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.  


Associate Director of Development & Initiatives (Full Time)

Genesee County Land Bank Authority

Open until June 3, 2022

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority seeks a talented Associate Director of Development and Initiatives to provide analytical support to the Sales & Development Director and Executive Director. The Associate Director of Development & Initiatives will conduct qualitative and quantitative assessments of real-estate development related proposals, communications, marketing, monitor capital projects and real estate transactions to understand a variety of potential outcomes, including community impact, feasibility, and fiscal return.

For a complete job description and how to apply, visit our website at http://www.thelandbank.org/jobs.asp

Posted May 16, 2022


Planner II – III (Full Time)

City of Royal Oak

Salary: $74,455 - $92,233
Open until filled

For full job description and to apply at romi.gov/careers

Description:

A Planner performs a variety of professional and technical duties directly related to planning and community development in the City of Royal Oak. The position is part of the Community Development Department/Planning Division. Assignments are received from and performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning. Overall department/office policy and work methods are established by the Director of Community Development. Supervision over subordinates may be required.

Education & Training:

A Planner, upon application, shall have the following training and experience:

Grade II: Graduation from a recognized college or university with specialization in municipal planning or allied fields, supplemented by experience in professional governmental planning.

Grade III: Graduation from a recognized college or university with specialization in municipal planning or allied fields, supplemented by considerable experience in professional governmental planning.

Licenses: A valid motor vehicle operator's permit.

Posted May 9, 2022


 

Real Estate Project Manager

Avalon Housing

At Avalon, housing is a basic human right. We envision a community in which all of our neighbors have a home and an opportunity to thrive.  We build supportive housing communities as a long-term solution to homelessness.

Avalon Housing is a non-profit supportive housing provider.  Supportive housing is a combination of affordable housing (that we build) paired with services, like case management. We don’t just help people find housing.  Our property managers and support coordinators help people stay in their homes.  This is not easy work, but as one of our tenants says:  “Avalon will get in the trenches with you.”

We’re looking for people who want to join our cause and help eradicate homelessness in our community. Are you interested?

If you are passionate about creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities where all people are welcome, Avalon may be a good fit for you.

The Real Estate Project Manager reports to the Director of Real Estate Development and will have project management responsibility for identified real estate projects.

The ideal candidate should be extremely comfortable with project management, financial analysis, and legal and real estate documents.  They should have an inquisitive mind with a desire for learning, and a passion for innovative problem solving.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the position and to apply.

https://avalonhousing.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Posted May 6, 2022

 


Planner 3 – Historic Preservation

City of Detroit

Salary: $71,636 - $88,972 annually

Closing: May 20,2022 11:59 PM Eastern

For full job description and to apply, please click HERE.

Description

The Planning and Development Department seeks to fill a new Planner 3 (Historic Preservation) position, supporting neighborhood revitalization citywide. 

This position will report to and assist the Lead Planner 4 (Historic Preservation) with administrative support for the Historic District Commission (HDC) and the City's historic districts.  Additional responsibilities include project management of city-wide preservation initiatives, including coordination and support of preservation scope within other department projects. This position will require regular and professional interaction with members of the public, HDC Commissioners, city and state regulators, property owners, developers, and contractors working throughout the City.

The Planner 3 (Historic Preservation) will be responsible for organizing and managing the day-to-day activities of the HDC engagement process. S/He will also support other priorities of the Historic Preservation Team, including the design review process, outreach to community stakeholders including educators and tradespeople; recommending preservation-related strategies as outcomes of the department's neighborhood framework plans, employing progressive design solutions to solve preservation problems, and assisting the department to support development projects. 

Minimum Training and Experience

Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of work in historic preservation, urban design, city planning, environmental planning, architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, or other related field of study.  Three (3) years of experience in general or strategic planning is required, with direct experience in historic preservation preferred.

Posted May 5, 2022


 

 

Planner 1

Manistee County

Manistee County is seeking a qualified individual to fill its full-time Planner 1 Zoning Administrator position.  Under the direction and supervision of the County Planning Director, and the indirect supervision of the Manistee County Planning Commission through the County Planning Director, provides a full range of entry level planning duties and zoning administration. Acts as point of contact for zoning issues and zoning processes. Receives and processes applications, prepares reports, maintains records, performs general bookkeeping and other tasks. Assists the County Planner as requested with zoning amendment preparation, planning document preparation and other duties of the County Planning Department as requested.

