Town Planner/Economic Development Director – Town of Norton

The Town of Norton, Massachusetts, seeks a results-oriented professional to perform a variety of administrative, technical and professional work overseeing land use planning, community and economic development efforts. Working under the general guidance of the Town Manager, the Town Planner/Economic Development Director will provide staff assistance to the Planning Board. The planning component provides direct staff support to the Planning Board and occasional direction and guidance to other boards. Serves as a liaison between the Planning Board, developers, and the public and promotes the best interests of the town of Norton in matters of planning, community and economic development.  Position administers the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 41, § 81A-81GG (the Subdivision Control Act), M.G.L. Chapter 40A (the Zoning Act), the town zoning bylaws, rules and regulations governing the subdivision of land, and other state and local regulations and policies pertaining to planning board and functions. Participates when and where appropriate, in the development, implementation, and/or maintenance of local wetland bylaws, open space plans, and land use plans, recreation plans and/or master plans.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in regional, urban or community planning, architecture, engineering, public administration or a closely related field; and five years experience in municipal planning. Master’s degree desirable. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) classification preferred. The salary range is $81,589 – $95,000 annually plus competitive benefit package.

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, and employment application to: Town Manager’s Office – REF: TOWN PLANNER, 70 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766, or via email to

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Complete job description and employment application available at: