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January 2019 - NP&V is hiring a Senior Planner to work in our Hudson Valley Office

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis is seeking a full-time Senior Planner for our growing Hudson Valley Office, located in Suffern, NY. We represent numerous municipal and private clients in the counties of Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Dutchess. Our Hudson Valley office also supports the professional team in our Melville, Long Island office. Minimum requirements include a master's degree in planning or related field and at least six years of professional planning experience or a bachelor's degree in planning and at least eight years of professional planning experience. AICP Certification is preferred. We are looking for a self-motivated and energetic individual with excellent communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Senior Planner Roles/Project Responsibilities
  • Manage planning and zoning studies and projects including oversight of junior level planners and support staff, project scheduling, preparation of document and graphics.
  • Review of development applications (site plans, subdivisions, including evaluation of special exception/permit criteria where applicable), SEQRA review, preparing staff reports, and attendance at evening meetings/hearings as staff planner for municipal clients.
  • SEQRA document preparation including EISs.
Skill Requirements
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles, practices & techniques of environmental and land use planning, and preferably a working knowledge of New York State land use and environmental regulations.
  • Candidate may have proficiency in related field including urban design, ecology, hydrology, geology, geography or similar field.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers.
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Familiarity with ESRI GIS a plus.
Please send an email to the management team at HR@nelsonpopevoorhis.com. In your response, please include your resume, letter of interest including salary history/requirements, and at least one technical writing sample.

December 2018 - NP&V is hiring a Drilling Assistant to work in our Melville, NY Office

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis is seeking an individual to join our Phase I/II Assessments & Remediation Division for a full time position based in our Melville, Long Island office that predominantly involves fieldwork. The position requires an individual that can lift up to 100 lbs., is willing to work outdoors throughout the year either on a drill rig or performing hand auger sampling and can, on occasion, start early in the morning. Time and a half offered for overtime. Experience with drilling (direct push and hollow stem auger) preferred but not required. Soil classification experience, Phase I ESA, and degree or coursework in a related field (geology, earth sciences) would be ideal. Please send a letter of interest with wage history/requirement and a resume to HR@nelsonpopevoorhis.com.

August 2018 - NP&V is hiring an Environmental Analyst to work in the field and in our Melville, NY Office

NP&V is currently seeking an individual with a science or technical degree with at least one year of experience in the preparation of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments and knowledge of the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) to join our Division of Phase I/II Assessments & Remediation to join our Long Island office.

Responsibilities will include involvement in full preparation of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM standards. The position will involve approximately 50% fieldwork performing site assessments, as well as related field work such as soil and groundwater test borings and use of ground penetrating radar.

The candidate must be organized and possess demonstrated writing skills. In addition, ideally the candidate will have experience working on a drill rig for the collection of soil and groundwater samples and completing structural and soil classification borings.

Required Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Geology or a related field, related experience/training and certifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience performing Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments;
  • Asbestos Inspector Certification and OSHA 40-hour certification;
  • Experience in use of sample collection, GPR and GPS equipment;
  • AutoCAD and GIS experience; and,
  • Other education, skills and related interests.
Salary: Commensurate with education/training, experience and certifications. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and attach a resume including references, at least one technical writing sample, a graphic sample and salary history/requirements to the management team at hr@nelsonpopevoorhis.com.  

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

     

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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.