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.  

 


Assistant Mobile GR Director

City of Grand Rapids

Salary: $90,586.00 - $115,603.00 Annually

Closing: 2/14/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

For full job description, please click HERE.

Description

The City of Grand Rapids is seeking an Assistant Director for Mobile GR and Parking Services Department (Mobile GR) – a consolidated transportation department encompassing traffic safety, signals, signs, public parking and transportation policy and planning.

Work includes management and supervision of the daily operations of the department office, budget coordination and development, contract management, supply procurement and management, and preparation of various documents, presentations, and reports, as assigned.

Examples of Work

  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the work of subordinate professional, clerical, technical, and operational support employees; assigns work and priorities; interviews trains, counsels, and evaluates employees; resolves personnel issues; sets office performance standards and measures outcomes.
  • Reviews activities with Mobile GR Director; participates in development of city policies and procedures; participates in development of plans, ordinances, codes, laws, and regulations affecting areas of responsibility. Provides guidance to the department in the absence of the Director.
  • Assists in developing departmental budget and coordinates preparation, submittal and presentation activities. Develops and implements annual and five-year capital improvement programs. Establishes priorities and oversees the design and budgeting of capital projects.

 Minimum Training and Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, transportation engineering, public management, public administration or closely related field. Master's degree desirable. Five (5) years of experience in a field related to transportation planning, transportation engineering and multimodal design or related management experience, including considerable supervisory experience.

Posted January 22, 2020


Planning Director

Lancaster County, South Carolina

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Department: Lancaster County Planning Department

Compensation: $76,585 or DOQ

Deadline: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities: The Planning Director is responsible for supervising the department and ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of all planning services to the County and municipalities, including rendering approval or denial on all cases presented to the County Planning Commission. Responsibilities include ensuring technical reviews of development plans, in addition to other current planning activities including, but not limited to, preparation of staff reports, assisting with updating the comprehensive plan and improving zoning and development regulations.  This position will also work with various boards, commissions, and community groups as needed. 

Minimum Requirements: Qualified candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, or related field, such as Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resource Management or Urban Design with six or more years of experience as a Planner, three years of which have been at a supervisory level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  AICP Certification is preferred.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

To apply, go to: https://www.mylancastersc.org/index.asp?SEC=320C6E3C-AF1A-4BFB-8496-FBB140B83823&DE=CBE21A38-FACB-46C4-963C-ECE4663B3E7E&Type=B_JOB

Posted January 21, 2020


Economic Development Director

City of Grand Rapids

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 01/17/20

CLOSING DATE: 02/17/20 11:59 PM

NATURE OF WORK:

This is advanced professional work coordinating and leading the work of the Economic Development Department and related authorities. This position is responsible for leading economic development by managing complex real estate development relationships, engaging in critical external local, regional and state-wide relationships, leading implementation of the City's equitable economic development plan, and participating in teams that are responsible for place-making in business districts. Work involves coordinating the efforts of diverse groups from within and outside of City Government. Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent decision making under the managerial direction of the Deputy City Manager. The role of this position is to create new investment and attract residents to the community by planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the operational effectiveness and staff assignments of the Economic Development Department, including serving as Executive Director of associated Boards and Authorities and facilitating public/private partnership development finance investments.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or a related field; Master's degree is preferred
  • At least seven (7) to nine (9) years of experience in a field related to economic development, community development, planning, or related management experience, including considerable supervisory experience.

Posted January 21, 2020


Township Planner/Zoning Administrator

Gaines Charter Township

Gaines Charter Township is seeking a Planning/Zoning Administrator; an individual who can serve in a leadership role to carry forward the Township’s vision for planning.  This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.  A resume, completed application, letter of interest, and professional references should be submitted no later than 5:00PM, February 8, 2020.  Please visit www.gainestownship.org for a full job description and application.

Posted January 21, 2020


Main Street Specialist

MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is seeking a program specialist for their Michigan Main Street (MMS) program. MMS provides technical assistance for communities desiring to develop their own local Main Street program by utilizing the Main Street Approach™ – a common-sense approach to tackling the complex issues of revitalization by capitalizing on downtown’s history and identifying the unique assets of the community itself.

This position will serve as the Michigan Main Street program specialist on the Market Studies Economic Vitality component of the Main Street Four-Point Approach. This position will provide professional and technical assistance, resources, and services to local MMS communities

The position will assist in the development of the MMS program by developing strategies which result in community-based development for revitalization of traditional commercial districts and will work with other MMS program staff to develop internal documents, principles, capacity, and policies of the program.

