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Director of Land Use Management, Town of Westford


Director of Land Use Management

The Town of Westford is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Land Use Management (DLUM).  This position works under the direction of the Town Manager and with input from the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Economic Development Committee and the Affordable Housing Committee/Affordable Housing Trust.

This position performs highly responsible, professional, technical, supervisory and administrative work, while exercising considerable independent judgment relating to land use issues; including extensive knowledge of the principles and methods of land use planning and project permitting. The DLUM organizes, coordinates, and supervises the Westford land use departments, including long range planning, project review processes in accordance with MGLs, local zoning and local regulatory ordinances, by-laws of the town, and other applicable rules and regulations.  The DLUM is responsible for carrying out a wide range of research and representational activities requiring extensive experience negotiating with developers, lawyers, and abutters.  This position demands excellent judgment, analytical ability, diplomacy and confidentiality.

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field and a minimum of 6-8 years of progressively responsible planning experience with 4 years in a supervisory capacity or demonstrably similar experience.  AICP Certification is strongly preferred or the ability to obtain certification within a year after hire. Hiring salary range $88,127 to $105,000.

Pleases submit resume and cover letter by 11/27/2017 to phicks@westfordma.gov or send to:

Westford Town Hall

Pam Hicks, Director of Human Resources

55 Main Street

Westford, MA 01886

For a full position description please visit www.westfordma.gov

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