Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. MAP will also post the ads on social media.  Job ads cost $75. To submit a job ad or RFP ad email the description to tfaupel@planningmi.org and place "job ad" or "RFP ad" in the subject field.

Posting requirements:  Ads shall be submitted in word, and contain no more than 250 words.  We are happy to add links and/ or one pdf attachment.  


DDA/Main Street Director

City of Adrian 

The Downtown Development Authority for the City of Adrian is accepting applications for the position of DDA/Main Street Director.  Adrian’s Downtown Development Authority is a group of passionate volunteers dedicated to enhancing, preserving, and promoting our rich history and vibrant arts & culture through meaningful partnerships with residents, business owners and stakeholders in Downtown Adrian.

The DDA/Main Street Director will be responsible for creating and managing programs and projects that meet the objectives and goals of the Adrian DDA/Main Street Board. The DDA/Main Street Director is essential in the economic revitalization of the Adrian DDA/ Main Street District following the Main Street Approach. 

Qualifications for this position are a Bachelor degree or equivalent knowledge/experience is preferred in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, economic development, retailing, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit or DDA management, grant writing, and small business development.

The expected salary range is between $50,000 and $60,000 per year depending on experience, with a competitive benefits package.

Contact: For consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and references to Harry Steele, 121 East Maumee Street, Adrian, MI 49221.  EOE.

Deadline for applying: June 11th, 2021.

Posted: May 12, 2021 


Environmental Quality Analyst 9-P11

Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division is recruiting for an Environmental Quality Analyst 9-P11 position.  This position is located at Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI. 

This position contributes to the implementation of the Michigan Coastal Management Program by serving as the point of contact for the Coastal Community Development (CCD) focus area.  As the CCD point of contact, this position is responsible for assessing needs; identifying priorities; managing coastal grants unique to the community development; and forming and maintaining partnerships with local, state, and regional coastal stewardship initiatives.  This position will be responsible for maintaining and updating, as appropriate, the Grantee Manual, conducting grantee trainings, and conducting quality assurance of grant actions.  This position will also contribute to reports, assessments, strategies, and other requirements associated with the federal Coastal Zone Management grant award.  Duties require interaction with other EGLE divisions, local and state agencies, and the general public.

Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV State of Michigan Job Openings | LIVE. WORK. PLAY. (governmentjobs.com)

More information can also be found here.

Posted: May 11, 2021 


Director of Marketing & Community Engagement

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The Director of Marketing & Community Engagement is a full-time, salaried position with traditional weekday office hours and some evening meetings, travel, and events outside of regular office hours. Primary duties include coordinating all digital and print communications, marketing, publications, media, social media, events, website management, and public education and outreach for the agency and its programs. This position develops and implements communication activities that engage and solicit feedback from the community, improve and enhance the agency’s image, and maximize the visibility of Tri-County’s work. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree is required; journalism, communications, advertising, public relations, or marketing preferred. This position requires a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience directly related to planning, community development, marketing, communications, media, social media, or related fields. Superior writing skills required: extensive successful writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media. Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills are required; ability to professionally communicate and interact with office staff, elected officials, community partners, and the public.

This position is classified within Level III of the salary scale; pay $49,049-$67,127. Starting compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance coverage for employee and family, group life insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan.

Qualified persons wishing to be considered for this position must submit an application, including a resume and cover letter, following the instructions at mitcrpc.org/careers  

Position open until filled. Tri-County is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: May 6, 2021 


Planner

ROWE 

Since 1962, ROWE has grown to be a leading professional consulting firm working in concert with our public, private, governmental, tribal, and not-for-profit clients. With our resources, broad expertise, and client-centered philosophy, ROWE has built a reputation that is unsurpassed by our toughest competitors.

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated Community Planner to join our team of professionals at our corporate office in Flint, MI. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with municipal clients in areas such as zoning administration and compliance, land use planning, parks and recreation planning, and community planning training.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience or related experience
  • AICP certification preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required

ROWE Offers

A very competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; generous PTO program; paid holidays; flextime; 401(k) with company match and much more.  

