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 [email protected] and place "job ad" or "RFP ad" in the subject field.

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


Planning and Zoning Administrator

City of the Village of Douglas

The City of the Village of Douglas is seeking a ful-time Planning and Zoning Administrator. This is an administrative officer/department head position in in the City organization, appointed by the City Council per the City Charter, and receives supervision, evaluation, and direction from the City Manager.

An individual in this position works closely with contractual consultants assisting on planning, zoning, economic development, and community development functions. Oversees work tasks and staff assigned to the department.  For a complete list of essential job functions and requirements visit the City of the Village of Douglas website.

Complete job description here.

Interested parties can submit their resume to the City Clerk by February 23, 2023. Submit to [email protected]

Pamela Aalderink, CMC/MiCPT
PO Box 757
Douglas, MI 49406
www.douglasmi.gov
269-857-1438

 

The City of Douglas is an equal opportunity employer

Posted February 3, 2023


 

City Manager

City of Monroe

The City of Monroe is located along the banks of the River Raisin and Lake Erie in Monroe County, Michigan. Serving as the governmental seat for the County of Monroe, the historic small-town character is apparent in the land development patterns, the tourism development, and residential neighborhoods. Downtown Monroe is home to the Monroe County Museum, the River Raisin Centre for the Arts, the Monroe County Labor History Museum, and wonderful dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. The highway, railway, and port infrastructures provide a variety of commercial, residential, industrial, and office uses and many future development possibilities.

We are seeking candidates who have a strong educational background, a commitment to the profession, and senior executive experience in a comparable-sized municipality with a community character similar to Monroe. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and functions as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City ensuring that all laws and ordinances within the jurisdiction are enforced. Through a shared leadership approach, the City Manager supervises all Department Heads and maintains a collaborative relationship with the elected Clerk-Treasurer to support effective operations of the Clerk-Treasurer Department.

Interested candidates should read the PDF to learn more about the job responsibilities, candidate profile, qualifications, benefits, salary, and instructions on how to apply.

Posted January 9, 2023


 

Parks Director

Oshtemo Charter Township

Oshtemo Charter Township in Kalamazoo, MI is hiring for Parks Director. For more information and to apply, please click here. https://www.oshtemo.org/files/assets/public/human-resources/documents/parks-director-job-posting.pdf

Posted January 31, 2023

 


Community and Economic Development Director

Washtenaw County

Under the direction of the County Administrator, provides expert guidance to help shape the development of a community-wide vision for community and economic development in Washtenaw County, and oversees the implementation of that vision.  Establishes overall direction in regional community and economic development.  Provides for coordination and collaboration with and among County departments, boards and commissions and associated agencies, municipalities, business, educational institutions, and civic groups in setting and executing Washtenaw County community and economic development goals.

Complete job description here.

Posted January 30, 2023


Planner III

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) 

Starting Annual Salary: $66,739 – $100,108

First Review of Applications: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (open until filled)

Role and Responsibilities

SEMCOG is seeking an organized and detailed Planner III to join the Transportation Planning and Programming team. The Planner III will lead in the development of plans through research, data analysis, and policy development; complete tasks associated with the receipt of federal aid to the region; and provide technical assistance to member communities. Will lead in transit planning, corridor planning, and the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Carbon Reduction Programs (CRP). Will also provide assistance on a variety of functions and programs including congestion management, mobility, freight, safety and policy development and implementation of the TIP and RTP.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of transportation planning; excellent quantitative skills needed for technical analysis; well-developed organization and time management skills to ensure timely completion and delivery of work; be detailed, self-motivated, and capable of working on multiple tasks; excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local road and transit agencies; and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff and external partners.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in related areas.

Complete job description here.

Posted January 27, 2023


 

Sustainability Planner

City of Kalamazoo

The Sustainability Planner is a key team member responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the City’s sustainability initiatives. The position will work closely with Community Planning & Economic Development staff, local stakeholders, regional municipalities and governmental entities, and community members. The Sustainability Planner will work on short- and long-range planning and implementation activities outlined in the City’s Community Sustainability Plan (CSP).

