Planning & Development Director

The Town of Plymouth is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, detail-oriented, communicative and respectful individual to fill the position of Planning & Development Director.  The successful candidate will be hands-on, leading the Land Use Boards and Planning Assistant to a continued goal of serve-first, technical and professional, to residents, applicants, professionals and land use board members.  Candidate plays an integral part of the Town of Plymouth’s organization in anticipating and meeting the needs of the community.  Duties include review and assistance from project conception to occupancy and future condition compliance, zoning administration and providing assistance and guidance to the land use boards; creating a positive relationship between development and the needs of the full community through a participatory planning and design process.

Candidates shall have a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field, with relevant municipal experience in, and a thorough practical knowledge of, planning and land use in the State of New Hampshire, excellent oral and written communication skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to educate as well as regulate.  Long-range planning and future development analysis are important components of this position, but are secondary to the successful daily operation of land use system.

This is a full-time, salaried position, salary range is $62,000 - $85,000, depending upon experience.  The Town offers a competitive benefits package, and a supportive and collegial working atmosphere.  The Town of Plymouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  A complete job description is available online at or by contacting the Town Manager’s office at 603-536-1731.

Email resume, salary requirement and letter of interest to Kathryn Lowe, Town Manager, at or mail to Kathryn Lowe, Town of Plymouth, 6 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH  03264, no later than October 15, 2020.  Interviews will begin immediately.  Position shall remain open until filled.


Town of Plymouth
Close Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
62,000 - 85,000