The town of Wellesley Planning Department is seeking qualified candidates for full-time (35 hours per week) Planner position.  The Planning Department is responsible for the long-range and current planning of the town, as well as the administration of zoning and land use regulations.  The Planning Department staffs the Planning Board, the Design Review Board, and three historical commissions, in addition to reviewing material for the Zoning Board of Appeals and is responsibilities working with other town boards on related work.

The selected candidate will be expected to administer all policies and permitting for the Design Review Board and, working for the Planning Director and with other Planning staff, administer policies and permitting for the Planning Board and the historic commissions, as needed.  Attendance at one or more evening/night meetings a week may be necessary. Please click here for the job description.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field or equivalent and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.  AICP or desire to obtain this planning designation is preferable.  Knowledge or ability to gain working knowledge of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, Wellesley town and zoning bylaws as well as the specific Planning Rules and Regulations is critical.  One or more year of experience in municipal planning or a related field or equivalent is preferred.  The ability to interact with the public and manage time effectively while prioritizing workflow are a must.  The expected hiring range is $58,590 to $72,142 annually, and the position is benefits eligible.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or email as a PDF to by January 27, 2022.  Technical writing samples should be provided.