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 tfaupel@planningmi.org 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.  


Planning/Zoning Administrator

Algoma Township

Algoma Township is seeking a full-time Planning/Zoning Administrator. The Administrator will perform a variety of routine and complex technical work in zoning administration, enforcement, and ordinance codes. The Administrator will ensure zoning and ordinance codes and standards are met and maintain related records. Algoma Township takes pride in maintaining a quiet rural attitude and enthusiasm for community and farming, though just minutes from several major cities. This person will play a critical role in the planned development of the Township and in the support of its residents, helping to strike the perfect balance between growth and development, resident needs, and the Township’s vision and master plan. Often acting as the liaison between the Board of Trustees, Planning Commission, and the public, the Administrator will review, interpret, apply, and enforce the zoning, land division, and other Township ordinances.

The position requires a high school diploma, with a degree preferred in a recognized planning discipline, a minimum of three (3) years of responsible municipal planning experience, and a valid/unrestricted Michigan driver’s license. For consideration, an Algoma Township application and detailed resume shall be submitted by 5:00 PM Monday, May 3, 2021 to Township Deputy Supervisor at: [email protected].

To see more of what Algoma Township has to offer go to Algomatwp.org.

Posted: April 15, 2021 


Planning, Development, and Zoning Director

City of Alpena

City of Alpena Planning, Development, and Zoning Director Opportunity!  Our community is known for friendly people, beautiful sunrises, and a bustling downtown.  Grab your kayak, telescope, fishing gear, snorkel, and hiking boots and settle into the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. This is your opportunity to join a growing community and a dedicated municipal team!

The Department Director is responsible for oversight of the City’s planning, community and economic development, and building and zoning functions including the coordination of all functions of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in the areas of zoning, planning, and capital improvements programming. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, innovative, a visionary, and think regionally.  Progressive thinking and enthusiasm for forward movement is a must.

Current salary range for this position is $56,689 - $76,532.  Must live within 30 miles of the nearest Alpena City limit per Michigan Act No. 212 of 1999.

Further information can be found at www.alpena.mi.us/departments/human_resources/employment.php

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references to Kathy Himes, Director of Human Resources at [email protected] or to 208 North First Avenue, Alpena, MI 49707.  The City of Alpena is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: April 12, 2021 


Environmental Sustainability Officer

Oakland County

Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,251,000) County Seat: Pontiac/Waterford.  Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, Oakland County offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities.

The Environmental Sustainability Officer is an appointed position, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive and reports to a Deputy County Executive.  The Environmental Sustainability Officer functions as a strategic advisor on environmental sustainability initiatives and will serve as a key member of County Executive’s leadership team.  This position will advance the County's environmental sustainability interests at the state and federal level, both through seeking support from agencies for County initiatives and to present the County's work as best practice.

The position is responsible for development of the County’s near-term and long-term sustainability agenda, tracking progress towards measurable goals and working across various County departments to execute sustainability initiatives.  The Environmental Sustainability Officer leads internal review of plans and the creation of policies and programs to improve the County’s sustainability.  The position will also engage external partners to communicate, educate and advocate for environmentally responsibility plans and actions. 

More information can be found here.

Click here to apply

Posted: April 12, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Director

Hamburg Township

Hamburg Township is seeking an innovative, self-motivated professional to fill the role of Planning and Zoning Director.  This position will report directly to the Township Supervisor. 

The ideal candidate must have established interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with all levels of the Township staff, property owners, contractors, developers, engineers and others.  The candidate must demonstrate supervisory skills to effectively manage the administration of assigned functions, and be able to adapt and respond to multiple priorities, demands, handle pressure related deadlines and problem solving.

The candidate must have minimum of three years of related work experience, including thorough knowledge of Federal, State and Local statutes, and administrative regulations. 

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field. 

The starting salary range is $71,000 to $85,000 annually/DOQ.  The Township provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, holidays, sick, and personal days.  Additional benefits include medical, optical, dental, life insurance, and an excellent 401 A Defined Contribution Plan. 

