Asst. Director of Planning/Sustainability – City of Waltham


Job Responsibilities: The Assistant Director for Planning/Sustainability shall be responsible for assisting with the administration and management of sustainable City of Waltham and community-based planning, including sustainability, livability and resiliency initiatives, as assigned and under the direct supervision of the Planning Director. These initiatives will include collaborating within the Planning Department to develop and update core City plans and reports/long term planning studies, green energy projects, reduction in energy usage, capital project management, preparation and administration of Federal and State sustainable grants.  This position performs complex professional, administrative, technical, supervisory work and project management.  Often project assignments will involve coordination with Federal and State agencies who manage grant programs and working with them to complete requirements for grants/reimbursement.  This role will include, but not be limited to, planning activities associated with Waltham’s Green Communities Designation, Municipal Vulnerabilities Preparedness, and Climate Resiliency initiatives.  The City of Waltham Planning Department is a highly-interactive, creative and solution- oriented team.  This position requires a person who is a strong team player with great communication skills who enjoys multi-tasking, performing complex tasks and managing projects/initiatives that require a high level of initiative, creative problem solving in the planning, administration and execution of programs/service. Maintain records for Waltham’s Green Communities designation.  Requires clear communication and coordination with other Departments to advance projects and policies to meet greenhouse gases reduction goals.  Assists the City Planner in preparing grant applications and project management of planning/sustainability initiatives. Additional planning/sustainability tasks include implementing Sustainable Planning objectives, assisting with preparing draft grant proposals/RFPs to support various sustainability projects, programs and functions. As assigned, interacting with professional consultants, city departments and community members.  Develops, implements and prepares various planning documents including Green Communities Reporting.  In addition, all other tasks as assigned by the Planning Director. Performs complex and responsible duties requiring a high level of initiative, creative problem solving, persuasion and independent judgment in the planning, administration and execution of programs and service.  Responsibilities require extensive interaction with municipal officials and staff, federal and state agencies, citizens, businesses, and consultants.  Full job description available through Human Resources.

Qualifications: Candidate must have Planning experience. Municipal experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Planning with demonstrated ability working with the principles and practice of urban sustainability.  LEED accredited professional.  Strong writing, analytical and interpersonal skills required. Must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.  Must successfully pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check, pre-employment physical and drug, alcohol test. 

Rate of pay: $82,007 yr Excellent benefits. Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Deadline to apply: August. 15, 2019

Qualified candidates should submit a City of Waltham application, resume, cover letter and three written and signed letters of reference to: (reference letters may not be dated any older than 2 years.) 

City of Waltham/Human Resources Dept.
119 School St.
Waltham, MA. 02451

Fax 781-314-3358

Req # 2019-114