The town of Lancaster seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, team player to fill the role of Assistant Planning Director/Conservation Agent. Under the direction of the Planning and Community Development Director, the Planner/Agent will assist the Planning Board and Conservation Commission in the administration and enforcement of town bylaws, subdivision and wetlands laws and other regulatory matters. As Conservation Agent, duties surround coordination of a wide range of environmental sustainability efforts, including ideas for stormwater management and environmentally friendly development. As Assistant Director, the individual will work on a variety of special projects and planning-related tasks in partnership with the Director. Tasks may include site plan review, special permit application management, and coordination with potential developers and builders. As the town moves forward to update its updated comprehensive master plan, the Assistant Director is expected to be an integral part of the project team working with many town boards and committees to gather information and develop strategies relative to town-wide development initiatives and smart growth infrastructure. This is a unique opportunity for someone interested in both planning and conversation to acquire hands-on experience working with various agencies, boards, and town departments relative to initiatives that vary both in scope and size.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in environmental or wetland science, biology/ecology, planning or a related field plus at least two years’ experience working in the field relative to wetlands management. Any equivalent combination of education and experience shall be considered. Position is full-time, in-person, and may require some evenings for board or commission meetings.

Salary and Benefits: Lancaster offers a competitive wage and benefits package; salary range for the position is currently set at $65,490 to $87,010. Starting salary is projected not to exceed the mid-point, DOQE.

To Apply: Please visit the town’s website at www.ci.lancaster.ma.us to access the job description and get more information about the town. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume, referencing the position title in the subject line, to Human Resources at jobs@lancasterma.gov. Resumes will be collected through Feb. 23.