Click here to view the full position description.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education:Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major. Bachelor of Public Administration, Finance, Community Development/Planning, Economic Development, Business Operations, or related degree preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of three years of experience in community, downtown or economic development, business consulting, small business operations, business retention and recruitment, planning, or local government related activity.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline for submission: February 2, 2020

Posted January 16, 2020


Deputy Director of Neighborhood Services

City of Portage

The City of Portage is seeking a knowledgeable professional for the Deputy Director of Neighborhood Services position within the Department of Community Development. Must be knowledgeable about community and neighborhood development strategies and funding sources, and possess strong knowledge of urban planning principles, practices and research techniques. Responsibilities include the daily and ongoing administration of the Community Development Block Grant entitlement program, all programming, planning, budgeting and reporting, code enforcement, housing programs, neighborhood planning activities, neighborhood protection, zoning administration and related program activities.  The position is the staff liaison to the Human Services Board and oversees all activity involving the Zoning Board of Appeals and other boards as necessary. This position will supervise 1-3 employees. 

Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills required.  Requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public or business administration with major course work in planning, political science or other related fields, possessing a minimum of five years of community and neighborhood development experience.  Knowledge of the Community Development Block Grant program and supervisory experience is strongly preferred.  

The City offers excellent benefits and a salary commensurate to qualifications and experience, with a range of $62,245 - $87,143.

Interested candidates should apply online, including cover letter with resume, at www.portagemi.gov or to Human Resources, City of Portage, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002.

The City of Portage is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted January 15, 2020


Senior Transportation Planning Manager

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The Tri- County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is seeking a driven, innovative, and dynamic individual to join our team as our Senior Transportation Planning Manager!

Tri-County is centrally located in Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, around the corner from Michigan State University and home to a variety of recreational amenities, entertainment options, and diverse urban and rural living choices. Tri-County offers generous benefits, including medical and dental insurance coverage, group life insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. 

Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience directly related to transportation planning, traffic engineering, urban planning, data management, or related fields. A thorough understanding of urban transportation planning principles, preferably obtained within a Metropolitan Planning Organization or equivalent environment, is a plus. 

Primary duties consist of the development, maintenance, and implementation of Tri-County’s management systems activities for pavement, safety, and congestion. This position is also responsible for ensuring the realization of investment priorities outlined in the agency’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan as projects are implemented through the Transportation Improvement Program. In addition, this planning manager conducts a variety of technical transportation planning work tasks in support of the development of products and deliverables that plan for a safe, reliable, efficient, and seamless multimodal transportation network for the region.  

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. Position open until filled. 

Tri-County is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted January 13, 2020


Transportation Engineer/Planner/Modeler

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

SEMCOG has an opening in our Modeling and Mobility Group for a transportation engineer, regional/urban planner, or other relevantly degreed candidate who desires to work in a dynamic organization that values vision, collaboration, and inclusion. We are strategic in our work, and carry out our mission with integrity and knowledge. Candidate will have strong technical skills and abilities to provide assistance in the field of travel demand modeling (using TransCAD and/or other modeling packages) and related work in regional transportation planning, such as:

  • Data collection, management and analytical analysis;
  • Statistical skills;
  • Technical skills in computer programming such as Python, R, and/or other;
  • GIS analytical skills;
  • Mobility planning techniques;
  • Data visualization;
  • Dynamic traffic assignment model familiarity;
  • Coordinating with member governments and planning partners.

Candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local agencies. Must have good organization and time management skills, be detailed, self-motivated, capable of working on multiple tasks, and be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff. Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Salary Range: $42,000 to $52,000, commensurate with education and experience

To apply, and for more information, please visit our website at www.semcog.org/careers.

Posted January 13, 2020


Staff Planner

Charter Township of White Lake

The Charter Township of White Lake is accepting applications for a full-time Staff Planner. A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning and a minimum of three to five years experience in a municipal planning department is required. AICP certification and site plan review experience is a plus. This person is responsible for responding to the public regarding planning policies and processes. They will also answer inquiries from the public and township employees regarding ordinances, planning project status, and other matters related to planning and zoning. The Staff Planner will also update maps and records as established by the Planning Director, review zoning violations related to site plan management and the development process and coordinate private road application and review process. They will attend most Zoning Board of Appeals and Parks and Recreation meetings.

