Senior Planner – Town of Watertown

The Town of Watertown is seeking to fill a dynamic position in a vision-focused Department of Community Development and Planning to provide technical assistance in the fields of housing, community planning and economic development, land use planning, zoning, project review, capital improvements, grants and working with the Planning Board, Board of Appeals and Watertown Housing Partnership.  Candidate must have familiarity with MGL Ch. 40A and HOME program funding.  The position involves daily interaction with the public and municipal officials requiring strong oral and written skills.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field and 3 years experience, Masters Degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated proficiency required in computer skills, and GIS skills strongly preferred and a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record.

SALARY RANGE:  The expected hiring range to be $62,079 – $69,872 with an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, paid sick, vacation, personal days, holidays; flexible spending plans, and deferred compensation plans to supplement the pension benefit.

TO APPLY:   A Town of Watertown application form is available at www.watertown-ma.gov in the document center/personnel tab or at the Personnel Department.  An application form with resume and cover letter is accepted by email:  personnel@watertown-ma.gov; fax 1-617-923-8195 or at the Personnel Department,  149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

DEADLINE:             Open until filled.

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