Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 4:58 PM | Daphne Politis

    Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level)

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time mid- to upper-level position to assist with energy and environmental programs and projects as well as have experience in urban design or architecture. This position, at the associate or principal planner level, will help administer the agency's Green Energy Program including grants administration, assist with stormwater, sustainability, and other environmental programs, and utilize their experience and proficiency in urban design or architecture to develop site plans and renderings for a variety of projects.

    Required qualifications include a master's degree in planning or an equivalent degree with five to seven years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, excellent communication skills including writing and speaking (telephone, one-to-one, and small group meetings) are a must. Candidates should possess some knowledge and experience of energy, environmental, and smart growth policy and programs in Massachusetts and have a strong interest in these areas. Housing, economic development, and long-range planning including open space planning are all desirable skill sets. Experience with core computer programs such as MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are a must and experience with specialized programs such as SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are also strongly preferred.

    Strong candidates will possess project management skills, organizational skills, creative and critical thinking skills, strong communication skills, design skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment.

    Starting salary range between $55k and $63k. In addition to compensation, CMRPC offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package.

    If you can bring energy, expertise, and a strong work ethic to CMRPC in this capacity, please submit your resume, three professional references, and a cover letter stating your qualifications by Friday, December 29, 2017, to Janet Pierce, Executive Director, c/o CMRPC, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, Worcester, MA 01604 or email<>

    CMRPC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran's status and/or ancestry.

    Christopher J. Ryan, AICP
    Community Development Manager
    Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
    2 Washington Square, Union Station
    Worcester, MA  01604-4016
    Tel: 508.459.3315  |  Fax: 508.792.6818

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:53 PM | Daphne Politis

    The City of Easthampton is currently seeking applicants for the position of
    City Planner. 

    Easthampton is a vibrant small city located in the heart of the Pioneer
    Valley of Western MA, with an active and engaged citizenry. Historically an
    industrial mill town, Easthampton has a growing arts scene, revitalized
    mills, fantastic natural areas like the Mount Tom Range and the Connecticut
    River, and much, much more. It is a great city to be a planner in! 

    Interested applicants can find a full copy of the job posting on the city?s
    website at

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:06 PM | Daphne Politis

    The City of Holyoke is seeking the services of a planning firm or a
    planning individual who can assist in developing a Community Preservation
    Plan that complies with Section 5 (b)1 of the Community Preservation Act.
    Technical and Fee proposals shall be received by the City no later than
    2:00 p.m. December 1, 2017 eastern standard time.   
    Andrew B. Smith
    *Holyoke Conservation & Sustainability Director*

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:02 PM | Daphne Politis

    Staff Planner - New Bedford
    The City of New Bedford is accepting applications for Staff Planner, salary $46,853 - $58,571, in the Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development.  The Staff Planner serves as a supportive planning professional performing a variety of administrative, technical and professional tasks in providing staff support to the City Planner and Department Head.  Performs technical reviews and develops staff reports, undertakes analysis of land development applications and plans as may be assigned as staff support to the Planning Board and operation of the division. Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, architecture, urban design, geography or closely related discipline desirable, as well as two years of experience in urban planning or a closely related field. Job description is attached here.  For job description and application, please visit:<> or contact the Personnel Department at (508) 979-1444. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

  • Thursday, November 09, 2017 2:44 PM | Daphne Politis

    Please see the job posting below for the Director of Land Use Management
    in Westford.  I am moving on to work for Mass Housing Partnership/DHCD in
    a new position, Housing Choice Program Director starting 11/14/17.  

    Director of Land Use Management

    The Town of Westford is seeking applicants for the position of Director of
    Land Use Management (DLUM).  This position works under the direction of
    the Town Manager and with input from the Board of Selectmen, Planning
    Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Economic
    Development Committee and the Affordable Housing Committee/Affordable
    Housing Trust.  This position performs highly responsible, professional,
    technical, supervisory and administrative work, while exercising
    considerable independent judgment relating to land use issues; including
    extensive knowledge of the principles and methods of land use planning and
    project permitting. The DLUM organizes, coordinates, and supervises the
    Westford land use departments, including long range planning, project
    review processes in accordance with MGLs, local zoning and local
    regulatory ordinances, by-laws of the town, and other applicable rules and
    regulations.  The DLUM is responsible for carrying out a wide range of
    research and representational activities requiring extensive experience
    negotiating with developers, lawyers, and abutters.  This position demands
    excellent judgment, analytical ability, diplomacy and confidentiality.  

