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Marquette County

Planner

  

COUNTY OF MARQUETTE seeks applicants for a Planner in the Planning/Resource Management and Development Department.

  

FULL-TIME, AFSCME Union, Local 2914.

  

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the Senior Planner, conducts research and analyses, organizes data and prepares reports to guide county and local officials regarding community development and land use planning. Serves as information resource and planning consultant to county and local officials and the general public.

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Urban Planning & Development or related area.

Two (2) years of experience as a Planner, Economic Development Coordinator or related
area including experience in the research and writing of grant applications.

Valid driver's license.

 

STARTING RATE OF PAY: Starting rate of $40,100/year.

  

HOW TO APPLY:

If you believe your qualifications meet the minimum qualification requirements, submit
your resume and application (applications available at www.co.marquette.mi.us or in the
Marquette County HR Office) to Marquette County HR, 234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette,
MI 49855, or by email to jmcauliffe@mqtco.org.   Additional job information here.  

  

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.

  

Marquette County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

 

Posted November 16, 2017


  

Delta Township

Planner

 

Qualifications:

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

   

Responsibilities

  • Assists township residents, business persons, 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 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), processes variance requests and prepares associated reports for Board review, and attends ZBA meetings.
  • Makes public presentations before the Township Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals 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, flexible spending account, and vision insurance.

  

Compensation:

  • $50,506 - $60,607 DOQ

   

Application:

  • Please send resume and cover letter no later than November 20, 2017 to Linda Wells, Delta Township, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917, email to lwells@deltami.gov or fax to (517) 327-1703.

   

For a complete description, please visit our website at http://www.deltami.gov/index.php/management/human-resources/

  

Posted November 6, 2017


  

McKenna

Project Manager and Project Planner & Designer

  

McKenna will hire passionate, talented, tenacious, and creative community 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 Project Manager and Project Planner and Designer positions. EOE. 

  

Posted November 6, 2017


  

Michigan State University Extension

Educator-Fixed

 

Job no: 470014

 
Work type: Extension, Faculty/Academic Staff

 
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension
Department: Extension Greening Michigan 10058942

 
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Manistee

 
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Agriculture, Education/Training, Full Time (90-100%), MSU Extension- EXPA

 

Working/Functional Title

NW MI Govt & Public Policy Educator

 

Position Summary

MSU Extension’s government, leadership, and community engagement programs, located within MSUE’s Greening Michigan Institute, engage participants in learning skills of good governance, how to communicate with purpose, and how to collaborate on solving complex issues in order to improve their communities. Participants leave MSU Extension educational programs with a deeper understanding of their civic responsibilities and roles within their own communities, increased confidence to make decisions, additional skills and information to better manage community resources, knowledge of how to implement best practices, and an understanding of the importance of building quality places in Michigan. The application of knowledge and skills gained from good governance programs builds stronger civic infrastructure.

 

This Extension Educator position will focus on three key elements: engaging with local governments to address critical issues related to land-use planning, budgeting and finance, and governance; design, implement, coordinate, support, teach and evaluate programs as an active participant in the Government and Public Policy work team; and, partner with local and regional organizations, such as regional planning agencies, county governments and others to determine needs and conduct effective cooperative educational efforts. The individual will also work closely with District Coordinators in identifying local programming needs.

 

This position is based in Manistee County Michigan. Land-use educational coverage responsibilities include Antrim, Benzie, Emmet, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford Counties, and for certain skill sets, statewide programming support.

 

Characteristic Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs.
  • Communicate and interact with community groups to evaluate the needs of the clientele.
  • Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff.
  • Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate programming efforts.
  • In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to complete needs assessment of the community and develop effective programming.
  • Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension and the Greening Michigan Institute.
  • Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles.
  • Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current and future activities.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Greening Michigan Institute and the work group aligned with. 
  • Work to ensure that community needs assessments, program development, and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan’s diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.
  • Understand and implements Civil Rights policies and procedures. 
  • Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

 

Required Degree

Masters -Planning, Public Admin/Policy, Econ, Bus

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to planning, public administration, public policy, economics, business administration, or related field, by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to create and carryout a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up.
  • Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience and proven ability working productively with a team.
  • Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to work independently in an office environment without daily supervision and/or coaching.
  • Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and  educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management.
  • Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.
  • Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.
  • Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as occasional travel and overnight travel, outside the assigned area, in order to perform the duties of this position.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the employee with an operating account provided.
  • Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform duties of the position.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-yearspreferred).
  • Prior experience working with municipal and/or local government units.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credential preferred.

