Open Position --- Director of Planning and Development

    The Town of Coventry, RI seeks

    Director of Planning & Development responsible for complex, professional, administrative, and supervisory work in managing the Department of Planning and Development.  Work includes knowledge of planning & zoning law and practices, overseeing development projects and long-term planning; enforcing state and municipal development regulations; providing information and education to town officials, developers, residents, and other interested parties relative to planning and other municipal initiatives; working with other state and local town boards and officials to coordinate optimal project outcome; supervising staff; and ensuring for the overall efficiency of department operations.  Employee works under administrative direction of the Town Manager.  Work is performed within the guidelines of state and local planning and land use laws, and municipal policies and objectives. Employee establishes long and short-range plans and objectives, professional performance standards, and assumes direct accountability for department results. 

    A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree in Municipal Planning, or related field and seven (7) to ten (10) years of related planning experience, including development of studies related to planning programs and initiatives, zoning, subdivision and comprehensive plan documents, or equivalent education and experience.

    Starting salary $85,000.

    Please send resume to or mail to Town of Coventry, Human Resources, 1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI  02816