The town of Mattapoisett is seeking applicants for the position of Conservation Agent/Planner.

Mattapoisett is a small, coastal community in Southeastern Massachusetts with an annual operating budget of approximately $32 million.

The Conservation Agent/Planner will provide professional management, support, and coordination to both the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission and Planning Board. The position will perform technical reviews on applications and submissions to the Board and Commission. The Conservation Agent/Planner should understand the importance of biodiversity, water resources, open space protection, short and long range planning principals, and land use development principals. This position is front facing and will interact with other town departments, the general public, consultants, Federal and State agencies and Board and Commission members.

The position does require the Conservation Agent/Planner to attend regular night meetings of both the Conservation Commission and Planning Board, as well as attend site visits as needed.

The successful candidate shall have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, conservation biology, urban or regional planning or a related field. The candidate should also have two years experience in wetlands protection, land conservation, environmental management, land use or municipal planning. Candidates with comparable experience are encouraged to apply. A valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License is required.

This is a full-time position, 35 hours/week, with a starting salary range of $60,000 – $75,000. Pay is dependent on qualifications.

Complete job description is available on the Town website under Current Job Openings.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to KDesrosiers@Mattapoisett.net. Position is open until filled.