ROWE’s work atmosphere is collaborative, the projects are rewarding, and the business culture is laid-back, ethically minded, fun, and growth driven. ROWE’s numerous office locations provide for a wide variety of opportunities. Come join the ROWE team!

Please send resume to:  [email protected]

Check us out at www.rowepsc.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: May 6, 2021


Senior Planner

ROWE

Since 1962, ROWE has grown to be a leading professional consulting firm working in concert with our public, private, governmental, tribal, and not-for-profit clients. With our resources, broad expertise, and client-centered philosophy, ROWE has built a reputation that is unsurpassed by our toughest competitors.

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated Senior Planner to join our team of professionals at our corporate office in Flint, MI. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with municipal clients in areas such as zoning administration and compliance, land use planning, parks and recreation planning, and community planning training.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience or related experience
  • Must be AICP certified or able to become certified within one year
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required

ROWE OFFERS

A very competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; generous PTO program; paid holidays; flextime; 401(k) with company match and much more.  

ROWE’s work atmosphere is collaborative, the projects are rewarding, and the business culture is laid-back, ethically minded, fun, and growth driven. ROWE’s numerous office locations provide for a wide variety of opportunities. Come join the ROWE team!

Please send resume to:  [email protected]

Check us out at www.rowepsc.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: May 6, 2021 


Staff Planner

Marquette Charter Township

Marquette Charter Township is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Staff Planner.  The position is responsible for carrying out assigned activities of the Planning Department and provides support to the Township Planning/Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission.  This position will interpret and administer the Township’s Master Plan and ordinances, perform research, prepare professional reports as needed, and provide GIS and Asset Management program support.  The position will also address neighborhood preservation concerns and administer property maintenance.  The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a recognized planning discipline, a minimum of one (1) year of responsible municipal planning experience, and a valid/unrestricted Michigan driver’s license.  The successful candidate will be required to travel within the Township to conduct inspections, traverse uneven terrain and obstacles, and engage in moderately strenuous physical activity while exposed to outside weather conditions. First year compensation is $39,300-$51,100 DOQ, with annual progression schedule and generous paid benefit package.  Benefits include paid vacation, MERS defined benefit pension (Act 88 approved for reciprocal transfers), and BCBS gold family health plan.  For consideration, a Marquette Township application and detailed resume shall be submitted to Township Manager, Marquette Charter Township, 1000 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI 49855.  For application, job description and more information on what Marquette Township has to offer, please visit www.marquettetownship.org.

Posted: May 5, 2021


Planner

City of Novi

The City of Novi (population 60,000) is seeking a Planner to join the Planning Division of the Community Development team. This is a professional urban planning position at the staff or support level, responsible for site plan review, ordinance interpretation and development, application of the recommendations of the Master Plan, community development and related planning functions. Visit cityofnovi.org to learn more about this position.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Public Administration, or a related field. Prior municipal experience, Graduate degree, and AICP certification is preferred. Candidates shall possess a demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with community leaders, public agencies, private organizations, business clients, coworkers and the general public. Must have a valid State of Michigan Driver's License.

Salary: $52,000 - $65,637, DOQ, with a comprehensive benefit package

To Apply: Open until May 17, 2021. Apply promptly with completed City of Novi application, cover letter and resume by visiting cityofnovi.org. For questions, contact the Human Resources department at [email protected] or (248) 347-0452. EOE

Posted: May 4, 2021 


Planning Assistant

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region

The Central U.P. Planning and Development (CUPPAD) Regional Commission invites qualified planners to apply to be part of our team of dedicated professionals. The Planning Assistant is an entry-level full-time planning position that will be primarily focused on providing expert technical assistance to communities across our six-county region, while secondarily providing support and analysis on GIS applications. 