The starting salary is $64,429 and includes generous health insurance benefits, paid time off and holidays.

Complete job description and application can be found on the White Lake Township website www.whitelaketwp.com or may be obtained from the White Lake Township Clerk’s office at 7525 Highland Rd., White Lake, MI 48383 (248) 698-3300 Ext. 7.

Application deadline is 4 P.M. Friday, January 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office / Attn: Human Resources.

White Lake is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/D/V.

Posted January 9, 2020


Planner III

Road Commission for Oakland County

Duties:

This position is responsible for:

  • Performing professional planning tasks in the area of transportation planning and road funding from federal, state and local sources.
  • Coordinating road commission plans and programs with local government units
  • Serving as staff to the county federal aid task force and funding committee
  • Coordinating RCOC planning with local planning consultants
  • Preparing and evaluating projects for inclusion in the regional tip and long-range plan.
  • Analyzing data to make recommendations concerning regional planning reports and represents the RCOC on both internal and external committees and organizations.
  • Providing assistance during the planning phases of project development and maintains compliance with regional, state and federal regulations.
  • Regular and predictable onsite job attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Requires a daily schedule that supports RCOC hours of operation.
  • Must perform duties in a professional and courteous manner to promote a positive image of the Road Commission for Oakland County.

Special Experience/Education:

This position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree desirable) in transportation planning or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field. GIS experience desirable.
  • Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.

To Apply:

Click here or go to our website, www.rcocweb.org, go to our careers page and click the link to apply.
All current open positions at the Road Commission for Oakland County can be found on our website: www.RCOCweb.org

Posted January 9, 2020


Planner

RRC/MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is seeking a Planner for their Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) program. RRC is a voluntary, no cost certification program promoting effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices.

This position provides planning and zoning technical expertise to communities across the state in the RRC program. The position ensures that technical assistance decisions follow budgetary guidelines, fit the RRC Best Practice criteria, meet community needs and expectations, and includes regular communications with the selected technical assistance providers. This position reviews planning, zoning and development documents and provide direct technical assistance in order to make recommendations and move communities forward to achieve RRC certification.

Click here to view the full position description.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or other related degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:  Three to five years of experience working on planning projects, including master/comprehensive plan updates, zoning code updates, and design guidelines; have the ability to understand planning, zoning and placemaking principles and practices; and will be familiar with local government planning and development operations and procedures. AICP certification is preferred.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline for submission: Jan. 22, 2020

Posted January 9, 2020


Executive Director

Housing North 

Housing North is a cross-sector non-profit collaborative initiative involving nonprofit, government and business partners intended to build awareness, influence policy, and expand capacity so communities can create housing solutions that meet their unique needs. This is a professional position involving the organizational support for Housing North and implementation of its work plan. This individual will report to the Housing North Board of Directors.

The Executive Director leads all efforts to achieve the organizational vision and guide the implementation of key strategic priorities as established through recent internal planning efforts, as follows:

  • Build awareness about housing solutions.
  • Advocate for policies that support housing solutions.
  • Build capacity and resources for housing solutions.
  • Create a sustainable organization.

The individual responsible for this work is expected to have at least 10 years of experience working in a public policy environment to influence land use decisions, housing policies, economic development and/or community development. A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or non-profit administration is preferred. The desired individual will have strong finance and communication skills, a background in housing or community development, and the ability to work in a complex system with undefined parameters. This is a full-time position and is likely to include evening meetings and travel throughout the region/state.

A complete job description is available here.

To Apply
Individuals interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Monday, February 10, 2020. Cover letter should include explanation of professional experience working to increase the availability of workforce affordable housing units in a community through policy initiatives or development. All are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. The position will remain opened until it is filled.

Posted January 9, 2020


Economic Development Specialist

Networks Northwest

Networks Northwest is looking to add an Economic Development Specialist to its Community Development team. This individual will be responsible for assisting on a special project focusing on a regional economic development strategy. This position is a one-year, full-time position with full benefits. The person in this entry-level position will be coordinating a multi-faceted economic development program. Although working autonomously and keeping programs on time and on budget is required, there is a team atmosphere within the department and you can count on the support and expertise of colleagues. The position operates from the Traverse City office, and consideration will be given to applicants desiring to work remotely from any part of the Networks Northwest service area, which includes the ten counties of the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Requirements include, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, economics, public administration or a related field. Compensation is $42,500 plus benefits.

