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Cheboygan County



Cheboygan County is currently recruiting for a Planner to fill an opening in the department.  This is a full-time position with responsibilities that include: Assisting with amendments to the Master Plan, seeking compliance with Part 91 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation laws, preparing zoning amendments, and conducting special planning studies.  Assist with maintaining, administering, and enforcing adopted land-use codes; reviewing and  approving  zoning permits;  reviewing commercial site plans, special use permits, and variances; conducting planning outreach to the townships; and representing the County at Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.


Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Community Planning or a degree in a closely-related field from an accredited college or university and prefer a minimum of one year related work experience; a thorough knowledge of planning and enforcement principles, state planning laws, and computer mapping. Must be able to obtain Comprehensive Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certification within 6 months.


Starting Wage:  $16.78/hour. Cheboygan County offers a comprehensive benefits package including one-person medical insurance coverage and a comprehensive retirement program.


Position is open until filled.

Applications available at


Resumes and applications may be sent or emailed to:

Cheboygan County Administrator’s Office

870 S. Main St.  P.O. Box 70

Cheboygan, MI 49721

 Fax #: 231-627-8855

E-mail address:


Cheboygan County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Posted June 27, 2017


MKSK Detroit

Mid-Level Urban Planner


MKSK is a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm known for creative placemaking solutions to redevelopment of downtowns, districts, neighborhoods, waterfronts, and multi-modal transportation networks.  Working with both public and private organizations, our approach is sensitive to economic, social, environmental, historical, and cultural factors.  Our 80+ person team serves the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions through 7 offices in 5 states.  We are passionate about our work and the legacy of our practice!


Our Detroit office, located in the heart of Mid-Town along the new Woodward Streetcar line, is growing.   We have projects in cities throughout Michigan’s lower peninsula. We are seeking a mid-level urban planner, 3-10 years of experience, preferably with community planning, urban design, transportation planning and graphic skills.  MKSK offers competitive salary and benefits and we emphasize workplace flexibility.  We understand the need to balance work and life and offer flex hours to accommodate family responsibilities.


Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and portfolio to Brad Strader at  Please visit our website at for more information about our firm and work.


Job Description & Responsibilities


Primary responsibilities will include:

Produce planning, design, presentation, and technical documents.

Support Project Managers with various tasks on a variety of projects.

Attend project meetings, which may include occasional overnight travel.

Gradually take on more design, graphic, communication, management, and client responsibilities.

Participate in continuing education both inside and outside the office.


Skills Required: 

Skills at time management to meet the needs of a variety of projects and deadlines.

Ability to work on project teams, with the role varying by project.

Strong writing capabilities, both technical and general language for the public.

Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook software required.

Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, ESRI ArcGIS software, and Sketch-Up.


Education and Experience Requirements:              

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in urban planning.

3-10 years’ minimum experience.  Ideally some experience in transportation planning and private sector.

ITE’s Professional Transportation Planner or AICP’s Certified Transportation Planner credential is a plus.


Posted June 27, 2017



Delta Township

Planning Director



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, urban design, or a closely related field. 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in planning and development in a municipal environment is required; five years administrative experience is preferred.
  • AICP certification is highly desired.



  • Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of the Planning Department; monitor performance measurements focused on achieving the Township’s Strategic Plan and Board priorities; assigns projects; collaborates with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Ensures the timely preparation of work for presentation to the Township Board and commissions.
  • Reviews and processes planning applications; ensures compliance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances; interprets Township’s ordinances, codes, regulations, plans, policies, and functions; oversees the preparation of new ordinances and amendments of existing ordinances.
  • Monitors national and statewide developments in planning and community development matters; evaluates their impact on township programs and operations.
  • Consults with developers, contractors, and the public on construction and land use issues, provides information on planning and zoning requirements; responds to citizen inquiries and complaints.



  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance provided; pension vested at time of employment. Option to participate in deferred compensation plan, Roth IRA, health savings account, flexible spending account, vision and insurance.