 

Required Application Materials

Applicants are asked to submit a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.

 

Special Instructions

Apply Now 

 

This is a full time, fixed term end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

 

Posted October 31, 2017

 


 

Michigan State University

Extension Educator-Fixed

 

Job no: 469896

 
Work type: Extension, Faculty/Academic Staff

 
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension
Department: Extension Greening Michigan 10058942

 
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

 
Location: Cheboygan

 
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), MSU Extension- EXPA, Administrative/Business/Professional, Agriculture, Education/Training, Financial/Accounting

 

Working/Functional Title

NE MI Govt & Public Policy Educator

 

Position Summary

MSU Extension’s government, leadership, and community engagement programs, located within MSUE’s Greening Michigan Institute, engage participants in learning skills of good governance, how to communicate with purpose, and how to collaborate on solving complex issues in order to improve their communities. Participants leave MSU Extension educational programs with a deeper understanding of their civic responsibilities and roles within their own communities, increased confidence to make decisions, additional skills and information to better manage community resources, knowledge of how to implement best practices, and an understanding of the importance of building quality places in Michigan. The application of knowledge and skills gained from good governance programs builds stronger civic infrastructure.

 

This Extension Educator position will focus on three key elements: engaging with local governments to address critical issues related to budgeting and finance, land use planning, natural resources and environmental protection and governance; design, implement, coordinate, support, teach and evaluate programs as an active participant in the Government and Public Policy and Natural Resources work teams; and, partner with local and regional organizations, such as regional planning agencies, county governments and others to determine needs and conduct effective cooperative educational efforts. The individual will also work closely with District Coordinators in identifying local programming needs.

 

This position is based in Cheboygan County, Michigan. Land-use educational coverage responsibilities include Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties, and for certain skill sets, statewide programming support.

 

Characteristic Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs.
  • Communicate and interact with community groups to evaluate the needs of the clientele.
  • Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff.
  • Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate programming efforts.
  • In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to complete needs assessment of the community and develop effective programming.
  • Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension and the Greening Michigan Institute.
  • Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles.
  • Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current and future activities.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Greening Michigan Institute and the work group aligned with. 
  • Work to ensure that community needs assessments, program development, and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan’s diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.
  • Understand and implements Civil Rights policies and procedures. 
  • Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

 

Required Degree

Masters -Planning, Public Admin/Policy, Econ, Bus

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to planning, public administration, public policy, economics, business administration, natural resources or related field, by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to create and carryout a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up.
  • Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience and proven ability working productively with a team.
  • Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to work independently in an office environment without daily supervision and/or coaching.
  • Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and  educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management.
  • Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.
  • Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.
  • Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as occasional travel and overnight travel, outside the assigned area, in order to perform the duties of this position.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the employee with an operating account provided.
  • Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform duties of the position.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-yearspreferred).
  • Prior experience working with municipal and/or local government units.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credential preferred.

 

Required Application Materials

Applicants are asked to submit a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.

 

Special Instructions

 

Apply Now

 

This is a full time, fixed term end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

 

Posted October 28, 2017

 


Executive Director

WA3 (Woodward Avenue Action Association)

 

The Execumembership, and financial performance of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

 

The WA3 is seeking a candidate that has experience in program management, membership/relationship building and general administrative oversight.  Experience will be a key factor, however, the WA3 is focused on recruiting a candidate who understands the need to create relationships and can ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner to ensure the momentum continues with this outstanding organization.  The candidate can expect a supportive board, tools to support success and room for innovation and problem solving. 

 

Job description and application information here.

   

The position will close on November 17, 2017. 

 

Posted October 30, 2017


  

City of Ostego

City Manager

  

Location may be the driving force in real estate, but it is even more critical when selecting the next right career move. Otsego, Michigan sits in Allegan County, a perfect candidate for the Pure Michigan tourism campaign, still within an easy commute to vibrant urban centers with thriving economies.

 

Only approachable, even-tempered professionals with an inherent desire to engage others and be part of small town life need apply. This community demands strength of character, energy, and inspirational leadership from its new City Manager.

