The town of Dennis, Massachusetts, population 14,000, is seeking qualified applicants with exceptional leadership qualities for the position of Town Planner. The Town Planner performs professional and administrative duties in planning, organizing and coordinating the town’s planning, land use and appeals office including the provision of staff support for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Economic Development Committee and Zoning Bylaw Study Committee. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Under administrative direction of the Town Administrator, the employee works from municipal policies and objectives; short and long-range goals and objectives, and assumes direct accountability for department results. This position requires strong management skills, excellent communication skills, both oral and written and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including employees, citizens, boards, committees, and professional organizations.

The minimum qualifications for the position include bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree preferred in urban planning or a related field; five to seven years municipal planning experience 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. Certification as Planner by the AICP is recommended.

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Final candidate must successfully pass the pre-employment process which includes a thorough background investigation of employment, education history and criminal history.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To for additional information and apply for this position, visit our website www.town.dennis.ma.us and click on “Employment Opportunities” complete online application and attach cover letter and resume. Position will remain posted until interview process begins.

Any questions should be directed to Deborah Heemsoth, Human Resources Director, dheemsoth@town.dennis.ma.us.

The town of Dennis seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community. AA/EEO