Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. Web site 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.

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Administrative Analyst I

City of Grand Rapids

This is responsible professional work providing a variety of administrative support services to a department head or other administrative position. The work includes providing staff liaison to the various departmental divisions and programs, outside agencies and the media. The work is performed under the general supervision of a department head or administrative position. The employees may supervise subordinate support staff.
To view full job description, click here.

Posting open July 19-August 2, 2019

Posted July 19, 2019



Delta Township 

Delta Township is adding to our Planning Department and seeking resumes for the position of Planner. Under the direction of the Planning Director, assists township residents, business persons, developers, architects, and engineers in understanding and applying zoning and other ordinance requirements; assists in enforcement of Township codes and ordinances; prepares staff reports related to site plan reviews, special use permits, rezoning’s, plat reviews, requests for variance, and other regulated activities; reviews submitted plans for zoning compliance; provides administrative support to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), processes variance requests and prepares associated reports for Board review, and attends ZBA meetings, and makes public presentations before the Township Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals as necessary.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Linda Wells, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917, or email to [email protected]. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to complete a formal application including an authorization to release information and provide references prior to the interview.

Click here for more information and a complete description.

Posted July 17, 2019

Municipal Planner/Community Development Block Grant Coordinator

City of Holland 

Opening Date: July 12, 2019 Closing Date: July 28, 2019
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Community & Neighborhood Services Director, is responsible for meeting various housing and community needs. Works with the Senior Planner regarding routine City planning and development review activities and attends all Planning Commission meetings. Provides administrative support to the Neighborhood Improvement Committee and attends all meetings. Monitors various State and Federal grants and private resources, works with neighborhood connector groups, prepares applications for annual funding, hosts annual community forums, and manages accounting for Community Development programs.

Salary Range: $26.76 - $32.11 per hour

For more information and to apply click here.

Posted July 15, 2019


Executive Director

City of Ferndale Downtown Development Authority

Ferndale, MI (pop. 20,428)—Downtown Development Authority, Executive Director. The City of Ferndale is located in southeast Oakland County, Michigan, offering an outstanding, unique, and dynamic urban experience with easy access to major metropolitan areas and an international airport. Known for its award-winning downtown, community events, excellent housing options, and welcoming culture, the City of Ferndale is proud of the high quality of life it offers its residents.  

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, and offer high-energy passion for downtown development are encouraged to apply.  

Candidates are required to have: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economic Development, Marketing, or closely related field; Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related discipline is preferred.

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a downtown and/or community development role; or other professional experience comparable to this requirement.

Salary is $67,000–$80,000, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE). The DDA is proud of the comprehensive benefits package it offers its employees.    

Complete job details can be found on application site.  Apply at with resume, cover letter, contact information, and three (3) professional references by August 23, 2019, to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062, Tel: 847-380-3240, Cell: 248-379-8923.

Click HERE to Apply!


Posted July 9, 2019

Transportation Planner

 Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Supervised By:   Transportation Director

Supervises:   No supervisory responsibility

Salary:   $47,000 - $54,000

To Apply:    Send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to Gayle McCrath at [email protected]. Interviews will be scheduled as resumes are received. Open until filled.

General Summary:

Under the supervision of the Transportation Director, is required to assist in long and short range transportation planning and analysis of related impacts and costs. Participate in multi-modal transportation issues and work cooperatively with officials at all governmental levels. Promotes and defines Grand Valley Metro Council’s transportation objectives in a variety of public forums. For more detailed job description, click here.  For more information on GVMC, go to

Posted July 8, 2019


Economic Development Supervisor

City of Madison Heights

$69,454 - $79,523 annually, plus competitive benefits.

The City of Madison Heights is planning for the future! Be a part of the exciting changes taking place in the City as its Economic Development Supervisor. Help maintain a positive and diverse business environment providing residents, business owners, and visitors alike with a Quality City/Quality Life.

This Union position, supervised by the Community and Economic Development Director, coordinates and supervises the City’s economic development/redevelopment programs, markets the City to new businesses and works to retain existing businesses to maintain a strong and diverse economic base. Strong networking and interpersonal skills are a must.

