WANTED: Senior Planner & Policy Manager for redevelopment authority (Massachusetts)

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) in Malden, Massachusetts seeks a full-time Senior Planner & Policy Manager.

This individual will work on projects in a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to: land use aimed at reinvigorating the City’s commercial districts, primarily along lower Commercial Street and Broadway in anticipation of the opening of Wynn Boston Harbor Casino in Everett, housing; economic development and open space planning; development application review; staff assistance to the Mystic Valley Development Commission; project management services for park and infrastructure projects; and grant research, writing and administration.

Candidates should be self-directed and be able to manage multiple projects and tasks. Candidates should be knowledgeable with principles and current best practices in the planning profession; applicable federal and state statutes and regulations, particularly those relating to zoning and subdivisions; state Housing and Economic Development programs, Expedited Permitting, Smart Growth Zoning; federal and state grant regulations/procedures and state procurement laws/contract management; and economic development and business assistance resources.

Candidates should exhibit strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and possess strong computer skills, including GIS. Position reports to the Executive Director of the MRA. Candidates should possess either a Bachelor’s Degree in urban/regional planning, public policy/management, urban design/architecture or related field and have a minimum of four years relevant professional experience or possess a Master’s Degree in a relevant field and have at least two years relevant professional experience. AICP preferred.

Salary $65,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Review of applications to begin immediately. Qualified candidates may send resume and cover letter via email to: Sherrill Hachey, Executive Administrative Assistant at shachey@maldenredevelopment.com by Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12 PM. But position will remain open until filled.

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