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Senior Regional Housing Planner


Boston area regional planning agency seeks candidates for the position of Senior Regional Housing Planner, who will serve the Land Use Department. This individual will work on a variety of projects, including, but not limited to, housing planning and policy development, undertaking local visioning and land use planning, and/or writing bylaws or ordinances. The primary goal of this work will be to encourage the preservation and creation of housing, especially affordable to people with low- to moderate-incomes. The responsibilities of the Planner will include activities such as: assisting municipalities to develop and implement housing plans and strategies; researching and preparing reports, studies, testimony, and presentations; advising various levels of government on policies and best practices; making public presentations and facilitating public discussions; Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following: strong research, writing, and communication skills, including ability to utilize data and GIS effectively; strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively with community groups and government officials. Successful candidate will possess either a Bachelor’s Degree in urban/regional planning, urban design/architecture, public policy or public administration, or a closely related field and at least seven to ten years relevant job experience, or a Masters’ Degree in a relevant field with at least five to seven years relevant professional experience. Masters Degree, AICP Certification and additional job experience preferred. Responsibilities will include meetings, often requiring local travel and occurring in the evening; a valid Massachusetts driver’s license is required and/or the ability to arrange transportation to different parts of the region. Legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA is also required. Excellent state employee benefits package. Salary dependent upon qualifications (anticipated starting salary range $ 55,000 – $65,000). Position open until filled. Review of applications to begin immediately. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and encourage applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others who may contribute to the agency’s diversity.

PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT and APPLY ONLINE AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Posted 11/5/14 Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.

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