Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:25 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive regional planning agency serving 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts, seeks highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on water quality, open space, environment, and climate resilience.  Qualifications include:  3 or more years of relevant experience, excellent communication skills, knowledge of applicable state and federal programs and a Master's degree in environmental planning.  Candidates with 5+ years professional environmental experience are preferred.  Starting salary $54,500 to $64,500/yr w/benefits, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by target date of 6-9-17 to Timothy W. Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01040.  Position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled.  An AA/EOE

    Catherine Ratte'
    Principal Planner/Section Manager
    Land Use Environment
    Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    60 Congress Street First Floor
    Springfield MA 01104
    Agency Phone: 413/781-6045, ext 311
    Direct Line: 413/285-1174
    Cell: 413/695-0074

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:22 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Wellesley is hiring a part-time Planner. Those interested may find the advertisement here:


    Michael D. Zehner, AICP, LEED Green Assoc.
    Planning Director

    Town of Wellesley - Planning Department
    525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
    Phone: 781.431.1019 x2234 - Email:<>

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:07 PM | Daphne Politis

    Hi Planners -
    This RFP hit the wires this morning.  Below is the link with instructions on who to contact for a copy of the RFP for those who are interested.  Please share as you see fit.  Also note, I cannot answer questions about this RFP.  All questions need to be funneled through our purchasing department.  Thank you!


    Erika Oliver Jerram, AICP  |   Deputy Director
    Community and Economic Development

    Town of Framingham
    150 Concord Street, B2
    Framingham, MA  01702-8325
    t:  (508) 532-5455
    Twitter:  @ChooseFram
    Facebook: Choose Framingham

    One Framingham - Focused on the Future

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:43 PM | Daphne Politis

    Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department

    Principal Planner

    The Town of Barnstable is seeking qualified candidates for a Principal
    Planner in the Planning & Development Department.  The Principal Planner
    will be responsible for advising the Planning Board, Zoning Board of
    Appeals, and Historic Commissions on development reviews; contributing
    to long-range and village planning initiatives; and working
    collaboratively with the public, community stakeholders and other Town
    departments on planning, economic development, housing, and climate
    change resiliency issues. 

    The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts is a dynamic coastal community
    with a year-round population of 45,000 and a seasonal population of
    150,000. Barnstable is a historic municipality comprised of seven
    distinct villages, including Hyannis, the economic, transportation, and
    government hub of Cape Cod.

    We are seeking a creative, team-oriented, and experienced professional
    capable of handling complex projects.  Successful candidates will have
    advanced planning experience, strong presentation skills and the ability
    to communicate effectively. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in
    urban or regional planning, public administration, or a related field;
    and five years of progressively responsible experience in at least one
    of the following areas: physical planning, comprehensive planning,
    environmental planning, or community and economic development.  A
    Master's degree in one of the above planning fields may be substituted
    for one (1) years of experience.

    $1335.28/wk ($69,434.52 annual) + benefits. Apply at by 4/25/17. AA/EOE

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:05 PM | Daphne Politis

    Position: Full time multi-year position as a Geoprocessing and Data
    Visualization Specialist starting July 2017.  This is a 12-month
    appointment with the possibility of extension for two or more years.

    Description: The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the
    School of Architecture and Planning, MIT is seeking a full-time staff
    person to assist with various GIS, data visualization and graphics
    training needs of the department.  The staff/specialist will assist
    faculty and students across the department with GIS, Data
    Visualization, graphics and media related projects. The Specialist
    will provide teaching support which includes: developing materials and
    exercises for online tutorials and exercises on the Department?s
    DUSPviz website; coordination of workshops; extensive involvement in
    GIS instruction and development of visualization and related media and
    graphic representation skills; assisting with the development of GIS
    courses, and coordinating data for teaching and research.  The
    Specialist will also work closely with the School?s Computer Resource
    Organization (CRON) and the MIT Library GIS lab to ensure coordination
    and compatibility with School and Institute software, hardware, and
    geo-processing services.

    Minimum Qualifications: A graduate (master?s) degree in planning,
    architecture, landscape architecture, geography or related fields is
    required. Minimum 2 years of professional experience using GIS in a
    professional or research environment. We are especially interested in
    candidates that can demonstrate familiarity with the connection
    between design and social sciences. Candidates should be able to
    create compelling visuals while also understanding the statistical
    underpinnings of the data. Candidates should be familiar with database
    systems, such as MS-Access, PostgreSQL, and PostGIS, and comfortable
    working with statistical packages such as R. While the main focus of
    the work will be using ESRI products, we are also looking for
    candidates that have familiarity with open source geospatial software
    and mapping tools, such as QGIS, Mapbox, Leaflet, and CARTO.  Ability
    to use Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of web site development is
    also essential. Also desired but not mandatory, knowledge of
    architecture programs such as CAD or Rhino.

    Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website:

    A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., a
    statement of prior experience including a few paragraphs describing
    your work, a digital portfolio (not to exceed 20 pages or 15MB max),
    and names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references.

    Review of applications will begin on June 12, 2017 and will continue
    until the position is filled. Please do not send materials by email.

    For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807
    or Other questions can be directed to Sandra

    MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
    applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be
    discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
    orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic
    information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic
    origin. EOE.

    Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-346
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    617.253.2024 (w)
    617.721.7131 (c)

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:34 PM | Daphne Politis


    Cassandra M. Acly, Planners' Assistant
    Town of Southbridge
    41 Elm Street
    Southbridge, MA  01550

    Telephone: 508-764-5402
    Cell: 508-764-5402

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:08 AM | Daphne Politis

    Please direct inquiries to the Town.

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:07 AM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Lexington has an opening for an entry level planner.  Under the direct supervision of the Planning Director and Assistant Planning Director, performs a variety of technical and professional work in the current and long-range planning of the Town.  Examples of duties include involvement in application and development plan review, preparation of reports and exhibits for the Planning Board, conducting research related to planning issues, providing technical support to the planning director and assistant planning director, and other duties as described in detail in the job description available at the link below.  Attendance at Planning Board meetings is required.  Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, or related field from an accredited college or university and one to five years of increasingly responsible planning-related experience.  A Master's Degree is preferred.
    Candidates for this position will be required to undergo a background check, including a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) screening.  Anticipated hiring range: $30.88-35.23/hr. (The rate reflects the beginning to mid-point of the range, which is the expected maximum hiring range for this position, depending upon education and experience)

    Excellent benefits. For complete job posting and instructions on applying, visit the Town's website at  Application deadline: June 30, 2017.
    Thank you!

    Aaron Henry, AICP
    Planning Director | Town of Lexington
    1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
    781-698-4562 | Website<>

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 12:07 PM | Daphne Politis

    Newton has an opening for the Chief Planner who will manage the Current Planning Division.

    Among the position's responsibilities are the following:
    -Manages the Current Planning Division: Assists Director and Deputy Director in day-to-day operations of the Current Planning Division, and oversees operations of all current planning and support staff (currently two land use planners, two preservation planners, and chief zoning code official).
    -Oversees all development review processes and staff related to special permits, comprehensive permits, and site plan reviews, as well as historic preservation.
    -Directly responsible for the coordination of technical reviews of all large scale development projects. Oversees and reviews the preparation of the draft Council Orders, on all land use petitions, for the City Council. Collaborates with the Housing Division staff when related to affordable housing proposals.
    -Coordinates updates to the City's comprehensive plan and other master planning and vision documents.

    Newton also has an opening for a Zoning and Code Enforcement Agent.

    Among the position's responsibilities are the following:
    -Responsible for conducting building, zoning enforcement reviews in connection with all applications for building permits, special permits, site plan reviews and comprehensive permits.
    -Additionally, responsible for investigating and following up in writing on all building and zoning complaints that may be filed for either a current development project or any perceived building and zoning violation.
    - Chairs the Joint Code Enforcement Task Force.

    Visit for the full job descriptions and to apply.

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:05 PM | Daphne Politis

    I will be leaving Sandwich to pursue a Masters thus the Director position will be open.  Coincidentally, the Asst Town Planner is also leaving to move closer to home.  This ATP position will be filled by the new Director once he/she is on board.  Please direct any questions to the HR Department.  Posting link (  Applications due June 9th.


    Blair Haney, Director
    Department of Planning & Economic Development
    Sandwich, MA


    Planning and Economic Development Director

    The Town of Sandwich, MA is seeking a full-time Planning and Economic Development Director who will oversee an extensive program of current and comprehensive planning and economic development initiatives while working closely and cooperatively with other Town departments and elected and appointed officials.  Position reports to the Assistant Town Manager.  The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of planning, zoning, historic preservation and economic development principles and techniques.  Bachelor's degree in regional/urban planning or related field with Master's degree preferred; a minimum five years current and progressively responsible experience in planning and zoning required and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Position requires strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work with a wide array of stakeholder groups is essential.  Salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 commensurate 
    with experience.
    Send letter of interest, salary requirements and resume in triplicate by June 9, 2017 to: Planning and Economic Development Director Search to:  Town Hall - HR Department, 130 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563.  If you would like more information contact  Sandwich is an EOE/AA employer.

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President |
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