Planning Analyst – City of Worcester

The City of Worcester is actively seeking qualified candidates to fill a Planning Analyst position to help support the work of the Planning Division (part of the City’s Executive Office of Economic Development). This is an fantastic opportunity to join our growing team and work in a bustling office for New England’s second largest city. A summary of the position description follows and the full posting is available here. Kindly circulate to any interested candidates or follow the link to find out more about the position if you’re interested in applying. Thank you!

Planning Analyst – Planning & Regulatory Services Division, Economic Development Department – City of Worcester

The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for the position of Planning Analyst for the Economic Development Department’s – Planning & Regulatory Services Division. The Planning Analyst will be responsible for supporting a variety of planning activities involving subjects such as land use, zoning, development review, urban design, environmental and comprehensive planning. This position provides professional and technical assistance as well as administrative and customer service support to Boards and Commissions, including the Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. The Planning Analyst will manage project applications, coordinate board meetings, conduct development review, prepare legal notices, agendas, meeting minutes, and decisions. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, professional setting where they will meaningfully contribute to the development of the City of Worcester.


  • Bachelor’s degree in city or regional planning, civil engineering, sustainable development, geography, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, or other related discipline
    • An equivalent combination of education & experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required duties of the position will be considered in lieu of the above mentioned requirements
  • Proficient with computers, including proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with use of GIS mapping and conducting data analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Master’s degree in city or regional planning, civil engineering, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, or other related discipline
  • Two (2) years of customer service experience
  • Experience in an office setting
  • Experience conducting research, querying records, managing data, and/or process management
  • Demonstrated experience applying planning principles and techniques in an academic and/or work setting
  • Experience with ArcGIS

SALARY RANGE: $28.59 – $34.85 hourly, full-time (40 hours per week), with an excellent benefits package

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2023, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608Cover letter & resume required for consideration. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans as well as Bilingual and multilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to:  City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,