Director of Planning and Zoning

Business/Employer: Town of Berlin
Position: Director of Planning and Zoning
Category: Government
Type: Full Time
Duration: Year Round
Pay: Salary | $84,903.00 - $93,717.00



Planning and Zoning – Planning Director

Salary Range: Grade 20 Step 4 ($84,903) – Grade 20 Step 8 ($93,717)

Essential Functions: The Town of Berlin is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Planning Director. This position is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. The Planning Director plans, directs, coordinates, and administers all activities of the Department of Planning and Zoning on behalf of the Mayor and Council. This position is responsible for supervising and performing regulatory administration of plan reviews, code enforcement, issuance of applicable permits for new construction, repairs and renovations, and other matters, serves as staff to certain Boards and Commissions, and represents the Town and Department before various agencies and the public. This position is responsible for planning for the physical development and growth of the Town of Berlin while maintaining a culture that embraces the Town’s mission, vision, and values.

Education and Experience: Must possess a high school diploma or general education degree and a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, Land Use Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, or a closely related field. Experience may be substituted for educational requirements. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification is desired or must be obtained within one year of hire. Must maintain a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record; pre-employment and periodic review of Motor Vehicle Records are required. Pre-employment and periodic background checks are required. The employee will be subject to pre-employment, post-accident, random, and reasonable cause drug and/or alcohol testing.

Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit a confidential Town of Berlin application for employment, a resume, and three professional references to the Town’s Human Resources Director at Applications can be found at or can be picked up at 10 William Street Berlin, MD 21811 or by calling 410-641-2770. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Closing Day: Applications received by June 2, 2024, will receive preference. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.