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City of Flint

Zoning Coordinator

The City of Flint Zoning Coordinator functions as part of the Planning and Zoning Division which falls under the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Flint.  The P&D Department is comprised of 4 divisions:  Blight and Neighboorhood Stabilization, Building & Safety Inspections, Community & Economic Development and Planning & Zoning.  The position will perform a variety of tasks in support of the P&D Department.  Full Position DescriptionAdditional Information


Application Procedure:  Applications will be accepted until Monday, July 11, 2016.  Applications must be completed on the City of Flint's website:    No paper applications and/or resumes will be accepted in the Human Resources Department.  Any questions about the application process, please call 810-766-7280.  

Position closes July 11, 2016


posted June 20, 2016



City of East Lansing

Special Projects Administrator-Planning Department


The City of East Lansing, a residential community and home to Michigan State University, is seeking to hire a Special Projects Administrator.


This is a high-level professional position within the Department of Planning, Building and Development. This position will report to the Department Director and will include a wide range of planning and economic development projects with a focus on long-term strategic efforts that incorporate significant public input, including the Comprehensive Plan, subarea plans (e.g., downtown), and zoning code revisions. The City organization is deeply committed to customer- based results, focusing on community needs and empowerment of staff to accomplish these results.


The successful candidate will be able to: conduct research, analyze alternative courses of action and devise plans and strategies to address a variety of short and long-term planning and economic development related issues; prepare and present clear reports, verbally and in writing, and logical recommendations for action; read, write, interpret and apply planning, zoning, land use, and economic development regulations fairly and accurately; and work effectively with our customers – residents, neighborhood associations, board and commission members, business owners, land owners, and City Council.


A Bachelor’s degree in city planning, community development, public administration, or a related field is required for the position, with a Master’s degree preferred.  Prior work experience is required including seven to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in city planning and three to five years of administrative and/or management responsibility.  The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and presentation skills.


SALARY: $62,190  -  $87,078, Depending on Qualifications,  with an excellent benefit package          


APPLY:   In addition to a City application, please submit a resume and five professional references. An application can be downloaded. Please submit application materials by email: or mail, as follows:


East Lansing City Hall

Human Resources Department

410 Abbot Road

East Lansing, MI 48823


DEADLINE:  July 15, 2016 The City of East Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


posted June 15, 2016


McKenna Associates


If you are a successful planner who desires strong compensation and more fulfilling projects, while helping public leaders create, redesign and maintain thriving communities, consider joining the McKenna Team.  McKenna Associates is seeking candidates for two responsible positions for urban planners with 7+ years of success in the public or private sector.  A varied background in community planning, zoning and form-based code, placemaking, community or economic development or public engagement is preferred; AICP a plus.  We offer a fast-paced, high opportunity, collaborative atmosphere, in an office of 20 plus talented planners and urban designers, and a variety of rewarding engagements in SE Michigan.  Send your resume in confidence to Gina Sloan.  EOE.


posted June 13, 2017


Principal Planner in Downtown and Commercial Redevelopment

Oakland County Economic Development


Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs (EDCA) is hiring a Principal Planner to coordinate planning and economic development services targeted toward historic downtowns, heritage corridors, mixed-use districts and commercial centers.  The position acts as the Program Coordinator for Main Street Oakland County (MSOC).  MSOC is Oakland County’s comprehensive program of services directed toward historic commercial business districts.  Oakland County is the only county in the United States to have a full-service main street program in cooperation with the National Main Street Center.  The position acts as a leader over other professional, technical and clerical employees in coordinating the delivery of Main Street services to local municipalities, downtown development authorities, principal shopping districts and non-profit organizations.  The position represents Oakland County EDCA’s Main Street program at the local, state and national level. The position is part of a multidisciplinary team of planners, architects, and GIS specialists that provide services to all Oakland County communities. 


Candidates should have training and/or work experience in economic development, historic preservation, tax increment financing, downtown management, zoning, promotions, marketing and real estate development.  Excellent public presentation and writing skills are required along with the ability to effectively communicate and work with elected and appointed government officials and private business and property owners. 


See full job description for required minimum qualification.

posted June 6, 2016


City Manager

City of Frankenmuth


There is a spirit that’s uniquely Frankenmuth. It’s more than a safe, clean, proud, and welcoming community with excellent opportunities for commerce, education, recreation, and entertainment. It’s a place of possibility—a place so charged with spirit that both visitors and residents can’t help but embrace its unique charm.


