Associate Planner – Devens Enterprise Commission

The Devens Enterprise Commission (DEC) is seeking experienced candidates to fill the position of Associate Planner.  The DEC acts as the regulatory and permitting authority for the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone – a former military base located in north central Massachusetts. The DEC functions as a unified permitting agency and acts as the local board of health, conservation commission, zoning board of appeals, historic district commission, and planning board.  Under the direction of the Director/Land Use Administrator, this full time position performs a variety of professional planning, administrative, and technical duties in connection with the interpretation, processing, and enforcement of the Devens By-Laws and Devens Enterprise Commission Rules and Regulations (974CMR) related to all development/redevelopment proposals.  The Associate Planner performs a number of professional planning duties including current and long-range planning and review of development proposals including wetland permits, historic district certificates of appropriateness, subdivision plans, industrial performance standards, site plans, event permits, and board of health activities.

A master’s degree in planning or a related field, plus a minimum of two year’s work experience in the planning profession preferred.  A bachelor’s degree and four years of professional planning experience may also be accepted.  AICP certification is preferred.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) and requires occasional attendance at evening and early morning meetings outside of regular work hours.  The hiring salary range for this position is $64,000 to $89,000 depending on qualifications.  Full salary range exceeds hiring range.  Health and retirement benefits also available.

This is a unique opportunity for progressive candidates looking to work on innovative projects and help advance the economic, social, and environmental redevelopment of this former military base.  Any person wishing to apply should e-mail a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file titled “Associate Planner -Your Surname” to by June 15, 2022.

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The Devens Enterprise Commission is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.