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Planner, Town of Essex, VT


Town of Essex, VT

The Town of Essex, Vermont is seeking an experienced, creative Planner to perform professional and technical work in administering, developing, and implementing planning and development review activities for the town. The Planner will provide technical assistance to the Planning Commission, Conservation Committee, and other local regulatory entities.

Essex is the second largest municipality in Vermont, yet still offers a unique rural-urban dynamic. The successful candidate will feel equally comfortable whether reviewing industrial site plans or rural subdivision proposals. The Planner’s primary responsibility is development review, but the position also takes an active role in long-range planning for a vibrant town center, housing affordability, natural resource protection, renewable energy, and more.

This position works under the general direction of the Community Development Director and in accordance with various town policies and state laws. The Planner provides administrative, technical, and professional advice to local regulatory entities in development review applications. The Planner reviews applications to assure completeness, design quality, and conformance with zoning and subdivision regulations. The Planner assists employees, officials, and the public with planning and development questions. The candidate must be able to communicate and write effectively, be a demonstrated team player, and be able to execute programs in a professional, service-oriented manner.

Requires a B.A. or B.S. in planning, public administration, landscape architecture, civil engineering, or related field; and two years relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred. Other qualifications may be substituted as appropriate.

This position is a union position with a minimum starting salary of $56,000, depending on relevant experience.

Application deadline is May 12. Apply with cover letter, resume, and three references to:  Travis Sabataso, Administrative Assistant, 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 or via email to tsabataso@essex.org. EEO

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