients under the guidance of firm principals. The skills and knowledge required would normally be acquired with a Master's degree in planning, environmental studies and at least eight years of experience in the field of planning or a closely related field in New York State. The candidate should be able to demonstrate at least one specific area of concentrated expertise based upon your individual professional experience and interests (e.g. historic preservation, urban design, economics, environmental remediation, public outreach, zoning, grant-writing, etc.). Candidate must be proficient in SEQR, NY GML, zoning practice, and have demonstrated success in managing projects as a lead.

All our municipal clients require attendance at work sessions/meetings/public hearings and thus a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and level of professional experience.

Please send an email and attach your resume, along with a cover letter and salary history to HR@nelsonpopevoorhis.com. Work samples are welcome (graphic and/or written).

 

January 2017

Copy of FINAL_NPV Client Annmnt_website

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis (NP&V) is pleased to announce the expansion of our Hudson Valley office through the purchase of the Turner Miller Group (TMG), a well-established and respected Hudson Valley planning and environmental consulting firm. Our expanded Hudson Valley office will be managed by NP&V’s three new partners including Bonnie Franson who joined NP&V in 2015, and TMG’s former president and vice-president, Stuart Turner and Max Stach. Charles J. Voorhis, CEP, AICP, NP&V managing partner, emphasizes that “our firm’s combined portfolio of services and talent of staff both compliment as well as augment one another. This merger provides an extraordinary opportunity for NP&V to expand our presence in the Hudson Valley with the talented professionals from TMG”. Stuart I. Turner, FAICP, PP, former President of Turner Miller Group and new NP&V partner adds," this merger will provide additional depth to the range of planning, environmental and SEQR services that we offer to our current and future clients in the Hudson Valley."

February 2016

The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District recently produced an educational film about stormwater and the use of green infrastructure, which features interviews of two of NP&V's professionals, Eileen Keenan and Rusty Schmidt.  Check it out at:  https://youtu.be/ATNy-vaIPXI

December 22, 2015

On December 22, 2015, the Town of Southampton Town Board adopted the Findings Statement and adopted new optional zoning overlay districts which will spur redevelopment and revitalization of the hamlet of Riverside which is one of the most economically distressed communities on Long Island. Nelson, Pope and Voorhis is the lead project consultant to the Town of Southampton and prepared a Draft BOA Nomination Step II Study and a Generic Environmental Impact Statement, both which were funded by the NYS DOS. See press related to this exciting news at:  http://www.newsday.com/long-island/riverside-revitalization-plan-gets-southampton-board-s-ok-1.11255477 and at http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Riverside/465588/Riverside-Overlay-Zoning-District-Approved-On-Tuesday.
http://www.27east.com/photo-gallery/article.cfm/465588#116663

Southampton Town Board Approves Plan To Revitalize Hamlet Of Riverside - 27east via kwout

     

Job Openings at NP&V

There are no job openings at the current time.  Please check back periodically for updates! 

 

 

Spring 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Town of Riverhead received an Outstanding BOA Award from the New Partners for Community Revitalization at the annual Brownfields Summit in Albany on June 1, 2014. Nelson, Pope and Voorhis is the lead project consultant for the Study, a project funded by the NYS DOS. NP&V has teamed with Nelson & Pope (N&P), Sustainable Long Island (SLI), and Hawkins Webb Jaeger (HWJ). NP&V is overseeing the management of the project, and conducting a number of the project components in resource analysis, demographic analysis, regulatory, land use and zoning characterizations, preparation of an Economic and Market Trends Analysis, and an areawide environmental assessment. N&P is responsible for the development of a TOD growth plan. The project is multifaceted as in incorporates an extensive community outreach component, action oriented planning, and the development of scenarios which seek to overcome obstacles to revitalization in downtown Riverhead and at the gateways along Route 25. Sustainable Long Island has been instrumental in facilitating workshops, interviews, focus groups and an online survey as well as synthesizing community input. See press release below.
Riverhead Town Press Release    
We are pleased to announce that Pat Aitken, a Planner at Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, was honored this week in Albany, having been chosen by Senator Marcellino to receive the Senate's Woman of Distinction award for 2014. The NY State Senate's "Woman of Distinction" program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements or acts of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers. Congratulations Pat! The following clip is courtesy of Senator Marcellino's website.
http://www.nysenate.gov/news/marcellino-announces-woman-distinction-patricia-aitken-honored-statewide-event

MARCELLINO ANNOUNCES "WOMAN OF DISTINCTION" - Patricia Aitken Honored in Statewide Event | New York State Senate via kwout


Fall 2012


We are proud to announce that Carrie O'Farrell has been promoted to Senior Partner of NP&V and was featured in the Long Island Business News "Movers and Shakers" column this week.  

Summer 2012


August 2012. NYC Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) Director Daniel Walsh announced that 157 brownfield industry professionals have been certified through their participation in OER’s advanced training program, TurboTraining 2012, including Steven McGinn, a the Partner at NP&V who manages our Phase I/II Assessments & Remediation Division. NP&V recently completed work for Sustainable Long Island, who conducted a study which looked at the unique challenges and opportunities of redeveloping vacant auto dealerships in Nassau and Suffolk. NP&V developed a customized form, and inventoried each of the properties to evaluate redevelopment possibilities and potential contamination from prior use. The project also included review of historic maps and record searches from local agencies and creation of a decision matrix model. The project was highlighted in the Long Island Business News (see excerpt below). See below for a quote from the Sustainable Long Island website and a link to find out more about the project.

Spring 2012


 

NYCOM Planning and Zoning School


“NP&V Presentation at the New York Conference of Mayors Planning and Zoning School in White Plains” NP&V Partner Kathy Eiseman and staff Jon Klein (grant administrator) and Nicole Dellavecchia (economic analyst) presented a session entitled, “Sustainable Economic Development and Funding Strategies: A Case Study Approach of Best Practices and Lessons Learned” at the annual Planning and Zoning Summer School. This session, hosted by the New York State Conference of Mayors in conjunction with the Association of Towns of the State of New York and the New York Planning Federation, was held on Wednesday July 13, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York.

NEERS Symposium 2011


“NP&V Presents at New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) Conference in Port Jefferson” On May 7, 2011, Lara Urbat, an ecologist at NP&V, made a presentation on a project we completed in 2007 for the South Shore Estuary Reserve entitled “Inventory and Analysis for Barriers to Fish Passage for Six Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Tributaries" at the annual NEERS Symposium. The project included an inventory of six Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve streams was conducted by NP&V in 2007 in order to map, analyze, and prioritize barriers to diadromous fish passage. A points system was established to score and rank barrier priorities for removal or modification. Potential barriers to fish passage were carefully characterized and inventoried according to criteria determined at the onset of the project. Each potential barrier was measured and documented in the field, assessed according to the USEPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocol for wadeable streams, characterized as either a temporary, partial or permanent barrier, and compiled into a GIS database. Each barrier was then subjected to a series of metrics within the following five categories: Hazard Mitigation & Public Safety, Ecological Value, Cultural Value, Recreational Value, and Project Feasibility. The composite scores were used to rank and prioritize the barriers for remediation. This project was prepared in participation with the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources and South Shore Estuary Reserve (SSER) Council with funds provided under Title 3 of the Environmental Protection Fund.