For more information go to nwm.org/jobpostings

How to Apply
Please e-mail all applications (including cover letter, resume, and short writing sample) to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until 1/20/20. For questions regarding this position, please contact Kathy Egan, Director of Community Development, Networks Northwest, at [email protected] or 231-929-5057.

Posted January 7, 2020


Planning Director

City of Grand Rapids

SALARY: $47.77 - $60.91 Hourly
$99,356.00 - $126,693.00 Annually

This is responsible professional administrative work in directing the City's planning program. Work involves the development and recommendation of planning programs and the administration of the planning office. A significant aspect of work is directing the preparation and adjustment of the comprehensive City Plan, the preparation of area development plans, the preparation of analysis, and recommendations regarding the impact of development proposals. The employee acts as an advisor to the planning commission and to various City officials and departments on matters relating to area planning and development; the employee also consults with and advises private, commercial, and industrial developers, and neighborhood and public interest groups. The employee is administratively responsible to the City Planning Commission, and the City Manager. Supervision is exercised over technical and office assistants. Work is reviewed through conferences and review of reports submitted.

See complete job description here.

Posted January 2, 2020


 

Emmet County Housing Ready Program Coordinator

Housing North

Housing North seeks an Emmet County Housing Ready Program Coordinator. The position will be based in Emmet County. The individual will work with the Housing North Executive Director, Board of Directors, and local housing networks; city, county, village, and township officials; local philanthropy; private and nonprofit developers; employers; and other stakeholders to help Emmet County communities coordinate local housing initiatives and offer assistance in the development process. The individual responsible for this work is expected to have at least 5 years of experience working in a public policy environment to influence land use decisions, housing policies, economic development and/or community development. A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or non-profit administration is preferred. The desired individual will have strong finance and communication skills, a background in housing or community development, and the ability to work in a complex system with undefined parameters. 

This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours/week on average) contract position, with a potential to expand if additional funding is secured. Compensation and terms of employment are negotiable and dependent on qualifications. 

A complete job description is available here

To Apply

Individuals interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, January 31, 2020. Cover letter should include explanation of professional experience working to increase the availability of workforce affordable housing units in a community. All are welcomed and encouraged to apply. The position will remain opened until it is filled.

Posted December 27, 2019


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Village of Elk Rapids

The Village of Elk Rapids (pop. 1642), seeks an energetic and positive full-time professional Planning and Zoning Administrator to join our team. The Village is moving forward on a variety of projects, making this a rewarding position for the right candidate.

Must have a bachelor’s degree in planning (master’s preferred), with two years’ experience. AICP certification or ability to attain certification required. Must have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

The Village has a Strategic Plan to guide the priorities of this position. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success working with the public, and a working knowledge of community/economic development programs available through the State of Michigan. Familiarity with state-required Community Recreation plans, Master plans, Redevelopment Ready Communities program, and grant programs a plus. Ability to develop and amend ordinances is key. Will train the right candidate for zoning. Code enforcement is also part of the position (appropriate support provided, as needed).

Full details and community profile at www.elkrapids.org, homepage, News & Announcements.

Salary: $46-56,000 DOE. Generous benefits package includes excellent health, dental and vision; paid holidays, sick leave, vacation; MERS defined benefit retirement plan with supplemental 457 Plan.

Submit resume and professional cover letter specifically stating how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, no later than 5 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020, to [email protected] Early applications appreciated.

Posted December 19, 2019 


Project Designer

McKenna 

POSITION SUMMARY

McKenna’s Project Designers are passionate, talented, tenacious, 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 fast-paced, creative, and collaborative team culture.

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 December 19, 2019


Project Director

McKenna

POSITION SUMMARY

McKenna’s Project Directors are passionate, talented, tenacious, 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 fast-paced, creative, and collaborative team culture.

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 December 19, 2019


Project Manager

McKenna

POSITION SUMMARY

McKenna’s Project Managers are passionate, talented, tenacious, 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 fast-paced, creative, and collaborative team culture.

