Planning and Zoning Director/Special Projects Coordinator

The City of Franklin (pop. 8,600) seeks a dynamic, resourceful, and experienced Planning & Zoning Director and Special Projects Coordinator. The current incumbent is retiring after 17 years of service to the City. This is a full-time, department head position, working under the City Manager, responsible for supervising, directing, and managing all administrative and technical aspects of the City’s Planning & Zoning department.  The Director performs multiple tasks including:  reviews all applications to the Planning and Zoning Boards, as well as the Heritage Commission, and works with owners, applicants, and consultants during the hearing process; drafts memos and decisions for all projects; enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance; seeks and administers grants under the state and federal Brownfields program; and coordinates the GIS mapping services for the City to name a few responsibilities.  The Director is also a key member of the City’s economic development team. 

A complete job description can be found on the City’s website at:

Successful candidates will possess in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of land use planning, downtown revitalization, and a range of environmental and conservation issues.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in a planning related field is strongly desired; however, a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to succeed in this position will be considered.  The City of Franklin offers a competitive benefit package. Please direct a cover letter, resume, and at least five references to Judie Milner, City Manager, 316 Central Street, Franklin, New Hampshire 03235. 

Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Franklin is an equal opportunity employer.

City of Franklin
Close Date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
$81,182 to $106,517 DOQ/E