Submit resume to Mike Dolan, Clerk, Hamburg Township, P.O. Box 157, Hamburg, MI 48139-0157 or email to [email protected]

More information can be found HERE

Posted: April 8, 2021 


Executive Director

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

Ann Arbor, MI (pop. 121,477) – Downtown Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, over 7,500 downtown residents, more than 1,300 downtown employers and 29,000 downtown employees (2019). The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was formed in 1982. The DDA Executive Director works closely with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders to identify, fund, and manage high impact downtown programs and improvements.

Ideal candidates will have a track record of effectively working with staff and community partners, with the highest level of transparency and trust. Individuals who think strategically, have the courage to be cutting edge, while offering high energy passion for downtown, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with exceptional communication skills.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Significant experience may be substituted for educational attainment.

• At least 5 years supervisory experience; and at least 5 years leading an organization.
• At least 5 years experience in municipal government, public/nonprofit organizations, urban planning, or related field.

Salary is $114,633 - $149,022, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE). The DDA offers its employees a comprehensive benefit package. 

Apply at GovHRjobs.com by May 12, 2021. The Ann Arbor DDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The DDA values diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Address letters to Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA /Cheryl D. Orr, i4x, Tel: 847-380-3240.

More information can be found HERE.

Posted: April 8, 2021 


Transportation Planning Summer Intern

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council seeks a Transportation Planning Summer Intern.  The position of Transportation Planning Intern will be under the supervision of the Director of Transportation Planning and assist the department with their work. Primary duties will focus on activities associated with meeting the goals of the Clean Air Action Program, the nonmotorized program, and the safety program.  For full job description, go to https://www.gvmc.org/employment-opportunities

Posted: April 6, 2021 


Director of Municipal Services

Pittsfield Charter Township

Pittsfield Charter Township (Washtenaw County) is accepting applications for Director of Municipal Services.  This is a Full-Time position with competitive pay and benefits.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Township Supervisor, the Director of Municipal Services is responsible for directing, managing, and overseeing planning, zoning, and code enforcement along with directing the Township’s waste management, local road maintenance, stormwater, and sustainability initiatives (such as energy and green infrastructure, green development standards, and open space/agricultural preservation) requiring coordination with, among others, Washtenaw County Road Commission, MDOT, DTE, and Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission.

The position will be responsible for ensuring internal efficiencies that maximize customer service. The position will serve as a liaison to and coordinate between staff, Board of Trustees, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Township residents on issues related to municipal services.

Starting salary negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications of successful candidate.  Pittsfield Township participates in the MERS retirement system.

For more information including a complete job description, requirements, and information on how to apply, please visit http://pittsfield-mi.gov/jobs.  EOE

Posted: March 30, 2021


Community Development Director (CDI)

City of St. Clair Shores

The City of St Clair Shores is seeking an innovative, self-motivated professional to fill the role of Community Development Director. This position will serve as part of the senior management of the City and reports directly to the City Manager.

The ideal candidate will be a proven effective communicator with outstanding people skills as this position requires extensive contact with Council, members of the business community, and residents. This innovative, creative leader will bring a fresh perspective as well as exceptional leadership and management skills to the position. The Director of CDI directs the preparation of plans, policies, and programs to guide growth and conservation of the City of St. Clair Shores. This individual will manage physical planning, land development, commercial development, and rehabilitation and community development activities.

Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience, including thorough knowledge of Federal, State and local statutes, and administrative regulations related to community and neighborhood development programs.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, engineering, planning or related field.

The starting salary range is $94,902-$111,650 annually/DOQ. The City provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time. Additional benefits include medical, optical, dental, and life insurance and an excellent 401A Defined Contribution Plan. The qualified candidate should plan on a July 1, 2021 start date.

Visit www.scsmi.net for employment details.

