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DBS Consulting

DecaturHawk

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Several state APA chapter websites currently have a job listing seeking private contract planners to work for DBS Consulting, "a Connecticut-based zoning and permitting consulting firm." They ask that applicants e-mail resumes to Brendan.Sharkey@connzone.com . I have found this on the chapter websites in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado, and there may be others (I also noticed California and Oregon when I Googled "DBS Consulting").

Has anyone ever heard of this firm? The website www.connzone.com is just a single page with "connzone.com" in the middle and no further links. Googling "DBS Consulting" results in a number of firms under that name that are involved in a myriad of activities, but I couldn't find one that specialized in urban planning. Anybody have any experience with this firm? (Seabishop, do they operate in RI?) There's something about this that doesn't feel right.
 

NHPlanner

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doing a bit of whois searching:

Organization:
ConnZone
Brendan Sharkey
P.O. Box 5265
Hamden, CT 06518
US
Phone: 203-248-8545
Fax..: 203-248-8545
Email: burnedoutchevys@aol.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com

Domain Name: CONNZONE.COM

Created on..............: Fri, Feb 18, 2000
Expires on..............: Fri, Feb 18, 2005
Record last updated on..: Fri, Aug 24, 2001

Administrative Contact:
ConnZone
Brendan Sharkey
P.O. Box 5265
Hamden, CT 06518
US
Phone: 203-248-8545
Fax..: 203-248-8545
Email: burnedoutchevys@aol.com

Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
US
Phone: 212-798-9200
Fax..: 212-629-9305
Email: domain-registrar@register.com

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.DARIUSDESIGN.COM 206.131.240.5
NS2.DARIUSDESIGN.COM 206.131.240.7
 

giff57

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It's on the Iowa Site too. Sounds like a piece work kind of thing. You get to "represent the client" at public meetings. I hope they pay well.
 

DecaturHawk

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giff57 said:
Now this is interesting
Hmm, that is interesting. So Mr. Sharkey is a Connecticut Assemblyman. It appears that DBS Consulting must stand for Debra and Brendan Sharkey. Anybody want to send them a resume and find out more?
 

JNA

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Found their job offer on the
TN, UT, and OH APA chapter websites.
 

Jeff

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Be wary of firms that do "mass advertising" I've found that they are usually crap....but worth looking into at least, right?
 
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