Town Planner/Community Development Director – Town of Grafton

The Town of Grafton (pop.18,000+) is accepting applications for the position of Town Planner/Community Development Director. Excellent opportunity to work in a progressive and professional environment. A successful candidate will work on a variety of planning projects in a proactive and dynamic community, including mill village re-development, affordable housing, and various smart growth initiatives. Provides technical assistance to the Planning Board in administering the Subdivision Control Law, Subdivision Regulations, Zoning Bylaws, and other relevant regulations and policies, including coordinating the review of land use/development applications. Position will be responsible for land use and permitting coordination throughout several permitting departments. Responsible for conducting studies and developing, implementing and monitoring current and long-range plans and programs for guiding development for the Town.

Oversees the operation of the Planning Department, which includes full time employees and volunteers. Proficiency with Massachusetts Subdivision Control Law and Zoning Act (MGL c.40A) required. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills; computer experience (MS Office); grant writing and management experience; and, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various staff and elected officials.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field with Master’s preferred, and five years’ experience in municipal government. Any relevant combination of education and experience may be considered as a substitute. AICP designation preferred. Salary DOQ with benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to: Tim McInerney, Town Administrator, Town of Grafton, 30 Providence Road, Grafton, MA  01519 or at A copy of the complete job description is available online. The Town of Grafton is an AA/EOE. Position is open until filled.