Carlisle Town Planner

The town of Carlisle, Mass. seeks a municipal planner to develop and carry out integrated town-wide planning initiatives. The planner will also support the Carlisle Planning Board to act on development, site plan review, and special permit applications. The town of Carlisle is a semi-rural Middlesex County town with just over 5,000 residents. The town recently completed a Comprehensive Plan, which recommended that the town, for the first time, retain a Planner.  The Planner will assume responsibility for many of the Comprehensive Plan recommendations and will be instrumental in helping Carlisle prepare proactively for future challenges. Important areas include land use, housing, and sustainability. The Planner will be responsible for developing and implementing a town-wide GIS system.

The Planner’s duties will include providing technical assistance to the Planning Board; preparing grant applications and managing projects; undertaking neighborhood and strategic planning initiatives; working with residents and neighborhood groups; and responsibility for other community development projects as assigned or approved by the Planning Board. The Planner works with local and regional officials to achieve positive progress in community planning, policies, resource protection, and innovation in zoning and land use regulation.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in community planning with a city or town, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates required knowledge, skill and abilities. Master’s degree and AICP Planning Certification preferred, but not required.  GIS proficiency required.

The Planner will report to the Planning Board.

Salary range is $82,621.09 – $95,484.69, DOQ.

The town of Carlisle 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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply with cover letter and resume on or before Sep. 1. Please address materials to Jennifer Gibbons, Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St., Carlisle, MA 01741. jgibbons@carlislema.gov.