The town of Rochester is seeking experienced applicants for the full-time position of Town Planner. The Town Planner acts as the primary inter-board liaison on land use matters. The position provides technical assistance, advises town boards and departments on issues relating to land use regulation and permitting, municipal planning, open space preservation, economic development, and affordable housing.

A successful applicant will have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of community development planning and zoning.  Working knowledge of applicable Massachusetts laws and regulations.  Thorough understanding of local zoning bylaws and subdivision regulations.  Applicant must be available to attend evening meetings as needed.  Ideal candidate shall possess strong leadership, communication, organizational and inter-personal relations skills.  Qualifications: The position requires a bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related experience preferable in local or regional government; or equivalent education and experience.  This is a contract position with starting salary $55,000 – $65,000 per year commensurate with experience.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume via email in PDF format to or mail to: Town Administrator’s Office, Town of Rochester, 1 Constitution Way, Rochester, MA 02770.  Deadline for applications is June 18, 2021.  The town of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.