The Sustainability Planner is responsible for developing, informing, and implementing initiatives, projects, and partnerships to achieve sustainability goals. The position will facilitate a new interdepartmental work group and collaborate with City staff across all departments. Main work responsibilities activities such as: researching and developing strategies to improve and advance actions in the CSP; assisting with developing budgets, budget requests, and grant writing; developing, tracking, and reporting on milestones and measures of success; engaging and coordinating City staff, other municipalities, businesses, utilities, community organizations, and stakeholders; presenting outcomes to boards and commissions; and, communications through a variety of channels (e.g., websites, socials, written reports and memos, presentations, and in-person engagement).

The Sustainability Planner’s work products include policy analysis and development, project design and implementation, engagement with community and government, and assisting the Planning Division with oversight of the City’s sustainability and emissions goals. This position will report to the Sustainable Development Coordinator.

Applicants can find a full job description and online application on the City’s website.

Application Deadline: 2/14/23

Posted January 27, 2023


Executive Director of the Alliance for Economic Success

MSU Extension

As part of MSU Extension and the Community, Food and Environment Institute, this position provides educational leadership with a focus on coordination and promotion of economic development efforts in Missaukee and Wexford counties.

You will work closely with the AES Board of Directors to identify community needs, monitor current issues, and develop programming related to economic development with an emphasis on addressing economic challenges facing the region, including job creation/retention, housing, marketing the counties as a positive business locale, and assisting businesses with business services.

You will assist community members, business owners and government officials to understand the economic, social, political, and environmental impact of economic development and promote active citizen participation in decision making, while acting as facilitator, convener, counselor, and educator to create a climate that supports workforce recruitment, retention, and expansion. You will suggest methods for encouraging industrial and commercial enterprises on locating, purchasing, reconstructing, modernizing, improving, maintaining, equipping, and expanding. 

You will be responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of programming based on clientele needs. You will be expected to maintain current economic development data, issues, and trends in the region, specifically for rural communities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, economic development, or related field, with an expectation to complete a master’s degree within a specified time frame; or master’s degree in business, public administration, finance, economic development, or related field.

Applicants can apply here.

Application deadline: 3/6/2023

Posted January 24, 2023


 

Park Planner

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking a qualified Park Planner. 

The park planner will assist the department administration in developing comprehensive short and long-range plans for the improvement, expansion and development of park services for the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. The planner will develop plans based on the evaluation of current services and projected needs, extensive research and analysis of available resources and impact reports. Compiles necessary data and pertinent information, preparing various grant applications for acquisition and development funding. Maintains oversight of projects as assigned.

The successful candidate should have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

  • Principles and practices of community recreation and leisure service programs, equipment, activities and trends.
  • Funding sources and community resources for support of recreation programs and facilities.
  • Experience with land preservation, real estate principles, including but not limited to grant opportunities, conservation easement standards and practices, and land negotiation.
  • Research, data analysis and report preparation.
  • Setting priorities, ability to coordinate multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.

This position requires excellent communication skills.  Graduation from a college or university or equivalent experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or Recreation Management is required. Minimum 2 years full-time experience with an organization providing parks and recreation services.

Salary range is $51,099.00-$80,561.00

To learn more and apply, visit the County’s website. 

Posted January 24, 2023

 


Deputy Director - Planning and Development 

City of Detroit

The City of Detroit is seeking a Deputy Director for its Planning & Development Department.

This position serves as the chief strategist for development and growth for the City of Detroit. It is her/his strategy, leadership and ability to execute that advances the Mayor’s goals for growing and beautifying the City’s many neighborhoods. He/she also possesses the political acumen to gain support (local, public, and private) behind their strategic goals and direction.

