The town of Natick is seeking candidates for the position of Development Review Planner within the town’s Community and Economic Development Department. The Development Review Planner is responsible for managing review processes for discretionary permits submitted to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. This work includes review of applications, research of past decisions and applicable regulations or policies, and presentation of recommendations to the applicable decision-making body. The position also makes recommendations on amendments to the zoning bylaw.

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Must have a bachelor’s degree in planning or related field, and minimum two years’ experience in municipal planning; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Master’s degree in planning or related field preferred and may substitute for experience.  Preferred candidates will demonstrate all or most of the following:

  • Knowledge of municipal planning principles, methodologies, and functional elements as well as the competence and experience to apply such principles to develop and implement programs and practices to effectively guide and manage sound and effective community development.

The starting salary will range from $60,000 to $72,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to or apply online at