Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. MAP will also post the ads on social media.  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.

Posting requirements:  Ads shall be submitted in word, and contain no more than 250 words.  We are happy to add links and/ or one pdf attachment.  

 


Community and Economic Development Director

City of Ferndale

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Director is responsible for the professional coordination, management and execution of the City’s efforts in the development and implementation of strategies, plans, programs and activities to promote economic development as well as all planning, code enforcement and building activities. The CED Director also oversees the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and other boards as assigned. This position is part of the senior leadership team of Ferndale. The city commits to invest in the development of its executive leaders and is interested in candidates who will dedicate a minimum of three years to the position.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Provide leadership and motivation to all subordinates, promoting unity and positive working relationships between all personnel, City officials, community stakeholders, and State, County, and local officials.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines, with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Desired proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to master other software as needed such as GIS.

Special Requirements

  • Valid Michigan Driver's License or ability to obtain one.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as city activities require.

Starting salary is $85,611 to $106,915 (DOQE), with excellent benefits.

Click HERE to Apply!

Posted January 20, 2022

DDA & Special Projects Manager

Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority (LVDDA)

The Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority (LVDDA) is seeking  Downtown & Special Projects Manager.  This is a highly independent position  with wide-ranging responsibilities. Under the supervision of the DDA Director, the DDA Manager performs a variety of duties related to the City’s Main Street community status, and committee/board initiatives and programs. The DDA Manager is responsible for creating and managing programming which fosters economic vibrancy, assists businesses and creates a vibrant, welcoming environment in the community.  This position also handles special projects as assigned, including compiling the weekly eNewsletter, layout of the Your Town quarterly publication, and updates to city website and social media pages.

A detailed job description may be found on the city's website.  Starting salary is $40,000 + benefits DOQ.

Qualified individuals should submit cover letter, resume, and city employment application to Susie Stec, DDA Director at [email protected]. Email subject line should indicate “DDA & Special Projects Manager”.  Application deadline is Friday, February 11, 2022.  

Posted January 18, 2022


Planner

West Michigan Regional Planning Commission

This full-time position is responsible for working on elements of the Commission’s work program. The Planner assists in the coordination of programs through communications, information gathering, research, report preparation, and written and personal communications. Transportation planning is a large part of the role, but other types of planning are also involved.

Typical Responsibilities

  1. Collects data and develops specific maps and support materials.
  2. Maintains equipment and software required to provide mapping services.
  3. Communicates with public officials as necessary.
  4. Provides technical assistance to a variety of public agencies.
  5. Gathers road condition data in the field using laptop data collectors.
  6. Maintains spreadsheets allocating transportation funds.

Work Requirements

  1. Ability to work independently and to address challenges with limited supervision.
  2. Knowledge of computer applications and ability to maintain an up-to-date geographic information system (GIS) and efficiently prepare maps.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively through writing and personal contacts, and establish effective working relationships with other employees and agencies.
  4. Must possess a Michigan Drivers License.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in planning, geographic information systems (GIS), or related field.

Experience: This position is an entry-level position, but experience is welcomed.

Salary based on qualifications. Benefits including health, life, optical, dental, retirement, and disability insurance are available to qualified candidates. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references by February 18, 2022 to:

Dave Bee, AICP, Director
West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
1345 Monroe NW, Suite 255
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505

E-mails are also welcomed: [email protected]

Posted January 13, 2022


Planner

Smithgroup

SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees.

The Ann Arbor office of SmithGroup is looking for a Planner with 3 - 6 year of experience to join our team. If you are interested in a new opportunity to work on exiting projects with diverse teams of professionals, then click here to learn more about the opportunity and apply.

Posted January 12, 2022


Development Administrator

EIG14T Development

EIG14T Development, located in Berkley MI, is looking for a Development Administrator to assist the Development Department in the daily operation of the Department including tasks such as coordinating meetings, managing development related emails, recording information internally and externally for team members and clients, and general project assistance.  At the direction of the SDM, the Development Administrator will assist the Development Managers (DM) with municipal submissions and other development related tasks.   This role is meant to aid specific teams and/or groups of individuals to complete the entitlement and permitting process for various projects.   The focus will be to ensure accuracy of information, proper documentation, and thorough follow up for miscellaneous tasks on behalf of direct manager.  The successful applicant will have a positive attitude and be team oriented.  

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma (or GED) with 2-5 years of relevant business-related work experience in real estate acquisitions, commercial real estate brokerage, or land development.  The expected hours for this position will generally be 8 am – 5 pm (40 hour week).

To apply send your resume to Larry Jackson at [email protected]

More information can also be found here.

Posted January 11, 2022

Planners, Designers + Zoning and Form-based code Specialists

McKenna

Position Summary

McKenna is looking for amazing people to join our team of passionate, talented, and creative planners and designers who want to make a difference and see their work efforts result in tangible, inspirational outcomes. Our work is purposeful and impacts people by influencing the state of the environment; ultimately, we take pride in helping to improve quality of life in our great Midwestern communities.  McKenna’s team members enjoy the benefits of our practice, from the diversity of projects in a diverse range of communities to our creative and collaborative team culture.  McKenna offers work flexibility through a hybrid in-office and remote schedule.  We are presently hiring for multiple positions in the Northfield and Detroit areas including:

  • Project Manager – Zoning and Form-Based Codes
  • Project Planner + Designer

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions.  We value diversity in the workplace.  Our inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while deepening our understanding of community planning and design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Posted January 10, 2022


Sustainability Planner

City of Southfield

Salary Range: $54,337- $66,879

Job Duties:

