Associate Zoning Planner – City of Cambridge

Associate Zoning Planner – City of Cambridge

This Associate Planner position is within the Division of Zoning and Development (Z&D) of CDD. You should be a self-motivated professional with a strong interest in zoning and land use regulation who want to develop your knowledge and skills in a busy planning office that works on a wide range of urban development issues. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to equity and respect, both in the provision of services and in the workplace  More information about Z&D is available on the Division’s webpage at http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, real estate, architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, public administration, or related field AND four (4) years of relevant work experience. A Master’s degree in one of the above fields may substitute for up to two (2) years of required experience.
  • Experience in collaborative, team-based project work, both in leading and supporting roles

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Detailed understanding of zoning codes or similar land use regulations, based on professional and/or volunteer experience or advanced coursework involving their direct study and/or use
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Computer Proficiency: General office applications (Microsoft Office suite) and ability to learn more advanced applications
    • Demonstrated ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies
  • Ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds in a courteous, compassionate, and professional manner
  • Ability to prioritize workloads, multitask and meet deadlines while working with a broad range of individuals in a fast-paced environment
    • The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies

RATE: $64,545 – $91,137 annually + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit the below documents via email to employment@cambridgema.gov on or before  11/10/22.  We are an AA/EEO Employer.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter. In cover letter, explain why you are interested in this specific position.
  • Written sample or excerpt from a work product (professional, academic, or volunteer related) on a topic related to zoning, no more than four pages (including any charts, images, or diagrams), with a brief introduction explaining why the material was prepared and your role in its preparation.