The town of Arlington is a municipality of 42,000 with an active citizenry located seven miles from downtown Boston. The town seeks an industrious candidate with both exceptional planning and interpersonal skills to become its next Director of Planning and Community Development.  The Director performs a variety of responsible and complex functions, requiring a thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of planning, real estate finance, zoning and related state and local land use laws. Works under the administrative direction of the Town Manager, in accordance with the bylaws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the town, requiring the ability to plan and perform operations, and to independently complete assigned tasks.  Master’s degree in city planning; eight to ten years of experience in planning, preferably in the public sector or an equivalent combination of  education and experience. Starting salary range $108,801 – $126,065 with the potential to progress to $157,222. For a full position description or to apply, please see our website at www.arlingtonma.gov.  Position is open until filled with preference given to those who apply prior to June 21.