  • Development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of climate change policies and initiatives.
  • Provide technical knowledge, guidance, data, support and advice, in environmental sustainability, energy, efficiency, waste, recycling, climate change policies and initiatives, and public health.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of inspections, complaints and investigations; correspond with contractor’s, builders, and residents regarding findings, recommendations, and responses to inquiries
  • Prepare annual reports and studies on the benefits and outcomes of sustainability programs; develop marketing strategies to promote sustainability.
  • Develop and prepare budget and grant proposals for related projects.
  • Act as a liaison for the public, government officials, and other agencies for policies and projects related to energy and resilience projects, and environmental sustainability.
  • Design landscape and site plans for the Planning Department, and other departments in need of assistance.
  • Prepare renderings, presentation boards, map illustrations, construction drawings and contract specifications for design proposals using G.I.S., by hand and by computer design (CAD).
  • Review site, landscape, and irrigation plans, perform inspections to ensure compliance with ordinances, and suggest solutions; conduct field inspections of designated property as part of Certificate of Occupancy process.
  • Administers the City’s Woodland Ordinance, under direction of Planning Director, involving explaining the ordinance to residents, encouraging participation and compliance, issuing or denying permits
  • Other duties as assigned.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please go to www.cityofsouthfield.com/jobs

Posted January 6, 2022

 


Planner I

City of Southfield

Salary Range: $50,467 - $62,119

Job Duties:

  • Assist in explaining City ordinances, policies, rules and regulations as they relate to planning and zoning issues in response to inquiries at the counter, by phone or e-mail and refer complex and/or non-standard inquiries as appropriate.
  • Administrative support for the City Planner/Planning Director and Planning Team as necessary.
  • Review and evaluate applications & documents prior to submittal, calculate plan fees. 
  • Make on-site inspections throughout all phases of construction to ensure conformity with approved plans and to resolve on-going problems and/or questions; compile site inventory.
  • Collect a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations.
  • Prepare for and attend required boards and commissions including presentation prep and note taking. Prepare correspondence, preliminary reports and findings for boards and commissions and maintains detailed records.
  • Attends meetings (including evenings), workshops, and conferences as directed
  • Assist in data input and sending out correspondence, public notices and public hearing legal notices.
  • Performs related duties as required by City Planner/Planning Director, Planning Team and senior professionals.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please go to www.cityofsouthfield.com/jobs

Posted January 6, 2022

 


Assistant Zoning Administrator/Planner

City of Boyne City

The adjacent Northern Michigan communities of Boyne City and Evangeline and Wilson Townships are seeking applications to fill a vacancy in their successful shared position of Assistant Zoning Administrator/Planner. Under the immediate direction of the Boyne City Planning Director, the successful candidate will assist the communities in the development, administration and enforcement of the respective zoning ordinances; undertake a variety of routine and complex work in the administration, enforcement and maintenance of adopted codes and related rules and regulations and long-range plans. Candidates should be self starting problem solvers with excellent communication and computer skills, possessing knowledge of zoning laws; code enforcement principles, and have a background in municipal planning and design. Enforcement experience a plus. Comprehensive wage (DOQ) and benefit package. More information and a complete job description can be found on the Boyne City website at: Listing of Current Employment Opportunities and Proposal Requests - City of Boyne City. To apply, submit resume, letter of interest and three references by February 19, 2022 to Jessica Puroll, City Clerk,/Treasurer City of Boyne City, 319 N Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 www.boynecity.com EOE

Posted January 6, 2022


Neighborhood Activator

City of Kalamazoo

Salary:  $62,000.00 - $88,000.00 Annually

Closing Date: 01/20/22 11:59 PM

Location: Community Planning and Development, 245 N Rose, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Description:

The Neighborhood Activator is a planner who also excels at community organizing. Working closely with neighborhoods, community groups, and other City Departments, the Neighborhood Activator is responsible for the creation and implementation of Neighborhood Plans in alignment with the City’s Strategic Vision, 2025 Master Plan, and specific neighborhood vision. Nearly half of Kalamazoo’s 22 neighborhoods have completed plans or are in process. Given this, the Neighborhood Activator’s time is split between leading the work on new plans and supporting completed plan implementation. 

The Neighborhood Activator serves as the City’s champion for outreach and engagement for plans and projects implementing and adapting the City’s Public Participation Plan and works closely with other City Departments in this role. The Neighborhood Activator is a very forward-facing position and is regularly out in the community to facilitate meetings and participating in community activities. Confidence in public speaking, media settings, excellent listening, and clear communication skills are critical for this position

The Neighborhood Activator works closely with all Planning Division staff and with staff from other City Departments.  The Planning Division regularly partners with area Universities and Colleges for projects, service learning, and internships. The Neighborhood Activator regularly partners with students for volunteering, neighborhood projects, and engagement activities.

For more information on essential job qualifications, possible duties, acceptable training, and to apply, please go to the following link:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kalamazoomi

Posted: January 4, 2022


Professional Planner

OHM Advisors

OHM Advisors is seeking an early-career level Planner to join us in our Detroit office! As a trusted member of Planning, Landscape Architecture, Community & Environment (PLACE) group, you will play an integral role in a growing, mission-driven team of innovative thinkers who collaborate daily and use our combined gifts and talents to continually advance the communities we serve.

Plan:  This individual provides expertise in guiding communities in the development of their desired futures 

Collaborate:  This individual will work with other disciplines, internal and external to OHM Advisors, and will possess experience with and passion for multi-disciplinary teamwork to deliver planning excellence.  Successful candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to interface with team members, clients, and the public to listen, develop ideas, and advance projects.