The mayor and city council are seeking a new city manager. The current city manager is retiring after 37 years of service to the city of Frankenmuth in the capacity of city manager. The city is seeking an experienced manager with exemplary leadership skills; strong interpersonal skills; and experience working in a team/ hands on organizational environment; and who understand the value of tradition yet has a visionary approach to growth.


For the community profile, see the full posting

posted May 24, 2016


Senior Planner

City of Elgin, Illinois


Elgin, IL (110,145) The City of Elgin, Illinois seeks highly qualified planning professionals to serve as its next Senior Planner.  Founded in 1836 and located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin is proud of its diversity in demographics and culture.  From its revitalized downtown area, including the award-winning Riverwalk and the Hemmens Cultural Center, to its many comfortable neighborhoods, four historic districts, 1,600 acre parks system and extensive regional recreational assets, Elgin offers a unique quality of life, whether one is interested in city or suburban living.  Elgin’s motto, “The City in the Suburbs”, embodies celebration of Elgin’s past, enjoyment of the present, and the promise of Elgin’s future.


Elgin operates under the council-manager form of government, which was adopted in Elgin in 1954. The current City Manager was appointed in 2009.  The City has approximately 700 FTEs and a $275 million budget.  The City Council has established eight priorities that guide city operations and policies:  Diverse Workforce, Financial Stewardship, Economic Development, Education and Workforce Development, Image and Engagement, Neighborhoods and Public Safety.


Senior Planners report to the Director of Community Development and may be responsible for reviewing development applications against city codes and ordinances and ensuring that the resulting development advances well accepted planning, urban design, transportation and environmental theories and practices. Additional duties may include preparing current, long-range, transportation, community development and/or other like planning-related plans and/or studies; preparing corridor, neighborhood, and/or site-specific land plans at a variety of scales as well as the massing and preliminary designs of the buildings that could built therein; preparing staff reports and board and city council packets for annexation and/or discretionary zoning processes (map amendments, conditional uses, and variations); analyzing and implementing improvements to the development review process; serving as staff support to various boards and commissions; and supervising planners and staff in all of these functions, as well as supervising staff responsible for the administration of CDBG funds.


Candidates must have a collaborative and welcoming management and community engagement style that furthers the goals of the City and enhances the City’s neighborhoods and quality of life. Successful candidates will have a passion for neighborhood development and redevelopment that incorporates citizen and stakeholder involvement. The successful candidate will be a driven self-starter with exceptional writing skills and a high comfort level speaking in front of crowds of various sizes. Keeping track of details and how they fit within the bigger picture is critical. The salary range is $85,688 to $114,831 +/- DOQ.  Residency in the City of Elgin is not required.  Position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in planning, architecture, or related field plus at least 5 years experience in planning. Master’s degree in planning or related field and AICP highly desirable. Demonstrated expertise with new and emerging technologies, such as Google Sketch Up and/or Salesforce, also highly desirable.


To apply, submit resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by June 20, 2016 to  to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, GovHRUSA.  Tel: 847-380-3243; Fax: 866-401-3100.  The City of Elgin is an equal opportunity employer.


posted May 20, 2016



Principal Planner

LSL Planning


Municipal services firm with planning offices in several states and an outstanding reputation for client service has an immediate opening for an experienced planning professional to lead and grow our Grand Rapids, MI Office.  We’re seeking a talented, energetic planner to assist municipal clients with zoning, comprehensive planning and related tasks on projects in and around Grand Rapids.  Business development and proposal preparation duties will also be part of the overall responsibility. 


This position offers great opportunity for a dynamic, motivated self-starter who seeks professional opportunities and growth.  You’ll be a member of our planning division with a full complement of resources to support you and exciting projects to keep you challenged.  This position is responsible for office, client and staff management.


