The town of Southbridge seeks qualified candidates for the full time position of Town Planner/Conservation Agent in the Economic Development & Planning Department.

Responsibilities include providing specialized technical, administrative, and customer service support to the department, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and other town Boards/Commissions as required.

Professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills needed to accomplish varied functions ranging from routine to complex.

Master’s degree in urban/regional planning, environmental planning, or related field with three plus years of experience in a municipality preferred, or bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, environmental planning or a related field, with five plus years of experience in a municipality; Knowledge of practices, processes, and principles of municipal planning and permitting, including associated Massachusetts and federal statutes governing land use/zoning/conservation and the Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts. Experience providing staff support to a Planning Board a must. AICP certification preferred. Experience working with Conservation Commissions and ZBA’s a plus. MS-4 certification a plus.

Hiring salary range $63,319 – $72,817 per year.

Submit cover letter, resume and Town of Southbridge Employment Application to Town Manager’s office: 41 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550, or fax to 508-764-5425 or email to

Position open until filled, with best consideration given to applications received by Feb. 7 when review of applications will commence.