The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for the full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Associate Planner within the agency’s Regional Collaboration and Community Planning Department. S/he will work with a variety of community planning and development projects. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with an opportunity for growth.

This is a writing-intensive position in which the Associate Planner will draft and ensure the completeness of planning documents, scopes of services, grant applications, budgets, and procurement documents. Additionally, this position requires the ability to compile and analyze a wide variety of data, to communicate (in writing and in person) in public settings and to facilitate and coordinate public outreach activities. The successful applicant will be a key part of our Community Development team and will also take part in various local and regional planning efforts. Night meetings required.

Master’s degree in community and/or urban planning, public policy, public administration, environmental science, natural resource management or similar with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree may be considered with five to seven years of relevant work experience.

This is a full-time position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Starting salary will range from $49,500 to $56,000 depending on qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under the guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Resume and letter of interest should be emailed to: tsettles@cmrpc.org or by mail: Trish Settles, RCCP Program Manager, 1 Mercantile St., Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608. Priority will be given to applications received on or before April 12, 2019. This position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.

CMRPC is an EOE/AA employer. CMRPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.