Qualifications / Responsibilities:

  • Ability to direct professional staff in planning work, including substantive planning topics as well as assisting with workload management, staffing, budgeting, and mentoring
  • Experience in preparing land development regulations and comprehensive plans, including public outreach and working with elected officials
  • Knowledge of current planning and development review
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in writing and presenting on planning topics at state or national professional conferences
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of new project marketing, including proposal drafting, budgeting, and interviewing
  • Ability and willingness to travel


Education / Experience:

  • Master's degree in urban planning
  • 10+ years’ experience in public or private sector;
  • 3+ years as a project and/or staff manager
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite


Compensation: Competitive salary and strong benefit package offered.






posted May 20, 2016

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

(is conducting an internal/external recruitment process to fill the following corporate vacancy)
Job Title: RRC Planner

City/County: Lansing/Ingham
Type of Employment: Full-Time
Pay Grade and Rate: Grade 3; $50,025 to $64,975

Brief Job Description: This position provides planning and zoning technical expertise to communities in the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program. The incumbent will review planning and zoning documents in order to make recommendations to achieve RRC certification.

The preferred candidate will have experience working on planning projects, including master/comprehensive plan updates, zoning code updates, and design guidelines; have the ability to understand planning, zoning and placemaking principles and practices; and will be familiar with local government planning and development operations and procedures. 

Click here to view the position description.
Business Unit: Community Development & Marketing; Collaborative Community Development

Supervisor: Michelle Parkkonen, Manager, RRC

Minimum Education Required: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Urban and Regional Planning or other related degree. A Master’s degree in Public Administration or Urban Planning is preferred.

Minimum Experience Required: This position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience and/or training in urban and/or community planning. An AICP certification preferred.

How to Apply: If you believe that your qualifications meet the listed requirements and are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed Employment Application by e-mail to

Note: A completed application is not required for current MEDC employees who apply.

*Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here) is required to complete the application.

Please document in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the preferred candidate language listed above. In addition, please include a technical writing sample; a document you have previously written related to planning, zoning, community engagement or economic development.

Deadline for Response: May 22, 2016

posted May 9, 2016

Planning and Zoning Administrator

Charter Township of Chesterfield


Position Duties and Responsibilities:

The Planning and Zoning Administrator reports to the Township Elected Officials.  He/She has the responsibilities of supervising full and part time clerical and secretarial help designated to the department.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Reviews building and site plans to ensure compliance with Township ordinances, including revision of building space build-out uses to assure conformance with Township Ordinances.
  2. Communications with residents and businesses to explain zoning and ordinance requirements.
  3. Prepares and administers Planning Department budget.
  4. Prepares and administers departmental budgets for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Also prepares and submits payrolls to the Accounting Department.
  5. Performs related duties as required by the Planning and Zoning Department Administrator.
  6. Receives and coordinates reviews of site plans, special land uses, rezoning’s, zoning variances and plats submitted to the Department.
  7. Responsible for coordinating the files, which include all involved agencies to be submitted to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals in Item No. 6 above.
  8. Attend Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Township Board meetings.
  9. Implement all work pertaining to petitions filed with this Department, including map making, publications and mailings that are regulated by the State of Michigan.
  10. Prepare and administer all reviews and forward pertinent copies to the members of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals and Elected Officials.
  11. Responsible for keeper of records for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  12. Responsible for all filings and yearly record keeping for both the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  13. Responsible for subdivision addressing.
  14. Administer all procedures and maintain a filing system pertaining to the Planning Commission’s recommendations to the Board.
  15. Responsible for disciplinary reviews and procedures pertaining to these duties.

Wage Range:  Commensurate with experience.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Municipal Planning.
  • Minimum five years’ work experience in planning.


  • Opening Date: May 9, 2016       
  • Closing Date: Until the position is filled
  • Position Available: Planning and Zoning Administrator
  • Business Hours:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Qualified applicants must submit a resume and Application to: Chesterfield Township


Eric M. Wurmlinger

Deputy Clerk and Personnel Coordinator

47275 Sugarbush Rd.

Chesterfield Twp., MI 48047  


posted May 5, 2016


DDA Director

Kochville Township


The Kochville Township DDA (Saginaw, MI) is accepting applications for the DDA Director position. The Director will be responsible for coordinating DDA activities and investments as approved by the DDA board.  Kochville Township is home to Saginaw Valley State University and a strong and growing central business district.  Applicants should have experience of at least two years in economic development, planning, engineering, business, or a related field and possess tremendous interpersonal skills.  Applicants will preferably also hold a four-year degree.

A complete job description can be found at (Information/Employment).  Salary and benefits are dependent upon qualifications. 

