Conservation & Open Space Coordinator – Town of Wenham


All interested applicants are required to submit a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to the Town Administrator’s Office at the Town Hall (c/o Tom Younger).  All such submittals can be emailed to or mailed/hand delivered to:

Wenham Town Hall
 Town Administrator’s Office
 138 Main St
 Wenham, MA 01984 

Submittal Deadline: Position Open Until Filled

Additional information regarding this position is available at the Town Hall and can be obtained by either visiting the Town website at or by calling 978-468-5520 x2.


Status:                          Permanent / Part-time (19 Hrs./Wk.)
Department:              Land Use
Compensation:         Starting rate from $29.47/hour to $31.35/hour

Requirements:          Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in municipal setting administering wetlands and Conservation regulations; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of Massachusetts DEP regulations and policies required.  Experience with ArcMap GIS preferred. Valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and a readily available car required. 

Job Description:  Position provides technical and administrative support related to the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, Wenham’s Wetland Protection By-Laws, and any related regulations and policies under the authority of the Wenham Conservation Commission.  Provides technical and administrative support to the Open Space and Recreation Committee (OSRC).

Essential functions include, though are not limited to: assuring committees’ adherence to Massachusetts OML regulations, review of wetlands applications / project plans; review of building permit applications for compliance with wetlands laws and regulations; drafting of Orders of Conditions and determination; ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local wetlands, storm water management and erosion control regulations, codes, and bylaws; respond to public inquiries in person and in writing; maintain various databases related to the management of conservation lands and office files; conduct site inspections associated with the review of wetland resource area delineations, monitoring of projects to ensure environmental compliance and enforcement;

Availability needed for office and inspection hours during the day, semi-monthly night meetings of the WCC (the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month), and monthly night meetings of the OSRC; and other activities required to support the day-to-day operations of the WCC and OSRC.