 

For a more detailed description and to access all the application requirements (INCLUDING CONSENT FORM) please, click here: http://www.mml.org/classifieds/results2.php?id=8652

 

Application dateline: 12/1/2017

 

How to apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary history, consent form, and five professional references to:

 

Email: execsearch@mml.org, Subject Line: City of Otsego Search 

 

OR

 
Mail: Michigan Municipal League,
ATTN: City of Otsego Search,
1675 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

 

Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Kathie Grinzinger at kgrinzinger@mml.org

 

Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.

  

This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Posted October 30, 2017


  

City of Middleville

Planning & Zoning Administrator

 

Please see attached job description and job application.  All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and application to the attention of: Manager Duane Weeks PO Box 69, 100 E. Main Street, Middleville, MI 49333 or on-line to weeksd@villageofmiddleville.org

  

Posted October 23, 2017


  

Rapid River Township

Zoning Administrator

  

Rapid River Township is seeking a qualified individual to fill its part-time Zoning Administrator position; we are located in Kalkaska County, Michigan.  This is a year round position which requires the successful candidate to perform zoning administrative duties of approximate 20 – 24 hours per month.  The job description may be obtained by calling Rapid River Township, 231.258.2943 #4, leave your name and number to obtain a copy.

  

Interested candidates should submit their resume’ and cover to be received by November 13, 2017, to: 

  

Rapid River Township

Valerie Hansen, Clerk

1010 Phelps Road

Kalkaska, MI  49646

    

Posted October 18, 2017

  


  

City of Detroit

Planner – Mobility

 

The City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department is seeking an enthusiastic and progressive individual to serve in a new position as Planner III- or IV-Mobility.  Level and salary depend upon experience.

 

The ideal candidate will be a strong project manager, experienced in urban transportation/mobility/streetscape planning and implementation, and able to leverage “out of the box” thinking for developing and implementing mobility ideas.  Technical knowledge of transit, bicycle and pedestrian systems is required; experience with bike/pedestrian safety a plus. Experience in managing infrastructure projects a plus. Experience with city government or transportation departments a plus. S/He will be knowledgeable about new mobility technologies, possess strong presentation and communications skills, and be willing to work collaboratively with other city departments and community stakeholders to assist Planning in creating a participatory model of urban planning, design and development.

 

Working under the direction of the Lead Transportation Planner, the Planner - Mobility will play a lead role in shaping and directing new citywide bicycle and pedestrian initiatives.  Key responsibilities include:

 

• Manage the advancement of the Inner Circle Greenway Framework Plan and planning of additional greenways.

• Manage a citywide campaign for bike-pedestrian safety

• Partner with public, private and citizen partners in a collaborative and inclusive effort to advance pedestrian and bike infrastructure projects

• Support a citywide transportation process.

 

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted with an application by Nov. 6 to the City’s website:  www.detroitmi.gov/employment  Questions can be directed to: Susan M Burrows  (313)224-2399

 

City of Detroit

Planners Urban Design

 

The City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department is seeking several enthusiastic and progressive individuals to serve in newly created positions as Planners II or III – Urban Design.  Level and salary depend upon experience.

 

The ideal candidates will be cross-trained or experienced in Urban Design and Land Use or Physical Neighborhood Planning. Familiarity with sustainability practices in urban design is a plus.  They will be a technically skilled professional, willing to engage with local leaders and community stakeholders to assist our department in creating a participatory model of urban planning, design and development.

 

Working under the direction of a Division Director, each Planner will be responsible for developing planning studies, providing city oversight on ongoing development projects, and creating urban design guidelines and reports in support of new and updated plans and programs that shape the vision for a geographic region or the city at large.  Key responsibilities will include:

 

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted with an application by Nov. 6 to the City’s website:  www.detroitmi.gov/employment  Questions can be directed to: Susan M Burrows (313)224-2399

 

• Design and prepare illustrative and graphic presentation materials for public hearings and meetings, and provide visual recommendations and/or solutions to assumptions related to urban design

 

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted with an application by Nov. 1 to the City’s website:  www.detroitmi.gov/employment  Questions can be directed to: Susan M Burrows  (313)224-2399

 

City of Detroit

Planner – Urban/Graphic Design

 

The City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department seeks to fill a new Graphics position by hiring a Planner I- or II-Urban Design. Level and salary depend upon experience.

 

The ideal candidate will be cross-trained or experienced in Graphics or Visual Design and Urban Design, Land Use or Physical Neighborhood Planning. S/He will be a technically skilled professional, willing to engage with local leaders and community stakeholders to assist our department in creating a participatory model of urban planning, design and development.