Employment qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration/Policy, Park and Recreation Administration or Environmental Science.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.  Knowledge of principles and practices of research, data collection, and effective writing techniques.  Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.  Computer proficiency a must. Must possess a Michigan Vehicle Operators License and be able to attend evening meetings. 

Salary range: $39,429 - $51,265

Full benefit package included.

Job description available at www.manisteecountymi.gov 

Cover letter, copies of all college transcripts, and resume including references should be submitted to Julie Griffis, HR Generalist, Manistee County Courthouse, 415 Third Street, Manistee, MI 49660. [email protected].  Resumes are due no later than May 20, 2022. EOE

Posted May 4, 2022


 

Chief of Planning and Development

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is seeking a Chief of Planning and Development to oversee the planning processes and the development of an effective, comprehensive master plan designed to promote the Metroparks regional park system. Manages grant strategy for the Authority. Manages staff in the development of recreational programming.

Please visit www.metroparks.com/hiring for a complete list of responsibilities, qualifications and to apply.  

SALARY RANGE: $105,109 - $116,315 annually

Responsibilities

  • Conducts research to determine the character and volume of information necessary to develop, maintain and effectuate a park and recreation master plan.
  • Develops and updates park plans; evaluates and analyzes issues and recommends solutions.
  • Outline’s park and recreation plans, programs, and cost studies; presents results of this analysis in the form of charts, graphs, diagrams, and written summaries.
  • Advises on matters as project feasibility, cost effectiveness, regulatory conformance, and possible alternatives.
  • Coordinates the development of park plans and develops recommendations on park improvements, modifications, and design strategies.
  • Identifies the objectives and priorities necessary to accomplish the goals of the Metroparks.
  • Assesses the Metroparks built environment and natural resources in collaboration with other HCMA Executive Staff.

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.

Posted May 4, 2022

 


Planner II

City of Sterling Heights

The City of Sterling Heights is seeking a new Planner II! The City provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. The new Planner II is eligible to receive a top of the market starting salary of $60,710 annually, with regular pay increases, BCBSM medical coverage with an annual HSA contribution, dental and vision benefits, a 401(a) plan with annual employer contributions, paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), parental leave benefits, and disability benefits. The City also operates a physician-staffed, on-site medical clinic for all full-time employees and dependents!  

Visit https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6155388.careers?CareersSearch to apply today!

Position Summary

Under supervision of the City Planner/City Development Manager and City Development Director, the Planner II provides a wide variety of professional and technical job duties related to the planning effort of the City including research, design, planning studies, report writing, and presentation. This position must be a subject matter expert on the City's Master Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance and serves as a lead member within the Office of Planning. More information in the recruitment brochure.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, or other closely-related field.
  • At least two (2) years of professional planning experience, preferably in a municipality. Consideration will be given to an applicant’s advanced degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, or other closely-related field in lieu of required work experience.
  • AICP or other similar accreditations, certifications, or specializations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Posted May 2, 2022


 

Planners, Designers and Zoning And Form-Based Code Specialists

McKenna

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 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 April 26, 2022


 

Community Planner – Full Time

Beckett & Raeder, Inc. – Traverse City Office

Join Beckett & Raeder, lnc.'s award winning multi-disciplinary firm in our Traverse City office, as a community planner. The Planner will work with our team primarily on planning services for the public sector. Due to regular travel, this job will require you to live in the Traverse City area.

Responsibilities

Please click here for a more thorough job description:

  • Providing planning and zoning services to clients which may include office hours on­ site.
  • Preparation of agendas, board packets, and legal notices.
  • Review site plans, special use permits, and variance requests for clients and provide written staff report based on community zoning ordinance and master plan.
  • Research and analysis on a variety of planning topics, data, and trends.
  • Organization, coordination, and participation in community engagement workshops.
  • Writing and preparation of draft reports, plans, and ordinances.
  • Attendance at Planning Commission, Township Board, Village Council, and/or ZBA meetings. Travel may be 1-2 hours from Traverse City.
  • Strong knowledge of zoning statues, zoning application, land use policy, police power ordinances, and planning processes.
  • Exceptional communications skills.
  • Ability to engage effectively with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders, excel in conflict resolution, and meet their expectations.
  • Strong attention to detail as it pertains to reading through state statutes, following state and local processes, and complying with the zoning ordinance.