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 December 19, 2019


President, Jackson Anchor Initiative

Jackson, Michigan

The Anchor Initiative includes many of the community’s larger employers and legacy businesses (the anchors) and it aggregates the resources and interests of these largely private sector anchors to help revitalize downtown Jackson. The principal focus includes market-rate apartments and creating space for and encouraging innovation and buying from local sources. To achieve this, the Anchor Initiative connects interested developers/businesses with economic development incentives, commercial space available for purchase or rent and with permitting bodies. Also, the Anchor Initiative helps those developers/businesses troubleshoot when obstacles and challenges appear.

POSITION: The Anchor Initiative President is a salaried full-time position with some evenings and weekend required. The position reports directly to the Anchor Initiative Board of Directors.

Annual salary of $100,000 to $120,000 based on qualifications.

Competitive employee benefits.

The posting is open until close-of-business, January 15, 2020.  Applications are submitted to [email protected]

The complete job posting is available here.

Posted December 16, 2019


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Charter Township of Texas

The Charter Township of Texas is seeking to hire a full-time experienced Planner and Zoning Administrator to provide a wide range of ongoing planning, zoning and economic development services. This is a high-level professional position within the Department of Planning and Zoning.

Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field required, Master’s degree preferred. Five years of experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and sound judgment are required. Must have or willing to complete the Michigan Zoning Administrator Certificate Program within twelve months from hire date.

Position is full-time and the compensation commensurate with qualifications. Historically, the pay range for this position has been between $57,000- $69,000 per year, plus a comprehensive benefit package.

View the Job Description Here

Please submit cover letter and resume, by Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., to Julie VanderWiere, Township Superintendent, 7110 West Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, or email to [email protected].

Position open until filled.

The Charter Township of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted December 16, 2019


Senior Planner in Current Planning

Palm Coast, FL

Is your long-range plan retiring in Florida or would you like to live in a place where you can enjoy outside activities all year long? Perhaps consider moving now to Palm Coast, Florida and working as a senior planner in a booming NE Florida community while enjoying our high quality of life.

City of Palm Coast, FL (population 87,000 and located 20 miles south of St. Augustine, FL) is seeking a Senior Planner to join our Community Development team. The position involves professional work in Current Planning to serve as planning reviewer and project manager for commercial, multi-family, subdivision and other land use development applications. Palm Coast is a quickly developing master planned City that was incorporated just 20 years ago.  Successful performance of this position will require an extensive planning technical background, excellent communication skills, and expertise in reviewing and processing development related applications such as re-zonings, subdivisions, master plans and technical site plan applications. Bachelor's Degree in Planning or closely related field (Master’s Degree in Planning and AICP are preferred); supplemented by at least five years of professional planning experience with a similar public organization or land development consulting firm.

Expected Starting Salary: $64,000 - $79,000

For more information: https://www.palmcoastgov.com/employment/openings

This position is open until filled

 Posted November 25, 2019


Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director

Housing North 

The position will be based in Charlevoix County. The individual will work with the Housing North Executive Director, Board of Directors, and local housing networks; city, county, village, and township officials; local philanthropy; private and nonprofit developers; employers; and other stakeholders to help Charlevoix County communities coordinate local housing initiatives and offer assistance in the development process. The individual responsible for this work is expected to have at least 5 years of experience working in a public policy environment to influence land use decisions, housing policies, economic development and/or community development. A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or non-profit administration is preferred. The desired individual will have strong finance and communication skills, a background in housing or community development, and the ability to work in a complex system with undefined parameters. 

Compensation and terms of employment are negotiable and dependent on qualifications. 

A complete job description is available here. 

To Apply

Individuals interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, January 3, 2020. Cover letter should include explanation of professional experience working to increase the availability of workforce affordable housing units in a community. All are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 

The position will remain open until it is filled.

Posted November 21, 2019


 Public Transit & Mobility Advisor

Oakland County

Oakland County seeks to contract with an individual or firm to function as a strategic advisory and planner to the County Executive’s office on public transit and mobility.  The advisor must possess knowledge in the fundamentals of the following aspects of public transit and mobility. Specifically, they must be versed in the interrelationship of these aspects as it relates to providing public transit and mobility services to Oakland County residents, institutions and businesses, and their employees.

Duties

  • Participate in meetings and discussion with the County Executive’s staff, county commissioners, transit providers and other stakeholders as required.
  • Gather and analyze data on funding, costs, and ridership.
  • Prepare and provide written and oral reports outlining transit options and the cost-benefit to the citizens, businesses and institutions of Oakland County.
  • Provide strategic advice on how to best collect constituent input and communicate the County position of public transit.
  • Provide recommendations on the most applicable and effective modes of transit to support the needs of for Oakland County.

