Town Planner

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Town Planner

Town of Somerset

The Town of Somerset seeks applications for a full-time Town Planner. Working independently and under the direction of the Town Administrator, this contract position provides dedicated professional, administrative and technical assistance to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals and support as needed to other town committees.

Assists and advises interpretation of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations; responds to inquiries on planning, zoning; conducts research and analysis of zoning changes; and participates in comprehensive planning and other special projects.

Responsible for supervision of the Town’s MasterPlan project at its implementation. Provide grant writing, implementation and monitoring support to the Permitting Department.

A Master’s Degree in Planning or a specialized level of trade knowledge in urban planning or related field; with seven to ten years in municipal planning operation.

Applicants should have thorough knowledge of local zoning by-law, regulations, and applicable state statues, rules and regulations; and be able to read site/subdivision plans.

Additionally, advanced organizational skills and excellent customer service, written, speaking and communication skills are required. GIS experience is a plus.

Must have a valid drivers license.

Salary range $48,650.00 $67,500.00 dependent upon experience and qualifications.



The Town of Somerset is an Affirmative Action/ Veterans / Equal Employment Opportunity

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