Lead:  OHM continuously pushes innovation in performance and helps its employees build leadership skills. This individual will stay abreast of industry advancements, develop new ideas, and incorporate emerging best practices into OHM’s work.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning (Master’s preferred)
  • 1-2 years planning experience
  • Familiar with the architectural, engineering, and planning industry
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret ordinances, statutes, plan, maps, blueprints, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs and applicable software applications needed to perform quality planning duties
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) skills
  • Capability to effectively manage projects
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is a plus
  • AICP (or AICP Candidate) preferred

More details and application instructions here. 

Posted January 3, 2022


Chief of Planning and Development

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Park Management or related field, Master’s degree preferred. Applicants with 8 or more years of related service will be given credit toward meeting the minimum educational requirements and will be considered for the position.
• Five years of experience in Urban Planning, with at least 1 year of supervisory experience.
• Experience in development and effective management of budgets.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of regional and metropolitan planning, resource management, and related fields as applied to planning and implementing a system of parks and recreation facilities on a regional or metropolitan basis.
• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, filing and record management systems, computer applications such as word processing, data base programs and spreadsheets, and other office procedures.
• Ability to perform difficult data reduction using statistical methods and techniques.
• Ability to design effective methods of collecting, analyzing and presenting required information.
• Ability to read and understand design plans and specifications to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with the concept and goals of the project.
• Ability to effectively delegate authority and responsibility while maintaining appropriate levels of operational control.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the Board, the public, outside agencies and employees.
• Ability to engage communities in the planning and development process.
• Ability to work under stressful conditions and varied hours including weekends and holidays, depending upon marketing events and programs.
• Ability to perform essential duties.

Apply online at www.metroparks.com/hiring.

Posted January 3, 2022


Planner

Rowe Professional Services Company

ROWE Professional Services Company has an excellent opportunity for a Community Planner to join our growing team and expanding Planning Department at our Flint office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Community planners work in a group, and independently, on a variety of community planning projects for various clients, while building and maintaining client relationships. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting municipal clients in zoning administration and compliance
• Management and development of proposal’s, projects, and budgets
• Planning in areas such as land use, parks and recreation, and downtown development
• Providing community planning assistance

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, or an equivalent field of study
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience
• AICP certified preferred
• Exceptional communication and writing skills
• Strong attention to detail, excellent analytical/judgement capabilities, and ability to work independently or on a team
• Ability to work remote and in person effectively
• Self-Motivated

ROWE offers a very competitive wage and benefits package including overtime pay, medical insurance with low-cost co-shares, dental and vision insurance, generous PTO program; paid holidays; Traditional and Roth 401(k) with 4% company match, and much more.

ROWE’s work atmosphere is collaborative, the projects are rewarding, and the business culture is reputable, ethically minded, and growth driven. ROWE has full-service offices in Flint, Lapeer, Farmington Hills, Kentwood, Mt. Pleasant, Grayling, MI and Myrtle Beach, SC, which provide for a great variety of opportunities. Come join the ROWE team!

PLEASE SEND RESUME TO: [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer
Check us out at www.rowepsc.com

Posted January 1, 2022


Graduate Planner

ROWE Professional Services Company

Rowe has an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Community Planner to join our growing team and expanding Planning Department at our Flint office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Graduate Community Planners work on teams, and independently, while assisting Planners on a variety of community planning projects for various clients, while building and maintaining client relationships. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Updating a variety of community plans in areas such as land use, parks and recreation, zoning, and downtown development.
• Support during public engagement and Master Plan development
• Assisting with municipal clients in zoning administration and compliance
• Research and report writing

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning or an equivalent field of study
• Experience with Arc Map
• Exceptional communication and writing skills
• Strong attention to detail, excellent analytical/judgement capabilities, and ability to work independently or on a team
• Ability to work remote and in person effectively
• Self-Motivated

ROWE offers a very competitive wage and benefits package including overtime pay, medical insurance with low-cost co-shares, dental and vision insurance, generous PTO program; paid holidays; Traditional and Roth 401(k) with 4% company match, and much more.

ROWE’s work atmosphere is collaborative, the projects are rewarding, and the business culture is reputable, ethically minded, and growth driven. ROWE has full-service offices in Flint, Lapeer, Farmington Hills, Kentwood, Mt. Pleasant, Grayling, MI and Myrtle Beach, SC, which provide for a great variety of opportunities. Come join the ROWE team!

PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:  [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer Check us out at www.rowepsc.com

Posted January 1, 2022


Associate Planner

City of Dexter

Starting Salary: $45,000 - $50,000+ (DOQ), Full-Time + Benefits, Exempt
First Review of Applications: Friday, January 21, 2022

The City of Dexter is seeking an Associate Planner to serve in the Community Development Office. This position provides professional planning services related to the City's Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and General Code of Ordinances.

Under the supervision of the Community Development Manager, the Associate Planner performs a variety of duties related to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of technical land use, environmental, zoning and other City planning data, and ensures compliance with the City's development standards. The Associate Planner is responsible for the coordination, processing, monitoring and documenting of zoning compliance and land use permit applications (such as dwelling/commercial additions, decks, fences, signs, right-of-way, etc.). Tasks such as managing and implementing projects related to land use planning, plan implementation, code enforcement, site inspections, and committee management are also assigned to this position.

Required: Bachelor's in urban planning, architecture, public administration or a related field; and a demonstrated ability to analyze, comprehend, interpret and process detailed information and data, including submittals consisting of site plans, grading plans, utility plans, landscape plans, architectural floor and elevation plans.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in urban planning/related field from an accredited college or university and/or 2 years of experience in municipal or urban planning.