This role will focus largely on Detroit residential neighborhoods and help tackle major issues, such as the strategic disposition and development of vacant land, equitable development surrounding the Joe Louis Greenway and the continued revitalization of neighborhood commercial districts. 

The ideal Deputy Director will have strong technical expertise in the processes and relationships which govern land use planning, design and development, as well as proven experience as a skilled collaborator in managing growth and development.

This position requires excellent communication skills.  Graduation from a college or university with major course work in planning, urban design, business or a closely related field preferred. Minimum 10 years full-time experience with urban planning is required, with responsibility for providing strategic direction to at least some of the following: building and zoning code administration, planning studies, transportation development.

Salary range is $133,407 to $150,081. Learn more at the City’s website and in this prospectus.  Applications may be submitted at the City’s website or to [email protected] .

Posted January 23, 2023


 

Project Planner/Designer and Project Manager

McKenna - Northville Office

McKenna’s Team is comprised of passionate, talented, 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. 

We are presently hiring for multiple positions, including:

  • Project Planner/Designer
  • Project Manager

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.

For a complete job description and to apply for these positions, please visit:  www.mcka.com/careers.

Posted January 23, 2023


Community Development Director

Detroit Regional Partnership

The Detroit Regional Partnership is an economic development nonprofit serving and promoting the 11-county region of southeast Michigan. Founded in 2019 by business and philanthropic CEOs, our organization is laser-focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies, attracting investments, spurring job growth for all, and sharing the Detroit Region’s story with the world.

The Detroit Regional Partnership has been awarded an Economic Development Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant in the amount of $5.5 million over the next 4 years to scale our region’s industrial site readiness. Resultingly, DRP is expanding its new industrial site readiness initiative, the Verified Industrial Properties (VIP) program. DRP is seeking a proactive and experienced Community Development Director to support the region’s site readiness initiatives as part of this expansion.

The Community Development Director is responsible for leading the mega-sites pillar of the program, as well as providing the technical leadership required to advance the program. With your effective communication and relationship-management skills, you will engage a broad swath of the Region’s real estate community, public partners, site owners, civil engineers, brokers, and real estate developers, to promote awareness of the mega-site pillar of the VIP Program and secure the participation of new, large agricultural sites for rezoning and readying for industrial users.

To be successful in this role, you must have passion for the Detroit Region, familiarity with the region’s industrial real estate market and experience with industrial/economic development. Please see the provided job description for further details.

To apply follow this link.

Posted January 19, 2023


City Planner

City of Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights, MI (pop. 134,346) is seeking qualified planning professionals to apply for the position of City Planner.  The Office of Planning is part the City’s Community Development Department.  Interested candidates are encouraged to review the position responsibilities and minimum qualifications and apply to work with an exceptional city.

Sterling Heights is looking for an innovative planning professional to lead its Planning staff.  The new City Planner will join a dynamic Planning Team and has the opportunity to help create and implement a model for 21st century redevelopment of a suburban city. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field including training in real estate, principles of management, and real estate appraisal is required. Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field is highly preferred.
  • Eight years of progressive experience in public planning preferably in a municipality, including experience in managing planning professionals.
  • AICP or other similar accreditations, certifications, or specializations, is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction, planning and design fields including architecture, urban planning, transportation planning and landscaping.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Total compensation for this position, inclusive of base annual salary and compensatory pay, is up to $137,505 annually with regular increases, plus an excellent benefits. Complete job description here.  

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240.

Posted January 18, 2023


 

Associate Planning Consultant

Fresh Coast Planning

Company Profile: Work hard, play hard.

Position: Entry level full-time, average about 35 hours or so a week but be efficient and produce a great product, you’ll work less.

Compensation & Benefits: Around $48-50k, DOQ, and everything but a company car.

Residency & Location: Must reside in West Michigan. We’re located in Coast Guard City, USA. You are welcome to work from our offices, your house, a coffee shop, or a brewery. Whatever works for you.