Must maintain familiarity with development strategies and current best practices to keep the City growing and improving throughout the years. Develops & manages development/redevelopment programs, including grant writing/administration. Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, planning, or related field required (Master’s desired), with three years’ experience or combination of experience/training to provide required skills, knowledge/abilities. Must have valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

View complete job description and apply online at the city's website (be sure to upload your resume and college transcripts too).

Application deadline Monday, July 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm


Posted June 25, 2019

Zoning/Planning Permit Technician

Sylvan Township

The Township of Sylvan, 18027 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118 (population 2,833) is seeking applicants for a Part Time Zoning/Planning Permit Technician. Goal is to hire competent, knowledgeable individual to assist residents and others seeking information or applying for Zoning or Planning matters.

Graduation from a 2 year college or university with a degree in land planning, public administration, or paralegal studies or closely related field is preferred. One (1) year planning/zoning code enforcement, building inspection, flood plain management or other related field is required.

This position will work 6-10 hours per week dependent on the volume of work. Compensation will be $10-15 per hour based on the applicant’s qualifications.

Normal hours for this position are 9-12 Monday and Wednesday.

To obtain an application and job description go to:; or email Kathleen Kennedy, [email protected]; or phone 734-475-8890. You can either mail or drop off your original application; copy of your resume’; and a letter of intent to our address. Office hours are M-Thurs 9am until noon.

This position is open until filled.

Click here for complete job description.

Posted June 18, 2019

Senior Planner

St. Joseph County, Indiana 

Opening Date: June 14, 2019

Closing Date:  July 5, 2019

Salary:  $50,000 to $60,000

Department:  Infrastructure, Planning and Growth

Location:  1140 County-City Bldg. South Bend, IN 46601

Incumbent serves as Senior Planner for the Division of Planning and Zoning of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Growth. Assists the Executive Director of the Area Plan Commission of St. Joseph County in the on-going duties and responsibilities of the Area Plan Commission, and the Area Board of Zoning Appeals, including zoning administration. The Commission serves the City of South Bend, five towns, and unincorporated St. Joseph County.

Reviews and offers recommendations on rezoning, subdivision and variance submittals; researches relevant laws and best practices; prepares text amendments for zoning and subdivision ordinances; attends Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. Reviews and issues improvement location permits pertaining to new construction and sign permits; process and monitor zoning violations.

Qualifications: Baccalaureate Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Geography or related area with a minimum of three (3) to four (4) years of progressively responsible and practical experience in both current and comprehensive planning.

Working knowledge of fundamental planning issues and concepts including planning theory, urban design, subdivision and zoning concepts, comprehensive planning, and economic development.

Ability to manage multiple assignments and offering professional guidance to planners and administrative staff.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, County Departments, developers, elected officials, Federal and State agencies, community organizations, and the public.

Click here to see complete job description. 

Posted June 17, 2019

Planning Assistant

City of Novi

The City of Novi, home to an estimated 60,000 residents, seeks an individual to join the Planning team of the Community Development Department.  The Planning Assistant will provide clerical and general office support to the Department, coordinate development projects with the site plan notice process of the City, assist  residents and applicants with City Planning matters, and support the City Planner by handling correspondence, records, reports, and other administrative matters. Must enjoy working for a high-quality, fast-paced organization and providing superior customer service. Novi is a vibrant and diverse community.  Still growing, the community is thoughtfully developed and offers many activities and services to its residents, community members and employees. The team-oriented, successful candidate will exercise exceptional communication, customer service, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat Pro skills. Experience in City Planning support work, including experience working with site plans is preferred.

Starting salary is $43,294 with a comprehensive benefit package.  Please submit a completed employment application to [email protected] by visiting Deadline to apply is June 21, 2019  EOE

Posted June 3, 2019



Community Development Director

City of Berkley 

The Community Development Director serves as Berkley’s City Planner with oversight of the City’s planning, zoning, building, and code enforcement functions.  The Director will join Berkley’s talented department directors as part of the City’s management team and work closely with the City Manager’s office to protect Berkley’s beauty and charm while ensuring it is prepared to face the challenges of the future.  Job description here.  