    Candidates should have a Master's Degree in Urban Planning or a related
    field and a minimum of 6-8 years of progressively responsible planning
    experience with 4 years in a supervisory capacity or demonstrably similar
    experience.  AICP Certification is strongly preferred or the ability to
    obtain certification within a year after hire. Hiring salary range $88,127
    to $105,000. 

    Pleases submit resume and cover letter by 11/27/2017 to or send to:
    Westford Town Hall
    Pam Hicks, Director of Human Resources
    55 Main Street
    Westford, MA 01886

    For a full position description please visit
    EEO/AA Employer

    Chris Kluchman, FAICP
    Director of Land Use Management
    Town of Westford
    55 Main Street
    Westford, MA 01886
    tel.  978-692-5524

  • Friday, November 03, 2017 6:00 PM | Daphne Politis

    *Part-time Economic Development Coordinator*
    *Town of Grafton*
    The town of Grafton is seeking applications from qualified individuals for
    the part-time position of Economic Development Coordinator. This position
    supports and coordinates the efforts of the town economic plan to diversify
    the tax base. This person will also routinely communicate and collaborate
    with town officials and businesses located in Grafton, and various boards
    and committees including the Economic Development Commission. Qualified
    applicants must be available to attend EDC meetings/events outside of
    normal business hours. Grants administration, marketing experience and
    website development will be considered an asset, as is comprehension of
    state and local government. Applicants shall possess a bachelor's degree
    (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to three years
    related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education
    and experience. Public relations and writing skills required. Full job
    description is posted on This is a 19.5 hour
    [non-benefitted] per week position; salary up to $29.50 per hour.
    Interested applicants should apply online at
    by forwarding a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Meekins at Applications accepted until position is filled.


    *Joseph Laydon*

    Town Planner

    Grafton Memorial Municipal Center
    30 Providence Road
    Grafton, MA 01519

    Phone (508) 839-5335 x1144
    Fax (508) 839-4602

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:21 PM | Daphne Politis

    Comprehensive Planner
    Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

    Under the supervision of the Comprehensive Planning Manager, performs a wide variety of planning tasks necessary to support the day-to-day functions of a busy Regional Planning Agency.

    Job duties include: conducting land use, transportation and environmental analyses, transportation and other planning-related studies; drafting plan elements (Master Plans, Housing Production Plans, Open Space and Recreation Plans, etc.); preparing bylaw amendments; managing geo-databases, and designing/laying out model professional reports; serving as staff liaison to area committees, and making presentations at public meetings; collaborating with fellow planners, and helping facilitate enhanced regional planning and planning coordination across Southeastern MA.  Other duties as assigned.  Attendance at some night meetings required.

    A Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related field is preferred; advanced capability with GIS, AICP certification and municipal planning experience a plus.

    For additional information see<>

    Please forward cover letter, resume, and five (5) professional references via email no later than November 17, 2017 to:

    Jeffrey Walker, Executive Director

    SRPEDD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

  • Thursday, October 05, 2017 2:24 PM | Daphne Politis

    PRINCIPAL PLANNER.  Full time with benefits. Bachelor's or Master's degree in planning or related field.  Significant experience required in community and economic development, report writing and delivery, and public presentation. Experience in other planning disciplines a plus.  For more info see job description at   Salary $55,159  based on education and relevant experience. Position is open until filled.  Send cover letter and resume to<> or MRPC, 464 Abbott Avenue, Fitchburg, MA<,+Fitchburg,+MA%C2%A0+01420&entry=gmail&source=g>  01420<,+Fitchburg,+MA%C2%A0+01420&entry=gmail&source=g>.  Candidates must have valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MRPC is AA/EEO.

    John Hume
    Montachusett Regional Planning Commission
    Please be advised that the Massachusetts Secretary of State considers e-mail to be a public record, and therefore subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c. 66 ? 10.

  • Thursday, October 05, 2017 10:21 AM | Daphne Politis

    City of Pittsfield has created a new Business Development Manager position.  This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to join a vibrant administration and help us foster the growth of our business community and tax base.  Here is the link to the posting:

    Deanna L. Ruffer
    Community Development Director
    City of Pittsfield
    70 Allen Street, Rm 205
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
    413-499-9368 (main)
    413-499-9449 (direct)

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