Planning and Zoning Director

Town of Norwich

Norwich, VT United States

Town of Norwich seeking a full-time Planning and Zoning Director. This position is responsible for all Town planning and zoning operations.

Major Duties

Drafts municipal plan and land use regulations in collaboration with the Planning Commission; organizes and facilitates public workshops and hearings; writes planning and historic preservation grant applications and administers grants; issues requests for quotes and requests for proposals for consultants, recommends selection, and supervises projects.

Advises landowners and applicants on municipal land use regulations and permit application processes; reviews zoning permit applications for approval; maintains permit records; maintains databases to track records

Investigates and enforces violations of municipal land use regulations.

Assists and advises applications in preparation of applications to the Development Review Board; reviews applications for completeness; provides staff support for board hearings.

Writes grant applications; administers grant funds.

Prepares Planning Department Budgets.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Town Manager.


Knowledge Requirements:

Knowledge of land use principles, techniques, best practices, and laws.

Knowledge of grant acquisition and management principles.

Knowledge of department and town policies and procedures.

Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.

Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports.

Skill in oral and written communication.


Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to Town planning and zoning administration.

Three to five years of related experience.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Vermont for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


Click here for a complete job description. A letter of interest and resume detailing relevant experience and skills, and three references should be submitted by email to with “Norwich Planning and Zoning Director” in the subject line. 

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range