Job Posting: Principal Planner

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Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Principal Planner

Are you passionate about planning?

Hopkinton is a vibrant welcoming community centrally located in New England and nestled 26.2 miles
west of Boston. The community is endowed with open space, natural resources, facilities and programs
that promote a well educated and healthy community. Hopkinton is respectful of our past, engaged in our
present, and actively preparing for our future.
Hopkinton has appropriately scaled, well designed and sited new commercial development including
retail, service and office uses in the town center and along the I-495 corridor and also a mix of housing
types that all serve to enhance Hopkinton’s community character.
~ Hopkinton Vision Statement

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute to
a fast-paced and dynamic community.

The Principal Planner performs highly technical professional and administration within the Town's Land
Use Department. The work involves preparing planning studies; serving as professional staff to the
Planning Board; assessing proposals for land use and development; determining compliance with Zoning
Bylaws, and applicable state and federal laws; planning long range projects; acquiring and administering
grants; and recommending policies, standards or criteria.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:
Education, Training and Experience
Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related and One (1) to Three (3) years of
experience as a municipal or environmental planner. Master’s Degree Preferred.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws governing planning related work including Mass General Laws,
Chapters 40A (Zoning Act); 40B, Sec. 20-23 (Anti-Snob Zoning Law); 41 (Subdivision Control Law); 131,
Section 40 (Wetlands Protection Act); 61, 61A and 61B; State Affordable Housing programs, including the
Local Initiative Program, MGL, Ch. 30B (Procurement Act) and DEP Stormwater Regulations. Candidates
must also have the ability to develop programs and manage projects efficiently, read and interpret
blueprints, and have strong administrative, Geographic Information Systems, and computer skills and
ability to conduct independent research projects and interpret the results.
Required Licensing/Certification: A valid U.S. Driver’s License.
Hiring Salary Range: $75,732 - $98,446; Full Range to $106,017, depending on qualifications.

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and
resume, along with the required Application for Employment to [email protected] no later than 4:30
pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2019. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or
online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department,
18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages diversity.