Please provide an electronic proposal by Friday, December 6, 2019.

Submit to: April M. Lynch, Deputy County Executive, [email protected].

Questions regarding the position directed to Hilarie Chambers, Chief Deputy County Executive at [email protected] or (248) 858-2090.

See attached PDF for complete details.

Posted November 21, 2019

Superintendent of Planning & Zoning Division

Charter Township of Waterford Township

General Summary

Under the general supervision of the Development Service Director, manages and directs the activities of the Planning & Zoning Department to ensure projects within the Township are constructed in accordance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances and accepted practices. Oversees Code Enforcement Operations.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or related field with five (5) years of experience preferable in a public planning office. Must have certification as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Master’s Degree in Planning may substitute for two years’experience.

For a complete list of qualifications: https://www.waterfordmi.gov/jobs

Salary Range: $69,945 – $83,061 with excellent benefits package.

Posted 11/15/19 – open until closed

Please send cover letter, resume and application to the Human Resources Department,
5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Or email: [email protected]

Posted November 18, 2019


Planning Director/Zoning Administrator

City of Walker

The City of Walker is looking to fill the position of Planning Director / Zoning Administrator. This person will be responsible for directing and managing the community planning and zoning functions of the Community Development Department. This position serves as the City Planner and City Zoning Administrator, including coordination of the following boards and committees: Planning Commission; Zoning Board of Appeals; Mineral Mining Review Board. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in community planning, public administration, landscape architecture, or a similar field. A master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must have American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credentials. Experience in building effective working relationships with citizens, colleagues, developers, and other professionals and representatives of other agencies required. Qualities for the ideal candidate should include ability to organize and prioritize, excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional time management skills. This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $69,682 to $80,134, depending on experience and qualifications, and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, defined contribution 401(a) retirement plan, retirement health savings account, life insurance, short and long term disability, and fitness membership. Candidates should submit a City application, resume, and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, electronically or in person, by December 6, 2019.

City of Walker
Human Resource Dept
4243 Remembrance Rd NW
Grand Rapids MI 49534
or [email protected]

A complete job description is available at www.walker.city.

The City of Walker is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted November 18, 2019


Zoning Administrator

Charter Township of Oscoda 

Summary

Performs duties related to zoning and ordinance enforcement. Investigates complaints, pro­actively addresses zoning and planning inquiries and development proposals/projects; works with the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals; visit https://www.oscodatownshipmi.gov/1/322/bids_and_classifieds.asp for a full job description.  

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Employment

All of the following functions, qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and duties are essential. An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:

A thorough knowledge of codes and ordinances pertaining to building and zoning; considerable knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques used in building design and construction; ability to understand and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications. Required education and training includes graduation from an accredited high school, or the equivalent, and preferably from an accredited community college supplemented by advanced training in building construction and one or more of the building trades or law enforcement. Completion of the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program through the Michigan State University is preferred; ability to complete prerequisites and obtain certification within 1 year of employment. Required experience includes one year in performing ordinance enforcement, construction inspection or related work activities. A valid Michigan Driver's license is required.

Starting Salary: $43,000 full-time position complete with a competitive benefits package.

To Apply: Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and 5 Professional References to [email protected] by 5:00pm Thursday December 12, 2019.  No Phone Calls Please.    

Posted November 12, 2019



Planning Director

Ypsilanti Township

Ypsilanti Township is seeking a dynamic and creative leader as its Planning Director. This full-time position performs responsible professional land use planning work in maintaining and interpreting the Township comprehensive master plan, Township zoning and related ordinances.  Responsible for local land use planning; performing research, analysis and evaluation of various planning and development requests.  Oversees community development projects providing technical advice and guidance to the Township Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Qualified candidates may find the full position description on the Township’s website: www.ytown.org,.  Salary Range: $85,000 - $100,000 DOQ.

Closing Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Posted November 4, 2019


Planning Director

Macomb Township

OPEN: 11/01/2019

CLOSE: 01/08/2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Salary:             $104,201.56 as of 01/01/2020

Union:             AFSCME, 1917                                                                       

Duties:

Under the general direction of the Township Supervisor, this position is responsible for all Planning operations for the Township including recommendations for the Planning Commission and Township Board with regards to the changes to the Township Master Plan, the zoning ordinance and other related development ordinances.     