To Apply:  A cover letter, City application form, and resume should be e-mailed to [email protected]. For more information, please e-mail or call 734-580-2234 or see the full posting at:
https://www.dextermi.gov/government/job_and_committee_openings.php

Posted December 27, 2021


Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Michigan Association of Planning 

This non-profit professional membership association in Ann Arbor Michigan is looking for an Office Manager /Bookkeeper to become part of our small team.  The position is “command central” for the organization and duties include all aspects of financial operations; membership and data base management; day to day office administration; member service; support for workshops and conferences

Qualifications for the Position: Experience as an Accountant/Bookkeeper and/or Office Manager/Bookkeeper | Minimum 5 years’ experience with QuickBooks | Proficiency with class coding | Proven track record of accuracy and ethical financial management | Proficiency Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Extensive experience in Microsoft spreadsheet programs | Impeccable customer service; we are a membership organization and this position is the first contact most members have with MAP | Direct experience with office machines (printers, postage machine, Xerox) | Experience with a nonprofit or professional membership association (a plus, not required) | Experience with Association Management Software (we use Memberclicks) (a plus, not required)   

Performance Expectations:    Is a positive team member, willing to work effectively, cooperatively and collaboratively with others |  Performs work with a high degree of accuracy, quality and competency | Possesses good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills | Ability to work in an environment with many interruptions and multiple demands | Excellent organizational and time management skills | Attention to detail and problem solving skills | Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment

Starting at $18/ hour DOQ Excellent benefits package.28 hours/week +

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] | full description at https://www.planningmi.org/professional-planning-jobs

Posted December 20, 2021


Planner I

City of Muskegon

Salary:  $38,835 to $51,315 annually, plus full benefits

Open from December 17, 2021 to January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Planning Director, performs entry-level City planning work.  Responsible for preparing plans, maps, reports, and studies to promote the growth and re-development of the City.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, or a closely related field from a college or university or recognized standing. 

2. One year of planning or economic development experience desired, preferably within a municipality or other governmental entity. 

3. An equivalent combination academic training and practical experience providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job may be considered.  

4. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations related to zoning and planning.  Working knowledge of budget development and financial accounting.

5. Must be 18 years of age or older, authorized to work in the U.S., and able to pass satisfactorily pass pre-employment exams. 

6. State of Michigan Vehicle Operator's License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.

**Please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Muskegon/transferjobs

The City of Muskegon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Muskegon has adopted a Veterans Preference Policy that recognizes qualifying Military Service

Posted: December 17, 2021


Planning & Zoning Administrator

Village of Pentwater

Job Opening: Part-Time Planning & Zoning Administrator, Village of Pentwater

Salary Range: $20,000 to $25,000, DOQ, with a limited benefits packet.

This is a high-level professional position within the Planning and Zoning Department. Under the supervision of the Village Manager, this position is responsible for a wide-range of planning and zoning initiatives, ranging from day-to-day operations to long-term strategic planning projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an information source to the public, governmental agencies, and developers regarding planning and community development efforts, land use, zoning ordinance, program implementation and other information as may be appropriate.
  • Reviews land development proposals to ensure land is developed and used in accordance with zoning ordinance, planning policies and the Master Plan.
  • Serves as staff liaison for the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals  

Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s in Urban or Regional Planning or equivalent and at least five years of experience in municipal planning. 
  • Must have valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Limited Benefits Package (negotiable)
  • Health insurance (plans with low cost to employee)
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous paid time off

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Christopher Brown, Village Manager [email protected]

More information can also be found here.

The position will remain open until filled. 

The Village of Pentwater is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: December 16, 2021


Urban Planner - Market Analyst

Gibbs Planning

Gibbs Planning has openings for mid-career and senior urban planners and real estate market analysts.  Positions will direct urban planning and research mixed-use town centers, historic districts and institutions across the Americas and abroad. Required qualifications: Undergraduate of graduate degree in planning, market research, business or liberal arts.  Salary $65,000 - $90,000, full benefits. 

GPG is considered a global authority for the planning and research of complex urban commercial centers and downtown centers.  Contact: Robert Gibbs [email protected]  240 Martin Street Birmingham, MI 48009

Posted: December 15, 2021


 

Assistant Planner

Gaines Charter Township

Gaines Charter Township is seeking an Assistant Planner; an individual who can serve in a supporting role for all planning and zoning administration matters.  This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.  Interested parties should submit a resume, completed application, letter of interest, background check release form, and professional references to:  

Jonathan Seyferth, Township Manager
Gaines Charter Township
8555 Kalamazoo Ave., SE.
Caledonia, MI 49316
PLANNING/ZONING ADMINISTRATOR POSITION

Or electronically to [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please visit our website for a full job description, application and background check release form.

Posted: December 9, 2021


Community Planner

LIAA, Traverse City, MI

The Land Information Access Association (LIAA) is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to building better communities through civic engagement. For over 28 years, we have helped citizens, civic groups, other nonprofits, and local units of government use advanced information technologies, civic engagement and community development techniques to improve community planning and resource management throughout Michigan.

We seek an experienced, highly-creative professional with strong leadership and strategic thinking skills for our Community Planner position based at our Traverse City office. The Community Planner will help LIAA provide the best land-use planning and community development services available in Michigan. The person in this position will help cities, townships, villages and counties across the state work together in developing more sustainable, healthy communities that preserve Michigan’s cultural and natural resources while building greater community resilience. Particular focus will be on Great Lakes coastal communities, among a variety of other difference-making projects.

We provide a reasonable salary ($45K–$60K+, depending on experience and education), good benefits, great colleagues, a comfortable work environment, and meaningful causes worth working for, all in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

The ideal candidate is a creative and engaging person with truly excellent writing and facilitation skills, a willingness to travel, and passion for the work. We prefer a person with some experience and an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field.