  • $73,943 - $96,129 DOQ



  • Please send resume and cover letter to Linda Wells, Delta Township, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917, email to, or fax to (517) 327-1703 no later than July 12, 2017.

posted June 21, 2017




City of Flint

Blight Management Assistant                     JobID: 725


  • Position Type:  City of Flint - Planning & Development/Blight Management Assistant
  • Date Posted:  6/19/2017
  • Location:  City of Flint Municipal Center (City Hall)
  • Closing Date:   07/03/2017District:  City of Flint - website
Please see website link for Job Description and Job Posting for further details. You must meet the minimum entrance requirements and attach supporting documentation to be considered for employment.  Failure to supply required documentation (i.e. Transcripts, Driver’s License, incomplete application) will result in disqualification for consideration.
Employees hired by the City must maintain residency as follows:  Local 1600 - within 20 miles of the nearest boundary of the City of Flint.
Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.
posted June 21, 2017


Fresh Coast Planning

Planning & Zoning Consultant


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


Position: Associate


Type: Part-time, as needed, independent contractor (1099). Significant potential for full-time


Experience: Minimum of three (3) years in local government community planning and zoning.


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


Job Description:  (please click on Job Description link to the left)


To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to: Gregory L. Ransford, MPA. Open until filled. 


Fresh Coast Planning

950 Taylor Avenue, Ste 200

Grand Haven MI  49417

P:  616.638.1240


posted June 14, 2017


City of East Lansing

Community Development Analyst


PAY RATE                                $48,505.60 to a maximum of $67,828.80


WORK SCHEDULE                   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. plus evening meetings


JOB SUMMARY                      

The Department of Planning, Building and Development is seeking a planner to help support the Planning Commission, Historic District Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  The position entails considerable land use regulation activity and a variety of general planning and zoning projects, including conducting research and identifying and evaluating alternate courses of action; comprehensive and neighborhood plans and strategies, and providing responsible, professional assistance to senior management staff.



Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field, Master’s degree preferred; and two years or more of increasingly responsible experience. Possession of an appropriate, valid Michigan driver's license.


The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing and presentation skills. Additionally, the candidate will have a strong working knowledge of appropriate federal and state regulations.


APPLY:  Application materials can be downloaded at City of East Lansing. The materials are in PDF form and may be filled out electronically, saved and e-mailed as an attachment to Human Resources. Or, the application may be printed out, completed and mailed.  Please include cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and three names of professional references.


Return completed application to:

East Lansing City Hall

Human Resources Department

410 Abbot Road

East Lansing, MI 48823



DEADLINE:      Friday, June 23, 2017



The City of East Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted June 5, 2017




Clinton River Watershed Council

Executive Director


The CRWC, located in Rochester Hills, MI, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic team leader to manage CRWC's daily operations and watershed management activities. The Executive Director promotes watershed management through cooperative efforts with governments, businesses, community organizations, and individuals. This position reports to a Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will fulfill CRWC's mission through sound management of the organization's internal operations and external relationships with other agencies, organizations, and individuals.


The Clinton River Watershed Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that coordinates efforts of individuals, businesses, local governments, and community groups.


Salary Range: $75,000 – $105,000.  Salary commensurate with experience, plus medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday pay, retirement benefits and travel reimbursement.


For a full job description, visit the CRWC website.


The position is open until filled.  To apply send cover letter, resume, and references to:



Posted May 31, 2017 


Development Services Director
City of Victoria, Texas
Annual salary range: $110,000 - $115,000 DOQ 
The City provides an array of benefits. 
Application deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017 
The City of Victoria, with a population just over 66,000, is in the central coastal region of Texas known as the Golden Crescent. Victoria is ideally situated for people who want to be close enough to enjoy the big city life, but not so close that you must deal with large metropolitan issues such as traffic congestion. 
Reporting to the Assistant City Manager (a former Development Services Director for the City), this position manages the Development Services Department, including the Development and Permitting Center, Planning Services Division, Code Enforcement Division, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division and the Victoria Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Victoria’s next Development Services Director will join a solid team providing leadership to the workforce. The ideal candidate is a visionary capable of seeing the big picture and understanding long-term implications of current decisions and recommendations. The Director will demonstrate an exemplary customer service approach to development and permitting. 
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning required, Master’s preferred. Seven years progressively responsible experience in planning with management responsibilities. AICP certification preferred. Valid Texas driver’s license (or ability to obtain) with driving record that meets city guidelines. 
To be considered for this career opportunity, submit a résumé, cover letter including current salary and six work-related references 
For information about this position, please contact: 
Teresa Webster 
CPS HR Consulting 
Tel: 916 471-3462 
To view an online brochure for this position

City of Victoria, Texas website

posted May 30, 2017

Community Development Director

Holland Charter Township (Ottawa County, Michigan)


The Township (pop. 37,600) seeks a qualified Community Development Director, who is responsible to provide professional planning, zoning, community development, and administrative leadership for the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Property and Housing Maintenance Code, and departmental operations; and to provide support to the Planning Commission and related boards and functions.  The successful candidate will also be reviewed for his/her potential to administer the Building Safety Department staff and operations in the enforcement of construction codes.