Experience: This is helpful but give us great work ethic and that’ll go a long way.

Details & To Apply: https://www.freshcoastplanning.com/hiring

Posted January 17, 2023


 

Transportation Planner

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

POSITION SUMMARY

The Transportation Programs Planner 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 consist of managing the development and implementation of the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and supporting the production of transportation program documents, plans, and deliverables. This position is responsible for programming transportation projects for the region, coordinating their funding availability, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and regional processes. The Transportation Programs Planner also coordinates short-range transportation planning activities, provides technical assistance to planning partners, and facilitates committee(s) related to transportation planning. This position reports to the Deputy Director.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education:  A bachelor’s degree is required; civil/transportation engineering, transportation planning, urban or regional planning, or related field preferred.

Experience:  This position requires a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience directly related to transportation planning, engineering, or project management; municipal, urban, or regional planning; geography; or related fields.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The full posting is available at mitcrpc.org/careers.

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 is open until filled.

Posted January 17, 2023


 

Director of Neighborhood Services/City Planner

City of Coldwater

The City of Coldwater (population 13,894) is seeking a leader to serve as the next Director of Neighborhood Services / City Planner for its rapidly growing and diverse community. The City of Coldwater is a Council-Manager form of government, which prides itself on a long history of stable political leadership and strong support for the administrative staff. The current leadership team evidences a long tenure with deep institutional knowledge.

Under the general direction of the City Manager, responsible for the oversight of the Neighborhood Services Department including assessing, community development, code enforcement, rental registration, building inspection, city planning, zoning and general ordinance enforcement of the City. This individual will be exposed to confidential matters and sensitive issues, requiring discretion on the part of the employee.

Annual Salary: $100,000-$105,000 DOQ. The City offers a generous Defined Contribution Retirement Plan & Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan.

Complete job description here.

All candidate submissions for the position must be received by January 31, 2023, 9:00pm EST.

Prospective candidates may submit their resume’ and five professional references to [email protected],  Subject Line: Coldwater

Pivot Group, www.pivotgroupmunicipalservices.com, is facilitating the search process. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Pivot Group Lead Recruiter James Freed by email at [email protected]

Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such at the time of resume’ submission.

This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Posted January 11, 2023


  

Community Development Director

City of Big Rapids

Under the general direction of the City Manager, supervises and participates in the provision of community development including planning, zoning, rental housing and building inspection, code enforcement, grant management, capital improvement planning and community and economic development. Serves as Department Head liaison for Big Rapids Community Library. Assists the City Manager with special projects. 

Complete job description here

Find additional information on the City's website.

Posted January 5, 2023


Planner - Community Planning & Economic Development

City of Kalamazoo

The primary role of the Planner is development review. This includes working with applicants through the multiple stages of development – from idea to closing out the finished site plan – and with both very experienced and first-time developers. The Planner is the manager of the Site Plan Review Process. This critical process is run administratively and includes staff from departments across the City that come together weekly to support the development process.  The Planner runs this committee, facilitating the review of all projects. The Planner must have a strong background in planning and zoning, but also familiarity with building codes, utilities, streets, and stormwater functions. In addition to site plan review, the Planner attends the regular Projects Meetings designed to support development projects in their early stages. The Planner’s role in the development process is critical and requires attention to detail, the ability to facilitate large group meetings, and skill in guiding conversations in order to reach a consensus or understanding of next steps. The Planner also supports the administration of the zoning code, working with the Zoning Administrator and Code Inspectors.

