Town of Stoughton

The town of Stoughton is accepting applications for a qualified full-time Town Planner.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

The Town Planner exercises independent judgment and initiative in the performance of highly responsible work of a complex and technical nature relative to public sector land use planning and management. The position involves the interpretation and enforcement of applicable laws, codes, regulations, and policies. The Planner assists the Planning Board in the discharge of the Board’s statutory and regulatory duties.

Description of Supervision/Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Town Planner is appointed by the Town Manager and reports to the Executive Director of Development Services/Town Engineer. The employee is required to work independently, within established policies and procedures and the requirements of federal, state and local law (as applicable), with minimal direct supervision. The Town Planner supervises one part-time meeting minute secretary.

Essential Functions of Job: The full job description is available upon request or by visiting our website at

Education and Experience/Other Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in community planning, public administration, or other related field required; master’s degree preferred; 10 years’ municipal planning experience preferred; supervisory and administrative experience desired; 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; American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred; valid Massachusetts Driver’s License, and satisfactory driving record, required.

Salary Range: $94,000.00 – $99,000.00 annually (based upon 26.1 pay periods).

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Department of Human Resources
Town of Stoughton
10 Pearl St.
Stoughton, MA 02072


Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled: Human Resources, Town of Stoughton, 10 Pearl St., Stoughton, MA 02072 AA/EOE

The town of Stoughton is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to municipal and community-wide excellence in the town. In doing so, Stoughton strives for a town culture and environment that fosters a true sense of belonging for all and provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the town, communities, and neighborhoods.

The town of Stoughton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information.