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    June 19 deadline for new town planner

    June 19 is the deadline as Essex seeks applicants for a newly created five-hour-a-week town planner, funded for the first time by a Town Meeting vote in May. The position involves broad planning and grant-writing support for several Essex boards and committees, although the planner will report to the Board of Selectmen and/or the town administrator. The starting hourly wage will be $28 to $40, commensurate with experience. A bachelor’s degree in planning or municipal or urban planning with three years of work experience in the municipal or urban planning field is required. For a full job description, e-mail To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Brendhan Zubricki, Town Administrator, 30 Martin St., Essex, MA 01929.