Land Use and Inspectional Services Director – Town of Upton

The town of Upton, Massachusetts, seeks an innovative, visionary Land Use and Inspectional Services Director to serve the community in performing professional, technical, and administrative duties in developing plans and programs relating to land use, zoning, growth, and development in accordance with community and economic goals as envisioned by the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent leadership, project management, and communication skills and thoroughly understand land use principles involving historic preservation and environmental concerns. In addition to exercising independent judgment, the candidate must be able to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in a team-oriented environment. Additionally, the candidate will have experience securing and administering grants for various initiatives, understanding marketing principles, and overall Master Plan adherence responsibility. The Director is accountable for the direction and success of programs accomplished through others and oversees the personnel function of the department.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in planning or public policy, five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning or land use, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. An American Institute of Certified Planners credential and master’s degree is preferred.

Starting salary range is $83.5K to $94K, commensurate with years of experience and education. A town application form (required), cover letter and resume must be submittedto jobs@uptonma.gov.

Position open until filled; interviews commence as applications are received. The Town of Upton is an EEO/AA employer.