Requirements:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, public administration, political science, architecture, or a related field required. Ten (10) years progressively responsible planning experience required. Five (5) years supervisory experience required. AICP certification required.

Special Instructions

  • Proof of certifications must be submitted with a resume, cover letter and application.
  • Only the best-qualified applicants based on training and experience will be invited to the interview.
  • Applicants will be notified by mail as to the status of their application.
  • Applicants must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • APA membership preferred.

How to Apply:

Visit the Human Resources page at https://www.macomb-mi.gov/jobs.aspx to view a recruitment video and brochure and to obtain the application.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, application and copies of all required documentation to:

Macomb Township
Human Resources Department
54111 Broughton Road
Macomb, MI 48042                                       

For Questions: (586) 992-0710 Option 4

Macomb Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted October 31, 2019


City Manager

City of Vassar

Vassar, Michigan is looking for a community-minded, out-of-the box thinker to fill the open position of City Manager. Located minutes from Saginaw and Frankenmuth - Michigan's most visited tourist attraction - and at the juncture of the state's Thumb peninsula, Vassar sits on the “Mighty” Cass River in the heart of what was historic lumbering country. Vassar will provide a comprehensive benefit package including insurance and a defined contribution retirement plan with a salary ranging from $60,000 to $75,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

DEADLINE 11/22/2019

MUST SUBMIT A SIGNED CONSENT FORM. TO APPLY AND FOR CONSENT FORM CLICK
HERE, http://www.mml.org/classifieds/results2.php?id=10184

Posted October 31, 2019


Associate Planner and Senior Planner

Giffels Webster

Bring your desire, drive, talent and eye for detail into a position that offers direct working relationships with our engineers, planners, landscape architects, surveyors and GIS professionals.  Our planners are future-oriented, community builders, broad spectrum thinkers and organizers.

Giffels Webster is seeking qualified candidates to fill two positions: Associate Planner and Senior Planner. Our Associate Planners and Senior Planners have the ability to see the bigger picture when creating plans for a community.  They specialize in creating communities and opportunities for economic growth, developing efficient land use, public transportation alternatives and enforcing environmental protection.  Associate and Senior Planners also serve contracted municipalities through their support and presence at commission, council and planning meetings.  They tackle uncovering deficiencies in regulations and upholding development codes and zoning regulations. Through strategic planning, research and promoting strong community goals, various projects are implemented, and in some cases, communities are transformed.  Associate and Senior Planners are responsible for performing planning research, data collection and analysis, writing reports, performing plan reviews, giving public presentations and providing on-going client contact. 

Our planners work in a team environment and coordinate their work with coworkers, clients and other consultants.  Senior Planners oversee Associate and Staff Planners and are led by a Principal Planner or team Partner.  The entire team is guided by the team Partner.

This job is for you if:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies or Community Development or an equivalent amount of applicable experience for the Associate Planner position. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum 3 years of practical technical experience is required for the Associate Planner position and a minimum of 7 years experience is required for the Senior Planner position.
  • You love being a part of community planning.
  • You have a vision for growth and change that can benefit municipalities.
  • You understand the concepts, principles and elements of zoning, land use plans, site plans, property site analyses and associated reports and plans.
  • You have analytical skills.
  • You balance independent work with a desire to be part of a collaborative team.
  • You enjoy solving problems and helping people.
  • You are curious about the world around you and how planning can improve it.

AICP certification or ability to obtain AICP within 2 years of employment is highly preferred.

Typical Daily Responsibilities:

  • Represent yourself while adhering to our core values of integrity, quality, community, accountability, teamwork and family.
  • Prepare written reports and recommendations, visual and graphic presentations and plan and permit application materials.
  • Prepare draft zoning ordinances, land use policies, administrative procedures, development review letters, master plans, economic development plans and special studies.
  • Prepare written correspondence, meeting minutes, send transmittals and maintain organized electronic and physical project files.
  • Coordinate planning and development review activities with other agencies and departments.
  • Attend and present at planning commission, council (governing body), and other planning meetings.
  • Analyze and synthesize demographic, housing and development data and other relevant research and assessment duties to support land planning activities.
  • Monitor a project’s progress and communicating the project status to supervisors.
  • Prepare and submit planning-related RFP/RFQ proposals. 