To view a full job description and to apply, please go to the following link:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kalamazoomi

Posted January 5, 2023


 

Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development/Neighborhood Services

City of Monroe

Under the general guidance of the Director of Economic and Community Development, the employee is responsible for directing the City’s Planning and Neighborhood Services Division with a focus on neighborhood redevelopment. The employee will oversee master plan document development and implementation, all land use planning functions including review and development of staff reports to the Citizens Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals in coordination with the Building & Zoning Official. The employee will be responsible for oversight of the City’s CDBG Program, and other City grants related to economic development, housing redevelopment, and recreation programs. The employee will be responsible for preparing requests for qualifications/proposals for special planning projects along with management oversight. The position will coordinate with the Building Official and City Attorney’s Office code enforcement activities as well as the Rental Inspection Program. A Bachelor's Degree in business, public administration, planning, and urban development or a closely related field, is required. A Master's Degree or the equivalent in business, public administration, planning, and urban development or a related field, is preferred. AICP certification is preferred. Pay between $71,000 - $81,000 Commensurate with experience.

Complete job description here. 

Visit the City of Monroe Website at www.monroemi.gov to fill out an application and upload your resume to apply, or contact the City of Monroe Human Resources, 120 E. First Street, Monroe, MI 48161, or email [email protected]

Posted December 19, 2022


 

Manager Transit

Oakland County

Is responsible for managing the operations and staff in the Oakland County Transit Division. Develops a county wide strategy for improving all forms of transit services throughout the county. Ensures accountability of all millage proceeds and seeks to leverage those resources with state and federal resources. Serves as a top-level interface with Transit providers. Interfaces with the Oakland County Executive’s Office and Board of Commissioners in the development of transit priorities and policy. Prepares reports, summaries, and lists of accomplishments for the Oakland County Transit program. Advocates with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and staff for their support and participation in County transit programs and projects. Works cooperatively with other County departments and divisions to address the community, economic and workforce development aspects of transit. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Complete job description and details on application process here. 

Posted December 15, 2022

 


Planner Principal - Transit

Oakland County

Is responsible for co-developing and implementing transit services throughout Oakland County. In cooperation with local jurisdictions and transit providers, identifies transit needs and priorities. Informed by demographic data, economic development efforts and operational availability, charts mid-range transit priorities for Oakland County. Documents mobility challenges and promotes transit solutions. This includes a full range of modes, such as advance reservation, microtransit, ADA paratransit, fixed route, and rapid transit. Acts as the technical lead on one or multiple County transit resource including software, fare management, vehicles, maintenance, and other things to support operations, and optimizing coordination between providers. Interfaces extensively with providers, other transportation agencies and other County departments. May be required to work an adjusted schedule involving evening hours and/or weekends to attend municipal Boards and related project meetings or activities. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Complete job description and details on application process here. 

Posted December 15, 2022


Community Planner

Beckett & Raeder, Inc. 

Beckett & Raeder has an opening for a full-time community planner.  This position may work out of any of our four Michigan offices.  The Planner will work directly with client communities assisting on planning and zoning related matters including drafting master plans and zoning ordinances.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing planning and zoning services to clients which may include weekly or monthly office hours on-site.
  • Preparation of agendas, board packets, and legal notices, as needed.
  • Review site plans, special use permits, and variance requests for clients
  • Provide written staff report based on community zoning ordinance and master plan.
  • Serve as a zoning administrator and code enforcer.
  • Research and analysis on a variety of planning topics, data, and trends, such as socio­ demographics, housing, economic conditions, real estate, energy, resilience, and infrastructure.
  • Organization, coordination, and participation in community engagement workshops, and other events.
  • Development of online surveys and analysis of results.
  • Writing and preparation of draft reports, plans, and ordinances.
  • Attendance at Planning Commission, Township Board, and/or Zoning Board of Appeals meetings after hours and in-person.

Qualifications

Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong communications skills—verbal and written.
  • Understanding of Michigan Planning Enabling Act and the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated responsibility, maturity, and commitment to a team driven environment.
  • Willingness to travel to client meetings (day and/or evenings) via personal vehicle
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite

Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Urban Design or Planning
  • AICP certification or AICP Candidate preferred
  • Minimum of two years experience in a similar role

Complete job posting here.