 

Working under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Planner I or II will support the Planning Department’s graphic and website communications.  The position will provide design input, strategy and visual support including renderings and presentations for executive and community process.  Key responsibilities will include the following:

 

• Develop and present creative urban design and graphic concepts

• Provide visual support including renderings, presentations for executive and community processes

• Design and prepare illustrative and graphic presentation materials for public hearings and meetings, and provide visual recommendations and/or solutions to assumptions related to urban design

• Help articulate and elevate a vision for urban life, first; the public spaces that sustain urban life, second; and then the buildings that shape space

• Help prepare and present evaluations of development proposals to government bodies

• Provide design input, strategy, support for the department’s website

 

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted with an application by Nov. 1 to the City’s website:  www.detroitmi.gov/employment  Questions can be directed to: Susan M Burrows  (313)224-2399

 

City of Detroit

Director – Community and Council Engagement

 

The City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department is seeking to fill a new position of Director - Community and Council Engagement. The Director serves as the Department’s liaison to the Department of Neighborhoods and City Council Members and their Staffs.  A key function of the role is to guide major development projects through the City’s community feedback and City Council processes, while coordinating and interacting extensively with internal and external stakeholders.   The incumbent will work closely with the Directors and project managers within the Department. 

 

The position requires strong communication and inter-personal skills, with a proven ability to create strong professional relationships and to manage diplomatically the interests of multiple stakeholders.  In addition, the role requires both written and visual presentation skills, strong project management skills, sharp attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  The ideal candidates will be cross-trained or experienced in at least two professional disciplines: 1) Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Studies or a closed related field, plus 2) Physical Neighborhood Planning, Urban Planning and/or Urban Design.  S/He will be willing to engage with local leaders and community stakeholders and assist our department in creating a participatory model of urban planning, design and development.  Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

 

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted with an application by Nov. 1 to the City’s website:  www.detroitmi.gov/employment  Questions can be directed to: Susan M Burrows  (313)224-2399

 

Posted October 17, 2017

 


City of Wyoming

Principal Planner

 

The City of Wyoming, Michigan a community of over 73,000, located in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area, only 30 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan, seeks a full-time municipal planner. To be considered for this highly responsible position, an applicant must possess, at minimum, three years progressively responsible experience in landuse planning and urban development and a bachelor’s degree in municipal and/or urban planning, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Certification by AICP required (or ability to acquire per eligibility period); proficiency in GIS preferred. For more information and to apply by Nov. 9, visit HTTP://WYOMINGMI.GOV. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

  

Posted October 19, 2017

 

 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Charter Township of Grand Blanc

 

The Charter Township of Grand Blanc is progressive community of 37,500 residents with an SEV of $1.4 billion and unlimited potential. We are seeking candidates who share our vision of a well-planned dynamic community ready to welcome modern development while protecting our established and varied residential neighborhoods.

 

                    

Full Time Position              

SALARY RANGE $55,900 – 72,500 (DOQ), with an excellent full fringe benefit package.

 

This is a professional and technical position responsible for the operation of municipal planning functions, including the Township Master Plan. Other responsibilities include researching, developing, coordinating and administering land use and planning related projects; preparing and delivering presentations at meetings; preparing appropriate notices and supporting documentation as required; work closely with internal and external stakeholders on matters pertaining to the Zoning Ordinance; and public contact including government officials, developers, legal counsel and the general public.

 

  • Successful candidates will have:
  • Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years experience in Municipal Planning.
  • Preference for American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or eligibility to apply for AICP certification within one year of employment.
  • Valid Michigan drivers license.
  • Knowledge of the structure, policies, and regulations of municipal government.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

 

For more information visit: Charter Township of Grand Blanc Employment

 

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Human Resource Generalist Colleen Niedzwiecki   by November 30, 2017.  

 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to drug screen and background check per Township policy. Grand Blanc Township is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Posted October 19, 2017

      


Community Development Planner

City of Midland

   

Type of Employment:  Full-Time

   

Starting Salary Range:  $62,430 – 72,835 DOQ

   

For first consideration, apply by October 27, 2017

  

Position will remain open until filled

           

The Position: Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, provides technical planning support to ensure that long range planning and development policies of the City are satisfactorily met.  Conducts useful and accurate research, review, analysis and coordination of development related requests and undertaking long range planning studies. This position also fosters overall improvement of the community by effectively administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and various City housing programs.