The position requires: excellent communication skills; attention to detail; abilities to establish excellent working relationships, to organize, prioritize and work independently, and to assess issues and problem solve creatively to enhance operational efficiencies and delivery of quality services.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning, zoning, community development, administration and operations. Professional designation as a Community Planner and/or membership in the AICP is desirable. Salary range: $70,000 - $85,000 depending on qualifications.


To Apply: Position is open until filled. For a full job description and application visit the Holland Township website .  Apply promptly by submitting a complete application, cover letter and resume to  EOE.


posted May 24, 2017



Wade Trim

Professional Planner


WADE TRIM  is currently seeking a highly motivated Professional Planner in our Detroit, MI office. 

 Candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Planning or a related field and five plus years of experience.  Experience in zoning ordinance administration, land use planning, economic development, neighborhood planning, and/or downtown development.  Candidates must be computer proficient and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Typical responsibilities include:


  • Client and project management responsibilities to begin immediately
  • Serve as technical support for client boards, commissions and staff
  • Represent firm by providing off-site office hours (at client community), fielding planning and zoning inquiries at counter and by phone
  • Assist in coordination of development review applications (pre-application phone calls and meetings, process applications, coordinate preparation of newspaper notices, prepare meeting agendas and staff reports)
  • Conduct reviews of development applications (site plan reviews, special land uses, variances, rezonings, land use permits, zoning permits, etc.)
  • Work within planning team environment, leading and/or participating with supervisor(s) and colleague(s) in wide variety of projects including zoning, master planning, recreation planning, community development, economic development, neighborhood planning, etc.
  • Prepare graphics and maps in support of planning and zoning tasks
  • Lead and/or participate in business development activities, including prospective client contacts, proposal writing and presentations
  • Maintain excellent client relations
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Research and perform special projects as assigned


Please submit your resume by visiting the Careers section of our web site at Wade Trim  and reference job number 586. 


Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

posted May 24, 2017




City of Holland

Senior Planner


PAY GRADE:              CP-C


PAY RANGE:              $55,756 - $66,872


REPORTS TO:           Director of Community and Neighborhood Services


JOB SUMMARY:        Under the direction of the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, leads or is significantly involved with larger more complex planning assignments as well as performs planning duties for the City such as development review, and preparation and/or review of City ordinances and plans.  Provides supportive administrative work as primary staff to the Planning Commission, and support staff to other committees and City Council. Oversees the work of the part time Historic District Preservation Planner.




1.  Performs advanced professional work related to a variety of planning assignments including managing complex planning studies, development applications, and consultant work.


2.  Researches, reviews and prepares detailed documents/reports covering land-use master planning, zoning, annexation, site and development plans, site condominium plans, and subdivision plans for review by Planning Commission and City Council. Performs field inspections and verification measures to assure development projects are completed according to approved plans.


3.  Provides staff support and handles administrative duties associated with the operation of the Planning Commission including preparing notices, agendas, minutes and correspondence.


4.  Develops non-motorized transportation plans and assists the City Engineer in preparation of transportation plans and other infrastructure studies, plans and analyses.

5.  Provides City assistance in regional program efforts relating to planning, natural/water resources, transportation planning and other areas.


6.  Meets with the general public, land developers, contractors and consultants regarding planning, zoning, and development related issues.


7.  Oversees the work of the part time Historic District Preservation Planner.




1.  Assists other departments of the City in various planning projects.


2.  Performs other duties as assigned. JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

1.  The job requires knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a Master’s Degree in urban planning, architecture, or a related field plus four years of professional planning experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning or related field and six years of professional planning experience.


2.  Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in both oral and written forms.

Graphics communications skills desired. Computer software skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS and related programs is necessary.


3.  Mental ability to multi-task while frequently working on projects requiring concentration and attention to detail.


4.  Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines.


5.  Physical ability to frequently sit/stand in one position for extended periods of time.

Incumbent must occasionally lift/carry items weighing up to 20 lbs. WORKING CONDITIONS:

1.  Normal office environment with little discomfort due to noise, dirt, dust and the like.

Site visits to variety of buildings and building sites under all weather conditions.