To apply, please visit www.liaa.org/jobs and follow the instructions. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.

Posted: December 8, 2021


Transportation Planner

Macatawa Area Coordinating Council

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with the primary function of managing the operations and various tasks of the Transportation Planning Department. The Transportation Planner reports directly to the MACC Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  1. Implement and manage activities contained in the Unified Work Program.
  2. Implement and manage the four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
  3. Perform geographic information system (GIS) tasks for various transportation related projects.
  4. Maintain spreadsheets allocating transportation funds.
  5. Manage the MACC’s annual Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) Program.
  6. Partner with local entities annually to identify where traffic counts are needed and work with a consultant to collect data.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, public administration, geography, civil engineering, or a related field and three years of experience in the transportation planning field. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ArcGIS and other computer aided drafting software programs.
  3. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with MACC staff, committees, citizen groups and the general public.
  4. Ability to provide project leadership; be self-motivated and able to work independently handling a variety of complex assignments.
  5. Considerable knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and legal aspects of transportation planning.
  6. Work independently and as a contributing team member.
  7. Adapt to changing priorities.
  8. Possession of valid driver’s license required.

For more information, benefits, salary, and application details, please visit: http://www.the-macc.org/about/employment/ 

Posted: December 2, 2021


Planning Director

City of Altoona, WI

Planning Director: The City of Altoona (population: 8,651), located in Eau Claire County, is the fastest-growing City in Wisconsin since 2010. Altoona invites applications from highly qualified city planners to lead its planning department.

Requirements: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in political science, geography, urban planning, or a related field. Four years of experience in community development, municipal planning, and project administration. Graduate degree and AICP credential preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Salary range: $69,076 - $88,616 DOQ + excellent benefits.  

For an expanded job announcement, full position description, and employment application, go to https://www.ci.altoona.wi.us/careers.phtml, call 715-839-6092, or email [email protected].

To apply, please send a cover letter, employment application, resume, salary history, and 3 professional references to Mike Golat, City Administrator, at [email protected], or City of Altoona, ATTN: Betsy Boley, 1303 Lynn Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720.  

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for finalists. Applications due: February 18, 2022. AA/EOE.

Posted: December 2, 2021


Senior Planner 

North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission 

North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is searching for a highly motivated individual to become its newest staff member. The area provides an incredible quality of life, from metropolitan Wausau, Northwoods lake country, and everything in between. 

This position will manage a variety of work focused on community planning and economic development, including housing, comprehensive planning, sustainability/resiliency, redevelopment, and other related planning projects. Projects will be completed at the town, village, city, county, and regional levels. 

Applicant should have knowledge of planning principles, economic analysis, familiarity with various state/federal programs, experience preparing grants, proposals, reports, strong communication skills, computer proficiency, ability to handle multiple tasks, and project management skills. 

A bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field is required, with a master’s degree highly preferred. A minimum of five years of professional experience is required depending on education level. The position requires some attendance at night meetings and occasional travel. Applicants must possess or obtain a Wisconsin Driver’s license. 

This position is full-time with a salary between $60,000-$70,000 depending on qualifications. We offer a substantial benefit package, including health, dental, disability, retirement, vacation/sick, and reduced summer hours. Some relocation expenses are covered as well. Apply by December 31, position will remain open until filled. If you are qualified and ready for a new challenge, submit a letter of interest and resume to:   

E-mail at:  [email protected]

NCWRPC is a voluntary association of governments created in 1973 by Wisconsin Statute. See www.ncwrpc.org for more information about the organization. 

Posted: December 2, 2021

Associate Planner

City of East Lansing

The City of East Lansing is seeking an Associate Planner to serve in our Planning & Zoning Division.

The successful candidate will be able to:  read, write, interpret, and apply zoning, land division and other related land use and development regulations fairly and accurately; review land development applications against applicable codes and regulations, accepted planning and design principles, and community values and objectives; create basic thematic maps depicting zoning and land use; conduct research, analyze alternative courses of action, and devise strategies to address a variety of planning related issues; prepare and present clear reports, verbally and in writing, and logical recommendations for action; and work effectively with our customers – developers, land owners, board and commission members, other City employees, neighborhood associations, and the general public.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, community development, landscape architecture or a related field, with a master’s degree being preferred; and with four years of increasingly responsible experience in urban planning preferred, with emphasis on land use regulation and comprehensive planning.  Working knowledge and experience with ArcMap software preferred.

Link: www.cityofeastlansing.com/jobs

You can also find more information here.

Posted: December 2, 2021


City Planner

City of Petoskey

The City of Petoskey seeks seasoned candidates for the position of City Planner. Located on Little Traverse Bay in the northwest corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula, Petoskey is known throughout the state and beyond for its scenic beauty, year-round recreational opportunities, historic downtown, and small-town friendliness. 

Ideal Candidate: A minimum of bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, with preference for a graduate degree in urban planning or related field and AICP certification. Experience with community planning, zoning administration, public participation and economic development, specifically downtown development, and 1-3 years in a supervisory capacity with a record of effective work with elected and appointed officials essential.  For more information visit www.petoskey.us/jobs.  

The City reserves the right to consider any combination of education and experience to fulfill the job requirements.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  

Process:  The City offers a competitive salary ($75,000-$95,000) and benefits including retirement savings, health, dental, optical and life insurance and paid time off.  Questions regarding the position including salary and benefits can be directed to Alan Terry, City Manager at 231-347-2500 or [email protected].  

