Summary of Position: Under the policy direction of the Planning Board and the general administrative oversight of the Town Manager, the Town Planner shall perform work at both technical and professional levels to assist the Planning Board in the preparation and presentation of studies and plans regarding the long-term physical development of the town, and in the Planning Board’s recommendations on comprehensive land use planning, zoning analysis, subdivision and site plan review, design review, the planning aspects of specific projects, and related matters.

Work involves knowledge of specialized planning and development procedures, applicable regulations and statutes, and will require independent judgment in analyzing facts and circumstances regarding specific planning or development issues. Work shall require the incumbent to apply technical expertise and standard professional techniques to assist the Planning Board in making recommendations regarding alternatives to land use problems and opportunities in a manner consistent with town rules, regulations, laws and the town’s long-term land use planning objectives.

The incumbent is required to develop and refine their own work routines independently to carry assignments through to completion. Directions from the Planning Board shall be received in the form of general outlines and work priorities with detailed instructions received only on occasion. This position entails comprehensive knowledge of town planning and oral and written communication skills. On behalf of the Planning Board, the incumbent shall have frequent contact with town departments and employees, state and federal agencies, consultants and developers, and real estate and appraisal agents; contacts generally involve discussion of land use issues.

Salary Grade E: $70,016-$104,239

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