Education and Experience

  • AICP certification
  • A degree in Urban Planning
  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar role

Please send resume and desired salary range to [email protected]

Posted April 26, 2022


 

Project Manager IV - Complete Streets

City of Detroit 

Salary Range: $87,874.00 - $112,991.00 

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) is seeking to fill a Project Manager IV – Complete Streets to support the City's work to make Detroit's streets safer for people of all ages, abilities, races, and level of income.

Specifically, the project manager will coordinate with multiple departments and agencies and manage various projects including the streetscape program.

Learn more about the position here.

Posted April 26, 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 April 25, 2022


 

Assistant Planning/Zoning Administrator

Holland Charter Township 

Holland Charter Township is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Planner/Zoning Administrator.

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.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning or equivalent in a related field. 1-3 years of relevant planning experience desired.

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 job description and to apply, click here.

Posted April 25, 2022 


 

Associate Planner

City of EauClaire

The search is on for a team player who has excellent customer service skills and is passionate about city planning! Does this sound like you? Then consider joining our team! We are currently accepting applications for an Associate Planner in our Community Development Department – Planning Division. Responsibilities include: gathering data related to land use; providing technical assistance to the development review process; assisting in the implementation of community development programs and participatory budgeting initiatives; using GIS to develop and update City ordinances; working with neighborhood associations and other groups; and more!

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field, have two years of professional planning experience, and possess or obtain (within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills, plus experience with GIS, graphic design, and content creation is preferred.

Wage range: $28.20 - $32.85 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits. Application deadline: Open until filled, first review of applications on May 4, 2022. Online application and complete job description available at www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs.

Interviews expected to take place Monday, May 9, 2022. Candidates will be notified via email if selected to interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Recruitment Snapshot: https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/38994

Posted April 25, 2022

 

Planner 1 Urban Design – West Region

City of Detroit

Salary: $47,456 - $55,670 annually

Closing: May 13,2022 11:59 PM Eastern

For full job descriptions and to apply, please click HERE.

Description

The Planning and Development Department is seeking to fill a new Planner I position with the West Region Team (covering City Council districts 1,2 and 7).  

A Planner 1’s primary responsibility is to support of Project Managers in the creation, management, and implementation of neighborhood framework planning and of strategies for revitalizing Detroit’s neighborhoods in a collaborative and equitable manner. 

The Planner I - Urban Design performs a variety of planning and design functions within the Planning and Development Department under the direction of a supervisor or manager.   Key functions of the role are to support the management and implementation of community engagement and co-planning activities, and the administrative responsibilities of project management, including bidding and vendor contracts.

This position will help guide projects through contract procurement, community engagement and City Council processes.  The role involves interacting extensively with internal and external stakeholders. It requires strong project management skills, sharp attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  

Minimum Training and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in urban planning, urban design, architecture, public policy, or a closely related field. Master's degree preferred.  One (1) year of professional experience preferred but not required.

Posted April 22, 2022


 

Planner 3 - Urban Design (2 positions)

City of Detroit

Salary: $71,636 - $88,972 annually

Closing: Until filled

For full job descriptions and to apply, please click HERE.

Description

Detroit’s Planning and Development Department seeks candidates for two Planner 3 Urban Design positions:

The Planner 3- East Region has primary responsibility for project management of neighborhood framework planning and implementation for the East Region, covering City Council Districts 3 and 4.  Planner 3s work closely with the East Region Director to formulate, orchestrate, and implement strategies for revitalizing Detroit’s neighborhoods in a collaborative and equitable manner.  A key function of the role is to lead one or two major development projects through the interdepartmental, community and Council processes while interacting extensively with internal and external stakeholders.
 
The Planner 3 – Design Review has primary responsibility for assistance and collaboration with the Assistant Director of Design Review providing design direction on small and large development projects, provide design guidance for PDD-led neighborhood plans, and to assist with recommendations on zoning and enforcement. The goal of the Design Review Team is to ensure new investment in Detroit provides the highest possible architectural and urban design standards.
 
Minimum Training and Experience 
 
Minimum (3) years professional experience in urban planning required. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or related field of study is preferred.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Posted April 22, 2022


Development Administrator

EIG14T Development

Berkley, Michigan

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 April 21, 2022

 


Associate Planning Consultant

Fresh Coast Planning

Company Profile: Work hard, play hard.

