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. 

City of Greenwood, Indiana

​City of Greenwood, Community Development Services is seeking an entry level position responsible for preparing and updating City maps, preparing fiscal plans supporting annexation of property, reviewing applications for sign permits, reviewing landscape plans, and enforcing the Unified Development Ordinance, and maintaining various land development records.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field is required.

Experience: None required

Salary range $50-63,500/year.

*Great Healthcare Benefits – Employee Clinic – generous vacation time – no Residency Requirement

To apply submit City of Greenwood Employment Application that can be found on the Human Resources Department page of Send completed Employment Application and resume to [email protected].

Position open until filled.

Posted November 30, 2023

Planning and Zoning Assistant

Park Township

STATUS:  Part-Time (up to 25 hrs./week)

SALARY RANGE:  Dependent on qualifications

OPENING DATE:  Immediate

FIRST REVIEW DATE:  December 27, 2023 

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

Park Township, Ottawa County is seeking to hire a part-time Planning and Zoning Assistant to work under the direction of Community Development Director.

This position assists the Community Development Director by responding to inquiries in regards to zoning regulations, maintain and update files, forms, and office systems, assist with zoning reviews by a prepared checklist, and preparation of annual calendars.  Other duties include administrative support for Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission in preparation and follow-up of meeting tasks.


  • Minimum high school diploma.
  • Previous administration support experience.
  • Knowledge of zoning, land use, real estate is helpful but not required.
  • Bi-lingual skills helpful but not mandatory.
  • Comfortable using Word and Excel; knowledge of BS&A a plus.
  • Experience reading maps and construction documents or ability to learn.
  • Ability and willingness to problem-solve.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and application to [email protected] or to Julie Northrup, Park Township Office, 52 S. 152nd Ave, Holland, MI 49424.

View full Job Description
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Posted November 29, 2023



Director of Neighborhood Health & Housing

City of South Bend, Indiana

The City of South Bend is looking for an experienced candidate to lead the Neighborhood Health & Housing (NHH) Team. The NHH Team is responsible for a variety of services and programs that support community members and stabilize & strengthen South Bend neighborhoods. The NHH Team focuses on delivering resources to the community through development and implementation of direct services including grants, providing administrative support to partner non-profit organizations, and projects & programs that stabilize and improve neighborhoods.

The Director performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, management, and technical work related to neighborhood development, urban planning, code enforcement, and coordination, planning, and development for program implementation that supports the revitalization of neighborhoods and the South Bend community. Innovation, creativity, high energy and problem-solving are critical skills toward an incumbent’s success.

Salary range of $70,000 to $85,000 based on qualifications with comprehensive benefits.

Click here for a complete job description and to learn how to apply.

Posted November 28, 2023

Community Planner


LIAA is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to building better communities through civic engagement. For over 30 years, we have helped citizens, civic groups, other nonprofits, and local units of government use civic engagement and community development techniques to improve community planning and resource management throughout Michigan.

We seek an experienced, highly-creative professional with strong leadership and strategic thinking skills for our Community Planner position. The Community Planner will help LIAA provide the best land-use planning and community development services available in Michigan. The person in this position will help cities, townships, villages and counties across the state work together in developing more sustainable, healthy communities that preserve Michigan’s cultural and natural resources while building greater community resilience.

We provide a competitive salary ($50-$60K+, depending on experience and education), good benefits, great colleagues, a comfortable work environment, and meaningful causes worth working for, all in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. This is work that you can sink your teeth into and feel good about.

The ideal candidate is an independent, creative and engaging person with truly excellent communication skills and a willingness to travel as needed. We prefer a person with some experience and an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field.

To apply, email [email protected] with a well-written cover letter, a résumé, and three professional references ASAP. We will take applications immediately and continue to search until the position is filled. Additional information can be found at

324 Munson Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Posted November 20, 2023



Manager of Environmental Programming

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Lansing area

The Manager of Environmental Programming 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 developing, coordinating, and implementing programming and planning initiatives that protect and enhance the environment’s built and natural resources within the region. This position is responsible for managing and overseeing the environmental program’s technical staff and deliverables and providing technical assistance to regional entities, local governments, and agency staff.