Posted: March 30, 2021


Planning Director

Peninsula Township

Peninsula Township in Grand Traverse County is accepting applications for the position of Planning Director. Peninsula Township is a very unique northern Michigan community. It manages one of the first PDR programs in the nation and includes more than 40 miles of Great Lakes coastline. The Planning Director is responsible for a wide range of tasks including master plan development/updates, zoning updates, special use permits, community engagement, grant writing/administration, and planning coordination with adjacent jurisdictions and other government entities. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills and an ability to work effectively with others. A master's degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field is preferred but not required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate substantial years of experience in the aforementioned job skills and/or in related fields. AICP certification is preferred but not required. Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Thursday, April 22, 2021. More information is available by contacting the Peninsula Township Clerk at 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Posted March 24, 2021 


Staff Planner

Marquette Charter Township

Marquette Charter Township is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Staff Planner.  The position is responsible for carrying out assigned activities of the Planning Department and provides support to the Township Planning/Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission.  This position will interpret and administer the Township’s Master Plan and ordinances, perform research, prepare professional reports as needed, and provide GIS and Asset Management program support.  The position will also address neighborhood preservation concerns and administer property maintenance.  The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a recognized planning discipline, a minimum of one (1) year of responsible municipal planning experience, and a valid/unrestricted Michigan driver’s license.  The successful candidate will be required to travel within the Township to conduct inspections, traverse uneven terrain and obstacles, and engage in moderately strenuous physical activity while exposed to outside weather conditions.  First year compensation is $39,300-$51,100 DOQ, with annual progression schedule and generous paid benefit package.  For consideration, a Marquette Township application and detailed resume shall be submitted by 5:00 PM Friday, April 16, 2021 to Township Manager, Marquette Charter Township, 1000 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI 49855.  For application, job description and more information on what Marquette Township has to offer, please visit www.marquettetownship.org.

Posted: March 22, 2021 


Director – Planning & Development

Kalamazoo County    

Planning & Community Development                       

Starting Salary: K-12 (A) $75,649.60/ annually

Deadline (must be received by): 04/04/2021

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. after hours as necessary

Responsibilities and Qualifications:  

Provide management and direction for County planning, economic/community development, Brownfield redevelopment, and certain special projects to enhance the County's involvement in the community and economic development, especially the development of the countywide Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Direction and management of mandated County planning functions, including Remonumentation

Program, Planning Commission, and Solid Waste Management Plan. Manage special projects, such as the development of countywide Geographic Information System.

Staff representative for certain intergovernmental and economic development-related projects such as staffing the Board of Public Works, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Economic Development Corporation. Monitor contracts as needed for the Department.  Direct and manage resource development efforts to achieve strategic goals of the County.

Education:

Bachelor's degree and four to five years related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience; or military equivalency.

Experience:

Must have successfully completed major work in planning, public administration, project management, or related fields. Supervisory experience preferred.  Comprehensive project management skills and experience in general government, public administration, and governmental projects. Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban/regional planning, ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information, and to prepare and present technical oral and written reports. Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, other agencies, and the public.

Veterans:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Posted: March 17, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Ogemaw County

Ogemaw County (pop. 20,898), seeks a part-time professional Planning and Zoning Administrator. High school diploma or GED equivalency is required. Completion of two years of college with major course work in planning, geography, architecture, economics, environmental studies or a related field. Will train the right candidate for zoning. Salary: 19.25/hour, 20 hours per week. Apply on-line at https://ocmi.seamlessdocs.com/f/PZ_Administrator or by email at [email protected]. Submit application, resume and cover letter by, Friday, April 16, 2021.

Posted: March 16, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

City of East Lansing, Michigan

The City of East Lansing is seeking to hire an Administrator to lead the Planning & Zoning Division within our Planning, Building, and Development Department. East Lansing, home to Michigan State University, is a dynamic community of nearly 50,000 people with historic, walkable neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown. Recently approved and completed projects represent over $400,000,000 in investment including residential, retail, and office projects. Our planning efforts are guided by our Master Plan, which was updated in 2018.