 

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Planning or a related field.

Two years experience in Planning or related field.

Knowledge of GIS and application to planning work.

A valid Michigan Drivers License, with a good driving record.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of CBDG program regulations and experience managing HUD grants

 

How to Apply:  Applications and a full job description is available on the City of Midland’s Website:  www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/careers

   

Posted October 12, 2017


  

Saline Main Street Executive Director

City of Saline

  

Saline Main Street, a non-profit downtown revitalization organization, is seeking an experienced Executive Director for its nationally accredited Master Level Michigan Main Street program in Saline, Michigan. Saline has strong community engagement, nationally ranked schools, rich cultural and recreational opportunities, a thriving downtown setting and proximity to big-city amenities.   The Saline Main Street program was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA).

   

We are looking for a leader with solid people and communication skills who can develop and accomplish goals, manage people and multiple priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential and supervisory skills are required. This individual will help continue Downtown Saline’s progress by taking the community’s volunteer organization to the next level. Candidate should be one who displays an entrepreneurial spirit as well as great organizational skills and ability to function effectively in an independent environment.

   

Preference will be given to candidates with education and experience in commercial district management, economic development, volunteer management, non-profit administration and small business development.  Public relations, administration, event management and historic preservation experience preferred. Candidate should also understand the issues confronting business people, property owners, public agencies and community organizations.

  

A comprehensive wage and flexible benefits package is offered depending upon experience. The salary and flexible benefits range is between $45,000-$55,000. 

  

Send cover letter, resume, wage history and three references to Saline Main Street, c/o Karen Ragland at karen@design-hub.com. Position open until filled. EOE  www.salinemainstreet.org

  

Complete job description here. 

   

Deadline for applications: October 27, 2017.

Posted October 9, 2017


  

Planner

Poggemeyer Design Group

Nationally recognized firm is searching for seasoned, creative individual with experience in community planning, land development regulations, and community/economic development programs to manage our Monroe, MI office.  Our team provides clients with a single-source of integrated planning, engineering, architectural, and graphic services.  A degree in Planning or related field and AICP registration is required.  Graphic skills and basic familiarity with common graphics software is a plus.

 

Requirements:

•     Bachelor’s Degree in City/Regional Planning

•     AICP certification

•     Minimum 10 years of experience and broad knowledge of Michigan statutes and programs

•     Strong project management skills

•     Ability to market and negotiate contracts

•     Ability to manage multiple projects in multiple municipalities

•     Strong technical writing skills

•     Strong presentation skills and ability to speak before governing bodies and neighborhood groups

 

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and employee stock ownership.  No phone calls please.   Resumes should be submitted to:

 

POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP

2262 North Monroe Street

Monroe, Michigan  48162

734-384-1381 

contactus@poggemeyer.com

  

Posted October 6, 2017


  

Planning and Zoning Administrator

City of South Haven

 

City of South Haven has opening for a community planner to perform planning and zoning administration and front counter operations of the Building Services Department. Serves as staff liaison to and prepare agendas for Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals and is the primary contact for the public regarding zoning, municipal and building code policies and procedures. Responsible for administration of the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan; preparation of professional planning reviews; presentation of planning reviews to the Planning Commission and City Council; preparation of planning studies, ordinance amendments and other written reports and frequent interaction with the public.      

Serves as the initial public contact at the front counter, providing information and explaining procedures and requirements regarding the permit process; accepts plans for building permits and zoning applications and verifies the accuracy and completeness of information, reviews plans for zoning compliance as well as issuing over-the-counter permits, calculating fees, and performing related duties as assigned.  Handles municipal code enforcement through a code enforcement officer and self-initiates action as warranted.  Responds to code violations and follows through on legal actions expeditiously.  Staff contact for the Construction Board of Appeals and manages dangerous building enforcement.

 

Successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or related field, at least one year of relevant experience and valid Michigan driver’s license.  A Master's degree is preferred. 

  

Salary: $51,000 - $61,000 DOQ, with an excellent benefit package.

  

Send application, cover letter and resume to dlull@south-haven.com or Human Resources Department, City of South Haven, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090. See www.south-haven.com for application.  Deadline is November 10, 2017.

