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  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:14 PM | Daphne Politis

    I will be retiring from the Town of Scituate in the near future. I have been here for twenty years, and have greatly enjoyed the people, the work and the place. The Town is currently seeking applicants for two positions, a Director of Planning and Economic Development and a Town Planner. A short description of each job is found below. Links to more complete job descriptions are found on the Town website at and . If you would like additional information about these positions, please contact Human Resources Director Stephen Salk at the e-mail below.
    Laura Harbottle, AICP

    Director of Planning and Development                                                                                             Town of Scituate
    The Town of Scituate seeks qualified applicants for the newly created position of Director of Planning and Development. Responsible for coordinating and managing the operations of the following departments; Building and Zoning, Conservation, Planning and Economic Development.  Oversee the regulatory function and enforcement for land development and management which includes planning, economic development, land use and acquisition, zoning, environmental and wetlands protection,  conservation, historic preservation and housing initiatives. Work is performed within the requirements of state and local planning and land use laws, town bylaws and municipal codes and regulations. As a member of the senior management team, participates in setting the direction for the municipal organization, continually improve Town services, and appropriately allocate organizational resources across Town departments.
    Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, urban planning, economic development, engineering, or related field, and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal administration, planning, regional planning, or community or economic development, including a minimum of three (3) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility; any combination of requisite education and experience.  AICP certification strongly preferred. Salary DOQ. For a copy of the job description go to<>. Send cover letter, resume, completed application and three references to HR Director,<> or mail to Human Resources Director, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066. Position will start in mid-August. Open until filled. AA/EOE/ADA employer.

    Town Planner                                                                                                                                       

    Town of Scituate
    The Town of Scituate seeks qualified applicants for the position of Town Planner. Performs professional, technical and administrative work in planning and land use controls. Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, with policy direction of the Planning Board, the Town Planner coordinates activities with other development review staff according to applicable Massachusetts General Laws, Town policies, Town bylaws and relevant state, federal and local regulations and standards.
    Master's Degree in Planning or related field, and five (5) years of experience as a Town Planner or similar municipal government capacity. AICP strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position is covered under the auspices of the Services Employees International Union, Local 888. Salary DOQ.
    For a copy of the job description go to<>. Send cover letter, resume, completed application and three references to HR Director,<> or mail to Human Resources Director, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066. Open until filled. AA/EOE/ADA employer.

    Laura Harbottle, AICP
    Town Planner
    Town Hall
    600 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
    Scituate, MA  02066
    781-545-8730 (t)
    781-545-8704 (f)<>

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 2:22 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Brookline is seeking qualified applicants for the position of
    Community Planner.  Among other tasks, this position will assist with the
    preservation and creation of affordable housing and with administration and
    oversight of the Town?s federal entitlement programs.

    Resume and Cover Letter by May 5, 2017 to:

    See the job description here:

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 10:30 AM | Daphne Politis


    The Ipswich Planning and Development Department is seeking a summer
    planning intern. Please contact me for additional information.

    Ethan Parsons

    Planner <

    978 356 6607 x2

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 4:27 PM | Daphne Politis

    Please see the Transportation Planner Position for Watertown:

    April 6, 2017
    Posting #17-04-02



    The Community Development & Planning Department seeks an individual to provide planning analysis of transportation projects and initiatives, coordinates the Town's transportation functions, implementation of transportation management association (TMA), staff support to the Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, prepares monthly information packages for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. This senior planner writes reports, reviews plans and legal documents and makes recommendations.  Coordinates with the Department of Public Works, Mass DOT, MBTA and others.  Coordinates transportation policy and planning efforts for the Town with private and non-profit developers as well as other Town and State offices.  Supports other long and short range planning efforts.

    Required Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or Transportation Planning related field and 3 years of transportation planning experience, Masters Degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Computer skills and a valid Massachusetts driver's license with good driving record. 