Job Description and details here

Full Job Description

Employment Application


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.


posted May 24, 2017




Safe Routes to School

Operations Coordinator


The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is seeking an Operations Coordinator for the Lansing-based Safe Routes to School (SRTS) office. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the operational side of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This includes maintaining program website, developing monthly newsletter, managing development of SRTS educational and marketing materials, developing and coordinating SRTS training efforts, and implementing a social media outreach plan. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and delivering regional SRTS action planning and application development, technical assistance, and outreach to increase walking, bicycling, and rolling to school. Position is non-exempt and reports to Director of Safe Routes to School.


  • Thorough knowledge of Safe Routes to School and Michigan’s program.
    • Demonstrated skill in providing hands-on technical assistance.
    • Demonstrated success with community engagement.
    • Communication excellence (e.g., interpersonal, written, oral, presentation).
    • Proven experience in managing grant application processes, procedures, and communications.
      • Depth of knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as WordPress and MailChimp along with social media channels
      • Accomplished experience creating and presenting training modules
      • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving track record
      • Ability to achieve set goals in a fast-paced, self-starting, and productivity-focused work environment
      • Demonstrated ability to be successful in a team environment and to foster a team atmosphere



B.A. or B.S. in communications, urban planning, education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.


For complete job description click here 


Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

E-mail:             Meg Thomas Ackerman

                        Indicate “Operations Coordinator-III” in subject line


APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 30th, or until a suitable candidate is identified


Posted May 15, 2017


Michigan Fitness Foundation

Safe Routes to School Contracts Coordinator



POSITION:      Safe Routes to School Contracts Coordinator III

FTE:                 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION:    B.A. or B.S. in business, accounting, urban planning or a related field, in combination with 5 or more years’ experience in grant management and not-for-profit organizations.

SALARY:            Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

DESCRIPTION:  Oversee administration of Safe Routes to School subcontracts with state departments, universities, non-profit agencies, schools and communities.  This includes development and implementation of appropriate procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines, assistance with regular grant reporting, provision of technical assistance to grantees (particularly schools and communities) to train and guide them in reporting requirements. Manage internal and external program evaluation. Participate with team in providing 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. Position is non-exempt and reports to Director of Safe Routes to School.




Responsibilities include:

  • Contracts coordination:
    • Conduct SR2S trainings, webinars, and presentations in support of contracts and invoicing
    • Regional support:
      • Provide technical assistance to school/community applicants to help guide them through the entire SRTS planning and application process
      • Conduct on-site technical assistance meetings with teams as requested to better understand the needs of the school/community, and to help them develop the most competitive applications possible. Additionally, make recommendations of solutions for their application.
      • Participate in and present at MDOT’s quarterly TAP application review meetings.
      • Evaluation:
        • Manage and administer national evaluation tools for all applications.
        • Manage, administer, and produce reports for Michigan SRTS-developed evaluation tools
        • Monitor and evaluate other evaluation tools with potential to impact selection and/or implementation of SRTS projects and programs.
        • Work as a member of the SRTS team to achieve team goals and objectives.
    • Manage Safe Routes to School grant record keeping systems in accordance with federal, state, and Michigan Fitness Foundation requirements.
    • Effectively and accurately manage all SRTS contracts between MFF and MDOT and MFF and subcontractors, keeping Director of SRTS apprised of the status of contracts at all times.
    • Conduct reviews of monthly progress reports from subcontractors.
    • Work with the Office Manager and Accounting Manager to complete invoices.
    • Manage quarterly network partners’ meetings.
    • Provide technical assistance to subcontractors.
  • Projects and responsibilities may be added or modified at the organization’s discretion.




  • Thorough knowledge of the Safe Routes to School movement and Michigan’s program and/or knowledge of bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure advocacy and planning.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving track record.
  • Ability to achieve set goals in a fast-paced, self-starting, and productivity-focused work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be successful in a team environment and to foster a team atmosphere. 
  • Communication excellence (i.e., interpersonal, written, oral, presentation).
  • Proven experience in State and Federal grant management.
  • Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, GoToWebinar, and PowerPoint.




