Assistant Planner – Town of Burlington

The Town of Burlington seeks an Assistant Planner, supporting the Planning Director and Senior Planner in performing a wide variety of tasks, with the opportunity to work on a diverse array of planning initiatives.

Examples of work include:

  • Reviews site plans and subdivision plans for compliance with municipal regulations.
  • Performs site inspections to certify compliance with approved plans.
  • Assists in the preparation of Meeting Previews and Staff Reports for the Planning Board and filing of Decisions
  • Participates in the preparation of amendments to the zoning bylaw, subdivision rules and regulations, and site plan rules and regulations.
  • Assists the Senior Planner in management of GIS data and maps.
  • Conducts research on community characteristics, trends, and needs.
  • Provides technical assistance to Town staff, Boards, Committees, and the public.
  • Assists in interdepartmental Development Application Review meeting coordination.
  • Develops, implements and manages department social media platforms.
  • Provides customer service and responds to office inquiries related to planning, zoning and projects under review.
  • Assists the Recording Clerk in minutes review and distribution.
  • Any other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a B.S. in planning, geography, public administration or related fields, and one year experience in municipal planning. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill: The position involves daily interaction with the public, applicants, and municipal officials, requiring strong oral and written skills. The position also requires independent travel for on-site field inspections of ongoing projects. Position may require occasional attendance at evening meetings. Computer skills for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases required. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS), The American Community Survey, design and visualization software, social media and website software experience is a plus.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week). This position is within Grade 10 of the Administrative & Professional compensation plan, with comprehensive benefits.

Apply at (preferred). Please include a cover letter with your application. Alternatively, applications may be obtained at Town Hall or at and directed to:

Joanne Faust, Human Resources Director
Town of Burlington
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Applications received by 1:00pm May 20, 2022 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.