To apply, please submit a completed employment application and any other pertinent materials by no later than 4pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to: Kochville Township DDA, 5851 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48604.  Application packages may also be submitted electronically to:   


posted May 4, 2016

Departmental Analyst 12 - Main Street Economic Vitality Specialist

Lansing, Michigan


Job Description

As a recognized resource, the staff person will serve as the Michigan Main Street (MMS) Program specialist on the Economic Vitality component of the Michigan Main Street Four-Point Approach and report directly to the MMS Manager.  As a recognized resource for the Economic Vitality component of the MMS Program, the staff person will provide professional and technical assistance, resources and services to the local MMS Communities including the Associate, Selected and Master Levels.  The staff person will assist in the development of the MMS Program by developing strategies which result in community-based development for revitalization of traditional commercial districts.  The staff person will work with other MMS Program staff and develop internal documents, principles, capacity and policies of the MMS Program.  The staff person will assist with MMS and non-MMS Program activities that will include, but are not limited to, market studies or market study updates, recruitment test, retail merchandising, business assistance (retail displays, inventory management, financial review) baseline assessments visits, resource team visits, year- end accreditation evaluations and other duties as assigned.  Position requires extensive travel and extended hours past normal 8-5.


Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.  Bachelor of Public Administration, Finance, Community Development/Planning, Economic Development, Business Operations or related degree preferred.  Three years of professional experience, including one year of experience equivalent to the experienced (P11) level in state service.

Additional Requirements and Information

View the job specification at:

State of Michigan

400 South Pine Street
Lansing, Michigan, 48909.

(800) 788-1766



posted April 29, 2016


Administrative Aide - Community Engagement


$19.14 - $24.41 Hourly
$39,807.00 - $50,781.00 Annually


Opening Date:  04/20/16

Closing Date:  05/04/16   11:59 PM


NATURE OF WORK:  This is elementary staff work in assisting an administrative official in gathering and analyzing information on departmental activities and project proposals. Work assignments are developed to prepare the individual for career employment in public administration. Work is performed under the direction of a superior who gives guidance and assistance; limited independence of action is allowed in selecting work methods and presentation form. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion.


MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Three years of undergraduate college course work or one year of graduate course work leading to degrees in public administration or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.



Community Engagement Administrative Aide - Additional Information

This position will assist with community engagement for road construction projects, large-scale planning initiatives, and other projects by implementing engagement techniques/methods (general and project-specific), planning and organizing public informational and planning meetings, compiling community feedback, responding to citizen inquiries, and coordinating with city departments.  The position will assist with internal process (re)design to improve customer service delivery and efficiency, and will provide general administrative support.  Work duties will include creation of public meeting notices/mailings, scheduling and advertising, setup, recordkeeping, website management, social media responses/monitoring, research, analysis, reporting, and technology support.
Please Note:  All communication regarding this position will be done via email It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile.

If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the past, please make sure your information is current before submitting for this or other opportunities.



300 Monroe Ave, NW  8th Floor, Room 880
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2206
(616) 456-3176
(616) 456-3656


Position #149 - 0416


posted April 25, 2016



The Village of Lincolnshire, Illinois

Assistant Village Manager/Community and Economic Development Director

The Village of Lincolnshire, Illinois


Lincolnshire, IL (7,275), a home rule community located in Lake County, Illinois, approximately 34 miles north of downtown Chicago, seeks candidates with strong communication and analytical skills and who have a commitment to innovation and best practices to serve as its Assistant Village Manager/Director of Community Development.  Lincolnshire is one of the area’s premier suburbs with excellent schools, generous open space areas, vibrant businesses and corporate centers, winding roads and beautiful residences. Lincolnshire is also home to Stevenson High School, a nationally ranked high school with more than 5,000 students.  The community was planned around its mature trees, giving neighborhoods a distinct rural charm.


The Village is a full service community with a $23 million budget and 66 full time employees.  There are also 7 part time employees and 20 seasonal employees.  The Assistant Village Manager/Director of Community Development position is a new position and will report to the Village Manager.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a high level of general administration/management/leadership skills and ideally a background in planning and/or community development.  The Community Development Department currently has a vacant planner position, an economic development coordinator, a building official, an administrative assistant and a part time code enforcement officer.  Most of the Village’s inspections and plan review functions are outsourced.


