Deputy Chief Planner- Newton, MA

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning, Deputy Director of Planning, and Chief Planner.

Essential Functions:
Coordinates building permit review of large development projects with City staff and consultants, as necessary.
Assists with implementing new permitting software, with attention to monitoring, and ensuring compliance with ongoing requirements of City-approved development projects.
Works with the long-range planning team to identify and manage zoning amendments and to oversee implementation of zoning amendments.
Manages development review requests for site plan approval and special permits, comprehensive permits, administrative site plan reviews, and reviews of public building projects.
Provides technical support, including attendance at public meetings, to the Land Use, Zoning & Planning, and Real Property Reuse Committees of the City Council. Such duties might also be extended to the Planning and Development Board, Urban Design Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and other advisory groups.
Performs other project planning, management, needs assessments, oversight, and reports as requested by the Chief Planner, Deputy Director, and Director.

Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year College or university in city planning, public administration, or related field; plus, two to five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience; or Master’s degree (M.A.) in city planning, public administration, or related field and one+ years of related experience (preferred). Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Training and experience in Urban Design, Architecture or related areas is desirable.

Knowledge: Position requires the ability to comprehend the scope of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to specialty area. Knowledge of clerical practices, office procedures and the operation of office equipment such as personal computers and computer software, data processing and/or word processing.

Salary: $77,048 a year

Full job description and application are here.


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