SALARY: $67,636.92 – $94,705.26
Depending on Qualification. Excellent benefit package.

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

APPLY: In addition to a City application, please submit a resume and five professional references. An application can be downloaded at www.cityofeastlansing.com/jobs. Please submit application materials by email: [email protected]; or mail, as follows:

East Lansing City Hall
Human Resources Department
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

More information can also be found here.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2021

Posted: March 12, 2021 


Associate or Senior Associate

Fresh Coast Planning

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

Position: Full-time

Compensation & Benefits: Annual salary of up to $70,000, DOQ. Profit sharing and Birthday Bonus after one year of employment, immediate project sharing bonus, health insurance 100% employer provided, dental insurance 100% employer provided, unlimited vacation time, phone reimbursement, and mileage reimbursement. Position provides for a flexible work opportunity. No company office presence is required (although available) and the work is independently mobile, except for client office hours.

Location: Must reside within a reasonable distance of the Grand Haven, Lakeshore, Grand Rapids area.

Experience: At least two (2) to five (5) years required in local government community planning and zoning. Master Plan experience preferred.

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

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

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

Posted: March 10, 2021 


Assistant Planner

McLean County Regional Planning Commission, Bloomington, IL

Starting Salary - $21.1257/hr

Consideration given for education and experience

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.

MCRPC is a small team of high-performing individuals with diverse backgrounds committed to realizing the organizational vision as the leader for planning tomorrow's McLean County.  Members of the team are permitted to challenge assumptions, given freedom to experiment, fail and learn from mistakes. MCRPC embraces individuals with an attitude of continual improvement, willingness to think differently, and ability to innovate.

Learn more about MCRPC at mcplan.org. To view entire job description and apply, visit mcleancountyil.gov.

Posted: March 8, 2021 


Community Development Director

City of Adrian

The City of Adrian, MI (population: 21,000) is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Director. Adrian (adriancity.com) is a city of arts, parks, and culture and is the home of three colleges – Adrian College, Siena Heights University, and Jackson Community College. Adrian is proud of its historic downtown featuring shops, restaurants, and events. It is the Lenawee County seat and is located in close proximity to three major metropolitan areas – Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Director organizes activities of the Community Development Department, including business attraction, planning and zoning administration, development review, construction inspection, rental housing inspection, code enforcement, and economic development services. Responsibilities include supervision of several full-time staff members, budget preparation, oversight of departmental activities, and attendance at various board and commission meetings. Knowledge of community planning, code enforcement, and economic development principles is preferred. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, planning, business administration, or a related field; a Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of five years of directly related and progressively responsible experience in community and/or economic development, planning, zoning, or other related fields is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary, with the ability to convey departmental concepts in simple terms. The Director will be visible in the community and will provide presentations, recommendations, and updates to the City Commission and community stakeholders.

Salary range of $71,927 - $90,230 depending on qualifications. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to Heather Lasky, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected] no later than April 9, 2021.  EOE. 

Posted: March 4, 2021 


Planning & Zoning Administrator

The Village of Elk Rapids

The Village of Elk Rapids (pop. 1642), seeks a full-time professional Planning and Zoning Administrator. Bachelor’s degree in planning and AICP certification preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Familiarity with state-required Community Recreation plans, master plans, Redevelopment Ready Communities program, and grant programs a plus. Will train the right candidate for zoning. Salary: $46-56,000 DOE. Generous benefits package: excellent health, dental and vision. Submit resume and cover letter by 5 pm, Friday, March 12, 2021, to [email protected].

Posted: February 16, 2021 


Transportation Planner

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Transportation Planning, is required to assist in all aspects of transportation performance-based planning and programing and analysis of related impacts and costs. Participate in specific areas such as safety, freight, land use, and transit planning. Interact and work cooperatively with officials at all governmental levels. Promotes & defines Grand Valley Metro Council’s transportation objectives in a variety of public forums.  For full description go to https://www.gvmc.org/employment-opportunities

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, or related field – Master’s preferred.  
  • A minimum of three+ years of experience in transportation planning or related field.  
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning.  
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; as well as GIS.  
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas in written and graphic form and making presentations in a public forum.  
  • Skill in interpreting and applying planning guidelines and ordinances.  
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with the media, the public, other employees, and governmental units.

Salary Range:

$51,809 - $66,617  DOQ

Send Resume to [email protected]

GVMC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GVMC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Posted: February 10, 2021


Assistant Planning Director

City of Grand Rapids

Salary: $44.75 - $57.11 Hourly
$93,077.00 - $118,782.00 Annually

Opening Date: 02/09/21
Closing Date: 03/12/21 11:59 PM
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/2875641/assistant-planning-director/apply? pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Nature of Work:

The purpose of this job is to assist the Planning Director in the administration of the City Planning Department. Provides oversight and coordination of short-range and strategic planning functions, as well as policy and program development and implementation. Interprets and administers city ordinances. Acts as liaison to boards and commissions.

Minimum Training and Experience:

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Planning, Architecture or a related field
  • At least five (5) to seven (7) years of related City planning, project coordination, zoning administration and supervisory work experience
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Posted: February 9, 2021 


Community Planner

LIAA

LIAA is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to building better communities through civic engagement. For over 27 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. 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, counties and regions across the state work together in developing more sustainable, healthy communities that preserve Michigan’s cultural and natural resources while building greater community resilience.

We provide a competitive salary ($45,000 to $60,000, negotiable 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 facilitation skills and a willingness to travel. We prefer a person with some experience and an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field. Experience and expertise in areas such as ecosystem and natural sciences, landscape architecture, and/or community development and design are also desirable.

How to Apply

Please send an email to [email protected], attaching a well-written cover letter, a résumé, and three professional references as soon as possible. We will take applications immediately and continue to search until the position is filled. All documents should be provided in PDF format. Additional information about this position can be found at liaa.org/jobs.

Posted: February 9, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Emmett Charter Township

Emmett Township is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Position:  Planning and Zoning Administrator

Salary:  45K to 50k with benefits package

Job Summary:   Performs difficult skilled technical work in the preparation, maintenance, interpretation of the Townships Master plan, Comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances and codes and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work performed under the moderate supervision of the Emmett Township Supervisor. The individual will work closely with the Marihuana Administrator.  Work is evaluated through review of reports, activity summaries and assessment of Township operations, effectiveness and efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in urban and regional planning or related field and considerable experience in municipal planning and zoning. The Township may consider candidates with relevant and equivalent education and experience.
  •  Master’s degree in a closely related field preferred. 
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience utilizing Federal, State and local laws applicable to township planning
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in municipal planning and zoning

 Special Requirements: 

  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Michigan
  • AICP, ASLA, and/or Zoning Administration certification preferred. The Township may consider candidates with relevant and equivalent education and experience.

Go to www.emmett.org for a detailed job description and application.  Please submit application and resume to Township Supervisor Belles at [email protected] or mail to 621 Cliff St. Battle Creek, MI  49014

Posted: February 8, 2021 


Neighborhood Activator

City of Kalamazoo

$62,000.00 - $88,000.00 Annually; Full-time; Community Planning & Economic Development.

The City of Kalamazoo Planning department is looking for a person who is excited by a career that helps neighborhoods become empowered, inspired, connected, equitable, and joyful for all who live in and care for them. We have Imagined Kalamazoo and we create impact through implementation. The Neighborhood Activator is the melding of community organizer and strategic planner who can help neighborhoods realize their potential. Working on the ground with residents and neighborhood leaders, as well as facilitating events with City departments, the Activator helps to blend vision with action for real impact throughout the community from budget to construction.

