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Planning Technician/Planning Assistant – Barrett Planning Group

Barrett Planning Group has an opening for a part-time (20 hrs.) Planning Technician/Planning Assistant. The person selected for this position will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Performs routine office tasks in designated program areas, including data entry, file management, copying, and answering telephone
  • Develops and maintains automated tracking systems, hard copy files and records
  • Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources
  • Prepares public notices or property owner verifications
  • Prepares maps, charts, tables of limited complexity
  • Assists with preparing for and conducting public participation events
  • Assists with firm’s marketing

Required Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning
  • Knowledge of data collection and basic research methods
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and graphics tools such as Piktochart

Necessary Skills

  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems
  • Ability to create graphic designs, sketches
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed
  • Good photography skills a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in planning or social sciences; minimum two years of experience.


  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Office located south of Boston

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Judi Barrett, Principal, Barrett Planning Group, judi@barrettplanningllc.com. No phone calls, please. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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