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with strong communication skills who is passionate about helping small towns revitalize and adapt to the changing world. Experience with the fundamentals of community planning and familiarity with modern virtual public engagement methods is essential.  

This position allows for the possibility of working from home from anywhere within the central U.P.; a true four-season paradise for the outdoor enthusiast seeking a great work-life balance. If you are an emerging planner who is passionate about small towns and rural places, please review our job description and consider applying.

CUPPAD offers a competitive benefits package and the starting wage for this position is $21.00/hour ($43,680/year). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Dotty LaJoye, Executive Director at [email protected].

More information about this position can be found here.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: May 4, 2021 


RRC Planner

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

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

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

Click here to view the full position description.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

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

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

To view the full posting and to apply, click here.

Deadline for submission: May 17, 2021

Posted: May 3, 2021 


Planning Director

Peninsula Township

Peninsula Township in Grand Traverse County is accepting applications for the position of Planning Director. Peninsula Township is a very unique northern Michigan community. It manages one of the first PDR programs in the nation and includes more than 40 miles of Great Lakes coastline. The Planning Director is responsible for a wide range of tasks, including master plan development/updates, zoning updates, special use permits, community engagement, grant writing/administration, and planning coordination with adjacent jurisdictions and other government entities. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills and an ability to work effectively with others. A master's degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field is preferred but not required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate substantial years of experience in the aforementioned job skills and/or in related fields. AICP certification is preferred but not required. More information is available by contacting the Peninsula Township clerk at 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, Ml, 49686. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2021.

Posted: April 28, 2021 


Planner

SmithGroup

SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees.

The Ann Arbor office of SmithGroup is looking for a Planner with 3 - 6 year of experience to join our team. If you are interested in a new opportunity to work on exiting projects with diverse teams of professionals, then click here to learn more about the opportunity and apply.  

Posted: April 28, 2021 


Community Planner

Williams & Works

Williams & Works is seeking a community planner with a degree (Master’s preferred) in urban or regional planning or a related field, and 1-5 years of experience in community master planning, zoning, economic development, GIS, and demographic research and analysis. This position requires the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with other professionals and clients and the ability to complete multi-faceted planning and zoning assignments. Projects include work on master plans, zoning ordinances, parks and recreation plans, development reviews, special projects, and similar tasks.

The successful candidate will have the ability to effectively work and communicate, both orally and in writing, with other professionals, municipal officials, and the public in both formal and informal settings. The successful candidate will also possess the following skills and abilities:

  • The ability to review and interpret zoning ordinances, regulations, maps, surveys, plans, court decisions, legal opinions, legislation, and other technical and professional materials
  • The ability to review development applications and site plans to determine compliance with applicable regulations
  • Strong research, speaking, writing, and presentation skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office® and ArcGIS® Desktop and Pro (including ArcGIS Online), and at least a familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketchup, and urban design concepts and principles

Williams & Works offers a competitive salary and benefits package and abundant opportunities to participate in a variety of challenging planning tasks with our public and private sector clients.

Williams & Works is an employee-owned consulting firm providing planning, engineering, and survey services. We are committed to excellence in service to our clients and to building our organization from within.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Email [email protected] with a cover letter and resume with “Community Planner” as your e-mail subject.

This position is open until filled.

Posted: April 27, 2021 


Community Development Coordinator (Southcentral Michigan Planning Council)

W.E. Upjohn Institute For Employment Research

Position Summary

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is seeking a talented professional as the next Community Development Coordinator.  The Community Development Coordinator assists the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) Director in conducting research for large-scale regional studies, local plan development and other SMPC activities.  SMPC is a regional planning organization that aims to improve the economic, environmental, and fiscal health of member organizations through transportation, land use and environmental planning, economic development, and efficient local staffing.  Responsibilities include data collection and analysis, research and writing for large-scale regional studies, writing text for plans and supporting administrative functions.  Work will address issues relative to housing, economic development, workforce evaluation, broadband access and adoption, and local master planning and recreation. 