Posted December 14, 2022


 

Director of Economic Development

Oakland County

Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,274,395) County Seat: Pontiac/Waterford. Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit.

Reporting to the Deputy County Executive who oversees Economic Development, the Director of Economic Development will lead and work collaboratively with various County departments and programs as well as local, national, and international community partners to achieve immediate development needs, while establishing forward looking goals. The Director will review and assess all current economic and community development data for Oakland County and implement the County Executive’s Economic Development strategic plan. The Director is also responsible for creating and tracking key performance indicators aligned with strategic goals, and objectives. In their role, the Director must serve as a confident consensus builder committed to the tenets of transparency, collaboration, and inclusive excellence.

The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative partner with proven experience in implementing strategic plans and leading large departments. Specific skills in the areas of cross-department culture building, performance measurement and strategic review of initiatives are required. The County welcomes candidates with public or private sector experience who have a successful record of advancing implementation strategies that achieve tangible economic development results.

Starting salary is $145,000 - $194,000 DOQE. More details here. 

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references by January 30, 2023. Oakland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Questions may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 847-380-3240 x126.

Posted December 14, 2022

 


Senior Planner

City of Pontiac

The City of Pontiac is seeking a highly responsible and organized person to join the City’s management team. 

Under the direct supervision of the Planning Manager, the Senior Planner performs advanced-level planning work, assists the administration, aids with updating the Master Plan, Zoning Map or other Planning related documents, generates detailed planning reports and performs advanced-level GIS mapping and analysis. The incumbent will also review residential site plans and commercial plans for compliance with the provisions of the City Zoning Code and issues Certificates of Zoning Compliance for construction. The Senior Planner will help to answer the planning and zoning questions of the general public and assists applicants through the site plan review process. General knowledge of urban design, planning law, architecture, landscape architecture, and historic preservation principles is important. Ability to multi-task; supervise multiple projects and meet deadlines. Other duties as assigned.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four (4) year accredited college or university with a degree in urban and regional planning, land-use planning, economic development, public administration, or a closely related field. Requires a minimum of six (6) years of experience with a government planning agency. A Master’s Degree from an accredited university may substitute two (2) years of experience.

Please visit the city website at www.pontiac.mi.us for more details.

Posted December 13, 2022


Planner II

City of Pontiac

The City of Pontiac is seeking a highly responsible and organized person to join the City’s Planning Division.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that wants to assist in making Pontiac a great place to live and do business while growing their own career.

Under the supervision of the Planning Manager, the Planner II will participate in the following activities: review of residential and commercial site plans and construction drawings for compliance with zoning code requirements, perform research and writing of reports relating to various planning and construction projects, perform GIS analysis and prepare maps, answer questions of the general public and guide applicants through the planning and building permit approval process, assist with grant applications, perform work on concurrent projects and meet deadlines, participate in the master planning process, provide other municipal planning functions, other duties as required.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use Planning, Public Administration, or a closely related field and including three (3) years’ experience in an agency performing planning and zoning functions is required. A Master’s Degree from an accredited university may substitute two (2) years of experience.

Please visit the city website at www.pontiac.mi.us for more details.

Posted December 13, 2022


Associate Planner (Full-Time) - Planning Division

Canton Township

Starting Salary $66,224

2023 Salary Range  $66,224 - $86,091

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:30a - 4:30p

Deadline date to apply: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Must meet the following minimum qualifications listed on the job description to be considered.

  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Community Planning, Land Use Planning, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Economic Development, or another related degree (Master's degree is preferred).
  • At least one year of related professional experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land use planning and zoning, including Michigan laws related to planning, zoning, and land divisions.

Visit the Canton Township Career Page at  https://canton.applicantpro.com/jobs/ to view the complete job description, job posting, hiring process and to apply online.

Posted December 12, 2022


Full-time Planning and Zoning Administrator

Village of Middleville

To continue to support and enhance its small-town character and high quality of life, the Village of Middleville is requesting qualifications from individuals to provide ongoing planning and zoning administration to the Village Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and Village Staff.