The Manager of Environmental Programming’s relationships with planning partners, funding agencies, agency leadership, and subordinates play a significant role in determining the success and sustainability of staff performance and programming. The Manager of Environmental Programming must be an effective manager of the agency’s environmental program and staff while also being intuitive to the sensitivities of Board policy, leadership priorities, and regional viewpoints.

Salary of $90,000.  Excellent benefits.

For a complete list of qualifications, to review the benefits, and to apply, visit

Position is open until filled.

Posted November 17, 2023


City Planner, Community Development

City of Portage

The City of Portage Department of Community Development is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced City Planner. This position will be responsible for providing technical assistance, review, and implementation of development planning, programs, and policies for the City of Portage.  This position will assist in city planning reviews of housing, commercial, industrial and mobility developments and coordinate the development project review process. This position will be required to work occasional evenings as this role will serve as the Historic District Commission liaison and as a back-up liaison to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Attendance at City Council meetings may also be required.

​The ideal candidate will have relative applied work experience, a passion for serving the community through planning and community development, and be skilled in interpersonal and written communication, as well as group facilitation.  They will have comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning, zoning, housing, and community development. They will incorporate ESRI ArcUrban, ArcHub, ArcPro, Story, Maps and ArcGIS online into urban planning and design workflows. Strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual; advanced public presentation skills, written and oral communication skills are imperative. 

Salary of $57,800 to $78,200, DOQ. Excellent benefits.  

For a complete list of qualifications, to review the benefits package, or to apply, visit A cover letter and resume should be included with application.

Posted November 16, 2023


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 $57,269 with annual pay increases, advancement opportunities, and full benefits package.


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


  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in one of the above stated degrees within 6 months of employment.


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


Connect to the job posting through the Genesee County website at

Click on Employment Opportunities at the top of the page. Use Keyword “Planner”.

Posted November 8, 2023


Community Development Director

Cascade Charter Township

Cascade Charter Township is accepting applications for the position of Community Planning and Development Director. Under the direction of the Township Manager, the Community Planning and Development Director is responsible for overseeing the planning administration and day-to-day operations of the Planning and Economic Development Department to assure community-wide compliance with applicable Township development codes and ordinances.  Prepares and implements the Township’s strategic plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance and other land use policies.  Provides technical expertise and administrative support to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board, DDA and Township Board. See the job description for a full list of essential functions at . Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in municipal planning with at least three (3) years in supervisory capacity.
  • Valid State of Michigan Driver’s License

Salary range is $74,522 – $100,740 for 2023 with a starting wage depending on qualifications, with comprehensive benefits.

Applications can be obtained at Cascade Township Offices located at 5920 Tahoe Drive S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546 

Applications and detailed job description are also available on-line at

Please submit application along with cover letter, resume and professional references to Katie Murawski, Human Resource Director via mail or email, [email protected] no later than 4:00 pm. Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Cascade Charter Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted November 8, 2023


Planning Positions

Carlisle | Wortman Associates

Talent and integrity are what has made Carlisle | Wortman Associates (CWA) one of the most trusted and longest established planning firms in Michigan. CWA is an exceptional group of thought-leaders who make a daily  impact in Michigan’s communities. We value and nurture long-term relationships with our public sector clients, affording our staff a diverse range of community planning experiences and opportunities. Our team works collaboratively in a close-knit, fun, supportive, and creative environment.

We are currently hiring an entry level planning position (0-5 years experience). For a complete job description and to apply for these positions, please visit

We value workplace diversity and appreciate how it furthers our understanding of the communities we are working to serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Posted November 7, 2023

City Planner

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti is looking for an experienced planner to help implement the goals of the City’s master plan through administration of the zoning ordinance, updating the City’s various adopted plans, working with internal and external partners, and supporting special projects and initiatives to advance the community’s economy with a focus on equity and sustainability.  This position would also be the primary liaison and support to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals, with opportunity to present to City Council as needed.

Complete job description and how to apply here. 

Posted November 3, 2023


Planner I

City of Elkhart, IN

Department: Development Services
Division: Planning & Zoning
Employment Type: Full-time
Category: Salaried, Exempt
Reports To: Assistant Director for Planning

Make Your Mark on a Thriving City!

Are you a forward-thinking individual with a passion for urban planning and community development? The City of Elkhart invites you to bring your skills and enthusiasm to our Development Services team as a Planner I. This is your chance to contribute to the future of our vibrant city and make a lasting impact!