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume and City of Petoskey employment application located at www.petoskey.us/jobs. Applications and supplemental materials can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall, 101 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI  49770 or emailed to [email protected].  Application deadline is 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 29, 2021 or until filled. The City of Petoskey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: November 30, 2021


Planning Aide (Part-Time)

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

General Statement of Duties: Under the direction of the Chief of Planning & Development, this year-round, part time Planning Aide work activities primarily involve the application of urban and regional planning principles to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of park facilities and to the management of natural resources. This position is part-time up to 1500 hours per year.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist in interpreting, developing, and implementing park master plans and other functional planning initiatives.
  • Assist in the planning and design development of land and water areas for parks, trails, and water recreation.
  • Utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) to create maps, graphics, and other tools for performing spatial analysis.  
  • Utilize designing applications (Autodesk AutoCAD) to create conceptual layouts for engineering estimates.
  • Assist in the inventory, analysis, and preparation of written reports and graphic representation of natural and man-made site conditions and park elements.
  • Gather and analyze park visitor data for use in planning initiatives.
  • Conduct research and prepare documentation for grants and other funding as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree from college or university with a concentration in urban planning, landscape architecture, resource management, or a related field. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A strong commitment to planning, conservation, and the environment. 
  • Must maintain a valid Michigan driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  • May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Ability to perform essential duties.

Apply online at www.metroparks.com/hiring.

Posted: November 30, 2021


Planner/Zoning Administrator

Charter Township of Texas

The Charter Township of Texas (population 17,691 – located in Kalamazoo, MI) is seeking to hire a full-time Planner/Zoning Administrator. 

Salary Range: $60,000 to $80,000, DOQ, with a generous benefits packet (see below)

This is a high-level professional position within the Planning/Zoning Department. Under the supervision of the Township Superintendent, this position is responsible for a wide-range of planning and zoning initiatives, ranging from day-to-day operations to long-term strategic planning projects. 

Responsibilities

  • Serves as an information source to the public, governmental agencies, and developers regarding planning and community development efforts, land use, zoning ordinance, program implementation and other information as may be appropriate.
  • Reviews land development proposals to ensure land is developed and used in accordance with zoning ordinance, planning policies and the Master Plan.
  • Serves as staff liaison for the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Downtown Development Authority.  

View the Full Job Description

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s in Urban or Regional Planning or equivalent and at least five years of experience in municipal planning. Master’s degree and AICP designation are preferred. Must have valid Michigan driver’s license.

Benefits Package

The Township offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: 

  • Health insurance (plans with no to low cost to employee)
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • STD/LTD
  • 10% Township-funded retirement contribution, vested at 100% after 90 days
  • Generous paid time off; Township Office is closed Friday afternoons
  • Employee assistance program

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Deputy Superintendent, Brooke Hovenkamp, by December 27, 2021. 

The position will remain open until filled. 

The Charter Township of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: November 23, 2021


Deputy Director of Planning and Development

City of Portage

Experienced leader sought to manage a diverse portfolio of planning and development programs and lead a talented multidisciplinary team of planners, zoning and housing staff. The incumbent will lead strategic planning initiatives including the Comprehensive Plan Update, Zoning Code Update, Lake Center District Plan, and facilitation of development activities that articulate the vision of the City of Portage and its residents. They will manage complex development projects and economic incentives, including but not limited to brownfield redevelopment and industrial tax abatements in order to facilitate new business locations, existing business expansion and promote innovative redevelopment. Additionally, they will oversee activities involving the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and other boards or commissions as necessary. Responsibilities include the supervision of 4-6 employees, and the development of annual work plans and budgets.

The City offers excellent benefits and a salary commensurate to qualifications and experience.  The annual salary range is $81,237-$93,423.

Interested candidates should review the full description and qualifications sought at https://mi-portage.civicplushrms.com/careers/ and complete the online application, including a cover letter and resume.  Applications are also accepted at Portage City Hall,  Human Resources, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002.

You can find more information on the benefits offered here.

Posted: November 17, 2021


Land Use Specialist

Ottawa County

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Land Use Coordinator, this position assists in the research, development, implementation, and management of planning projects and programs.  Projects include affordable housing, pathway connectivity, transportation efficiency, agricultural preservation, and environmental sustainability.

This is a full-time, benefited position working at the Fillmore Complex in West Olive, MI.  The schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Required Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in urban and regional planning, environmental studies, or related field or related field, combined with two years of progressively responsible experience in land- use planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements and Information:

  • Thorough working knowledge of the provisions of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act; Michigan Planning Enabling Act, and P.A. 345 of 1990.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning.
  • Thorough working knowledge of GIS software applications and GPS data collection and analysis.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and the ability to solve abstract problems in the absence of instructions.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with County and local unit elected officials and employees, community and business representatives, funding agency representatives, and members of the general public with widely divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and varying levels of planning knowledge and communication skills.

Working Conditions: 

Work is generally performed in a normal office environment.  This position will require some irregular hours, including evening meetings, and travel by the employee with their own transportation.

You can find more information here.

Posted: November 17, 2021


Operations Manager

Bay View Association

The Operations Manager position is a unique blend of operations, facilities, and project management, in addition to the administration and enforcement of policies relating to cottage construction, and site development. We recognize that this is a unique position that utilizes many disciplines, therefore previous experience is not required for all essential job functions and training is available as needed. Bay View is a National Historic Landmark that is a unique mix of seasonal housing association and 501(c)(3) and consists of 445 cottages, two historic inns, and 30 community buildings.