While this position will work very closely with the Planning Commission, ZBA and others, the position will report to, be responsible for, and coordinate work activities with the Village Manager. The Zoning Administrator also coordinates with the Village’s consulting Planner, Engineer, and Attorney as necessary on Special Use Permits, Rezoning Applications, Variance Applications, Site Plan Reviews, Planned Unit Development, Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments, and other projects as necessary.

Work is conducted under the general direction of the Village Manager. The position will work closely with Village staff and other governmental and public groups as work demands. Daily work assignments are performed independently according to established procedures and practices with a low level of supervision and a high level of production.

Salary Range: $55.000 - $65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  See the full job description attached.

Posted December 7, 2022 


Parks Planner I

City of Detroit

The City of Detroit is hiring a Parks Planner within the Public Space Planning Unit of the General Services Division, a small team that manages parks and greenways planning. The position involves ArcGIS mapping, data tracking, graphic design, master planning, and community engagement.  The City is seeking a planner who is committed to equity and inclusion and has a keen interest in community building and the development of public spaces. Experience with community engagement, project management, and/or planning is expected. Minimum of one year of experience in planning, project management, or related field is required.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.   

Learn more about the position and apply here:  Complete Job Description and How To Apply Here. 

Posted December 2, 2022


Planner I/II

SEMCOG

Starting Annual Salary: $52,000 – 58,000

First Review of Applications: Friday, December 16, 2022 (open until filled)

Role and Responsibilities

SEMCOG is seeking an organized and detailed Planner to join the Transportation Planning and Programming team. The Planner will assist in the development and implementation of projects and planning through research, data analysis, and policy development; complete tasks associated with the receipt of federal aid to the region such as the TIP and RTP; and provide technical assistance to member communities. Will provide support in asset management and corridor planning, and grow expertise in overall transportation knowledge and emerging options.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of transportation planning; excellent quantitative skills needed for technical analysis; well-developed organization and time management skills to ensure timely completion and delivery of work; be detailed, self-motivated, and capable of working on multiple tasks; excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local road and transit agencies; and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff and external partners. This position is part of a job series and offers employee development and promotional opportunities. Employment offer of I or II will be commensurate with applicant experience and qualifications.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • One (1) to five (5) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in related areas.

Complete Job Description here.

Posted December 1, 2022


Planner III

SEMCOG

Starting Annual Salary: $59,588 – $89,382

First Review of Applications: Friday, December 16, 2022 (open until filled)

Role and Responsibilities

SEMCOG is seeking an organized and detailed Planner III to join the Transportation Planning and Programming team. The Planner III will lead in the development of plans through research, data analysis, and policy development; complete tasks associated with the receipt of federal aid to the region such as the TIP and RTP; and provide technical assistance to member communities. Will lead in transit planning, corridor planning, and the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Carbon Reduction Programs (CRP). Will also provide assistance on a variety of functions when needed in congestion management, mobility, freight, safety and other programs as needed.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of transportation planning; excellent quantitative skills needed for technical analysis; well-developed organization and time management skills to ensure timely completion and delivery of work; be detailed, self-motivated, and capable of working on multiple tasks; excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local road and transit agencies; and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff and external partners.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in related areas.

Complete Job Description here. 

Posted December 1, 2022


Planner II – West Region

City of Detroit

Opening date: November 18, 2022

Closing date: December 16, 2022

The Planning and Development Department (PDD) seeks a Planner II to support the development and implementation of neighborhood framework plans in the City’s West Region (covering City Council districts 1, 2 and 7).

The Planner II is an intermediate-level professional with education and experience in urban design, architecture and/or planning.  Key functions are: 1) Support one or two major development projects by managing and implementing community engagement and co-planning activities. This may involve in-person outreach through pop-ups, canvassing, and walking tours; producing display boards and outdoor signage; conducting surveys and analyzing the results; facilitating town hall meetings and focus groups; producing content for social media; and other engagement methods; and 2) Oversee the administrative responsibilities of project management, including oversight of consultant teams.

