TOWN OF MARION

CONSERVATION AGENT/PLANNER

The town of Marion is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the town’s Conservation Agent/Planner on a full time basis (39 hours per week) and provide professional management support to the Marion Conservation Commission and Planning Board. The  employee will be part of the town’s management team, report to the Town Administrator, and work under the general direction of the Chairs of the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

The chosen candidate will provide professional advice to and supervision for the work and projects associated with the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board, may occasionally supervise consultants hired by the town of Marion, and will be responsible for the enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act. Applicants must have working knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policies applicable to the jurisdiction of the Planning Board and Conservation Commission. Knowledge in the principles and methods of land use planning, relevant wetlands science and coastal resource protection is required.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly in oral, written and graphic form, work independently, interpret technical data, engineering maps and plans, work cooperatively with members of the Conservation Commission and Planning Board, and deal professionally with town officials and employees, government agencies, the general public, attorneys, engineers, consultants, and project applicants.

Work schedule is largely during business hours, but also includes regular evening meetings and some weekend morning field work and site visits. Attendance at relevant training sessions and professional meetings is expected.

Full time clerical support will be provided by an employee who reports to the Town Administrator.

Recommended minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in wetlands protection, land conservation, environmental management, land use and municipal planning or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License is required.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume by September 10, 2021 to the office of the Select Board, 2 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738 or by email to dpaiva@marionma.gov.

The town of Marion is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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