Position Requirements

Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public administration, public policy, or a related field required. Master's degree attainment or pursuit preferred.  Knowledge of statistical analysis and related software, publicly available data source access, regional planning, and general understanding of municipal operations preferred.  Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and statistical analytical software products as well as other media tools preferred.

A complete job posting can be found here.

Application Instructions

Submit resume and letter of interest including salary requirements to [email protected].

Posted: April 27, 2021 


Community Development Director

City of Howell

The City of Howell is seeking a Community Development Director.  The Community Development Director serves as liaison to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as a member of the City’s Senior Management Team.  The Director reports directly to the City Manager and provides advice on planning and development issues to City Council.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong foundation in urban planning & design and convey an understanding of best practices and emerging trends in the industry.  He/she must be an excellent verbal and written communicator and be an engaging presenter before the City Council, commissions, boards, community groups and committees.   The director must be able to engage the community in meaningful ways and embrace ideas from a variety of sources. The individual selected must be committed to delivering exceptional customer service, ranging from residents, business owners, building/property owners and prospective developers.

This Position requires a bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university in land-use planning, urban planning, public administration or a closely related field, and Five (5) years’ experience in community and economic development; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary Range: $75,000-$95,000 DOQ

A complete position description and application form can be found Here. To apply, please submit letter of interest, resume and completed City of Howell application form to Jamie Helman, HR Generalist, 611 E. Grand River, Howell MI 48843 or [email protected].  Deadline to apply is May 20, 2021.

Posted: April 26, 2021 


Planner

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission 

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

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

AFSCME Local 496.01 position 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

OR 

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

Closing Date:  Continuous Until Filled

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

https://www.gc4me.com/hrhome/job_vacancies_NEW.php

Click on Public Job Vacancies

Keyword: Planner 

Posted: April 22, 2021 


Zoning and Form-Based Code Project Manager

McKenna

Position Summary

McKenna’s Project Managers are passionate, talented, tenacious, and creative planners and designers who want to make a difference and see their work efforts result in tangible, inspirational outcomes. Our work is purposeful and impacts people by influencing the state of the environment; ultimately, we take pride in helping to improve quality of life in our great Midwestern communities.  McKenna’s team members enjoy the benefits of our practice, from the diversity of projects in a diverse range of communities to our fast-paced, creative, and collaborative team culture.

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions. We value diversity in the workplace. Our inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while deepening our understanding of community planning and design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: April 22, 2021 


Preservation Planner (Part Time)

City of Holland

Works with property owners and office staff to provide direction and support for properties located in the Historic District. Processes applications and provides coordination and staff support to the Historic District Commission (HDC).

Pay Range: $22.61/hr. – $30.83/hr.

Schedule:15 Hours/Week (includes scheduled monthly Historic District Commission meetings)

For more details and to apply, click here.

We are accepting applications until May 9, 2021.

Posted: April 22, 2021 


Director of Economic Development

City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

The City of Sun Prairie is seeking candidates to lead the City’s Economic Development Division. The Economic Development Director is the key City contact and ambassador for facilitating new investment in the community, from initial developer contact to ribbon cutting.  If you enjoy being part of a team that is used to getting things done, this is your opportunity.

Sun Prairie (35,895) is a growing community in the thriving Madison metropolitan area of Dane County.  The City encompasses approximately 13 square miles and is adjacent to the City of Madison, located just 10 miles from Dane County Regional Airport and 15 miles from the University of Wisconsin. 

The new Director will work with commissions and community organizations to promote common development goals, initiate and coordinate activities designed to create jobs and new investment, and facilitate retention of existing businesses.  The new Director will need to build relationships with contractors, private sector developers, neighborhoods, citizens, and non-profit and public organizations.  The Director will be responsible for resolving sensitive workforce housing development and similar issues as they arise. 