How to Apply:
Application materials (Cover letter, Resume, employment application, and three professional references) must be submitted via email to [email protected] by June 14, 2019 with the subject Line, “Community Development Search.”  Full job description and employment application can be found at

Posted May 30, 2019


Zoning Administrator

Whitewater Township

Whitewater Township is seeking a qualified individual for its Zoning Administrator position. Whitewater Township (pop. 2600) is located in Grand Traverse County, in beautiful northwest Lower Michigan. This is a year-round position which requires the successful candidate to perform zoning administrator duties up to 32 hours per week in Whitewater Township. The job description can be found on the home page of or call the township clerk’s office at 231-267-5141 x24 to obtain a copy. Interested candidates should submit their resumé and cover letter with salary requirements no later than June 17, 2019, to Cheryl Goss, Whitewater Township Clerk, P.O. Box 159, Williamsburg, MI 49690, or e-mail to [email protected].


Posted May 23, 2019

Planning Director

Macomb Township

Salary: $101,660.06
Union: AFSCME, 1917 

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

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

Special Instructions

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

How to Apply:
Applications are available online at
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, application and copies of all required documentation to:
Macomb Township
Human Resources Department
54111 Broughton Road
Macomb, MI 48042

Questions: (586) 992-0710 Ext. 2294

Accepting applications until August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

 Macomb Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted May 14, 2019, revised July 15, 2019

Planning Assistant

City of Traverse City
Under the general supervision of the Planning Director is responsible for performing performs a variety of routine and high level administrative and support functions related to the daily activities of the Planning/Zoning Department. Maintains records, conducts research, develops reports, drafts ordinances, tracks budgets and expenditures and offers administrative support to the Planning Director.


Education, Training, and Experience:

  •  Educational requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in planning, public administration or related field.
  •  Two - Three years of professional planning experience is preferred.   

To be considered: submit a completed application, please send your resume with a cover letter to the City of Traverse City, Human Resources Office, 400 Boardman Avenue, 2nd Floor, Traverse City, MI 49684 or via email to [email protected]. All completed applications are due by 12:00 PM Friday, May 24, 2019.

Residency Requirement: 20-mile radius from nearest City limit. This is a union position under the General Municipal Employee – Clerical/Technical group, with a pay classification Grade 9. Starting wage is $21.84 per hour. Competitive benefits package. A detailed job description and minimum qualifications can be viewed at .

 Posted May 13, 2019


Planner III

Fairbanks North Star Borough (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Department: Community Planning – Planning and Zoning

Salary Range: $29.08/hr.

Closing Date: 5/27/2019 9:00 p.m. AK


To implement the Comprehensive Plan by administering the Zoning Code, special studies, and providing information to the general public concerning land use.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit a completed online application on or before the closing date and time as specified in the Job Posting. Online applications to include minimum qualifications and typical duties can be located at then click on the “JOBS” tab.

For additional information please call (907) 459-1202 or the Borough Direct Job Line at (907) 459-1206.

Posted May 9, 2019

Platting Officer II

Fairbanks North Star Borough (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Department: Community Planning – Platting  

Salary Range: $28.12/hr.

Closing Date: 5/27/2019 9:00 p.m. AK


Process applications and administer Borough subdivision codes, zoning codes, and appropriate State statutes and regulations.  Formulated analysis and recommendations.  Review and approve final plats of survey.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit a completed online application on or before the closing date and time as specified in the Job Posting. Online applications to include minimum qualifications and typical duties can be located at then click on the “JOBS” tab.

 For additional information please call (907) 459-1202 or the Borough Direct Job Line at (907) 459-1206.

 Posted May 9, 2019

Planner and Project Manager

Williams & Works

Williams & Works is seeking a project manager with a degree (Master’s preferred) in urban or regional planning or a related field, and at least five years experience in some or all of the following areas: community master planning, zoning administration, parks and recreation planning, transportation planning, and site and neighborhood design.  This position requires the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with other professionals and clients and the ability to successfully complete multi-faceted planning assignments. The successful candidate will have AICP certification and a thorough understanding of Michigan planning and zoning practices and statutes. Strong written and verbal skills and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office®, Adobe Creative Suite®, and at least some familiarity with ArcGIS® are required.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, an informal work environment and an opportunity to participate in a variety of planning tasks with our public and private sector clients.

Williams & Works is an employee-owned consulting firm providing planning, engineering, and survey services.  Our planning group provides comprehensive planning services, zoning consultation, and conducts special studies.  We are committed to excellence in service and to building our organization from within.

Williams & Works is an equal opportunity employer.

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

This position is open until filled.

Posted May 2, 2019