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.  


Planning & Development Coordinator

Ypsilanti Township

Performs responsible professional and administrative work in planning, reviewing, organizing and coordinating development activities while providing exceptional customer service in a municipal office environment. Works alongside the Planning Director running the day-to-day operations of a municipal planning department, including coordination of preliminary site plan review for compliance with Township ordinances, administration of regulatory business licensing.

Essential Functions, Qualifications and KSA’s for Employment:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of land use principles and urban planning.
  • Knowledge of zoning and site development rules, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Demonstrated communication skills to present facts and recommendations effectively in written and oral form.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course study in urban planning or related field with a minimum of three years experience working in a municipal planning office or in private planning practice assisting local governments.
  • AICP Credential preferred.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000 DOQ

Closing Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Job description and application available at: www.ytown.org or in the HR Department at the Township Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted September 24, 2020 


Ordinance Officer

Bloomfield Township

The Charter Township of Bloomfield is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Part-time Ordinance Officer with an annual salary of $20,000 with no benefits. Township office hours of 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Township employment application.  

More details at https://bloomfieldtwp.org/Government/Employment-Opportunities.aspx.

Posted September 22, 2020  


Community Planner

Traverse City

Networks Northwest is seeking a creative and passionate community development professional to fill the position of Community Planner.  Community Planner responsibilities may incorporate a variety of regional planning program work to include areas relating to community development, natural/water resources planning, transportation planning, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others.  While the ability to work autonomously and keep programs on time and on budget is required, there is a team atmosphere within the Community Development Department and you will have both support and assistance from a dynamic group of planning professionals.

Networks Northwest is an economic development agency that connects businesses, people, and communities.  Our mission is to build stronger communities and enhance the quality of life in Northwest Michigan.  The Networks Northwest Community Development Department is a regional resource focused on enabling and supporting the region’s ability to preserve and create economic prosperity.

This full-time opportunity offers a yearly salary of $47,000 - $52,000.  The Community Planner is eligible for the full Networks Northwest benefits package. 

To view the detailed job posting and apply visit: Networks Northwest Jobs

Posted September 22, 2020


Regional Director of Community Development

Traverse City

Networks Northwest is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to fill the position of Regional Director of Community Development.  This position incorporates all aspects of regional planning program work to include areas relating to community development, natural/water resources planning, transportation planning, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others.  Keeping projects and programs on time and on budget is a key component of this opportunity. The Regional Director of Community Development will also develop unique programs that meet the needs of the organization, communities, and region.  This position provides leadership and supervision to the department’s team of community development professionals.     

Networks Northwest is a regional economic development agency that connects businesses, people, and communities.  Our mission is to build stronger communities and enhance the quality of life in Northwest Michigan.  The Networks Northwest Community Development Department is a regional resource focused on enabling and supporting the region’s ability to preserve and create economic prosperity.

This full-time opportunity offers a yearly salary of $65,000 - $75,000.  The Regional Director of Community Development is eligible for the full Networks Northwest fringe benefits package.   

To view the detailed job posting and apply visit: Networks Northwest Jobs

Posted September 22, 2020 


Plan Director/Floodplain Administrator

Nobel County, Indiana

Noble County, Indiana Plan Commission is seeking a Plan Director/Floodplain Administrator to lead the department.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a county application, cover letter, resume, and reference by Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:59pm.  Salary range is $46,540 - $56,540 DOQ.  More details at https://www.noblecountyplanning.com/job-openings

Posted September 18, 2020 


Community Planning & Zoning Consultant

Fresh Coast Planning

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

Position: Senior Associate

Type: Full-time

Compensation & Benefits: Annual salary of $50,000 to $60,000, DOQ. Profit sharing and Birthday Bonus after one year of employment, health insurance, dental insurance, unlimited vacation time, phone reimbursement, and mileage reimbursement. Position provides for a flexible work opportunity. No office presence is required (although available) and the work is independently mobile.

Location: Must reside within a reasonable distance of the Grand Haven, Lakeshore, Grand Rapids area.

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years in local government community planning and zoning. Master Plan experience preferred.

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

Description: https://www.freshcoastplanning.com/hiring

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Jamie Philpot at [email protected]

Posted September 18, 2020   


Director of Economic Development

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 Director of Economic Development is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Business Development, Community Development & Planning, and Workforce Development.  The Director oversees a combined budget of $10 million, a total number of employees of 65, with 5 direct reports.  The Director 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 recently adopted 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. The Director must serve as a confident consensus builder committed to the tenets of transparency, collaboration, and inclusive excellence. 

Starting salary is $150,000 to $180,000 DOQE.  

