Town Planner: The town of Boxborough is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the full-time position of Town Planner. Boxborough is a small thriving community with a population of approximately 5,500 residents, well situated at the crossroads of I-495 and Route 111/Massachusetts Avenue. Its excellent school system, high quality housing, convenient location, and scenic, historic, and rural character make Boxborough an attractive community in which to live and work.

The Town Planner acts as the primary inter-board liaison on land use matters. The position provides technical assistance, coordinates, and advises town boards and departments on issues relating to land use regulation and permitting, municipal planning, open space preservation, economic development, and affordable housing. Staffing responsibilities include those for the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Preservation Committee, Economic Development Committee, Housing Board, and Design Review Board, among other town boards and committees. The position is also responsible for GIS operations.

A successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of land use planning principles and practices, as well as state and local land use legislation, procedures, codes, standards for development, and zoning issues; strong communication and interpersonal skills; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; and familiarity with GIS. The position requires a bachelor’s degree and five or more years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A master’s degree and AICP certification is preferred.

A full job description is available from the town’s website:

Salary $68,526 to $83,492 DOQE. Send cover letter and resume by Feb. 22 to: Town Administrator Ryan Ferrara at or by mail to 29 Middle Road, Boxborough, MA 01719.