Deputy Director
City of Lowell - Planning & Development

Job Order #: 16095124

Lowell, MA 01852

Full Time

35 hours per week

POSTED 1/10/2022

EXPIRES 4/10/2022

Job Description

Deputy Director- Planning and Community Development

Manages all day-to-day administrative activities for the Planning and Community Development Division of DPD on behalf of the Assistant City Manager/DPD Director. Responsible for the overall administration of DPD?s Programs including, but not limited to: Grant Administration, Brownfields, Urban Revitalization and Development, Economic Development, Community Development, Open Space and Recreational Programming, Housing, and Transportation Initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned by
Director of DPD.
-Develops and implements departmental personnel and office policies. Manages all division staff.
-Responsible for motivating employees, addressing performance issues, and cultivating a positive
professional atmosphere among all staff.
-Manages the development and implementation of goals and objectives for Planning and Project -Management, Economic Development, Housing, Community Development, Finance and Asset Management.
-Responsible for administration and oversight of all DPD Programs, meeting all program requirements and regulations.
-Oversees all project development, tracking, eligibility, environmental reviews, making sure that
programming conforms to the City?s policies on Housing, Replication Plan, master Plan documents and
HUD regulations.
-Prepares and oversees annual expenditures and budgeting for all Programs.
-Coordinated efforts of all DPD staff as it related to program development and implementation.
-Prepares and/or reviews all DPD reports and evaluations that are distributed to the City Manager, City
Council, other departments, the public, etc.
-Monitors all sources of DPD funding.
-Coordinates departmental and interagency grant applications with assistance from Senior Staff.
-Coordinates weekly meeting of key departmental employees.
-Provides guidance and oversight of all items requiring City Council action and directs staff on preparation of all agenda items.
-Represents the Assistant City Manager/DPD Director in his/her absence
-Manages special assignments as directed by the Assistant City Manager/ DPD Director.
Oversees Planning and Project Management, Economic Development, Housing, Community Development and Finance, and consultants, including but not limited to, Chief Planner, Director of Economic Development, Senior Finance Specialist, Director of Housing Programs, Community Development Director, Executive Secretary, Asset Manager, and Intern Programming and Positions. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization?s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, and training employee(s); addressing complaints and resolving problems. Familiarity with applicable union contracts is required. May supervise professional consultants.

Proven understanding of planning, urban design, economic development and housing strategies, planning and research, budget preparation and management, grant management, and tools. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Master?s Degree (MA) in either Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Community Development, Public Administration, or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include substantial experience (5-8 years) with finance, management of publicly funded programs, budget preparation and management, experience with municipal affairs and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred. Proficient in use of computer programs for word processing (preferably Microsoft Word), data base management (Microsoft Access) and spread sheets (Microsoft Excel).

Please email Shaun McCarthy to learn more about the application process at

How To Apply

Please email Shaun McCarthy at to learn more about how to apply


50 Arcand DRIVE # 2
Lowell, MA 01852

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$118,367.60 per year


  • Major Medical
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability Leave
  • Long Term Disability Leave

Benefit Details


Shaun McCarthy


MassHire Lowell Career Center


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107 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852