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references.  Oakland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Questions regarding the position maybe directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, [email protected], Tel: 847-380-3240 

Click HERE for more information and to APPLY!

Posted: September 8, 2020 


Real Estate Project Analyst

Avalon Housing

Avalon Housing is a non-profit supportive housing provider created in 1992 as a long-term solution to homelessness.  Avalon owns and operates apartments at sites throughout Ann Arbor, manages rent vouchers with private landlords, and partners with both the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Housing Commission to provide housing alternatives for formerly homeless adults and families throughout Washtenaw County.

The Real Estate Project Analyst works closely with the Director of Real Estate Development in all aspects of real estate development activity. 

The ideal candidate should be extremely comfortable with project management, financial analysis, and legal and real estate documents.  They should have an inquisitive mind with a desire for learning, and a passion for innovative problem solving.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the position and to apply. 

https://avalonhousing.applicantpro.com/jobs/  

Avalon Housing is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as historically marginalized groups. This includes but is not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, people who identify as transgender or non-binary, people living with disabilities or mental health conditions, and with lived experience with homelessness or recovery from a substance use disorder.   Avalon also encourages those with criminal histories to apply. Avalon doesn't request information about criminal histories unless and until an offer of employment is extended. Avalon may exclude someone based on criminal history if it determines the criminal history is related to or directly conflicts with the responsibilities of the position. 

Posted August 25, 2020 


Planner I

City of Grand Rapids

This is entry level, professional planning work performed for the Grand Rapids Planning Department or other city departments with professional planning requirements. Work includes assisting higher level planners in the continuing development, implementation and maintenance of a variety of planning projects, including the City's master plan. Work may include the responsibility for drafting or research work and involves the application of basic planning techniques. Initially, work is performed under the close supervision of a senior level planner, but as experience is gained, and comprehension increases, work is performed with greater latitude for decision-making and project control. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, observation and analysis of results obtained.

For more details and how to apply, click here

Posted August 7, 2020


Transportation Planner

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council 

General Summary:

Assist in all aspects of transportation performance-based planning, programing & analysis of related impacts and costs.  Work with officials at all governmental levels.  Promotes and defines Grand Valley Metro Council’s transportation objectives in a variety of public forums.

Essential functions include but are not limited to: 

1.     Long- and short-range transportation issues.  Develops and/or coordinates elements of Grand Valley Metro Council’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
2.     Oversees work of consultants.
3.     Serves as liaison to regional transit-agency representing the Metro Council on transit/public transportation issues.
4.     Coordinates public involvement process.  Stages public appearances and announcements, organizes public meetings, gives presentations, and generally educates the public concerning transportation issues.
5.     Coordinates technical issues with FHWA, FTA, MDOT, and local governments.

Minimum Qualifications: 

·        A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, or related field.
·        A minimum of three+ years’ experience in transportation planning.
·        Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of transportation planning.
·        Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with the media, the public, other employees, and governmental units.
·        Ability to critically assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress.
 

Salary Range:      $45,500 - $60,500 DOQ

Send Resume to [email protected] by 8/30/2020

GVMC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GVMC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Posted: July 29, 2020 


Community Innovation Specialist

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 Community Innovation Specialist is a two-year full-time associate-level planner position that will be primarily focused on providing expert technical assistance to communities across our six-county region, while secondarily providing support on key regional economic development initiatives which support growing prosperity, improving equity, and building resiliency.  This position may be extended beyond the two-year term depending on performance.

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 modern virtual public engagement methods and typical design software 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 a talented planner who isn’t afraid of a little snow, review our jobs description and consider applying.

CUPPAD offers competitive benefits package and the starting wage for this position is $22.50/hour ($46,800/year). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Dotty LaJoye, Executive Director at [email protected].

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Posted: July 20, 2020 


Planning and Zoning Technician 

City of Big Rapids

General Summary

An entry-level paraprofessional position that works under the direction of the Community Development Director. Devotes a significant amount of time on routine administrative tasks. Works closely with the public on a regular basis to provide customer service on planning issues. Administers the City’s rental housing program, coordinates community events, and assists tenants, landlords, residents and nonresidents with housing and community development concerns. Provides support to the Community Development Director and staff.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary $41,176, Full Time

The City of Big Rapids provides a complete benefits package to all full-time employees including health insurance, paid time off, an employer sponsored retirement plan, health savings account, and more.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]. Application materials must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, July 10, 2020. The full job description including required skills and education is available at www.cityofbr.org

The City of Big Rapids provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the City of Big Rapids complies with applicate state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Posted: June 29, 2020