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The City of Watertown is a thriving community in Greater Boston’s inner core with walkable neighborhoods, strong commercial corridors, and a growing team of professional planners.  The City has a strong commitment to sustainability, with the passage of an ambitious climate plan, and three new net-zero schools. Watertown has recently completed a comprehensive plan update and will be working in the coming year to update zoning and complete an area plan for Watertown Square that will improve the public realm and implement the MBTA communities act. Watertown has seen significant new commercial growth in recent years, particularly in the life sciences sector. The City is seeking to expand and improve open space, support small businesses, provide additional housing opportunities, build a sustainable multi-modal transportation network, prioritize walkable urban design solutions and grow upon the commitment to thoughtful long-range planning and its implementation.

In the coming year, Watertown is growing its planning team in the Department of Community Development and Planning. The team includes Planners working on current planning programs, transportation, housing, environmental protection, and arts/culture.

The City of Watertown is seeking to fill a key role in this team, a Senior Planner for Open Space. The City is seeking an individual who is passionate about designing great parks, playgrounds and recreation areas. This person will be responsible in the collaborations with community members, our DPW department and Recreation department, and construction contractors for the design and development of the many open spaces in our City’s capital plan. Visit the City of Watertown’s employment page for job details.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning or related field; Master’s Degree preferred; four to six years of planning and/or design experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

SALARY: $66,041 to $81,224 annually, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

To Apply: Candidates must submit a resume and/or cover letter, email to, fax: 1-617-923-8195, to be considered. We encourage applicants to review our other opportunities at

Application deadline: Open until filled.

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