Director of Planning and Economic Development

Town of Bloomfield

Bloomfield, CT United States

The Town of Bloomfield is recruiting for a Director of Planning and Economic Development. The incumbent chosen for this position will direct, plan, organize, conduct and supervise a comprehensive land use, planning and development program for the community including: zoning enforcement and administration, planning, building inspections, engineering services, inland wetlands, subdivisions, GIS administration, open space, grants, affordable housing, economic development. She/he will assist and advise the Town Manager and Economic Development Commission on matters relating to the promotion and development of economic resources for the Town to improve the tax base, create employment opportunities and stimulate business activity. She/he will work on the Town’s behalf to help retain and/or expand existing businesses and recruit new businesses. The Director of Planning and Development is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing the Town’s development process and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. 


Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in planning, community development or related degree from an accredited college or program and have over seven (7) years of experience in planning or community development or a Bachelor’s degree in planning, community development or related degree from an accredited college or program and have over ten (10) years of experience in planning or community development. Must also have three (3) years of supervisory experience. Must have and maintain a valid state driver’s license and an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation OR obtain the AICP designation within one year of hire.


Selection Process

All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge, character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position.  Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various types of examinations.  Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results on a background check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and verification of information on the employment application. 



Applications may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002, or on our website at and must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume and cover letter no later than Monday, December 20, 2021. Applications are accepted by mail, in person or via e-mail to


Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.  Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$98,980- $152,780

Contact Information

Rosa Matias
800 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT
United States
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