  • Must be able to
    • Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about, both inside and outside the office, in the course of general duties.
    • Continuously operate a computer and other office machines, e.g., phone, printer and copier.
    • Work in usual office working conditions where noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, interruptions, and background noises.
    • Drive to various sites throughout Michigan, and occasionally stay overnight.
    • Occasionally communicate and convey instructional information in a large-group training setting outdoors while traversing an area of up to three miles.
    • Lift various pieces of equipment, weighing individually up to 50 lbs., in and out of vehicle.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of current and valid auto insurance.
    • Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.


The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer.  The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract.  The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time.  This position is located in Lansing, Michigan.


Posted May 9, 2017 


Community & Economic Development Director

City of Berkley


The City of Berkley is accepting applications for a full time or part time Director of Community and Economic Development. The incumbent will be responsible for managing all aspects of the city’s Buildings & Planning Department and facilitate meetings and other activities of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Job description and other details are available on the city’s website:


Submission deadline:  June 9, 2017


The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer



3338 Coolidge Hwy

Berkley, MI 48072



Posted May 8, 2017


Certified Planner

ROWE Professional Services


ROWE Professional Services Company, a leading Civil Engineering and Surveying consulting firm headquartered in Flint, MI seeks an experienced, self-motivated, community planner to join our team of professionals.  Planner will be responsible for working with municipal clients in areas such as zoning, land use planning, parks and recreation planning and grant writing.  Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, be AICP certified or be able to become certified, and have a minimum of five years of related experience.  ROWE offers a competitive wages and benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation and holidays, flex-time, 401(k) match and more.  Please send resume to:


Planner / HR

ROWE Professional Services Company

540 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 200

Flint, MI  48502



Posted May 8, 2017




City Manager

City of Escanaba


The City of Escanaba, Michigan is seeking applicants for the full-time position of City Manager. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, political science, finance or related fields and five to 10 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education is desired. Applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest via e-mail to, or by postal mail, Attn: Human Resource Director, P.O. Box 948, Escanaba, MI  49829.  

Before applying, applicants are required to review the complete job posting and job description .  The deadline to apply is May 26, 2017.  The City of Escanaba is offering a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plan. 


The City of Escanaba is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted May 5, 2017




Planning and Zoning Administrator Assistant

Tyrone Township


Tyrone Township (Livingston Co.) is currently seeking a Planning and Zoning Administrator Assistant. For more information go to click on Job Openings tab.


posted May 2, 2017




Neighborhood Planner

City of Kalamazoo

$44,890 - $62,205


The Neighborhood Activator will be responsible for developing, planning, promoting, and coordinating specialized development and redevelopment programs and activities at the neighborhood level.  The Neighborhood Activator will partner with neighborhood and community groups to implement shared priority projects and actions connected to the city's strategic vision and related planning efforts, such as Imagine Kalamazoo 2025.


Bachelor’s degree in field related to area of responsibility and three or more years of progressively responsible administrative, development, and/or management experience preferred. Must possess valid driver license.


Interested applicants must apply online at by 11:59 pm on 05/16/2017.  EOE


Additional details


Full Job Description


posted May 1, 2017



Environmental Planning Intern

Clinton River Watershed Council


The Length of the internship can be tailored to the student's needs.  We can also fit our internship into the student's school program.  Looking for up to 30 hours per week for about 20 weeks.


Pay:  $11.00/hr


Additional Details


posted April 27, 2017


Ada Township Downtown Development Authority

DDA Coordinator


The Ada Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is seeking a qualified individual to provide staff support services to the DDA Board and administer DDA plans, projects and programs. The DDA District includes the Ada Village town center, surrounding residential neighborhoods, and commercial and industrial areas along the M-21 (Fulton St.) corridor. The Ada Village area is in the midst of a major physical transformation as called for in the Envision Ada Plan, that will retain the traditional small-town character of the historic Village core, while replacing its 1970’s-era shopping center with a walkable, mixed use area with traditional urban form. Expanded park and civic amenities are also being planned for completion in the next few years. This position offers the opportunity to be a part of this exciting time in the community’s history.  More information can be found at


The full position description can be downloaded in pdf format at:


Compensation range for the position is $38,397 to $41,969, plus a full benefit package.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to be received by email or hard copy no later than Friday, May 26, 2017 to:


George Haga, Township Supervisor

Ada Township

PO Box 370

Ada, MI  49301


posted April 27, 2017




Williams & Works


The Williams & Works planning group is growing its internship opportunities, and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and committed to building great cities. We are seeking an individual pursuing a degree in landscape architecture, urban design, geography, or urban and regional planning.  Projects may include community master planning, zoning, transportation planning, site and neighborhood design, GIS mapping, urban design, economic and demographic research, and analysis.  The position requires the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with other professionals and clients and the ability to successfully complete multi-faceted planning assignments. 


