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Senior Planner

Burlington, MA
About the Community:
The Town of Burlington seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Senior Planner.  A vibrant business community has long been the cornerstone of the identity and financial stability of the Town.  Conveniently located 14 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from Route 95/128 and Route 3, Burlington is currently home to a robust and diverse collection of commercial enterprises within the retail, life science, technology, and medical sectors.  Approximately 150,000 people per day flock to the Town to work, eat, shop, play or take advantage of the numerous outdoor recreation areas. Burlington is home to over 1,500 corporations, 9,100 residential housing units and is served by both MBTA and LRTA bus lines which provide a connection to the regional rapid transit system at Alewife.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Planning Director, the Senior Planner is the Planning Department’s point person for all things related to land use permitting. Specifically, the position entails overseeing the review process for Site Plans, Subdivisions, Special Permits and related matters. The successful candidate will have experience with managing permitting workflows and preparing permitting decisions; overseeing the work of the Assistant Planner; managing and assisting in long-range planning and special projects of the department; communicating with consultants; assisting in the preparation of grant applications and serving as technical staff to support specified boards and committees as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, or other planning related field and 4 years professional planning experience; a minimum of 2 years municipal planning experience preferred. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.  This position requires familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, and Geographic Information Systems, and cloud-based permitting software.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated professional who enjoys public service and who has the capacity to build trust, including outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, honesty, flexibility, and a proven ability to develop and maintain lasting relationships.

This position is included within the Administrative and Professional Classification Plan at Grade 12 ($68,576-$78,538).  Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications and includes a comprehensive and generous benefits package.  Full-time, non-union position.

Position will remain open until filled.
Methods to apply for this position:
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Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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