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City Planner

City of New Bedford
New Bedford, MA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Infrastructure Planning
Regional Planning
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
$86,625 - $108,290


  • Manage and supervise planning operations; plan and organize workloads and staff assignments; train, motivate and evaluate assigned staff; review progress and direct changes as needed.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gather, interpret and prepare data for studies, reports, and recommendations.
  • Provide professional planning and land use advice to supervisors and other officials; make private and public presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the public.
  • Establish, encourage, and enforce a high standard of design and aesthetic appeal for public and private construction projects—both vertical and horizontal.
  • Communicate official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the public.
  • Oversee staffing to a variety of committees and commission of the Planning Board; serve as the representative to Advisory Boards; may be responsible for serving as the chair to certain committees, or boards; represents the Planning Department before the City Council.
  • Review all building permits and Certificates of Occupancy; draft and review updates and revisions to the Zoning Code of Ordinances; work with developers and applicants to ensure efficient permitting process and quality process.
  • Serve as liaison between Planning Division and other City Departments; staff or assistant in staffing planning of citywide infrastructure, transportation, and park projects.
    Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in planning or a closely related discipline.
  • At least five years of experience in municipal planning or a closely related field.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Resumes will be accepted with a completed employment application.  New Bedford has a residency requirement per the City Code of Ordinances.  EEO/ADA
Published on:
October 2, 2020 - 10:30am
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