Planner Therapy – Western Massachusetts

Planner Therapy has come to western Massachusetts! Get together with your fellow planners at the following two events. Share some good times at these local breweries. Sample the craft beer selections and enjoy something delicious from the menu! Hope to see you there!

Assistant Planner – Town of Westport

The Town of Westport, MA (pop. 16,000) is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Planner.  Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to: Assist the Planner and the Planning Board in the development and implementation of plans and policies, regulations, bylaws, MS4 permitting, grant writing and warrant articles; conduct research, data gathering and analysis, conduct site inspections, provide administrative support to municipal boards, commissions and committees; and manage the department in the absence of … Read more

Transportation Director – Greater Portland Council of Governments

The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) is seeking a Transportation Director to lead our innovative team working to improve the Portland Maine region’s transportation network.  GPCOG hosts  the area’s metropolitan planning organization, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS).  We pride ourselves in managing an excellent planning process with our eighteen very engaged municipalities, leading the region to apply the latest transportation planning practices and engineering and design standards.   The MPO programs a $26 … Read more

Analyst – Transportation Planner p/t – Massport

The Massachusetts Port Authority is seeking a temporary analyst to support the Strategic & Business Planning unit monitoring, analyzing, reporting on, conducting research for, and developing rigorous, data-driven short-term and long-term technical strategic analysis for Massport with application to all business lines – Aviation, Maritime and Real Estate. The position will provide the employee with ability to use their superior analytical and visualization skills to assist decision making in a fast-paced agency.  Candidate must possess … Read more

2020 AICP Exam Preparation – Registration Open

Interested in taking the AICP Exam this spring or fall and looking for some assistance or a refresher? APA-MA can help! We are proud to again offer our AICP Exam preparation course for planning professionals and AICP Candidates who wish to take the exam in May or November 2020.  This intensive multi-day training is offered only in the spring and has proven to be a valuable resource for AICP test takers in the past. We have … Read more

Planner – WestCOG

Salary Range: $55,000-$80,000 (depending on qualifications) with a competitive benefits package Location: Sandy Hook, CT Closing Date: Open until filled or closed About WestCOG The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is a metropolitan and regional planning organization that provides transportation, environmental, economic development, GIS and other planning services to 18 municipalities in western and southwestern Connecticut. Job Description and Responsibilities WestCOG seeks a qualified and highly-motivated person to serve as a Planner or Project … Read more

Planner I (Assistant Planner) – City of Brockton

Location: Planning and Economic Development Date opened: January 8, 2020 Date closed: January 22, 2020 Position Type: Full Time/Benefited/Union Salary: $55,000 – $63,000 (5-step position) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting the Director Economic Development & Planning by reviewing applications to Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conversation Commission, Historic Commission and other relevant regulatory bodies plans for conformity with appropriate provisions of the state laws and the ordinances of the City of Brockton; assist in … Read more

Senior Transit Planner – PVPC

PVPC seeks a highly qualified and experienced transit professional to work in our transit planning program and  provide extensive technical support services to the region’s transit authority. Candidates must be technically sound and able to handle multiple projects as the primary liaison to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. Requires minimum of Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience. Candidates must have excellent analytical, communication (including public engagement), leadership, computer skills and be … Read more

Senior Planner – Town of Watertown

The Town of Watertown is seeking to fill a dynamic position in a vision-focused Department of Community Development and Planning to provide technical assistance in the fields of housing, community planning and economic development, land use planning, zoning, project review, capital improvements, grants and working with the Planning Board, Board of Appeals and Watertown Housing Partnership.  Candidate must have familiarity with MGL Ch. 40A and HOME program funding.  The position involves daily interaction with the … Read more

Transportation Planner – NMCOG

Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), a Lowell-based regional planning agency, is accepting applications for the position of Transportation Planner.  A complete job description and the required minimum qualifications can found on the agency’s website: Please email cover letter and resume by January 24, 2020 to: Beverly Woods at or send by conventional mail to:  NMCOG, 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell, MA  01852. NMCOG is an AA/EOE