A candidate for this position must be an exceptional communicator, with well developed verbal and writing skills and ability to thoughtfully engage employees at all levels of the organization.  Candidates must be passionate about working with all facets of the community including community organizations, advisory boards, residents and the business community.  A commitment to facilitating the development and permitting processes in an expeditious manner while maintaining Lincolnshire’s regulatory standards is important.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, business or related field.  A master’s degree is highly desirable. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience in a position requiring strong analytical skills, effective interactions with the public and ability to lead cross functional teams in a collaborative and results oriented manner. Supervisory experience is desired.   Experience in or commitment to state of the art municipal service delivery including shared and consolidated services is very important.  Experience effectively incorporating technology in customer service and service delivery is also valued.


The Village of Lincolnshire offers a competitive benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Starting salary: $ 110,000+/- DOQ. Candidates should apply at once but no later than May 16, 2016 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references  to the attention of Heidi Voorhees and Paul Harlow, GovHR USA , 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401­-3100. Residency not required.

posted April 15, 2016


Director of Community and Economic Development

City of Des Plaines, Illinois


Des Plaines, IL (58,364) The City of Des Plaines is a vibrant, diverse collection of residential, commercial and industrial land uses strategically located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago near O’Hare International Airport. The Director can expect to work on maintaining the City’s vitality and momentum through business recruitment and retention and guide an engaged and supportive residential and business community.  The Director is appointed by the City Manager. Qualified individuals will be expected to have a minimum of seven years’ experience including a leadership position in a community development department of comparable complexity, preferably with demonstrated experience in economic development and a record for effective relationships with the business community. Position requires Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or related field; a Master's degree in a related field is strongly preferred with AICP designation a plus. Candidates should possess a team-oriented style of leadership; comprehensive knowledge of modern planning and economic development concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques; a creative, problem-solving approach; well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. Starting salary $120,000+/-, DOQ and experience. Residency is not required.   Apply via our online application system. Send résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by May 18, 2016 to Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA. TEL: 847/380-3240.



posted April15, 2016


Planning Division Director

City of Madison Wisconsin


$95,610.00 - $129,073.00 Annually

The City of Madison, Wisconsin is looking for a professional who is focused on innovative local government management, committed to the highest levels of ethical behavior and driven to help foster top-notch and inclusive services in an equitable manner and at an exceptional value to citizens. Rated as the top medium sized city (population 243,000) in the US by, Madison has a highly educated workforce, a diverse and rich array of cultural and recreational activities, incredible natural beauty with its lakes and parks, and a growing economy focused on education, health care and technology.  Madison is a city of neighborhoods that seeks continuous improvement in achieving opportunity for all.


This is a highly responsible managerial position responsible for directing the strategic, operational, and financial functions of the Planning Division. This position reports to the Director of the Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development for the City of Madison, Wisconsin. Employment will be subject to a five-year employment contract negotiated by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council and a term of the contract requires residency in the City of Madison.  This position currently supervises approximately twenty-five urban and regional planning professionals.


To view full job posting, including information on our benefits and to apply online, please visit  Applications must be received by May 1, 2016 to be considered.


posted April 12, 2016



Director of Community and Economic Development



The Village is seeking highly professional, energetic and accomplished candidates interested in serving as its next Director of Community and Economic Development.  The Director can expect to work on maintaining the Village’s vitality and momentum through business recruitment and retention and guide an engaged and supportive residential and business community.  The Department includes five full time positions including planning, building and public health professionals.  Qualified individuals are expected to have a minimum of seven years’ experience including a leadership position in a community development department of comparable complexity, preferably with demonstrated experience in economic development and a record for effective relationships with the business community. Position requires Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or related field; a Master's degree in a related field is strongly preferred with AICP designation a plus. Candidates should possess a team-oriented style of leadership; comprehensive knowledge of modern planning and economic development concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques; a creative, problem-solving approach; well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. Starting salary $120,000+/-,


DOA. Apply here  and send résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by May 2, 2016. Email:


posted March 28, 2016


Transportation Planner II (Road Funding)

Road Commission for Oakland County


  • Participate in short- and long- range transportation planning activities and community transportation planning efforts.
  • Confer with public officials and residents regarding road concerns.
  • Prepare reports and demonstration materials for community programs and RCOC presentations.
  • Occasionally attends evening meetings or public hearing with citizen groups and represent RCOC in various inter-governmental and community organized committees.
  • Provide transportation planning assistance to other RCOC departments (abondments, road certification and the Tri-Party program).
  • Executes traffic crash analyses, maintains and updates RCOC’s Master ROW Plan and Gravel Road Paving Plan.
  • Understands the road funding principles of the State (ACT 51) and calculates fund distribution for AD HOC request.
  • Uses advance computer programs efficiently to record and analyze information and prepare reports.
  • Proficient in using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to map, analyze and illustrate specific locations related to incidents or characteristics of the road network.
  • Competent in using Graphic Design Software (Adobe Illustrator).