Position: Full-time, average about 35 hours or so a week but be efficient and produce a great product, you’ll work less.

Compensation & Benefits: Around $60-70k, DOQ, and everything but a company car.

Location: Coast Guard City, USA. Or your house, a coffee shop, a brewery. Whatever works for you.

Experience: Yes, please.

Education: This matters but give us great work ethic and that’ll go a long way.

Details: https://www.freshcoastplanning.com/hiring

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Posted April 21, 2022


 

JLG Project Manager (Special Services ARPA) 

City of Detroit 

Salary Range: $99,985.60 - $239,200.00 

The City of Detroit’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is seeking to fill a project manager position to coordinate efforts related to the Joe Louis Greenway on behalf of the department. 

Named after legendary boxer and Detroiter, the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG) project is ambitious, generational undertaking to create a 27.5-mile pathway loop that will connect parks and neighborhoods across the City of Detroit and beyond. Once completed, the JLG will allow residents and visitors to travel safely from McNichols to the Riverfront—all without a car—through a combination of new trails, on-street protected bikeways, and links to existing trails like the Dequindre Cut and the RiverWalk. 

For more information and to apply, see here. 

Posted April 20, 2022


Program Analyst – Landlord Home Repair

City of Detroit

Salary Range: $65,000-75,000

The City of Detroit Housing & Revitalization Department is seeking a Program Analyst to manage implementation of a $5M investment into landlord repair and training resources.  The goal of this investment is to increase the supply of code-compliant rental housing units and to assess the effectiveness of landlord repair and training resources to inform future program decisions.  This position is in the context of a larger department strategy that addresses both the affordability and quality of Detroit’s single-family rental housing.

Key responsibilities include managing project scope and timeline, managing contracts, managing communication among program partners and with department leadership, creating program marketing and outreach strategy, and monitoring program performance/impact.  Strong candidates will have excellent project management and relationship building skills, including working with diverse populations, as well as a desire to improve the stability of low-income resident housing in one of America’s largest cities.  The Program Analyst will work closely with the Policy & Implementation Team to align landlord programs/resources with the strategic priorities of the Housing & Revitalization Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course of work in business administration, public administration, public policy, economics, finance, accounting, urban studies or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience managing projects/programs/grants, preferably related to housing or small business development.

For more information and to apply, see here.

Posted April 19, 2022


 

Real Estate Services Manager

Detroit Regional Partnership

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) is looking for a highly driven and organized Real Estate Services Manager to join our team, working to ensure that Southeast Michigan has the necessary real estate inventory to attract major corporate facilities and new jobs to the area. The Real Estate Services Manger will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the DRP’s new regional site readiness initiative, the Verified Industrial Properties (VIP) program. With your effective communication and relationship management skills, you will engage a broad swath of the Region’s real estate community, including site owners, brokers, and developers, to promote awareness of the VIP Program and secure the participation of new industrial sites. You will use your strong project management skills to ensure deliverables from program partners and vendors progress on track and on time. As the team’s resident real estate expert, you will also be tasked with additional real estate support for the DRP Business Development team strategy and corporate attraction clients.

To be successful in this role you must have a strong passion for the Detroit Region, a familiarity with the area’s industrial real estate market, and strong experience with project/program management. Additional familiarity with the field of economic development and site analysis or the development of industrial facilities is highly preferred. Interested? Submit your resume to Tesia Mamassian, Vice President of Operations, at [email protected].

Posted April 18, 2022


Senior Planner

Giffels Webster

Giffels Webster is seeking a qualified Senior Planner to join our growing multi-disciplinary team. This position includes project management responsibilities and client representation. Applicants must demonstrate experience in the following key areas: zoning ordinance amendments – including form-based regulations, site plan and development review, long-range master plans, and similar projects. Senior Planners are generally responsible for performing planning research; data collection and analysis; writing reports, reviews, zoning amendments, and master plan chapters; giving public presentations; and providing on-going client contact.

