Zoning Review Planner- Somerville, MA

This position is responsible for administration and review of projects under the Somerville Zoning Ordinance. Work duties include professional and technical work in planning, including project review, plan review for zoning consistency, and site inspections for consistency with zoning approvals and special permit approvals. Site inspections for projects mid construction and nearing completion will constitute a large portion of the work week The Zoning Review Planner also participates in development review, provides input into zoning amendments and serves as a liaison between the ISD building inspectors, OSPCD planners, and other City agencies to ensure streamlined review of development projects and consistent and fair application of the zoning ordinance.

Education and Experience:
College Degree and minimum three (3) years of experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Master’s degree in Planning or related field preferred.

Knowledge: Knowledge of planning, conservation, preservation, economic development, transportation and infrastructure is required.

Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with state and federal agencies, architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees, and the general public. 

Hours: Full-Time (Mon-Weds 8am-4pm; Thurs 8am-7:00pm; Fri 8:00am-12:00pm)

Salary: $81,182.41 annualized + benefits 

Full job description and application are here.


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