The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Economic Development and Land Use Planner (hereafter, Planner) to help achieve the goals of its long-range regional plan, MetroFuture.
The Planner will work closely with other staff at MAPC, state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions. The Planner will help cities and towns to develop plans, policies, zoning and programs to achieve economic development consistent with smart growth; conduct research; build coalitions, assist with the development of the comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS).
Master’s degree in planning, public policy, or public or business administration, with training in regional economics, community economic development, workforce development, land use, regional planning, or related disciplines; or relevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with land use and economic development issues in a public or private sector setting.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Familiarity with key economic development tools of state and local government, including business retention and recruitment, incentive programs, workforce development, zoning and permitting, and infrastructure development; Knowledge of urban/suburban infill development relative to retail, office, light industrial and mixed-use development; Ability to analyze data and identify demographic and economic trends.
This is a full time position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Starting salary $50-$65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
Review of applicants begins August 17, 2012. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY: SEE COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AT www.mapc.org/jobs and apply at link there. Posted 7-19-12. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.
Filed under: Jobs
© 2013 APA – Massachusetts Chapter