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Housing Planner  OR Senior Housing Planner – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

The Land Use and Environment Section of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission seeks a highly qualified and motivated Housing Planner or Housing Senior Planner to focus on housing planning while working collaboratively with colleagues in the PVPC Land Use & Environment section. This person will work with cities, towns, the state and federal government, and partner organizations to advance municipal housing planning and policy work, including assisting member municipalities to modify local land use zoning regulations to facilitate housing access and affordability. The ideal Senior-level candidate will have 4 to 7+ years planning and housing experience, while the Planner Level candidate should have a minimum of two years’ related work experience.   Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Planning or a related field, must enjoy working with municipal officials and volunteers using regulations to advance community goals, understand and value authentic community engagement, have experience grant-writing and developing projects, and be an exceptional written & verbal communicator. Multiple years of experience may substitute for MS. Understanding, knowledge and experience with Massachusetts’s affordable housing programs (Chapter 40B, 40R and HPPs) a plus. Starting salary $48,000 to $66,000/yr (depending on qualifications and experience) with full benefits.  Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a brief work sample by target date of 12-07-2018 to Timothy W. Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01040, or by email to Land Use/Environment Section Manager Catherine Ratte’ at cratte@pvpc.org.  The position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled. An AA/EOE.

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