  

City of South Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  

Posted October 4, 2017


   

RRC Planner 
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is conducting an internal/external recruitment process to fill the following corporate vacancy: 

City/County: Lansing/Ingham 

Type of Employment: Full-Time 

Pay Grade and Rate: Grade 3; $52,200 to $67,800 

Brief Job Description: This position provides planning and zoning technical expertise to communities in the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program. The incumbent will review planning and zoning documents in order to make recommendations to achieve RRC certification. 

Click here to view the position description

Business Unit: Community Development & Marketing; Community Development 

Supervisor: Michelle Parkkonen, Manager, RRC 

Minimum Education Required: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Urban and Regional Planning or other related degree. A Master’s degree in Public Administration or Urban Planning is preferred. 

Minimum Experience Required: This position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience and/or training in urban and/or community planning. An AICP certification preferred. 

How to Apply: If you believe that your qualifications meet the listed requirements and are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed Employment Application by e-mail to medchr@michigan.org. 

Note: A completed application is not required for current MEDC employees who apply. 

*Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here) is required to complete the application. 

Please document in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the preferred candidate language listed above. In addition, please include a technical writing sample; a document you have previously written related to planning, zoning, community engagement or economic development. 

Deadline for Response: October 1, 2017 

   

Posted September 18, 2017


  

Principal Planner

SAFEbuilt Studio

 

SAFEbuilt Studio seeks a professional with excellent planning and marketing experience for an immediate opening in our metro Detroit office in Royal Oak, Michigan.  This principal planner will work primarily with our Michigan and Illinois planning staff on comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and on-call assistance for our client communities.  Applicants for this position must be able to work independently on concurrent projects in a relatively fast-paced environment that will include evening meetings. 

 

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Lead and/or team with other staff on the preparation and production of comprehensive plans, plan elements, studies, assessments, similar planning documents, and zoning ordinances, including public outreach, research, drafting, illustrating, mapping, and document layout and formatting
  • Serve as project manager for public sector clients providing on call planning/zoning assistance and attending meetings as needed (which will include some evenings), as well as conducting project work (zoning ordinances, comprehensive plans, etc.) for those client communities
  • Organize, prepare for, and attend public outreach events and public meetings
  • Assist planning manager with marketing and business development efforts
  • Develop teaming opportunities with other professional service firms

 

Education: Master’s degree in planning or related field and AICP certification are preferred.

 

Experience:  Minimum of 8 years of professional experience; private consulting experience is desirable, with a blend of public and private preferred.

 

Salary Range:  Competitive salary and benefits offered.

 

For more information and/or to apply, please use the following link: https://goo.gl/VRPRLf  

   

Posted September 18, 2017

 


 

LIAA

Community Planner

LIAA is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to building better communities through civic engagement. For over 23 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 and counties across the state work together in developing more sustainable, healthy communities that preserve Michigan’s cultural and natural resources while building greater community resilience. We provide a reasonable salary (salary range: $36–$50K, 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.

  

Please see attached advertisement.

  

Please see attached job description.

  

Posted September 12, 2017


 

County of Monroe
Planning Director

Work is performed under the general direction of the County Administrator/CFO and the Planning Commission. Administers planning and planning related activities permitted by State and County enabling legislation and formulated by the Planning Commission. Formulates an annual proposed work plan, prepares a departmental budget and monitors budget expenditures. Provides planning assistance to local units of government and serves as an information resource to county and local officials and the general public.  Represents the County and the Planning Commission on various local, regional and State committees and councils including economic development activities. 

  

Please visit our website at www.co.monroe.mi.us for a full copy of the preferred requirements as well as the job description.  Please reply by October 13, 2017.  Position is open until filled.

    

SALARY: $55,806.40 - $62,358.00 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package. 

  

APPLY:  Please submit all application materials by e-mail or by mail to

County of Monroe
Human Resource Department
Attn: Meagan Russell
125 East Second Street
Monroe, MI 48161

  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 13, 2017

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to drug screen and background check per County policy. County of Monroe is an equal opportunity employer.

  

Posted September 12, 2017


  

Planner

The City of Novi, MI  seeks highly qualified candidates for a Planner position to serve as part of a multi-disciplinary team on current and long-range planning. Novi is a growing and dynamic community that has a strong tradition of planning, open space preservation, and quality development. 