Giffels Webster has a strong commitment to using multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches to making communities better. Giffels Webster was designated a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press 4 years in a row.
Minimum Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning or equivalent degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience in planning
  • AICP certification strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with preparing master plans or plan amendments, zoning ordinances/amendments, and review of development plans.
  • Experience with form-based codes strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and a sample of 1) at least one planning report (e.g., master plan or plan chapter, special area plan, capital improvements program, etc.) and 2) one development review (e.g., site plan, rezoning, etc.) or zoning amendment authored by the applicant to Personnel Manager, Giffels Webster, 28 W. Adams, #1200, Detroit, MI 48226 ([email protected]). Samples of other planning-related work are also encouraged. Digital submissions preferred.

Posted April 18, 2022


 

Director of Planning and Community Development

City of Midland

This is a highly visible executive management position providing leadership, direction, and general administrative oversight to the Planning & Community Development Department, Building Department, and Senior Housing Department. Position plans and directs all aspects of urban development within the City to provide for continued orderly and economic growth and development. Work involves significant community engagement and public involvement with elected officials, citizens, neighborhood groups, and other governmental entities.

Required Education/Experience/Knowledge:

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field and at least five years of progressive management experience in a municipal planning department. Master’s degree preferred. Excellent oral and written skills.  Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.  Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Michigan with a good driving record.

 Salary Range: $101,894-$131,998/year DOQ

Full information on the position, including examples of typical duties performed and a comprehensive list of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job can be found on the City of Midland website: www.cityofmidlandmi.gov.  Interested candidates may submit an on-line application and resume through the City employment page:  https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/1412/Current-Job-Openings

Position will remain open until filled, but for first consideration, application should be submitted by April 29, 2022.

Posted April 12, 2022


 City Planner

City of Grand Haven

 

The City of Grand Haven (pop: 11,000) is searching for a City Planner. The Planner, under the supervision of the City Manager, will lead and perform a range of development and neighborhood services including planning, zoning, and community development/redevelopment. 

Bachelor’s degree in planning, civil engineering, public administration, urban affairs, or similar discipline is required.  Three or more years of municipal experience in planning and zoning is required.  Salary range is $56,336-73,237 with a full benefits package. 

View the recruitment profile here.  To apply and for more information, visit www.grandhaven.org/jobs.

Posted March 23, 2022


 

Planning Director

Altoona, WI
The City of Altoona (population: 8,651), located in Eau Claire County, is one of the fastest-growing communities in Wisconsin. Altoona invites qualified city planners to lead its planning department. 

 

Requirements: Graduation from a four-year university with coursework in urban planning or a related field. Minimum of two years of experience in planning. Graduate degree and/or AICP credential preferred. 

Supervisory experience preferred. Salary range: $69,076 - $88,616 DOQ + excellent benefits.  $2,000 relocation allowance and first two months’ rent provided up to $1,000 per month. 
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 cover letter, employment application (from website), 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.  

Position Description

Job Brochure

Altoona Planning Video

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for finalists. Applications are due: April 22, 2022. AA/EOE.

 

Posted March 21, 2022


 

Planner

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

GCMPC is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Planner position.  Assist in data collection, developing applications, writing reports under the direction of a Division Manager. Assist with projects being carried out by organizations and local units of government.  Draft recommendations for projects and studies. Performs related duties as required.

Starting salary is $56,702 with annual pay increases, advancement opportunities, and full benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning, Resource Planning, Geography, Environmental Science and Sustainability, and other degrees as related.  A Master’s Degree in the above areas may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree.

Or

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in one of the above stated degrees within 6 months of employment.

Or

  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional experience in a public planning office, private sector planning agency or a non-profit organization serving the public sector.

GENESEE COUNTY USES AN ONLINE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS.  ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH THE GENESEE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES SITE.

Connect to the job posting through this link: https://www.gc4me.com/hrhome/job_vacancies_NEW.php. Public Job Vacancies, Use keyword “Planner”.

Posted March 17, 2022


 

Transportation Planning Specialist 13 - Air Quality and Traffic Noise Specialist

Michigan Department of Transportation

Salary:    $29.84 - $43.33 Hourly                                                                 

Location:   Various, MI

Job Type:  Permanent Full Time                                               

Remote Employment:   Flexible/Hybrid

Department:  Transportation                                                             

Job Number:   5901-22-HD-6-TPSpl

This position has statewide responsibility for project-level air quality and traffic noise analysis and abatement.  This position is responsible for evaluating air quality and traffic noise impacts on sensitive receivers and determining any necessary mitigation in transportation projects as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and in accordance with Federal Regulations 23 CFR 771 and 772, 40 CFR 51 and 93 and all subsequent guidance.  The position analyzes and determines air quality, traffic noise impacts and any mitigation for transportation projects in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  This position is a single point of contact for project-level air quality and Type I traffic noise abatement issues for federal and state agencies, industry, and the public.  The position makes the final decision regarding air quality mitigation and noise abatement for projects.  The position leads the discussion in committees that determine policy, protocol, and procedures regarding air quality, noise abatement analyses and documentation.  This position works in cooperation with federal agencies such as FHWA and EPA on research projects involving air quality issues, such as mobile source air toxics and greenhouse gas emissions.

