The town of Townsend seeks qualified applicants for the position of Land Use Coordinator. The position is a full-time, 35 hours per week with a flexible schedule to include evening meetings.

Responsibilities: The Land Use Coordinator is responsible for streamlining the permitting process for applicants regarding the Land Use Boards (i.e. Planning, Zoning & Conservation), and providing guidance to other town departments (e.g. the Townsend Housing Authority) on a variety of issues including but not limited to permit flow processes and centralization of land use functions. The Land Use Coordinator is also responsible to support staff for the Land Use Boards by creating maps as needed by the Boards and for inclusion in town documents (i.e. Master Plan, Open Space Plan, and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan).

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in land use planning, public administration, environmental science, regional planning or related field and three to five years of relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification and experience. The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of municipal land use processes including but not limited to special permits, variances, site plan review, subdivision control law, wetlands protection act and Massachusetts General Laws. Must possess strong public relations and interpersonal skills, computer skills with GIS/GPS and record management software experience preferred. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Relevant education or coursework or equivalent work experience in both community planning and environmental conservation is required.

 Salary: The salary range is currently under review as a part of a town-wide compensation study. This is a Supervisory Union position.

Please forward a letter of interest with resume and completed application to James M Kreidler Jr., Town Administrator c/o Selectmen’s Office, 272 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469. Or via email to selectmen@townsend.ma.us. Employment application and detailed job description are available at www.townsend.ma.us. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The town of Townsend is an AA/EOE