The Town of Burlington seeks a Planning Director, to oversee the Planning Department and Senior Planner in performing a wide variety of tasks, with the opportunity to work on a diverse array of planning initiatives.
Examples of work include:
Works under the policy direction of the Planning Board.
The Planning Director manages and supervises the Planning Department employees.
Performs highly responsible duties of a complex nature and exercises extensive independent judgment.
Makes frequent contacts with town boards and departments, developers and other real estate interests, local and regional and state officials, and the general public requiring perceptiveness and discretion.
Oversees an extensive program of current and comprehensive planning; prepares and administers the departmental budget; initiates, prepares and present application for grants and administers grants received; supervises and manages department personnel; designs work programs and assigns subordinates to projects; monitors progress on projects and reviews products upon completion; monitors consultant contracts; interview and evaluate consultants for the Planning Board.
Oversees administration of the subdivision control law and other zoning bylaw provisions such as special permits and site plans.
Reviews major development proposals for a variety of impacts on the community including the impact on environment, transportation, economy, and municipal service delivery; prepares and submits reports on potential developments and other planning issues; advises the Planning Board and other town officials on issues related to planning and development.
Participates in planning activities related to issues such as affordable housing, transportation, economic development, and environmental preservation; confers with local, state and federal officials; makes presentations and represents the department to the public and applicable state and regional agencies.
Any other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Planning, Geography, or Public Administrationand 5 years professional planning experience, a minimum of 3 years municipal planning experience including supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desired.
This position is full-time (35 hours per week). This position is within Grade 15 of the Administrative & Professional compensation plan, with comprehensive benefits.
Applications received by 4:00pm September 22, 2022 will receive first consideration.