Link to apply: Transportation Planning Specialist 13 - Air Quality and Traffic Noise Specialist | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Posted March 15, 2022


Development Manager 

EIG14T Development

Berkley, Michigan 

EIG14T Development, located in Berkley MI, is looking for a Development Manager to manage the growing number of development projects throughout the United States.  This position will be the primary contact and source of information for projects from site identification to commencement of construction.   The Development Manager acts as a supporting role for the acquisition team and construction team in many tasks.  Their primary focus is completing the entitlement and permitting process in a timely and cost-effective manner for all projects allocated to them. The Development Manager will be responsible for communicating project entitlement status across teams and to management.  The successful candidate must be a motivated self-starter who is skilled at establishing strong jurisdictional relationships and is comfortable navigating complex real estate entitlement processes, including conditional use permits, variances and rezoning requests and zoning code amendments. They must also be an adept public speaker, enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and being challenged, while demonstrating sound judgement.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 3-5 years of relevant work experience.  An equivalent of work experience may also be considered.  Certification with AICP is preferred.  This position with involve some travel (including overnight stays) depending on project location and scope.  The expected hours for this position is 45-50 per week.

For a complete job description visit www.814CRE.com, or view complete description here. To apply send your resume to [email protected]

Posted March 14, 2022

 

 


Planner 1 Zoning Administrator

Manistee County

Manistee County is seeking a qualified individual to fill its full-time Planner 1 Zoning Administrator position.  Under the direction and supervision of the County Planning Director, and the indirect supervision of the Manistee County Planning Commission through the County Planning Director, provides a full range of entry level planning duties and zoning administration. Acts as point of contact for zoning issues and zoning processes. Receives and processes applications, prepares reports, maintains records, performs general bookkeeping and other tasks. Assists the County Planner as requested with zoning amendment preparation, planning document preparation and other duties of the County Planning Department as requested.

Employment qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration/Policy, Park and Recreation Administration or Environmental Science.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.  Knowledge of principles and practices of research, data collection, and effective writing techniques.  Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.  Computer proficiency a must. Must possess a Michigan Vehicle Operators License and be able to attend evening meetings. 

Salary range: $39,429 - $51,265

Full benefit package included 

Job description available at www.manisteecountymi.gov 

Cover letter, copies of all college transcripts, and resume including references should be submitted to Julie Griffis, HR Generalist, Manistee County Courthouse, 415 Third Street, Manistee, MI 49660. [email protected] Applications are due by Friday, March 18, 2022 at 4:00 P.M.  EOE

Posted March 7, 2022


 

Manager

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

First Review of Applications: Friday, March 25, 2022 (open until filled)

Salary Range: $86,469 – 134,027 (DOQ)

Role and Responsibilities:  SEMCOG is seeking an experienced and innovative manager to lead the Transportation Planning and Programming group. The Manager of Transportation Planning and Programming, reporting to the Director of Planning, plays a pivotal role in leading and coordinating SEMCOG’s planning initiatives focusing on developing, maintaining, and implementing the Regional Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program, and guiding the direction of SEMCOG’s holistic approaches to transportation and mobility planning.

The ideal candidate will be a proven, experienced collaborator and leader that thinks holistically in the development and implementation of regional plans. Is experienced in various planning, engineering, and programming areas including transportation and mobility, community and economic vitality, environment and infrastructure, and intergovernmental affairs. Understands and leads staff in congestion management, transportation funding and financing, freight, transportation infrastructure asset management, operations planning, and innovative and forward-looking practices and initiatives related to emerging technologies, electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles, transportation demand management, transportation environmental mitigation, among others.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or related field; Master’s degree or certification preferred.
  • At least seven (7) years of professional experience in increasing responsibility and/or supervisory experience.