Essential Job Functions:                                                                                                                        

  • Assist the Buildings and Grounds Superintendent in the processing of building permit applications, landscape/site development applications, and surveys. 
  • Review surveys, site plans, construction drawings, building elevations, architectural renderings, landscape designs and other relevant documents for compliance.
  • Monitor and inspect progress throughout construction to ensure that building and landscape/site development projects are being built in accordance with pre-approved permits.
  • Execution of events related to our four program areas with the oversight and assistance of a team of set-up/tear down staff, housekeepers, and other staff.  
  • Routinely inspect building and grounds for cleanliness, organization, look for safety issues, identify problems, maintenance issues,

A more thorough job description can be found here. The position will offer a competitive salary that is dependent on experience and qualifications, with the potential for higher pay in the future based on merit and longevity. Please submit a detailed cover letter, resume, a minimum of three references and salary history/requirements to [email protected] by 5PM on December 10.

Posted: November 11, 2021


Associate/Senior Planner

Region 2 Planning Commission

The Region 2 Planning Commission (Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties) is seeking applicants for an Associate/Senior Planner position.  Job responsibilities include assisting communities in the development of comprehensive and recreation plans; preparation of zoning ordinances and amendments; site plan reviews; economic development activities; presentations at planning commission and local governmental meetings; and assisting with urban and regional transportation planning activities. General requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field with a minimum of three years progressively responsible work-related experience.  Possession of a Master’s degree and/or AICP certification may be substituted for some work experience.  Knowledge of Michigan planning and zoning laws, GIS programs, and strong written, oral, computer and presentation skills are preferred.

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. The R2PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary history via email to [email protected].  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Region 2 Planning Commission
Attn: Mr. Jacob Hurt, Executive Director
120 W. Michigan Avenue, 9th Floor
Jackson, Michigan 49201
(517) 788-4426
Fax: 517-788-4635
Email: [email protected]
www.region2planning.com

Posted: November 4, 2021


Landscape Architect

HED

HED seeks a Landscape Architect with solid experience in the full breadth of landscape architecture planning, design, and construction documentation. 

HED is an award winning firm with an exciting range of projects including institutional, corporate and commercial, healthcare, K-12 schools, urban core, complex infill, and parks. Projects vary but frequently include large architecture and infrastructure components and those requiring solutions that address environmental issues.  Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree and licensure preferred.
  • LEED Accredited preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in a multi-discipline setting. 
  • A passion for all aspects of landscape architecture. 
  • Strong technical documentation skills and in-depth knowledge of landscape construction and planting design.
  • Interest in developing context-sensitive design skills.
  • Strong graphic, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to timely project delivery. 

Apply online at: HED Landscape Architect Employment Application

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: November 4, 2021


Assistant Planner/Zoning Administrator

Holland Charter Township

Holland Charter Township (population 38,276) is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Planner/Zoning Administrator. HCT offers competitive salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities.

This position provides professional planning services, operational backup, and support within the Community Development Department related to the Township Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Property Maintenance and Housing Code, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Building/Zoning permits.

This position requires a minimum of 3 years planning experience. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning or equivalent in a related field.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and Township application to:

Holland Charter Township
Attn:  Community Development Director
353 N. 120th Avenue
Holland MI 49424
[email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer

To view the full posting and to apply, click here. 

Posted: November 2, 2021 


Planners, Designers + Zoning Managers

McKenna

Position Summary:

McKenna is looking for amazing people to join our team of passionate, talented, and creative planners and designers who want to make a difference and see their work efforts result in tangible, inspirational outcomes. Our work is purposeful and impacts people by influencing the state of the environment; ultimately, we take pride in helping to improve quality of life in our great Midwestern communities. McKenna’s team members enjoy the benefits of our practice, from the diversity of projects in a diverse range of communities to our creative and collaborative team culture. McKenna offers work flexibility through a hybrid in-office and remote schedule. We are presently hiring for multiple positions in the Northville and Detroit areas including:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Planner + Designer

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions. We value diversity in the workplace. Our inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while deepening our understanding of community planning and design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: October 29, 2021


Planning/Zoning Administrator

City of South Haven

The City of South Haven is seeking a full-time Planning and Zoning Administrator to serve as a staff liaison to and prepare agendas for the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Shall be the primary contact for responding to the public regarding zoning, municipal and building code policies and procedures. Administers the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan. 

The annual salary is $55,000 - $65,000, DOQ, and the City of South Haven offers a comprehensive benefits package, including, but not limited to:

  • Defined benefits pension plan
  • Choice of three health insurance plans
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • STD/LTD
  • Employee assistance program

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s in Urban Planning or equivalent and one year of experience in municipal planning. Master’s degree and AICP designation are preferred. Must have valid Michigan driver’s license.

Deadline to apply is November 25, 2021. Candidates may view the full job description and apply online at www.southhavenmi.gov/human_resources.  The City of South Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion.

 Posted: October 29, 2021


Economic Development Coordinator

Charter Township of Clinton

Annual Salary $64,000 - $72,000 (includes benefit package)

Under the direction of the Planning and Community Development Director, this position serves as strategist and representative on matters related to the attraction, growth and retention of business and industry within the Township.  This includes acting as a representative on behalf of the Township to market and communicate with the business community; developing business attraction, promotion, and retention programs; providing resources and technical assistance to businesses contemplating investment in the Township; and working cooperatively with other economic development agencies and organizations.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, urban planning, economic development, finance, or a related field.  One to three years of work experience in a professional-level capacity in an economic-related area is required.  Certification as a Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) by the IEDC is desirable.  An equivalent combination of education and experience which results in the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform essential job functions may be considered.  Also, this position requires a valid Michigan driver’s license and good driving record and maintain both while employed in this position.