 

Individuals with experience in preparing professional-quality site plan reviews and who possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are encouraged to apply.  Responsibilities include the administration of the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan; preparation of professional planning reviews and project management for complex and high profile developments; presentation of planning reviews to the Planning Commission; preparation of planning studies, ordinance amendments and other written reports; and frequent interaction with the public.  Planner will assist in the Master Plan for Land Use Review and update, coordinating closely with the Planning Commission’s Master Plan and Zoning Committee.  Planner will be part of a development review team that works to establish and enhance relationships and processes that ensure community pride, promote the natural environment, provide economic vitality, and meet the community’s public health and safety needs.  

 

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field.  Master’s degree and AICP certification are preferred.  Experience or familiarity with ESRI GIS software products preferred.  Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to maintain an effective working relationship all individuals, consistent with the Novi Guest Service Guarantee Policy.  Hiring range $52,000 - $64,000 DOQ, with a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Full job description and application information here. 

 

Apply by October 6, 2017. EOE.

   

Posted August 31, 2017


 Assistant Regional Planner

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region Commission (WUPPDR), located in Michigan's beautiful Western Upper Peninsula, seeks a full-time Assistant Regional Planner.

   

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of senior personnel to serve a diverse rural six-county region. The position performs assignments including but not limited to: project support/management; meeting support; research; data analysis; and writing of plans, reports, and grant proposals. Work is conducted primarily during daytime weekday hours at the WUPPDR office in Houghton, with some evening work and regional travel required.

  

Qualified applicants are asked to electronically submit a cover letter, including salary expectations; resume; and at least three professional references in one PDF document to jobs@wuppdr.org.  Please also direct questions to jobs@wuppdr.org. The position will be open until filled.

  

See complete job description here.

   

Posted August 17, 2017


  

Safe Routes to School Programs Coordinator

 

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is seeking a Programs Coordinator for the Lansing-based Safe Routes to School (SRTS) office. The Programs Coordinator is responsible for Developing, planning, and coordinating state-wide Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programming initiatives. The selected candidate will work with applicant communities to develop SRTS programming that fits their needs; coordinate, develop, and provide SRTS training, coordinate and deliver regional SRTS action planning and application development, technical assistance, training and outreach to increase walking, bicycling, and rolling to school with a focus on underserved communities. Assist with subcontractor reporting and record keeping, and develop procedures and materials as needed. Position is exempt and reports to Director of Safe Routes to School.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide technical assistance to school/community applicants that results in high-quality, measurable non-infrastructure programming.
  • Conduct technical assistance site visits as requested to help schools/communities to build capacity and develop successful non-infrastructure programming initiatives, and to provide support to mini-grant programming award recipients.
  • As a part of the team, conduct SR2S trainings and presentations.
  • Provide technical assistance to school/community applicants who are in the process of developing action plans and federal funding applications based on their data gathering and action plans.
  • Conduct site visits and meetings with teams as requested to help them develop the most competitive applications possible.
  • Plan and coordinate Walk to School/Bike to School Day events for Michigan

 

EDUCATION:

B.A. or B.S. in community development, health promotion, education, urban planning, or related fields. Master’s degree preferred.

 

For complete job description, visit:
http://saferoutesmichigan.org/2017/08/16/were-hiring-a-program-coordinator/

                                                  

Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

E-mail:             MTAckerman@michiganfitness.org

                        Indicate “Programs Coordinator-III” in subject line

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 8, or until a suitable candidate is identified

  

Posted August 16, 2017


   

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

The Alliance for Economic Success, an economic and community development corporation serving Wexford, Benzie, and Manistee Counties, is seeking a seasoned professional to fill the Executive Director role. This individual will serve as the primary point-of-contact and manager of the organization.

The Executive Director will report to the AES Board of Directors, which consists of representatives of the three counties the organization serves.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and serve as the face of AES. The successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships with multiple partners and communicate about the work that AES does to its primary funding sources.

The AES economic development model is based on a "ground-up" approach, helping counties and their respective communities achieve economic prosperity through implementation of locally established community and economic development priorities. As such, it is not a traditional economic development corporation. AES partners with both private and public entities, supporting retention and expansion of businesses, housing development, tourism-based recreation development, and community development. AES also supports local units of government, providing added capacity in development/redevelopment projects, regulatory reform, strategic and community planning, and grant procurement and management.

The programs and projects led or facilitated by AES vary greatly from community to community because of the commitment to support local unity around "ground-up" priorities and goals. In an increasing number of cases, AES services encompass multi-jurisdictional initiatives that include planning, infrastructure prioritization, and regional resource development.

    

Read full description here

  

Posted August 16, 2017

  


  

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