How to Apply:  Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to Yvonne Taylor, HR Administrator, [email protected]. Full job posting and employment application at https://semcog.org/careers.

Posted March 7, 2022


 

Real Estate Development Manager (Special Services - ARPA)

City of Detroit

SALARY: $49,982.40 - $99,985.60 Annual

Job Summary:

The JLG Real Estate Development Manager will join the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG) Planning Team at the Planning & Development Department and will work closely with the City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department's Real Estate and Special Projects Division responsible for all City surplus property and commercial land sales; various real estate-related acquisition tasks to support the construction of the Joe Louis Greenway, and associated development projects, commercial land sales, leases and property acquisitions necessary. Will assist with tracking/cataloging properties near the Greenway that have been identified as out of compliance with city code for development.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four years of professional experience involving real estate development
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university, with major coursework in business administration, real estate, law, public administration, public policy, economics, finance, accounting, urban studies, or a closely related field. Equivalent education and experience may be substituted.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understand the contents of title work and navigating/clearing title issues
  • Knowledgeable in environmental survey work and reports; property tax issues; ALTA/land surveys
  • Analyze properties, negotiate price successfully executing the closing process by building rapport; maintaining relationships with sellers/city agencies
  • Strong knowledge in commercial/industrial real estate or railroad easements preferred
  • Basic knowledge/principles of property tax laws; municipal government

Appointment term based on grant fund availability.

Application Link: Real Estate Development Manager (Special Services - ARPA) | Apply tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Posted March 4, 2022

 


Planner II (Special Services - ARPA)

City of Detroit

LOCATION: 314 Coleman Young Municipal Center, Detroit, Michigan

SALARY:  $49,982.40 - $99,985.60 Annually

Joe Louis Greenway – Planner 2 (Urban Design)

The City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department has an open Planner 2 (Urban Design) position to execute community engagement to inform about the Joe Louis Greenway Neighborhood Development Framework Plan.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Extremely strong project management skills
  • Analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Facilitate group processes, communicating clearly among multiple stakeholder groups
  • Strong public speaking skills for updates with public and senior-level PDD staff

Performs planning and design functions including, but not limited to:

  • Developing planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs, and regulations
  • Reviewing development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations
  • Reviewing and processes plan amendments, rezoning recommendations, annexations, site plans, and plats
  • Developing budgets, administers bidding processes; verifies contract expenditures and compliance
  • Conducting research; prepares reports on land use, physical, social, and economic issues
  • Liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers, and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans

Education/Certification
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or a closely related field. Certification from the (AICP) may be required.

EXPERIENCE: Two years involving planning / urban planning, architecture / landscape architecture, or urban design

Application Link: Planner II (Special Services - ARPA) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Appointment term is based on grant fund availability.

 Posted March 4, 2022


Zoning Administrator and Ordinance Enforcement Officer

Long Lake Township

Long Lake Township, Grand Traverse County is seeking candidates to fill 2 full time (4 days per week) positions.  Both positions report to the Township Planner and work closely with others in the Zoning/Planning/Enforcement Department. Long Lake Township offers a pleasant working environment and competitive compensation based on qualifications.

Both positions require working knowledge of pertinent state laws; excellent verbal skills and ability to deal with the public; ability to use standard Microsoft software programs and permitting software; and a valid driver’s license.

Zoning Administrator.  This position requires a minimum of three years’ experience in municipal zoning ordinance enforcement or comparable experience.   Among many duties, the Zoning Administrator reviews and issues land use permits and administers variance requests going before the Zoning Board of Appeals.   Michigan Zoning Administrator Certification preferred but not required. 

Ordinance Enforcement Officer.  This position requires a minimum of three years’ experience in municipal code or zoning enforcement or comparable experience.   Among many duties, the Ordinance Enforcement Officer investigates violations of township ordinances; conducts field inspections; works with property owners to resolve violations; and maintains database records.  In some situations, the OEO issues citations and carries cases through prosecution.  Working knowledge of the court system is preferred.

To be considered for either position, please submit a cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying and resume to Long Lake Township, 8870 North Long Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49684.  Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

Posted March 2, 2022


 

Safe Routes to School (SRST) Director

Michigan Fitness Foundation

Position:  Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children of all abilities to walk and bike to school.  The Safe Routes to School Director will coordinate the SRTS program in Michigan, oversee the daily program operations, and implement the SRTS long-range vision.  The Director will manage the SRTS budget, all aspects of the grant cycle, program reporting, program compliance, and the interface with state agencies, partners, vendors and community applicants.  

Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health, education, urban planning, communications or nonprofit management, with three or more years of experience in project management.

How to Apply:  View the full position description at michiganfitness.org/careers.   Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package offered.  This position supports a hybrid remote work environment.  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected], with subject line “SRTS Director”.

About the Michigan Fitness Foundation:  The Michigan Fitness Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit under the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.  The Foundation's mission is to inspire active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events, and policy leadership.

Michigan Fitness Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted March 2, 2022

 


 

Economic Development Program Manager

Tri County Regional Planning Commission 

The Economic Development Program Manager is a full-time, salaried position. Primary duties include managing the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and coordinating the agency’s economic development programming and planning initiatives. This position is responsible for providing technical assistance to regional entities and agency staff, connecting communities and organizations to funding resources, and establishing cross-sector regional partnerships to support community initiatives.

View the full position description, including areas of responsibility, principal duties, and education and work experience requirements for this position at mitcrpc.org/careers. The salary range for this position and full benefits provided are also available at this site. Qualified persons wishing to be considered for this position must submit an application, including a resume and cover letter, following the instructions at mitcrpc.org/careers.

Posted March 1, 2022


Government & Community Vitality Educator

MSU Extension 

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Community, Food and Environment Institute (CFEI), this position provides leadership and expertise in land use planning and other government and community vitality programs and partnerships. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, working with faculty, specialists, and educators for overall advancement of the needs of the Institute clientele.

Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Macomb County MSUE office.

Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, public policy, community development, architecture, or related field.

 

View full description and apply at careers.msu.edu. Search for posting 763519 using the Job Search field.

Application deadline is April 4, 2022.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.

The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Posted February 24, 2022 


 

Zoning Administrator 

Melrose Township

Melrose Township, Charlevoix County is accepting applications for Zoning Administrator. Please send resume to Melrose Township, P.O. Box 189, Walloon Lake, MI 49796. Applications are due no later than March 31. For further information call (231) 535-2310. Melrose Township Zoning Administrator job description is defined in Article XIII of the Zoning Ordinance available at melrosetwp.org.

Job Description:

The Melrose Township Board shall employ a Zoning Administrator to act as its officer and, except as otherwise provided in the Ordinance, the Zoning Administrator shall administer and enforce the Ordinance including the receiving and processing of applications for zoning permits, special use permits, sign permits, appeals for variances and other matters the Zoning Board of Appeals or Township Planning Commission is required to decide.  The administrator shall also be responsible for the inspection of premises, the issuance of zoning permits and institution of proceedings for the enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance and other duties as required by the Township Board that relate to the administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Administrator training is required within one year from date of hiring.

The job is a part time, salaried position without benefits based on approximately 20 hours per week. Salary is $24,000 per year with mileage reimbursement at the current Township rate. Office hours will be required.

Posted February 24, 2022


 

Community and Development Director

Hopkinsville-Christian County, KY

 Hopkinsville-Christian County Planning Commission is seeking a Community and Development Director to join the Team.  Hopkinsville, KY is located on serene, rolling farmland in southwest Kentucky near the Tennessee border. With scenic vistas and friendly faces, Hopkinsville embraces the essence of rural western Kentucky.  The seat of Christian County, Hopkinsville is the 6th largest city in Kentucky with a population of around 33,000.  Hopkinsville offers a mild climate with four distinctly beautiful seasons.  Christian County is an agricultural-based community and has a significant industrial presence, as well. Nestled between the recreational oasis of Land Between the Lakes, and just an hour’s drive to Nashville, TN, Hopkinsville has a little something to offer everyone.  The Community Development Director is under the direct supervision of the Community and Development Services Board.  The Director performs highly professional planning, management, and community development work.   This board makes recommendations to the City Council and Fiscal Court regarding public projects as well as commercial, industrial, residential and recreational development.  The Board is comprised of 12 members appointed representing the County and Cities.  The Community and Development Services Agency is comprised of 20 employees with a budget of $1,954,201 serving the cities and county alike. Additional details here.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references (with email and phone numbers), as well as salary history no later than March 18, 2022:  Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates, at [email protected]. Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted in late April 2022. 

Posted February 22, 2022