    SALARY RANGE:$58,356 - $71,772, with an excellent benefit package

    TO APPLY:A Town of Watertown application form is available at in 
    the document center/personnel tab or at the Personnel Department.  An application 
    form with resume and cover letter is accepted by email:; fax 1-617-923-8195 or at the Personnel Department,
    149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472 

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:Open until filled


    Gideon Schreiber, AICP
    617.972.6417 x12164

  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 2:35 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Grafton is accepting applications for the position of Assistant
    Town Planner.  Under the direction of the Town Planner, this position is
    responsible for providing technical support to the Planning
    Board/Department and performs a variety of duties related to current and
    long-range planning and development within the Town.  Assists with: review
    of land use/development applications; updating of various Town development
    regulations and plans; conducting studies and analyses regarding various
    planning and development issues; and, providing technical assistance to
    planning and development-related Town boards and committees.  Familiarity
    with Massachusetts Affordable Housing, Subdivision Control Law, and Zoning
    Act (MGL c.40A) desirable.  Strong oral and written communication skills,
    and experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is

    Minimum qualifications: Bachelor?s Degree in Planning, Geography, Public
    Administration or related field, and three years of planning-related
    experience, preferably in municipal government.  A Master?s Degree in one
    of the above fields may be substituted for two years of experience.  Salary
    range:  $34,811 ? $59,179, with benefits, DOQ.

    Please submit resume, cover letter, and a Town of Grafton employment
    application (available at Town Hall or online at to: Joseph
    Laydon, Town Planner, Grafton Planning Department, 30 Providence Road,
    Grafton MA, 01519, or by email to The deadline for
    applications is May 3, 2017. The Town of Grafton is an equal opportunity


    *Joseph Laydon*

    Town Planner

    Grafton Memorial Municipal Center
    30 Providence Road
    Grafton, MA 01519

    Phone (508) 839-5335 x1144
    Fax (508) 839-4602
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  • Friday, April 07, 2017 1:03 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Medway has issued a Request for Proposal for consulting services for an update to Medway's Open Space and Recreation Plan.

    The RFP is available at:

    Proposals are due May 1, 2017.

    Thank you.

    Susy Affleck-Childs

    Susan E. Affleck-Childs
    Planning and Economic Development Coordinator

    Town of Medway
    155 Village Street
    Medway, MA 02053

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:05 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Hudson is soliciting proposals from a qualified consultant (s) to conduct an assessment of a Town-owned property for potential reuse as affordable housing.

    Here is the link to available RFQ

    Kristina Johnson, AICP
    Asst. Director of Planning &
    Community Development
    Town of Hudson,  MA
    Tel: 978-562-2989
    Cell:  857-939-3427
    "Like" Hudson Planning and Community Development on Facebook [] <>

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:49 PM | Daphne Politis

    New Bedford City Planner
    The City of New Bedford is embarking on a series of significant new planning initiatives for which it seeks an experienced, visionary and talented city planner.  From the adoption of new form-based zoning and the generation of a new Waterfront Plan with Urban Renewal Areas to the development of an Innovation District, New Bedford is embracing new opportunities that demand a professional planner with exceptional skills.

    The City Planner will be expected to lead the City's planning office, a division of the Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development, working with City boards and overseeing staff while participating as a team player in city development projects and community initiatives.

    New Bedford has a residency requirement and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:03 PM | Daphne Politis

    Environmental/Urban Planner

    Fort Point Associates, Inc.  Company LocationBoston, Massachusetts

    Job description

    The Environmental/Urban Planner will work on a range of tasks associated with planning activities and project permitting, including: 

    • Managing project approvals for smaller scale projects 
    • Preparing and producing environmental and planning documents and permit applications. 
    • Conducting research and drafting text, maps, and graphics for planning and permitting documents. 
    • Organizational support for project team and public meetings, including developing schedules, sending notifications, drafting agendas, and preparing permit documents. 
    • Research and documentation for planning initiatives and development project permitting. 
    • Drafting text for planning initiatives and permitting documents. 
    • Attendance at and logistical coordination for community meetings, including preparation of presentation materials.

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:19 PM | Daphne Politis

    Seeking full-time planner to provide technical & administrative staff support for the Historic Districts Commission, the Community Preservation Committee and Historical Commission; conducts assigned studies & projects; may serve as technical staff support for special committees. Duties require strong communication and excellent customer service skills. Requires an equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in planning, architecture, historic preservation or related field with 5 years of related experience; or, Master's degree with 2 years of related experience. Hiring Salary range: $58,410 to $88,110 and benefits. EOE
    Deadline:  3/28/17

    For required application form & further info, visit<> or contact Personnel Dept. Concord Town House, 978-318-3025

    Marcia Rasmussen, ASLA
    Director of Planning & Land Management
    Town of Concord
    141 Keyes Road - Concord, MA 01742
    phone: (978) 318-3290

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