The Highlands Council is seeking a full time Planning Associate 1 to assist with implementation of
the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP). Under the direction of the Planning Manager, the
position assists in providing guidance on complex regulatory, legal, and planning matters, formal and
informal, including all facets of municipal, county, and regional land use planning, open space and
preservation planning, state-wide regulatory issues, and policy matters considered by the agency.
Duties include:
• Municipal plan conformance liaison
• Project review and plan conformance documents review/support
• Investigate potential grant funding opportunities for land preservation in the region
• Manage the federal Highlands Conservation Act grant program
• TDR Coordinator:
o Manages HDC Purchase Program (N.J.A.C. 7:70)
o Monitors easements held by the Highlands Council
• Open Space Coordinator:
o Manages the Open Space Matching Grant Program (N.J.A.C. 7:70)
o Monitors easements in which the Highlands Council is designated as Grantee