Associate Planner, Land Use and Comprehensive Planning – CMRPC

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for a full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Associate Planner within the agency’s Regional Collaboration and Community Planning Department. The staffer will serve as a key member of the agency’s Community Planning program, which includes Land Use, Comprehensive/ Master Planning, and Housing. The Planner will contribute to land use and zoning projects, the development and coordination of long-range comprehensive (general) master plans, and other initiatives. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, innovative, team-based environment with an opportunity for growth.

This is a full-time position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Standard work week is 5 days (37.5 hours/week).  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. Candidate must be willing to adhere to all active and future public safety requirements (including mask and/or vaccination mandates).  Most CMRPC staff currently work remotely at least in part. However, all staff must be available for in-person meetings within the region as needed, and it is expected that staff be available for in-office work as is appropriate for their work assignments, typically this is on average 2 days per week.

The anticipated starting salary range is Associate Planner, $50,000 to $64,360 depending on experience and qualifications.

In addition to competitive compensation, CMRPC offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package. This position is exempt under the guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. If you can bring a competitive streak, relevant skills and experience, and a strong work ethic to CMRPC in this capacity, please submit your cover letter, resume, three professional references supporting your qualifications, to CMRPC, One Mercantile Street, Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 or email  The position is open until filled or canceled, with priority to candidates who apply by August 15, 2023.