Eligible candidates must submit an application to the Clinton Township Employees Civil Service Commission on or before the close of business, Friday, November 12, 2021.  For further information pertaining to this position or to download employment application please refer to www.clintontownship.com click on Employment.

Posted: October 29, 2021


Planner II

City of Wyoming

The City of Wyoming is seeking applicants for a Planner II position in our Planning and Economic Development Department.  This position works closely with other planning staff to support the day to day planning operations of the city. Wages for Planner II are $29.60 - $37.35 per hour.

With a typical four-day work week, this position includes a generous benefit package including an employer-paid defined contribution plan (8%) and post-employment health plan (4%), a comprehensive health insurance plan, dental and vision insurance plans, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time and paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, longevity pay, and free access to an employee assistance program.  

Responsibilities include researching, analyzing, and preparing comprehensive reports; delivering presentations at meetings involving planning and zoning; assisting in the execution of community and economic development projects; working with a diverse group of internal and external contacts at various levels of the organization; and ensuring work is completed in accordance with laws, ordinance, policies, and procedures.

We are looking for candidates who are innovative and critical thinkers.  Our ideal candidate has four years of progressively responsible work in the planning field.

Candidates with lesser experience are encouraged to apply and may be placed at the Planner I level, based upon experience and qualifications.  Wages for the Planner I position are $25.76 - $31.79 per hour.

To apply visit: https://www.wyomingmi.gov/About-Wyoming/Employment/View-Job?id=996

Posted: October 27, 2021


Assistant Director

Michigan State University, Center for Community and Economic Development

The Michigan State University, Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Center’s Assistant Director position. The MSU CCED supports the discovery of knowledge to address the needs of contemporary society. CCED advance’s MSU's land-grant mission through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning. CCED is dedicated to co-creating sustainable prosperity and equitable economies with communities.

Since its establishment in downtown Lansing, Michigan, in 1969, CCED, in partnership with public and private organizations, has developed and conducted numerous innovative programs that address local, state, and national concerns while building the capacity of students, scholars and communities to address future challenges.

The Assistant Director as a core member of the CCED staff and provides leadership in securing, managing, and implementing a variety of federal, state and external grants in support of this mission. The Assistant Director develops and supports research & outreach projects in community and economic development, assists with disseminating valued knowledge in printed and electronic formats, manages unit web pages, assist with producing webinars, and supports the units several media platforms.

This an exciting and challenging position for an individual who would value the opportunity to span both the academic and community elements of successful community and economic development.

Salary: Salary range from $65,000 - $73,000 depending on experience and qualifications. MSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on this position and to apply visit: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508293/specialist-outreachfixed-term

Posted: October 27, 2021


Assistant Planner

McLean County, Illinois 

Job Title:  Assistant Planner                             

Reports To:  Executive Director - MCRPC        

Starting Salary: $45,503-$49,604, Dependent on Qualifications

Closes on: November 7, 2021

Summary:

The Assistant Planner assists in developing and updating the McLean County Regional Planning Commission’s (MCRPC) transportation and comprehensive planning processes.  The Assistant Planner will help coordinate, prepare, and develop comprehensive plans, transportation programs and other projects under the direction of the Executive Director and other MCRPC staff.  This position continually pursues, considers, and appropriately implements best practices within the role and maximizes on collaborative opportunities with municipalities and other partners.

For a complete job description and to apply, click here.

Posted: October 21, 2021


Senior Planner

Grand Haven Charter Township

Salary range - $59,155 - $79,851

Grand Haven Charter Township is an organization that values trust and mutual respect. Our staff members are empowered to make decisions and create positive change. We are committed to continuous improvement through the use of technology and collaboration with our customers, peers, and neighbors. We know our past, and we learn from it so that we can grow together as a community.

We are looking for someone, who shares our same values, to join our team.  The full-time job duties vary greatly from reviewing development proposals to meeting and discussing questions and concerns with the public, and assisting and providing support to multiple boards and committees.  Someone with previous planning experience and a passion for providing excellent customer service to others, plus an AICP Certification, will be a great fit!

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an information source to the public, governmental agencies, and developers regarding planning and community development efforts, land use, zoning ordinance, program implementation and other information as may be appropriate.
  • Reviews land development proposals to ensure land is developed and used in accordance with zoning ordinance, planning policies and the Master Plan.
  • Serves as lead staff for the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and other boards or committees.
  • Applies for grants to improve the Township’s parks and recreation system and/or acquire additional land.
  • Performs planning services for contracted work with the Village of Spring Lake.

Please see attached job posting here or visit Employment Opportunities | Grand Haven Charter Township (ght.org) for more information.

Posted: October 21, 2021 


 

Planner I

City of Grand Rapids, MI

Organization: City of Grand Rapids – Department of Design, Development and Community Engagement

Position: Planner I

Pay Range: $52,940.00 - $70,154.00 Annually

Nature of Work:

The purpose of this job is to assist the public over the phone, email and in person to interpret and administer the zoning ordinance. Works with developers and prepares cases for review by the Planning Commission. Performs various outreach efforts regarding planning and zoning, and other tasks as necessary.

Top Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides customer assistance to respond to public inquiries regarding applications and interpretations of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Use and Development Regulations, and Ordinances
  • Performs research on zoning regulations which impact various neighborhoods within the City; assists in drafting responses to developers' questions concerning zoning matters; participates in meetings with property owners and developers; reviews plans and permits for conformance with regulations
  • Communicates with developers, engineers, design professionals, city administrators, regulatory agencies, and the public in regard to land use and zoning

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in City Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, or a related field 
  • Some related work experience which could be satisfied through the completion of an internship or directly related project 
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities

To view the full job description and apply online please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/3273553/planner-i

Posted: October 20, 2021