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Planning Director - Lisbon

Start Date: May 08, 2024 | End Date: November 04, 2024
County: Androscoggin County
Job Type: Planning

***Starting June 2024, the Town of Lisbon is moving to a four-day, 36-hour work week. Enjoy extended weekends with office hours from Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We value flexibility—offering adjustable work arrangements and short-term remote opportunities to fit your life's unique needs. Join us and thrive both professionally and personally in an environment that adapts to you.***

The Town of Lisbon is seeking a skilled Planning Director to oversee and manage our planning, land use, and code enforcement functions. As the Planning Director, you'll play a pivotal role in providing technical expertise to municipal officials, collaborating with various boards and committees, and implementing essential planning and code regulations. If you're ready to make a difference and contribute to the growth and development of our town, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Desired Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or higher degree in land-use or urban planning, public administration, civil engineering,
  • economic development, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years of related municipal experience preferred; and Experience in planning, project management, economic and community development, grant writing, or related field; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners is desired.
     

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in community development and economic development, including business and real estate.
  • Working knowledge of grant sources, writing, and management.
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal government. Working knowledge of State/Federal agencies and laws.
  • Extensive knowledge of planning programs and processes; thorough knowledge of impact analysis, environmental regulations, land use planning, zoning laws, comprehensive plans, site plan review.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; and to moderate and facilitate
  • meetings.
  • Ability to work independently, carry out assignments from general instructions, and to follow precise rules and guidelines when necessary.
  • Ability to interpret complex information.
  • Ability and initiative to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Town Management, Town Council, technical professionals, applicants and the public.

Starting salary: The salary depends on your experience and certification.

The position offers an excellent benefits package, including options for Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term Disability, Retirement plans, paid vacation, sick time, and 13 Holidays.

**Starting June 2024, the Town of Lisbon is moving to a four-day, 36-hour work week. Enjoy extended weekends with office hours from Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We value flexibility—offering adjustable work arrangements and short-term remote opportunities to fit your life's unique needs. Join us and thrive both professionally and personally in an environment that adapts to you.**

To Apply: 
Please submit your resume and application to HR@lisbonme.org

Full job descriptions and applications can be found at Jobs with the Town of Lisbon | Lisbon ME
This position is open until filled, and we reserve the right to close it at any time once suitable candidates are identified.   Early applications are encouraged.

 

Join our team and play a crucial role in shaping the future of Lisbon's public services. We look forward to your application! 

 

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