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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.

 

Inquiries: jobs@safebuilt.com

 

APPLY AT

 

posted May 20, 2016

 


URBAN PLANNER

McKenna Associates

 

McKenna Associates is seeking candidates for two positions in its historic Downtown Northville, Michigan headquarters for urban planners with two (min.) and four (min.) or more years of success in the public or private sector.  A varied background in zoning and form-based code, planning, placemaking, community or economic development or public engagement is preferred; AICP and proficiency with GIS and Sketchup a plus.  If you enjoy a fast-paced, high opportunity, collaborative work experience, with a variety of satisfying engagements, send your resume in confidence with general salary expectations to Gina Sloan @ gsloan@mcka.com.  EOE.

 

posted May 17, 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 medchr@michigan.org.

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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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 KochvilleTownship.com (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: KochvilleDDASearch@gmail.com.   

 

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

 

Website

posted April 29, 2016

 


CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS
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.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

**SHOULD AN APPLICANT NEED ANY DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATION OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE APPLICATION OR SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT UPON SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION**

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
300 Monroe Ave, NW  8th Floor, Room 880
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2206
(616) 456-3176
(616) 456-3656
jobs@grcity.us

 

Position #149 - 0416
ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
BP

 

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 Livability.com, 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 www.cityofmadison.com/hr.  Applications must be received by May 1, 2016 to be considered.

 

posted April 12, 2016

 


 

Director of Community and Economic Development

VILLAGE OF LA GRANGE, ILLINOIS

 

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: resume@govhrusa.com

 

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 www.garfield-twp.com 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 jobs.msu.edu 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

 

 


Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG)

Economic/Community Development Planner

Gaylord, Michigan

 

Regional planning agency is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide technical assistance in the field of economic development and community planning in Northeast MI. Position will entail working with local municipalities and economic development organizations, meeting facilitation, trail planning and development, grant writing, data analysis, developing/implementing economic and community plans and zoning ordinance development. Understanding of Natural Resource Management and planning desired.  Requires bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in related field. Must possess excellent written and verbal skills. Must be able to work well independently or in a team environment. Salary commensurate with qualifications. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Send cover letter resume, and 3 references to: drekowski@nemcog.org.

 

Deadline: March 11, 2016.

 

posted February 26, 2016

 


Associate Planner - Transportation

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

 

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) seeks a career professional to fill the position of Regional Transportation Planner. The majority of your time will be spent in transportation.  The position assists a senior transportation planner with work tasks to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines and overall assistance with the administration of the transportation planning program. You will be welcomed as a peer in a cooperative environment.  Expect your skills to be utilized. 

 

Compensation: $41,000 plus healthcare, dental, vision, and SWMPC pension contribution.

 

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission serves a region in the heart of Michigan’s fruit belt; a location celebrated for its magnificent peaches, blueberries, apples, and grape vineyards.  The southwest region is home to an burgeoning hotbed of craft breweries, craft spirits, and wineries.  Because of our unique climate and soil conditions brewers and vintners cultivate their own vineyards and hops.  We are one and a half hour or an easy train ride from Chicago while feeling like a world away.  The region possesses world class four season recreation including downhill and cross country skiing, ice rinks for hockey and pleasure skating, indoor and outdoor soccer, and is lined with beautiful destination beaches appreciated by vacationers and residents alike.

 

A detailed description of this job opportunity, how to apply, the criteria for eligible applicants, and further details of the SWMPC please visit our website.  Applications will be accepted until the close of business on March 9, 2016

 

posted February 24, 2016

 


Associate Planner - Economic Development/Community Planning

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

 

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) seeks a career professional to fill the position of Associate Planner for Economic Development and Community Planning. Time will be shared within community planning, data research and GIS mapping, Economic Development District program planning, and general planning support across all SWMPC planning work.  You will be welcomed as a peer in a cooperative environment.  Expect your skills to be utilized. 

 

Compensation: $38,000 plus healthcare, dental, vision, and SWMPC pension contribution.

 

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission serves a region in the heart of Michigan’s fruit belt; a location celebrated for its magnificent peaches, blueberries, apples, and grape vineyards.  The southwest region is home to an burgeoning hotbed of craft breweries, craft spirits, and wineries.  Because of our unique climate and soil conditions brewers and vintners cultivate their own vineyards and hops.  We are one and a half hour or an easy train ride from Chicago while feeling like a world away.  The region possesses world class four season recreation including downhill and cross country skiing, ice rinks for hockey and pleasure skating, indoor and outdoor soccer, and is lined with beautiful destination beaches appreciated by vacationers and residents alike.

 

A detailed description of this job opportunity, how to apply, the criteria for eligible applicants, and further details of the SWMPC please visit our website

Applications will be accepted until the close of business on March 9, 2016.

 

posted February 24, 2016

 


Planner

Hartland Township (Livingston Co.)

 

Want to help the planning and development of an emerging community? You’ll be responsible for planning and zoning applications, reviews and permits for our residents and property owners. You’ll have the opportunity to implement best practices and play an integral role in many future projects. You’ll have experience and education in land use planning and zoning. Send your résumé by March 16th to the Hartland Township Planning Director at tlanger@hartlandtwp.com or go to our website for more information: www.hartlandtwp.com

 

Hiring Wage Range: $23.70 – $27.88 per hour (DOQ), plus full benefits

 

Hartland Township (Livingston Co.) is seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Planner to manage planning and zoning administration in a growing community. With a population of 14,663, Hartland Township was one of the fastest growing communities in Michigan from 2000-2010 and is well-poised to continue that trend as the economy recovers. The Planner will play an integral role in leading these efforts.

