Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:22 PM | Daphne Politis

    Town Planner in Harvard.

    Please direct any questions to the Chief Procurement Officer, Marie
    Sobalvarro at or 978-456-4100 ext. 330

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:21 PM | Daphne Politis

    SRPEDD has a job opening for a Comprehensive Planner.  Please use the link below for a full posting.

    Comprehensive Planner
    Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District

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

    Job duties include: conducting land use analyses, transportation and other planning related studies; drafting plan elements (Master Plans, Housing Production Plans, Open Space and Recreation Plans, etc.), preparing bylaw amendments, and managing geo-databases; working with local committees; making presentations at public meetings; coordinating efforts with others, and helping facilitate enhanced planning coordination across the SRPEDD region.  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; AICP membership a plus.

     If you are interested in such a position, go to the SRPEDD website at<>.  A link to the information is posted right on the front page under "WHAT'S NEW AT SRPEDD."
    For additional information go to the  SRPEDD website<the%20http:/>.

    Deadline for Applications:
    Please forward cover letter, resume, salary history and professional references via email by June 16, 2017 to:

    Jeffrey Walker, AICP
    Executive Director, SRPEDD
    88 Broadway, Taunton, MA<>

    SRPEDD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

    Sandy Conaty
    Deputy Director/Comprehensive Planning Manager
    88 Broadway
    Taunton, MA 02780
    Ph:  508-824-1367 x 314
    Fax: 508-823-1803<>

  • 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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