Requirements: 15-20 hours per week, hourly pay from $12-15/hr. depending on qualifications.

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design), ArcGIS 10.x, 2D-CAD, (3D rendering capabilities a plus)
  • Landscape architecture background/urban design background a plus
  • Understanding of complete streets a plus
  • Knowledge of Michigan planning and zoning law and experience writing zoning code and text a plus
  • Computer graphic abilities are required


Please send a link to your resume and portfolio by May 10, 2017 to

We will conduct phone interviews mid-May.


posted April 28, 2017



Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

RRC Planner


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


Details and additional information on the position can be found here:  MEDC


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


posted April 18, 2017



Township Superintendent

Buena Vista Charter Township



Buena Vista Charter Township, located in Saginaw County, Michigan, strives to be a safe, progressive, diverse community where families and businesses live, work and play. 


The Township Board is responsible for the appointment of the township superintendent and is seeking to appoint their next township superintendent.  The township is seeking an experienced manager with exemplary leadership skills; strong interpersonal skills; and experience working in a team environment.


Buena Vista Charter Township is a full service township with a budget of $5,690,000; and 54 full-time and part-time employees.


Buena Vista Charter Township will offer a competitive compensation package which will include a starting salary within the range of $74,000 to $84,000 depending on qualifications and experience.


View Full Job Description Here

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary history, consent form, and five professional references to:, Subject Line: Buena Vista Charter Township Superintendent Search


OR mail to: Michigan Municipal League,
                  ATTN: Buena Vista Charter Township Search,

                  1675 Green Road
                  Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Joyce Parke or (734-730-9526).


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.


Apply by close of business April 28, 2017


posted April 7, 2017



City of Rochester Hills

Manager of Planning


Salary     $36.44 - $43.92 Hourly


Opening   04/03/17


Closing     04/21/17  5:00 p.m.


General Description:


This professional position provides oversight of planning programs and review for compliance for development projects in the City; provides staff support to various boards and commissions.  Works closely with Department Director, City administration, City Council, and Planning Commission on strategic policy development; and coordinates with adjacent communities, county, regional and state planning agencies.

Full Job description and additional details may be found here:




1000 Rochester Hills Drive

Rochester Hills, MI  48309

(248) 656-4708


posted April 5, 2017


City of Inkster

City Planner


The City of Inkster is looking for a Planner (32hrs/week) for the Planning, Building and Economic Development Department. This position is under the general direction of the Mayor/CEO, plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the operations, projects, programs and activities related to land use, zoning, site plan review, enforcement, and related permitting processes. Essential job functions include but not limited to: (1) administering the city’s comprehensive zoning and planning services as they relate to land use, planning, signs and zoning administration to ensure compliance with applicable codes, regulations and best practices. (2) Performs site plan and other development reviews, completes research and analysis, prepares reports and makes recommendations. Minimum qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in urban planning, land use zoning or a related field is required, three or more years of progressively more responsible experience in municipal planning, land use zoning or a related field is required and certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners and/or the State of Michigan as a Michigan Professional Certified Planner is highly desirable.


Applications must be securely submitted in person or by email to, or by mail to the HR/Personnel Department at Inkster City Hall, 26215 Trowbridge Rd. Inkster, MI  48141 on or before the above closing date.  Applicants will be notified when and where to appear if they are selected to interview for this position. 


Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


For a full job description and additional details for this position please see the detailed City Planner detailed job posting.


posted March 28, 2017


The Charter Township of Grand Blanc

Staff Planner


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 amazing residential neighborhoods.


STAFF PLANNER                                    

Full Time Position              

$50,900 – 60,000 salary (commensurate with experience), and a full fringe benefit package.


Under the supervision of the Township Superintendent, this position is responsible for the operation of all municipal planning functions, including; development, review and implementation of the Township Master Plan; researching, developing, coordinating and administering land use and planning related projects; maintaining accurate records; making recommendations to the Planning Commission; prepare appropriate notices and supporting documentation as required; work closely with Planning & Zoning consultants 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.




For more information and a full job description visit Charter Township of Grand Blanc Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position.  Additional details


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 March 27, 2017




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