Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. Web site job ads cost $75. To submit a job ad or RFP ad email the description to [email protected] and place "job ad" or "RFP ad" in the subject field.

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Planning and Project Manager

County Administration/Land Use Services

Otsego County 

Otsego County is a growing community which offers a host of year round recreational activities with easy access to trail networks, river systems, inland lakes, parks, ski resorts, large forested areas, and world-class golf. Downtown Gaylord is alive a new streetscape, new eateries and shops and a central pavilion that is full with weekend entertainment, a farmer’s market and a variety of festivals.

The Planning and Project Manager performs professional work related to planning, development and land use for the County. Assists with amendments to the Master Plan, preparing zoning amendments, and conducting special planning studies. Maintains, administers, and enforces adopted codes related to land use. Works with Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the general public to ensure that the plans are current and appropriately implemented. Works on Grants, Special Projects and County facility space allocation programs.

Bachelor’s degree in planning, or a closely related field, and 5 years of related experience, or a combination of education, training or experience.  Communication skills, business writing, and an ability to work with diverse people/agencies are important qualifications.

Experience with Microsoft Office software and Geographic Information Systems. Michigan Driver’s License required.

This is a full-time management level position and is eligible for fringe benefits. Pay Range: $58,874 - $73,577

Visit for a complete job description and to apply on-line.

Otsego County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted July 17, 2018

Cheboygan County

Planner/Assistant Code Enforcement Officer
The County of Cheboygan is seeking an energetic and highly organized Planner/Assistant Code Enforcement Officer. Under the general supervision of the Planning and Zoning Director, the incumbent assists in various planning-related activities and enforcement of Cheboygan County’s Zoning Ordinance.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing exemplary customer service, permit review, code enforcement and site inspections. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.  The complete job description and application may be found here:
Applications, cover letters and résumés should be received no later than 5 pm on Monday, July 30, 2018 to the attention of Debbie Tomlinson, Assistant to the Director of Planning and Zoning at 870 S. Main St. Cheboygan, MI 49721 or [email protected]. Candidates may also contact the County offices by phone at 231.627.8489 for more information.
Posted July 10, 2018

Genesee County - Planning Commission

Planner I

Union:  AFSCME Local 496.01

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Planner I position.  Duties may include assisting in data collection, developing applications, writing reports. Assist with projects being carried out by organizations and local units of government.  Draft recommendations for projects and studies. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning, Resource Planning, Resource
Development, or Geography.
Bachelor’s degree -AND-two (2) years of professional planning experience in a public planning
office or private sector planning agency.

Applicants must demonstrate on their application and with relevant documents, they meet
the minimum qualifications to be considered for a position.

Applicants must upload, before the deadline, all necessary documentsto support your
qualifications, ie. college transcripts, DD214, licenses, certificates, etc.



Posted July 9, 2018


Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)

Director of Corporate Development

The DEGC is searching for a skilled and professional self-starter to promote our mission and core values to key individual supporters and advocates.  The Director of Corporate Development will be responsible for direct solicitation of gifts, managing a portfolio of meaningful gift prospects, as well as creating and enhancing relationships with current and prospective donors with a focus on expanding their financial support. Successful candidates should be energetic, detail oriented, conscientious, and passionate with a strong interest in making a difference in the City of Detroit. They should appreciate the value of and be able to work with a talented, dynamic, and diverse team of professionals; and have the mental/intellectual flexibility, creativity, and resiliency to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. 

Click here  for complete job information. 


Posted July 6, 2018



Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)

Motor City Match Program Manager

The DEGC is seeking a full-time salaried employee to serve as Program Manager for Motor City Match program, a nationally recognized program that seeks to fill vacant commercial corridors and support the city’s entrepreneurial spirit. To date, Motor City Match has awarded $5.5 million in grants to 125 small business projects and made 1049 awards to businesses providing business planning, site selection, design assistance and gap funding. The $5.5 million in grant investment has leveraged an overall investment of $36.9 million. Beyond the direct investment into these revitalization projects, is the investment in building a pipeline of well-prepared entrepreneurs. The program has continued to focus on building entrepreneurship opportunities for Detroiters – 62% of awardees are Detroit residents, 80% are minority-owned and over 69% are women-minority owned businesses. The Small Business Program Manager for Motor City Match will report to the Director of Small Business Programs.  

Click here  for complete job information. 


Posted July 6, 2018



Charter Township of Clinton, Macomb County

Planning Director 


The Charter Township of Clinton is now seeking qualified applicants to interview for a full time Planning Director position.  Salary range $91,943 - $105,195 plus excellent benefit package.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and application to the Clinton Township Employees Civil Service Commission.  Send by mail to 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 or by email to [email protected]

For the complete job posting go to and click on Employment.


Posted June 28, 2018


City of Dexter

Assistant Planner

The City of Dexter is seeking an energetic, highly organized, and self-motivated Assistant Planner. Under the supervision of the Community Development Manager, this position will be tasked with responsibilities such as managing and implementing projects related to land use planning, plan implementation, permitting, code enforcement, site inspections, and committee management. In addition, the City is currently experiencing significant redevelopment, in and around the downtown.

