The Senior Planner supports the Planning Director in carrying out municipal planning, zoning and subdivision programs under the provisions of state law and the town bylaws. The incumbent performs a variety of complex technical and professional work in the current and long range planning of the town, including the development and implementation of land use policies and regulations; assisting the Director in staff and consultant supervision; providing staff support for the Planning Board, Design Review Board, Historic District Commission, Historical Commission Demolition Delay Review, and Neighborhood Conservation District Review; and serving as the department head in the Director’s absence.

The work requires frequent contact with multiple constituencies and the ability to discuss issues, provide information and technical assistance, and explain regulations and Departmental policies clearly and courteously, even in contentious situations.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and three years of planning experience; advanced degrees may substitute for a portion of municipal planning experience. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal planning; knowledge of Massachusetts municipal planning, zoning and subdivision laws and regulations and of Massachusetts procurement law and contract management; ability to acquire working knowledge of preservation tenets and implementation and of sustainability and best practices of resiliency; ability to acquire working knowledge of the town’s general bylaws and zoning bylaws; ability to interact effectively with the general public and strong verbal and oral communication skills; and a valid driver’s license. Anticipated hiring range is $67,800 – $82,900, DOQ. A complete job description is available at

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or email as a Word document or PDF to by August 22. Submission of technical, planning-related writing samples is welcomed and encouraged. AA/EOE