Starting salary is $90,000 to $100,000, DOQ with excellent fringe benefits, including access to an employee wellness clinic, workout room, paid parental and caregiver leave and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The City will pay reasonable relocation expenses.  The City of Sun Prairie is committed to advancing equity, honoring our diverse identity, and creating an inclusive culture.

Application deadline is May 24, 2021.

Click here for additional information and to Apply!

Posted: April 22, 2021 


Director of Community Development

Saginaw Charter Township

Want to lead planning and development for one of the largest townships in Michigan?  You’ll be responsible for customer service excellence, directing professional staff and consultants, guiding developers and applicants, and assisting the Board of Trustees and Planning Commission.  You’ll help shape the future of the Township through consultant partnerships to build a new, user-friendly Zoning Ordinance and achieve Redevelopment Ready Community certification.  You’ll have progressive experience and education in land use planning, zoning and enforcement.  EOE/ADA

Send your résumé by May 14, 2021, to [email protected] or by mail to Township Manager, Saginaw Charter Township, P.O. Box 6400, Saginaw, MI 48608-6400

Salary Range:  $79,482 – 107,300 DOQE

Highly competitive benefits package, including 15% match to retirement

Saginaw Charter Township is seeking qualified candidates for Director of Community Development.  With a population of 40,840, Saginaw Township is one of the largest townships in Michigan.  As an established community with aging demographics and housing stock, high residential demand, significant commercial/retail corridors, a regional shopping mall and many other redevelopment opportunities, the future of community development is a strategic priority.  The Director will play an integral role in leading planning and preparation efforts with consultants, including:

  •  Complete overhaul and update of Zoning Ordinance

  •  Retail Market Analysis

  •  Residential Market Analysis

  •  Redevelopment Ready Community Certification

  •  Establishing a Commercial Rehabilitation District

Please click here for more information.

Posted: April 22, 2021 


Planning/Zoning Administrator

Algoma Township

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

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

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

Posted: April 15, 2021 


Planning, Development, and Zoning Director

City of Alpena

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: April 12, 2021 


Environmental Sustainability Officer

Oakland County

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

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

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

More information can be found here.

Click here to apply

Posted: April 12, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Director

Hamburg Township

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information can be found HERE

Posted: April 8, 2021 


Executive Director

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

More information can be found HERE.

Posted: April 8, 2021 


Transportation Planning Summer Intern

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

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

Posted: April 6, 2021 


Director of Municipal Services

Pittsfield Charter Township

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

Position Summary:

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

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

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

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

Posted: March 30, 2021


Community Development Director (CDI)

City of St. Clair Shores

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

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

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

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

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

Visit www.scsmi.net for employment details.

Posted: March 30, 2021


Planning Director

Peninsula Township

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

Posted March 24, 2021 


Staff Planner

Marquette Charter Township

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

Posted: March 22, 2021 


Director – Planning & Development

Kalamazoo County    

Planning & Community Development                       

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

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

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

Responsibilities and Qualifications:  

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

Direction and management of mandated County planning functions, including Remonumentation

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

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

Education:

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

Experience:

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

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

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

Posted: March 17, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Ogemaw County

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

Posted: March 16, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

City of East Lansing, Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

More information can also be found here.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2021

Posted: March 12, 2021 


Assistant Planner

McLean County Regional Planning Commission, Bloomington, IL

Starting Salary - $21.1257/hr

Consideration given for education and experience

The Assistant Planner assists in developing and updating the McLean County Regional Planning Commission’s (MCRPC) transportation and comprehensive planning processes.  The Assistant Planner will help coordinate, prepare, and develop comprehensive plans, transportation programs and other projects under the direction of the Executive Director and other MCRPC staff.  This position continually pursues, considers, and appropriately implements best practices within the role and maximizes on collaborative opportunities with municipalities and other partners.

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

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

Posted: March 8, 2021 


Community Development Director

City of Adrian

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

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

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

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

Posted: March 4, 2021 


Planning & Zoning Administrator

The Village of Elk Rapids

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

Posted: February 16, 2021