What You Will Do: As a Planner I, you will ensure compliance with City Zoning Ordinance, leading technical reviews, sign and zoning enforcement, and influencing key city departments and boards. Your work will directly shape the decisions of the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Parks Department. From site plan reviews to long-range planning, your role is crucial in steering the city’s growth and development.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field
  • Master’s Degree and AICP certification preferred
  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong knowledge of urban planning, land use, and relevant regulations
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Why Join Us? Be part of a dedicated team that is committed to enhancing the community we serve. At the City of Elkhart, your expertise will be valued and your contributions recognized. Take the next step in your career and help shape the future of Elkhart!

Apply Today:

Posted November 2, 2023

Planner II

City of Elkhart, IN

Department: Development Services
Division: Planning & Zoning
Employment Type: Full-time
Category: Salaried, Exempt
Reports To: Assistant Director for Planning

Are you ready to take your urban planning career to the next level? The City of Elkhart is looking for a passionate and dynamic Planner II to join our Development Services team. This role is central to maintaining the integrity of our city's zoning ordinances and contributing to vital planning operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interpret and enforce standards and ordinances
  • Support and guide local planning commissions and boards
  • Manage zoning and building permits
  • Address zoning inquiries and review land use proposals
  • Conduct research and participate in planning initiatives
  • Engage with the community and serve as a liaison for the Historic and Cultural Commission

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning or related field (Master's preferred)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Strong understanding of urban planning principles and local ordinances
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Why Join Us?

  • Make a tangible impact on the Elkhart community
  • Collaborate with a dedicated team of professionals
  • Engage in a variety of planning projects and initiatives

Work Environment:

  • Office-based with some fieldwork
  • Approximately 40 hours per week

Please Note:

  • Drug screening and background checks are part of our hiring process
  • We are committed to supporting individuals with disabilities

Ready to shape the future of Elkhart? Apply now and be part of a team that's driving positive change in urban development.

Apply Today:

Posted November 2, 2023

Economic Recovery Coordinator

City of Hamtramck

The City of Hamtramck has an opening for a full-time Economic Recovery Coordinator.  This position is part of the Community and Economic Development Department in City Hall at 3401 Evaline Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212.  Limited term for 34-36 months (depends on date of hire) but may be extended depending on funding levels. The Economic Recovery Coordinator reports to the CED/DDA Manager or designee.

Under the general direction of the CED/DDA Manager, the Economic Recovery Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the Economic Development Strategic (EDS) plan, which is currently in development.

This position has an emphasis on economic development, industry, business and government policy.  It calls for creativity, flexibility in scope of work and design-thinking due to the diverse nature of projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead implementation of the Economic Development Strategic (EDS) plan
  • Focus on industrial and commercial development, including business development in the city's downtown area (Joseph Campau), on other commercial corridors (Conant, Caniff and Holbrook) and development within the multiple industrial zones of the city
  • Proactively work to fill market gaps in the city

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in economic development, public policy, or related area of study. Master’s degree preferred. Related experience will be considered in lieu of education.

Pay Rate & Benefits:

  • $60,000-$65,000 annual salary
  • Standard benefit package

Application Process:

Download full description and application at  Position open until filled.

Complete Job Description here.

Posted November 1, 2023

GIS Specialist

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD)

The Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development (CUPPAD) team is seeking an experienced GIS Specialist to join our office. We are a small regional government with a mission to assist communities within Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft, Dickinson, Alger, and Marquette counties to achieve optimum quality of life. The main CUPPAD office is in Escanaba, MI but most of the employees have a home-based office. Opportunities for continuing education and career development are encouraged.

The CUPPAD GIS (Geographic Information System) Specialist will be tasked with creating, developing, analyzing, and maintaining GIS databases throughout the 6-county central Upper Peninsula region. Duties include entering data into GIS, providing GIS support to staff, creating reports, and producing maps. Experience working with land record management in a parcel fabric workflow using Esri Desktop ArcPro is preferred as well as creating interactive maps and applications using ArcGIS Online products.

CUPPAD offers a flexible work schedule, an excellent healthcare plan for employees and their families through Blue Care Network, a defined contribution retirement plan through Nationwide, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and personal time.

