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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

The City of Worcester values the safety of our employees, our residents and our visitors. In accordance with the City of Worcester's Vaccination Verification Policy, if you are selected for any job with the City of Worcester you must be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit proof of weekly COVID-19 testing.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Friday, February 04, 2022. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: SENIOR PLANNER, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Title
SENIOR PLANNER
Department/Division
Planning and Regulatory
Apply Start Date
01/12/2022
Apply End Date
02/04/2022
Type
Full Time
Hours
40 Per Week
Wage
$66,663.34 - $74,114.44 annually
Description

SENIOR PLANNER
PLANNING & REGULATORY SERVICES
CITY OF WORCESTER

The Executive Office of Economic Development seeks applicants for the position of Senior Planner to provide support to the Planning and Regulatory Services Division. The Senior Planner, working with other Division staff, provides professional and technical assistance to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Responsibilities include managing project applications, coordinating board meetings, conducting development review, preparing meeting minutes, and issuing decisions. The Senior Planner also supports current and long-range planning activities involving subjects such as land use, zoning, urban design, and comprehensive planning. Attendance at evening meetings required, typically 2 or 3 meetings per month.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of city/urban planning;
  • Knowledge of zoning, subdivision control, and other laws and ordinances relevant to community development and planning;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency with personal computers, including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and GIS mapping and analysis.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations, organizations, and interests.
  • Self-starter who can work well both independently and in team environments.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in city or regional planning, civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, geography or other related discipline PLUS three (3) years of professional experience in planning, development review, or a directly related field; OR,
    • A Master’s Degree in city or regional planning, civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, geography or other related discipline PLUS one (1) year of professional experience in planning, development review, or a directly related field will be considered in lieu of the above mentioned requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) or more years of experience providing professional support and/or serving on a Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Familiarity with review of development plans (site plans, parking plans, etc.).
  • Familiarity applying planning principles and techniques in a work setting.
  • Customer Service experience (working with the public).
  • Prior experience working in a municipal setting.

SALARY RANGE: $66,663.34 - $74,114.44 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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