The town of Saugus is seeking a full-time Planning & Development Director. This position serves as the town’s point of contact and manager for all: shorter term, intermediate and longer range master planning. Responsibilities include: land use planning; energy, housing and open space projects and initiatives; infrastructure needs assessments; and coordination of efforts to attract desired economic development. Duties also include developing sound approaches to development; assessing proposals for growth; making recommendations for land-use development zoning bylaw changes. The Director will be expected to develop and/or obtain strategic land-use planning tools as well as housing studies. The Director will assist in the review and evaluation of development proposals and will provide input for specific planning and development issues. The Director will seek and prepare grant applications, and will perform other related planning, community development assignments.

This position reports directly to the Town Manager.

Qualifications: Minimum five years of planning and community development or related economic experience

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, in planning community development or related field