Essential Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, or related field; master's degree preferred. 
  • Confidence in public speaking before community members and internal staff teams. 
  • The ability to facilitate community engagement to refine input on the 2025 Master Plan and Neighborhood Plan projects.
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in urban planning, involving regular community engagement activities. Project management experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; working knowledge of GIS a plus.
  • A willingness to develop new techniques, lead projects in new practice areas, or oversee the use of new tools.
  • Understanding of the concepts from Congress of New Urbanism, Smart Growth America, Project for Public Spaces, and other similar best practices 

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kalamazoomi and look for Neighborhood Activator.

Posted: January 28, 2021


Planner

West Bloomfield Township

West Bloomfield Township is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Position:          Planner

Department:    Planning and Development Services  

Salary:             $51,343.50 to $70,336.50

General Summary:

Under direction of the Development Services Director and the general supervision of the Planning  & Zoning Manager is responsible for coordinating zoning ordinance processes and planning related activities and is staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals; including zoning variance requests. Duties delegated or assigned are carried out with moderate independence and latitude with the Director being consulted on policy issues and unusual situations. Work is evaluated through review of reports, maintain positive relationships, activity summaries and assessment of Township operations, effectiveness and efficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, Civil Engineering, or the equivalent required.
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred, as is AICP accreditation.
  • Three to five years’ experience in progressively more responsible municipal or urban planning consulting.

Applications can be obtained from our web-site: www.wbtownship.org/jobs, or at the Human Resources Department, 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield. Qualified applicants must complete and submit an employment application to be considered for this position. 

Position open until filled.

EOE

Posted: January 27, 2021 


Planner I

City of Muskegon

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.

Minimum 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

To apply, please go to the following website:

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: January 26, 2021  


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 $50,022 with annual pay increases, advancement opportunities, and full benefits package.  

AFSCME Local 496.01 position 

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

or

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

Closing Date:  Continuous Until Filled

Genesee County uses an online job application process.  All applicants must apply and submit required documents through the Genesee County Human Resources site. 

https://www.gc4me.com/hrhome/job_vacancies_NEW.php  Click on Public Job Vacancies

Posted: January 26, 2021 


Community Development Director

City of Adrian

The City of Adrian, MI (population: 21,000) is accepting applications for the position of Community & Economic Development Director.  Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Director organizes activities of the Community Development Department, including business attraction, planning and zoning administration, development review, construction inspection, rental housing inspection, code enforcement, and economic development services. Responsibilities include supervision of several full-time staff members, budget preparation, oversight of departmental activities, and attendance at various board and commission meetings. Knowledge of community planning, code enforcement, and economic development principles is preferred. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, planning, business administration, or a related field; a Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of five years of directly related and progressively responsible experience in community and/or economic development, planning, zoning, or other related fields is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary, with the ability to convey departmental concepts in simple terms. The Director will be visible in the community and will provide presentations, recommendations, and updates to the City Commission and community stakeholders.

Salary range of $71,927 - $90,230 depending on qualifications. For consideration, please complete online application at www.adriancity.com, or send resume, cover letter, and references to Heather Lasky, HR Director at [email protected], no later than Friday, February 19, 2021.  EOE. 

Posted: January 22, 2021 


Transportation Planner

City of Kalamazoo

The Transportation Planner will coordinate across City departments to work on vehicular, public transportation, non-motorized, public spaces, and other related mobility projects throughout the City. This position will work with the City Complete Streets Advisory Committee and attend Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) meetings. This position will conduct outreach and engagement for transportation projects, coordinating between the Public Services Department and the community in the impacted areas. This position will coordinate the integration of street projects along with capital planning, future land use plans and the Master Plan, Neighborhood Plans, objectives of the Foundation for Excellence (FFE), annual Transportation Improvement Plan, and other mobility plans and policies.

Community engagement experience is critical for this position to effectively work toward achieving the transportation goals in the 2025 Master Plan. The right candidate for this position will assist the City of Kalamazoo to create inviting public spaces that are vibrant incorporating multimodal transportation solutions for people of all ages and abilities.

For more details and to apply, please go to https://www.kalamazoocity.org/hr.

Posted: January 20, 2021