Please apply if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Civil Engineering,  Transportation/Urban Planning or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in urban transportation planning or a related field.

 Competitive salary.  Attractive benefits package including health and vision coverage, dental plan, employer paid pension, deferred compensation plan, etc.


Send resume and salary history to

Road Commission for Oakland County

Human Resources Department

31001 Lahser Road

Beverly Hills, MI  48025

Fax: 248-645-5792

Or, apply on line:

Click “Job Postings” - then click “Application Form” to apply electronically

EOE/ADA/Drug Free Workplace

Interview travel costs/relocation expense are not reimbursable.


posted March 18, 2016


Zoning Administrator

Charter Township of Garfield, Grand Traverse County


The Charter Township of Garfield (population 16,254) is currently accepting applications for the position of Zoning Administrator. Garfield Township is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan adjacent to the City of Traverse City and is known for its many year round recreational opportunities. Qualified individuals are expected to have zoning and/or planning experience, excellent customer service skills and be team oriented.


This is an administrative position under the general supervision of the Planning Director. The employee carries out daily operations of the Township planning and zoning administration program. The employee performs a broad range of complex professional planning and zoning studies and processes. Provides staff support to the Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals with respect to planning and zoning matters.


Applicants should apply by March 25, 2016 with resume and cover letter addressed to Judy Battle, Administrative Secretary, at Garfield Township, 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684.  Application packets and the complete job description are available at or by calling (231) 941-1620. This position will remain open until filled.  The Charter Township of Garfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


posted March 15, 2016


District 13 Government and Public Policy Educator
Michigan State University Extension
Southwest, Michigan

Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch counties


Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) programs assist local government authorities and the general public in their understanding and decision-making in the context of good governance including the framework for government planning, finance, land use decisions, and civic engagement.  This position provides technical and educational assistance to local governments in a variety of areas including intergovernmental cooperation, governmental organization, land use planning, and other emerging local government and governance issues.


These efforts are implemented primarily through the Greening Michigan Institute (GMI) Government and Public Policy Workgroup - a team of field and campus-based faculty, educators and specialists located throughout the state. This position, which provides leadership and educational programming expertise in alignment with the Institute and workgroup, will serve Southwest Michigan and serve on a committee with statewide responsibilities. This is a full-time, fixed-term position reviewed annually for renewal. 


Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in related field and 3-years’ experience and demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation. Additional requirements apply.


Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at for more information and to apply for posting number 2817.


Applicants will submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and contact information of four professional references. 

For full consideration all necessary materials, as noted above, should be submitted by March 31, 2016

posted March 7, 2016



Transportation Planning Supervisor

City of Grand Rapids


Nature of Work-

This is responsible professional work that will perform transportation planning and management of programs related to the city's outcome targets for new and or improved urban transportation systems.  The position is responsible for policy development, zoning ordinance amendments, and long range planning with an emphasis on the City's street and transportation systems.


Minimum Training and Experience-

Graduation from an accredited education institution with a bachelor's degree in transportation planning, traffic, engineering, urban planning and/or other related field and five (5) years of supervisory experience related to transportation or mobility planning or equivalent  is required.


Multi-modal experience related to planning, design, construction, and measurement.


Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.


Experience with the application of LEAN/A3/Business process efficiency tools preferred.


Other Information-

The City of Grand Rapids Planning and Mobile GR Departments seek a transportation planning and/or engineering professional that will advance targeted outcomes in the development of a cohesive and leading-edge system for transit, parking, pedestrians, bicycles, freight, and automobiles; including demand management.  The position is responsible for policy and ordinance development, project management, plan review, and long range planning with an emphasis on the City's street and transportation systems. The ability to analyze and recommend solutions to specific transportation planning and demand issues dictated by community needs, including gathering, analyzing and reporting on pertinent data, policies, ordinances, and actions, is required.


$58,724.00 - $74,994.00 Annually

Deadline April 4, 2016


For more information: 


posted March 3, 2016




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