Planner IIs who are strong in spatial analytics may conduct spatial analyses in ArcGIS on topics such as property inventory, real estate market trends, flood risk, socioeconomic indicators, among other topics. Planner IIs who are strong in graphic communication may produce analytical, diagrammatic, and illustrative graphics such as site plans and digital 3D models for real estate development, landscape design for vacant lots, urban design diagramming, and before/after renderings.

Applicants are invited to submit an optional portfolio of work via attachment, download link, or hyperlink to a website when submitting their application.  For a complete job description and to apply, please go to: City of Detroit - Planner II 12-2022

Posted November 29, 2022


Building and Planning Director

City of Wheeling, WV

The City of Wheeling is looking for a Building and Planning Director below is the website to apply and along with the job description.  Please go to www.wheelingwv.gov to apply or contact Sheena Plute, HR Generalist at [email protected] or 304-234-3694.

Posted November 21, 2022


Senior Planner

OHM Advisors

With the singular mission of Advancing Communities, our diverse, 650+ member team works collaboratively across multiple service areas including architecture, engineering, planning, surveying, and construction engineering to create better places for people.

OHM Advisors seeks a Senior Planner with experience on a variety of planning projects ranging from Master Plans, Neighborhood/Area Development Plans, Zoning and Form-Based Codes, Economic Development Plans, parks and recreation planning, and community engagement skills.

The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of developing plans while working in a collaborative team environment. OHM Advisors allows for a flexible geographic working location based on the successful candidate's experience, but Southeast Michigan is the preferred geography.

Your Responsibilities

  • Perform existing conditions assessments, data collection analysis, and research
  • Create reports and presentation graphics
  • Contribute to a collaborative team to produce report narratives, data analysis and charts, maps and graphics to meet client and project needs.
  • Actively participate and facilitate planning workshops/charrettes in the field at project locations, virtually, and/or in the local office.
  • Conduct site visits to perform analysis, photography, and field evaluations of land uses, facilities, and infrastructure (buildings, roads, parking, utilities, etc.).
  • Project management, client communication, and team coordination

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Geography, or related field
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in public or private planning
  • AICP preferred
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) skills preferred
  • Previously demonstrated written and analytical skills
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

Apply online here.

Posted November 11, 2022


Planner II

Road Commission for Oakland County

The Planner II works under the direction of the Transportation Planning Coordinator:

  • Participates in transportation planning activities and community transportation planning efforts.
  • Confers with officials and residents regarding road concerns.
  • Prepares reports and demonstration materials for programs and RCOC presentations.
  • Occasionally attends evening meetings or public hearings with community/citizens groups.
  • Represents RCOC in inter-governmental and community organized committees.
  • Provide transportation planning assistance to other RCOC departments.
  • Maintains and updates RCOC plans
  • Understands the road funding principles of the state (ACT 51 formula) and calculates fund distribution for AD HOC requests.
  • Uses computer programs efficiently to record and analyze information and prepare reports.
  • Proficient in using Geographic Information system (GIS) software to map, analyze and illustrate specific locations related to incidents or characteristics of the road network.
  • Competent in using graphic design programs and software to report and illustrate road-related data in publications and presentations.
  • Requires a daily schedule that supports RCOC hours of operation.
  • Performs duties in a professional and courteous manner to promote a positive image of the Road Commission for Oakland County.

Special Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Transportation Engineering, or Civil Engineering or related field of study required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years with full-time experience in Transportation planning or related field required.
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License required.
  • Regular and predictable onsite job attendance is essential.

Disclaimer

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States 
  • Attractive benefits package
  • EOE/ADA/Drug Free Workplace

More details here.  Questions?  Contact Jolene Jarbo, [email protected] 

Posted November 10, 2022