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Zoning Coordinator/ Planner

Department: Planning and Community Development
Location: 333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA, 02445
Salary: $34.27 per hour
Minutes Walk to Public Transit: 10
Job Close Date: November 9, 2018

The town of Brookline Planning department is seeking an administrative professional to work in support of the zoning functions of the Planning and Community Development and Building Departments.  Will provide staff support to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA to ensure that the ZBA meets statutory timelines and fulfills its responsibilities under MGL Chapters 40A and 40B and the ZBA’s own regulations.  Responsible for scheduling, posting and noticing ZBA meetings; providing members with all relevant material in advance of the meeting or hearing; attending ZBA night meetings (typically one per week), taking and posting minutes, and assisting in the preparation of ZBA decisions under the oversight of the Chief Building Inspector.  Reviews ZBA applications to ensure they are complete and, if not, identifies deficiencies in the application. Associate’s Degree in planning or related discipline preferred, plus two years of experience in at least one of the following professional areas: land use, planning, development, construction, zoning or an equivalent combination.  Ability to take and transcribe meeting minutes (with the assistance of a laptop and/or recorder); ability to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary or interdepartmental team; solid written and oral communication skills; diplomacy and discretion; strong organizational skills,  knowledge of Microsoft Office software and a willingness to learn other database software.  Starting salary $34.27 per hour plus generous benefits. Resume and Cover letter by Nov. 9, 2018.

The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.

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