Top performers are self-motivated, timely, inquisitive, effective leaders/trainers and possess a strong sense of team work and communication skills and have the ability to:

  •  Seek out and obtain or assist in the acquisition of new work for the firm.
  • Exhibit flexibility and creativity in dealing with unforeseen issues and adversity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage planning projects on time and within established budgets.  For Senior Planners, take on more complex projects, including some that might typically be managed by a Principal Planner.
  • Prepare high quality work meeting and exceeding client expectations.  Work should be complete, creative and effective.
  • Author or co-author professional articles and make presentations at professional conferences or internal training sessions that demonstrate leadership, creativity and transferability of skills to others.

To apply:

To introduce yourself, please submit a letter, resume and a sample of 1) at least one planning report [ex., master plan or plan chapter, special area plan, capital improvements program, etc.] and 2) one development review [ex., site plan, rezoning, etc.] authored by the applicant by email to [email protected] or by mail to: Giffels Webster, 28 W. Adams, Suite 1200, Detroit, MI 48226, Attn: Personnel, Fax to 313-962-5068.

 Posted October 29, 2019


Village Manager

Village of Quincy

Quincy, Michigan is a small community with a big personality and an even bigger heart! Sitting on the border
Michigan shares with Indiana and Ohio in the midst of Amish country, Quincy offers an excellent opportunity
for an energetic, hands-on administrator with a desire to be involved in every aspect of the business while
setting a course straight ahead for the future.

Public servants who understand and appreciate the small-town way of life and governance would be the best fit
for the community. Quincy is seeking a visionary individual who can see how all the pieces fit together to
build a new picture of the future and who is flexible and adaptable enough to grab hold of opportunities when
they come. Quincy will offer a competitive compensation package including benefits and a starting salary
within the range of $64,000 to $74,000 that will be negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience
of the chosen executive.


DEADLINE 11/15/2019


MUST SUBMIT A SIGNED CONSENT FORM. TO APPLY AND FOR CONSENT FORM CLICK
HERE, http://www.mml.org/classifieds/results2.php?id=10170

Posted October 21, 2019


City Transportation Engineer

City of Grand Rapids

Mobile GR and Parking Services (Mobile GR) is the consolidated transportation department for City of Grand Rapids – encompassing traffic safety, signals, signs, public parking and transportation policy and planning. Situated in one of the top 25 fastest growing cities in the U.S., Mobile GR is actively testing ways to improve multi-modal transportation to meet needs for equity, environment and quality of life. This includes pilots in active transportation, traffic calming, a recently passed Bicycle Action Plan, close coordination with the regional transit provider (The Rapid) and emerging Transportation Demand Management work. Come join our team of motivated public servants doing good work in a great midwestern City.

This is advanced professional, administrative and operational management of activities within the Mobile GR & Parking Services Department. Work includes direct support to the Department Director, management and supervision of the department operations, budget coordination and development, contract management, supply procurement and management, and preparation of various documents, presentations, and reports, as assigned. Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent decision making under the managerial direction of the Mobile GR Director and is reviewed through conferences, reports and an analysis of results obtained.

See complete job description here.

Posted October 17, 2019


Planner

Delta Township

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban and/or regional planning or other relevant degree or experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience in planning and development in a municipal environment is required (an equivalent of education and experience that meets the minimum requirements may be substituted).
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and BS&A software.
  • Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills and critical thinking skills are required.

Responsibilities

  • Assists residents, businesspersons, developers, architects, and engineers in understanding and applying zoning and other ordinance requirements; assists in enforcement of Township codes and ordinances.
  • Prepares staff reports related to site plan reviews, special use permits, rezoning’s, plat reviews, requests for variance, and other regulated activities.
  • Reviews submitted plans for zoning compliance; provides administrative support to the ZBA, and prepares associated reports for Board review, and attends ZBA meetings.
  • Makes public presentations before the Board, Planning Commission, and ZBA as necessary.

Benefits/Work Schedule:

Health, dental, life, and disability insurance provided; pension after six months of employment.  Option to participate in deferred compensation plan, health savings account, and vision insurance, and others.

Full-time position - Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Flexibility in work schedule including working evenings or weekends may be required. 

Compensation:  $53,062 - $63,674 DOQ

Send resume and cover letter to Linda Wells, Delta Township, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917, email to [email protected] or fax to (517) 327-1703.  Or visit website at http://www.deltami.gov/index.php/management/human-resources/

Posted October 17, 2019