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Planner and Land Use Administrator – City of Chelsea

Department of Planning & Development
Planner and Land Use Administrator; Grade 9
Pay Range $45,810 – $59,564.

Summary Statement of Duties: (full description available at Chelsea HR Dept.)
The Planner and Land Use Administrator is responsible for reviewing applications, preparing recommendations and drafting/filing decisions relative to zoning relief applications, site plan review applications and design review applications in fulfilling requirements as set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 40A and Chapter 41.  Under direction, this position will work in advancing the community planning agenda for the City.

Research funding mechanisms, write grant funding applications.  Assist in the efforts of the City’s land use boards, including the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission; assist in review of site plans and subdivision plans.

BS/BA in Planning, Urban Studies or a related field and three years experience in private or municipal planning and/or a Masters Degree with two years direct professional experience in planning.  A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.  This position requires a strong theoretical basis gained through education as well as practical experience.  Very good writing and communication skills; ability to meet and deal effectively with local, state and federal government agencies, and the general citizenry and business community toward project completion.  Prior experience in plan review, project management, and GIS is helpful, as is familiarity with appropriate state regulations and procedures regarding funding and procurement. Ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter & resume to Karen Budrow, City of Chelsea, HR Dept., 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 by October 22, 2010.  Fax 617-466-4175; e-mail to kbudrow@chelseama.gov.

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