Barnstable County

Location: Cape Cod, MA

Chief Planner

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Preferred Skills:

  • Leads a team to develop and implement regional comprehensive plans and policies and provide technical assistance to towns developing and implementing local plans.
  • Collaborates on community development, design, and implementation of economic development and strategic housing plans and programs and in the development of community engagement tools and decision support applications.
  • Ability to manage a complex complement of services and functions; interpret complex technical and scientific information and translate for public officials and the general public to guide informed decision making.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment managing multiple projects and groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups including elected officials.
  • Knowledge of landscape architecture and architectural design desired.
  • AICP certification desired.


  • Requires superior communication, organization, public speaking and presentation skills, independent judgment and initiative.
  • Master’s degree in planning, urban design, environmental science/design, or related field
  • Ten years of experience in land-use planning, land use controls, public administration and management;
  • Five or more years of experience should be in a supervisory role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation Salary Range $81,511-$100,239/yr.

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line and submit one writing sample at: Position open until filled.