Land Use Planner - Town of Brunswick

The Town of Brunswick Planning and Development Department is seeking a Land Use Planner to coordinate and lead the development review process from pre-application meetings to final approval; serve as primary staff support to the Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC), Planning Board, and other department-staffed committees as needed; perform long range and special project planning; draft Zoning Ordinance and Map amendments; coordinate with the Coastal Resources and Environmental Planners to recommend best management practices for sustainable development and environmental protection and conservation; conduct research on emerging planning trends; create maps and other visual exhibits via ArcGIS (required) and Adobe Creative Suite (preferred, but not required); report writing; and perform other planning activities in support of the Department Director.  This position requires a high level of attention to detail, knowledge of state planning laws, and consensus facilitation skills. The Land Use Planner is a highly visible staff member who coordinates with all Town Departments on a regular basis. 


This is a key staff position and a challenging opportunity in a fast-paced work environment, utilizing skills in the areas of detailed coordination, facilitation, and project management. Technical expertise in land use and natural resource planning required. This position will require making public presentations, strong and detailed writing skills, as well as creative problem-solving skills to assist our Town into the future.


The Land Use Planner usually possesses a master's degree in planning or a closely related field and at least five (5) years of experience in the planning profession. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred. Required within one (1) year of hiring date. 


The full salary range for this position is $69,152 to $89,818. The starting pay will be pursuant to qualifications and budgetary allowance. The Town of Brunswick offers an excellent benefit package including options for health, dental and/or life insurances; short-term disability, retirement plan choices, educational reimbursement, paid vacations, sick time and 13 paid holidays.


TO APPLY:  Submit a Town of Brunswick employment application, cover letter, and resume to:


Jody Durisko
 Human Resources Manager
 85 Union Street
 Brunswick, ME 04011


Employment applications are required from all applicants and are available along with the job description at the Human Resources Office, 85 Union Street, Brunswick, or at


Please submit application materials by December 10, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Brunswick considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

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