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Regional Land Use Planner I/ II

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)


The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks candidates for the position of Regional Land Use Planner I or II within the agency’s Land Use Department. In conjunction with other MAPC staff, the Planner will work on a wide variety of projects with local communities with a particular focus on housing, open space, sustainable economic development, and zoning. In addition to local and regional planning work, the Planner will assist in evaluating and improving state laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage smart growth, sustainable development, and regional collaboration. The Planner will work closely with state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions.

Duties include: Assist municipalities to develop and implement plans and strategies, including local visions, master plans; housing, economic development, and open space plans; zoning, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; and a wide array of other plans in areas such as Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Complete Streets, Fair Housing, Cluster Zoning, and Low-Impact Development (LID); Research and prepare reports, studies, testimony, and presentations; Advise various levels of government on policies and best practices; Organize workshops and educational events for the public; make public presentations and facilitate public discussions.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have either a Bachelor’s degree with a major in planning, public policy/management, urban design/architecture, economic development or a closely related field and at least 3 years of relevant job experience; or a Master’s degree in one of these fields plus at least 1 year of relevant professional experience. Master’s Degree, AICP Certification, and/or significant additional experience required for Planner II position.

Compensation and Benefits: The starting salary ranges from $50,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Master’s Degree, AICP Certification, and additional experience a plus for higher range Planner II position. This is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

How to apply: The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. 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. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations. Posted 2/21/17.