Planning Director – Town of Duxbury

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Posting begins August 09, 2023 and will remain open through August 31, 2023.

The Planning Director performs professional and administrative duties in planning, organizing, and coordinating the Town of Duxbury’s planning, land use, and community development functions and activities.

Essential Functions:  The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

  1. Serves as technical advisor to the Planning Board, Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust, and other Town boards/committees as directed by the Town Manager or Board by preparing reports and recommendations and serving as the liaison between the Board and the public, developers, and other Town boards and commissions.
  2. Acts as principal contact for all manner of development proposals in the Town and coordinates the review of subdivisions, site plans, and special permit applications for commercial, recreational, office, industrial, and residential development with pertinent staff members and members of other departments. Coordinates the reviews conducted by the interdepartmental Development Review Team or DRT.
  3. Carries out a Comprehensive Planning Program for the Planning Board and assists the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen with Long-Range Strategic Planning.
  4. Administers existing land use regulations falling under the authority of the Planning Board under the provisions of state statute, Town Bylaws, and Town Zoning Bylaws. Develops and initiates planning and zoning policies and regulatory programs, addressing planning and land use issues in a manner consistent with state law, Town Bylaws, Zoning Bylaws, Subdivision Rules and Regulations, and land-use planning objectives. Assists the Board in making recommendations and developing proposals for consideration by the Town regarding land use.
  5. Oversees the maintenance and updating of the inventory of Town maps and related information concerning wetlands, open space, and areas of ecological, biological, geological or hydrological significance; maintains contact with FEMA, and maintains an electronic inventory of GIS maps with Assessors.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field; five to seven-year municipal planning experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform essential job functions. Certification as Planner by the AICP or the ability to obtain within twelve months of hire.

Benefits:    75% town/25% employee paid:

  • health insurance; Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO & HMO plans
  • basic term life insurance ($5,000)

Defined benefit pension

Compensation: Pay range begins at $78,381. Actual salary dependent upon qualifications.

To View Job Description and Apply – ( )   Posting begins August 09, 2023 and will remain open through August 31, 2023.