For complete job description click here.  

A cover letter, application, and resume should be sent no later than 5 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018, to the attention of Justin Breyer, Assistant to the City Manager/Clerk at 8140 Main St., Dexter, MI 48130, [email protected]. Candidates may also contact the City Offices by phone at 734-426-8303 for more information.

Applications may be found at the following link:


Posted June 28, 2018


Fresh Coast Planning

Planning & Zoning Consultant 

Company Profile: Successful consultancy expanding into new local government communities and in need of support to provide professional planning and zoning consultation to townships, cities, villages and private individuals.

Position: Associate

Type: Part-time, as needed, independent contractor (1099). Potential for permanent part-time to full-time.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years in local government community planning and zoning.

Education: Bachelor's in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or related field is preferred. Familiarity with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Michigan Condominium Act, Michigan Land Division Act, and other related local government acts is required.


 To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to: Gregory L. Ransford, MPA at [email protected] Open until filled. 6/27/18


Posted June 27, 2018


City of Owosso

Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director

Owosso is accepting applications for assistant city manager/community development director.  Reports to the city manager, oversees community and economic development, building and zoning, and special projects.  BA/BS required in public administration or related field – planning, public policy, engineering; master’s preferred. 3 years of related experience, municipal management  or planning experience desired.  Salary range $70,000 +/- DOQ with attractive benefits. 

Job description available here or at:  

Resume/cover letter to City of Owosso, Human Resources, 301 W. Main St., Owosso, MI  48867 or email [email protected]. Application review beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V.


Posted May 16, 2018


Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Departmental Analyst 12

This position will serve as the Michigan Main Street (MMS) program specialist on the Retail Economic Vitality component of the Main Street Four-Point Approach. As the recognized resource for the Retail Economic Vitality component of the MMS program, this employee will provide professional and technical assistance, resources, and services to local MMS communities including the Engaged, Select, 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 to develop internal documents, principles, capacity, and policies of the program. The staff person will assist with activities that include, but are not limited to retail merchandising, business assistance (retail displays, inventory management, financial review), help to develop on-line marketing and sales with businesses, clustering/co-marketing/ complementary product identification, baseline assessments visits, year-end accreditation evaluations, and other duties as assigned. This position requires extensive travel and extended hours past normal 8-5. 

Complete job description here.


Posted May 14, 2018


City of Coldwater

Economic Development Director

The City is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the Branch County Growth Alliance and Coldwater Downtown Development Authority in retention and recruitment of private investment.  The City of Coldwater has a population of approximately 11,000 persons and is the county seat of Branch County which is located in southcentral Michigan.  The salary range is $55,000-$75,000 depending on qualifications.  Please forward a resume, cover letter and salary history electronically to the City Manager's attention at [email protected].  The position is open until filled. 

Full job description here.


Posted May 9, 2018


Peninsula Township

Assistant Planner

Peninsula Township is seeking an assistant to the Township Planner and Zoning Administrator.  This individual will be engaged in filing and organizing documents, editing manuscripts and grants, responding to FOIA requests, and drafting agendas.  Work week: 20- 29 hours per week. Hourly rate: negotiable, based on experience.  A bachelor’s degree in planning or landscape architecture is desired.  Submit a letter of interest, current CV, and three references to [email protected] or Clerk, Peninsula Township, 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 223-7321.  Application is open until May 15, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.


Posted April 30, 2018


Peninsula Township  

Director of Planning

Peninsula Township is seeking a full time planner and Director of Planning.  Located in one of the most beautiful townships in Northwest Michigan, the Township is known nationally for its farmland protection program.  One of the most desirable spots in northern Michigan to live, it is inherently beautiful and is characterized by nearly 47 miles of freshwater coastline.  Candidate qualifications: 5-8 years of community planning experience, familiarity with ordinance writing & grantsmanship, and GIS experience.  Salary:  negotiable, based on experience; a contractual arrangement would be considered.  Submit a letter of interest, current CV, and three references to [email protected] or Clerk, Peninsula Township, 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 223-7321.  Application is open until May 15, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.


Posted April 30, 2018


City of Midland

Community Development Planner

Salary range: $62,430 - $72,835 (D.O.Q)

Under general supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development,provides technical planning support to ensure that long range planning and development policies of the City are satisfactorily met.  Conducts useful and accurate research, review, analysis and coordination of development related requests and undertaking long range planning studies. This position fosters overall improvement of the community by effectively administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and various City housing programs. The incumbent will be regularly required to attend evening meetings and occasional participation in special events at night and on weekends. 



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Planning or a related field. Two years experience in Planning or related field; Any combination of education, training and experience determined by the City to provide the required knowledge skills and abilities equivalent to those attained through requirements #1 and #2 above; Knowledge of GIS and application to planning work; Demonstrated proficiency with standard office productivity software programs. Excellent written, oral and graphic communication skills, excellent research skills; Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of CBDG program regulations and experience managing HUD grants

For a full job description and application, please visit our website at:

Application deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018.


Posted April 18, 2018