Careers at the BPDA

Lifestyle & Benefits

Why should you work with us? What can the BPDA offer you?

  • The chance to conserve, shape, and champion Boston's public realm
  • Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with some of Boston's most experienced urban designers, urban planners, researchers, GIS specialists, and economic development and communications professionals—your coworkers. 
  • Generous insurance benefits: dental, vision, 80% of health insurance premiums covered, life and disability insurance, and access to discounted home and auto insurance.
  • Significant time off: four weeks paid vacation, eleven paid holidays, and four paid personal days per fiscal year.
  • Automatic enrollment in our retirement plan, with up to 6% employer matching contributions*.

Health and Wellness

The BPDA offers its employees Blue Cross/ Blue Shield's PPO & HMO Option plan and pays 80% of the health insurance premium. The EDIC provides its employees with dental and vision insurance. The BPDA also has several insurance plans to choose from.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The BPDA give employees the opportunity to set aside money on a Pre-tax basis and use these funds to pay for non- reimbursable health and dependent care expenses. 

Life & Disability Insurance

The BPDA provide disability and life insurance/benefits. 

Home and Auto Insurance

Through Liberty Mutual, the BPDA offer its employees access to discounted auto and home owner/ renter insurances. 

Vacation Time and Family Programs

The BPDA recognize that our employees work diligently. Therefore, they offer employees 11 paid holidays, 4 paid personal days and 4 weeks of accrued vacation leave per fiscal year. Employees also have access to the child care center at Boston City Hall.  

Banking and Assistance

BPDA employees have access to the City of Boston Credit Union and the Boston's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 


The BPDA offer comprehensive retirement planning and investment services.

* EDIC Only

  • Boston Planning & Development Agency
  • One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201
  • Tel: 617.722.4300  Fax: 617.248.1937
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