The town of Townsend seeks qualified applicants for the position of Land Use Coordinator.  The position is full-time, 35 hours per week with a flexible schedule to include evening meetings.


The Land Use Coordinator is responsible for supervisory, administrative, and technical work in coordinating the land use support staff and the work of various land use related boards and committees; responsible for the Land Use Department budget; promotes the best interests of the town through the establishment, revision, and pursuit of strategies, bylaws, plans, programs, and outreach that addresses the town’s needs and interests in affordable housing, land use, community and economic development, and conservation; and related work.


Bachelor’s degree in land use planning, public administration, environmental science, regional planning or related field and three to five years of relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification and experience. Must possess strong public relations and interpersonal skills, computer skills with GIS/GPS knowledge preferred, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. A valid Massachusetts Driver’s License is required.


The salary is $56,600 ($30.98/hour) with benefits.  This is a Union position subject to collective bargaining agreements.

Please forward a letter of interest with resume and completed application to Ross Perry, Interim Town Administrator, 272 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469, or via email to

Employment application and detailed job description are available at

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

The Town of Townsend is an AA/EOE.