 

Individuals with experience in preparing professional quality site plan reviews and that possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include the administration of the Township’s zoning ordinance and master plan; preparation of professional planning reviews; presentation to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Township Board; oversight of the ordinance enforcement officer, other support personnel and professional consultants; preparation of ordinance amendments and other written reports; and frequent interaction with the public.

 

 

posted February 22, 2016


Planning Assistant

Hartland Township (Livingston Co.)

 

Want to help the planning and development of an emerging community?  You’ll be responsible for processing planning and zoning applications, reviews and permits for our residents and property owners.  You’ll have the opportunity to implement best practices and play an integral role in many future projects.  You’ll have office/clerical experience and/or education in local government, planning/zoning or a related field.  Send your résumé by March 2nd to the Hartland Township Planning Director at tlanger@hartlandtwp.com or go to our website for more information: www.hartlandtwp.com

 

Hiring Wage Range:  $15.83 – $18.62 per hour (DOQ), plus full benefits

 

Hartland Township (Livingston Co.) is seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Planning Assistant to help manage planning and zoning administration in a growing community.  With a population of 14,663, Hartland Township was one of the fastest growing communities in Michigan from 2000-2010 and is well-poised to continue that trend as the economy recovers.  The Planning Assistant will play an integral role in leading these efforts.

 

February 12, 2016

 


Director of Planning and Development

City of Shakopee, MN

 

The City of Shakopee, MN, (pop. 39,167), one of the state’s fastest growing communities, seeks an energetic professional with development expertise to be its Director of Planning and Development. Responsible for directing the City’s planning, economic development and building inspections functions; supporting the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustments and Appeals, and the Economic Development Authority; and managing a $2 million budget and 11-member staff.  Reports to the City Administrator and serves on the City’s management team. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, economic development, business administration, public administration or a related field and seven years of increasingly responsible and diverse state or local government experience required. Must have supervisory experience and demonstrate success in conceptualizing and bringing development and redevelopment projects to fruition.  Master’s degree in a related field and a combination of public and private sector experience are strongly desired.  Must have strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. Salary range: $104,577 - $130,722 DOQ; comprehensive benefits package available. Submit cover letter and resume online at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com/.  This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than March 10, 2016.  For more information please contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@waters-company.com or by calling 651.223.3053.  EOE.  

 

posted February 12, 2016

 


 

Building Official

Egelston Township

 

Egelston is requesting proposals for a Building Official. Individual would be responsible for Zoning and Administrative services, Zoning and Code enforcement and plan review.

 

This is a pert-time position at an estimated 39 hours (Bi-weekly). Applicants must possess or be eligible for the following certifications: Registered Building Official, Registered Plan Reviewer, and a Registered Building Inspector.

Applicants must have at least five (5) years of experience in the same or similar position. Starting wage is negotiable. Position will provide a number of benefits, pursuant to the Township's policies.

 

Applications are available at the Egelston Township Hall, 5428 E Apple Av., Muskegon, Michigan, 49442 or online at www.egelstontwp.org.

 

posted February 10, 2016

 


Planning Manager

LSL Planning, Inc. A Safebuilt Company

 

SAFEbuilt Michigan is currently seeking a Planning Manager to oversee operations in their Royal Oak Office.  This will include managing client relationships, business development opportunities and project workload and assignments. The Planning Manager will also participate in advanced, highly-complex professional planning activities. Our Planning division emphasizes creativity and leadership in the profession.  Our planners are very involved with planning organizations as instructors and presenters for state, regional and national conferences.

 

SAFEbuilt has a 20 year history of providing community development and building department services. Our culture is positive and energetic as we empower people to do what they do best. Join the other highly qualified and motivated individuals who share the common Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Improvement. 

 

We offer a strong salary and benefits package to reward ability, certification levels, and work experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, paid holidays, paid time off, paid training, new certification bonuses, a matching 401K Plan, and more.

 

 

OBJECTIVES:

The Planning Manager is actively involved in client activities, including ongoing municipal clients or planning projects.    The position will coordinate workload, being the primary provider of services in the startup stage of the office while being able to rely on staff from other locations as needed for support.    Project management is a critical function of this position, insuring that projects based in the office are completed on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of clients. 

 

Planning Managers are expected to be a role model and mentor to others in the firm and to our valued municipal clients through upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior and professionalism.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply commonly accepted planning procedures and skills to individual situations for the successful completion of project assignments
  • Manage a variety of ongoing municipal clients and a variety of planning projects
  • Develop project plans, including budgets, staffing requirements/needs, timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage planning projects, including communication with clients, preparation of reports, amending plans, facilitation of project-related meetings, and similar tasks
  • Must demonstrate outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage and direct multiple simultaneous projects within established budgets
  • Contribute to the growth and reputation of the planning division through speaking at conferences, publishing professional articles or other speaking activities
  • May assist with firm marking and preparation of project proposals
  • Identify opportunities for growth and business development potential
  • Work with business development to grow company revenue
  • Provide support to municipal clients for assignments, including attendance at evening or weekend meetings as needed.

 

 SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE:

  • Strong relationship building and people management skills
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including recent changes
  • Knowledge of planning best practices, including recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to municipal planning and administration.
  • Knowledge of local government procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of community engagement techniques
  • Previous experience with project budget development
  • Previous experience as a planning consultant or consultant-like management in the public sector is desirable, but not required.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate degree in urban planning or equivalent

 

APPLY AT: http://goo.gl/aGkLar

 

INQUIRIES: jobs@safebuilt.com

 

LSL WEBSITE: http://lslplanning.com/

 

posted February 8, 2016

 




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