Planning Manager

City of Nashua

Nashua, NH United States

The Community

Nashua is the only city in America to be ranked #1 Best Place to Live by Money magazine twice, and was just named in the top 100 cities across the nation for 2019, including best in NH. Its traditional New Hampshire heritage, combined with progressive New England urban qualities and vitality, attracts people in every stage of life. agrees, calling Nashua America's 7th Most Livable City. Business Week named Nashua the number one Best Place to Raise Your Kids in New Hampshire and ranked Nashua in the top 50 of all cities nationwide. Recently named the Most Diverse Place to Live in New Hampshire by HomeSnacks and WalletHub's Best Place for Millennials in Hillsborough County, among others, Nashua welcomes everyone from its long-time citizens to new Americans.

The City

Nashua operates under a City Charter form of government lead by a Mayor and fifteen-member Board of Aldermen. The Mayor is the administrative head of the City and is elected to a four-year term. Aldermen are elected to two or four-year terms and serve as the policy-making entity of the City.

The Community Development Division

The Community Development Division (CDD) helps guide the City of Nashua, its citizens, and the private sector towards a better vision for the City's future. The Division's components include the departments of Planning, Building Safety, Code Enforcement, Urban Programs, Transportation, and Waterways. The Planning Manager is an essential part of the CDD leadership team, reporting directly to the Community Development Division Director.

The Planning Department

The Planning Manager supervises six professional and technical staff members, and is accountable for a FY20 budget of $700,000. In FY19 the Department reviewed and issued 1066 Land Use Permits and 76 Sign Permits, 98 Planning Board Applications, 130 Zoning Board of Adjustment Applications, 5 Historic District Applications, and 9 Conservation Commission Applications; and provided ongoing technical, professional and training support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission, Conservation Commission and Capital Improvements Committee.

For more information on the position check out the Planning Department Manager Brochure and website.

Submit cover letter, resume, application and three professional references at:

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range

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