Current Mattapoisett Job Openings

- Position of Town Planner

The Towns of Acushnet and Mattapoisett are seeking applicants for the position of Town Planner.

This position will be equally split between the Towns of Acushnet and Mattapoisett providing administrative and professional support to both Planning Boards.

The Town Planner provides support to both Planning Boards in governing the land use practices of the Towns.  This position also serves as a point of contact with residents, builders, developers, and outside agencies in need of customer service assistance regarding planning, land use and economic development issues. The employee is expected to abide by all municipal, state, and federal guidelines, regulations, and quality standards.

This position performs administrative, professional, and technical work in providing information, organizing, and coordinating the applications, programs and decisions that shape both the short-range and long-range plans of the community in coordination with the Towns’ goals; provides support to the town boards, committees, and residents with respect to all aspects of planning, zoning and subdivisions, special permits, grants, land use and real estate issues, including environmental and other related aspects of regulations. This position serves as the primary point of contact between the Planning Boards and Town staff as well as supporting the administrative needs of the Boards. Under the guidance of the Planning Boards, the Town Planner exercises independent judgment to ensure compliance with statutory requirements involving subdivisions, special permits, site plans and scenic road applications. Drafts and executes specific rules and regulations pertaining to the development of land. Responsible for developing, updating, and coordinating implementation of a master plan and open space plan.

  • The Town Planner will be required to attend meetings of both Planning Boards totaling up to four (4) meetings per a month.


  • The successful candidate shall have at minimum a bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field and at least two - five years’ experience in land use or municipal planning, or a combination of training and experience. Candidates with comparable experience are encouraged to apply.


  • This is a full-time non-union position, 35 hours/week, with a starting salary range of $80,000 annually. Pay is dependent on qualifications.


Complete job description is available on both the Town of Mattapoisett and Town of Acushnet websites. Click here to read the full job description


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to by 4:00 p.m. on June 28, 2024.   Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.