The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks a Housing Planner as part of the Land Use Department team. The planner will assist with drafting housing production plans, reviewing and drafting zoning to address housing affordability, and assisting with state housing policy activities. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. For further details on MAPC and MetroFuturesee www.mapc.org.
Duties include: Designing new policies and programs to preserve and create affordable and mixed-income housing in Metro Boston; researching and advocating for greater equity throughout Metro Boston in regard to housing; helping cities and towns to develop new plans, zoning, permitting, programs, and other implementation strategies to achieve affordable housing, fair housing, and sustainable development goals. Qualifications include: MA in planning, policy, or related field, or at least 3 years professional experience in housing or land use; Full time, one year position with excellent state employee benefits package. Salary contingent upon qualifications; range is $47,000-$55,000. All candidates must have a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region and legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. Position open until filled. SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT MAPC WEB SITE (www.mapc.org). Apply at link there and please attach cover letter and resume. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Posted 10/17/13. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.