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Assistant Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, Town of Norwood

Assistant Planner Community Planning and Economic Development
Town of Norwood

The Town of Norwood is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the newly created position of Assistant Planner for the Community Planning and Economic Development Department.  The purpose of this position is to perform technical, professional, administrative, and supervisory community planning and economic development work relating to the review of proposed private and public development projects, writing and administration of grants, data collection and research, community development, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, economic development and all other related work as required. Works under the general direction of the Director of Community Planning and Economic Development; works according to Town policies, procedures, laws, or special directives.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Design and maintains databases to track real estate development projects and development trends. Reviews minor site plan applications and other projects and plans.
  • Facilitates the implementation of recommendations within various town plans and studies. Makes recommendations for amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Planning Board Rules and Regulations.
  • Conducts site inspections and advises residents, property owners and real estate developers on land use regulations and compliance. Prepares various types of grant applications.
  • Utilizes GIS to produce maps and conduct analysis of land use trends.
  • Assists with the administration of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).
  • Attends meetings and provides administrative and professional support to the Planning Board and other Board/Committee meetings as required. Represents the Department at various federal, state and regional planning and regulatory agencies at meetings and/or conferences.
  • Updates and maintains the department’s web page and web pages for other committee’s supported by the department. Establish and maintain communication with the public through social media.
  • Prepares the department’s budget and Annual Reports.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, or as the situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration or a related field, Master’s degree in urban and regional planning preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in municipal planning, regional planning or related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, maps, laws, specifications, codes, bylaws and regulations. Ability to create maps and conduct analysis using GIS.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in oral and written form. Ability to speak in public in front of audiences of all sizes.  Ability to multitask, be flexible and change task directions in midstream.
  • Ability to attend regular evening meetings outside of the course of the normal workday.
  • AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification is highly desirable.

This is an FLSA Exempt permanent full time, 40 hours per week position.  Grade N08 in the Town of Norwood Classification and Compensation Plan.  FY18 salary range is $54,971 – $67,674 annually plus excellent benefits and the opportunity to be a part of an excellent team of managers and public servants.

Please see the full posting available on the Town’s website at www.norwoodma.gov by clicking the link for Employment Opportunities.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and Town of Norwood employment application to the email address below by 4:00 p.m. on Friday June 30, 2017. Current letters of reference are encouraged. Please reference requisition #2017-019 on all application materials.

Michelle Pizzi, Human Resources Director
Town of Norwood

The Town of Norwood is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017.

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