To review the full job description and apply, click here

To learn more about CUPPAD, go to

Posted October 27, 2023

Director of Planning

St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission

The St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission is accepting applications for the position of Director of Planning. This employee reports to the Administrator/Controller with Metropolitan Planning Commission acting in an advisory capacity. This position performs complex professional and administrative work while having the full management responsibility of the Planning Department.

The Planning Director will manage the day-to-day business of the Metropolitan Planning Commission and will develop transportation plans, master plans, recreation plans, Brownfield plans, materials management plans and other studies. The Planning Director works closely with the Administrator/Controller, the Board of Commissioners, and other County department heads on a variety of internal corporate planning initiatives, including strategic planning, capital improvement planning, and economic development.

Employment qualifications include a master’s degree in urban planning, public administration or a closely related field – geography, resource management, etc. – and at least six years of broad management, supervisory, and technical experience in local government, urban planning and
development activities is required. AICP Certification is required, or is required to be obtained within one year.

The salary range for this position is $77,874 to $102,476 annually. St. Clair County offers a comprehensive benefits package, as well as flexible scheduling.

To view the full job description and apply for the position, please visit

Closing Date: 10/31/2023 11:59 PM

Posted October 20, 2023


Charter Township of Bloomfield

The Planning, Building & Ordinance Department of the Charter Township of Bloomfield is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Planner. This position will be responsible for processing and reviewing plans for the Design Review Board, Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeal for ordinance compliance and attending meetings.  Presents applications at the Design Review Board, writes agendas and legal notices for the Zoning Board of Appeals, and assists with processing site plan applications to the Planning Commission.   Assists the public with understanding planning procedures, ordinance requirements, and current planning projects. A qualified candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, collaboration and team building skills, and advanced public presentation skills. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field and minimum of 5 years of experience in a municipal planning office or with a private planning consulting firm.  Township office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

Salary of $56,405.62 to $75,018.74 DOQ. Full benefit package.

​For a complete list of qualifications, to review the employee benefits summary, or to apply, visit  Bloomfield Twp, MI - Employment Opportunities. A cover letter and resume should be included with application.

Posted October 17, 2023

Community Planner/Zoning Administrator (Part Time or Full Time)

Beckett & Raeder, Inc. 

Beckett & Raeder has an opening for a community planner / zoning administrator to join our team at our Petoskey office.  The Planner will work directly with client communities assisting on planning and zoning related matters and may be required to work in client’s offices during office hours multiple times a week. If you are interested in joining an award winning, fun loving group of collaborative professionals, please apply! Click the link for more information!

Posted October 13, 2023

Municipal Planning/Zoning Director

Oshtemo Charter Township

Oshtemo Charter Township in Kalamazoo, Michigan is seeking qualified candidates to be our next Municipal Planning/Zoning Director. Under the general direction of the Township Supervisor, the Municipal Planning/Zoning Director directs the function of the Planning Department, coordinates and supervises Planning Department programs and projects, and develops and administers planning documents. For more information and to apply, please CLICK HERE. Come join our team today!

Posted October 10, 2023


Transportation Planner

Fishbeck SE Michigan

Primary Functions


  • Support teaming opportunities with other consultants on larger more complex planning projects.
  • Lead and/or support Planning and Environmental Linkages studies.
  • Ability to interpret data for various transportation modes and support traffic studies.
  • Lead and/or support Public and Stakeholder Engagement activities.
  • Lead and/or support Transit and nonmotorized transportation studies
  • Assist with efforts on NEPA-related projects.


  • Assist with evaluating planning pursuits. Provide input and coordinate with other consultants and Fishbeck technical leads and marketing staff with preparation of proposals.
  • Support planning activities across Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.


  • Assist other Transportation business areas providing planning perspectives and support
  • Participate in alternative analysis on transportation projects.
  • Attend and represent Fishbeck in professional organizations’ meetings and events to develop and maintain Fishbeck client relationships.
  • Lead and/or support grant writing efforts.

Education: Urban and Regional Planning, Sustainability Planning, Urban Design, or Civil Engineering.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 5+ years of experience.
  • Experience leading/managing project teams.
  • Knowledge of active transportation design principles related to infrastructure.
  • Experience with AASHTO, MUTCD, FHWA and other technical guidance in the planning process.

About Fishbeck

Engineering, environmental sciences, architecture, and construction management are the cornerstones of Fishbeck’s services and integrated project approach. We are a hands-on and design-orientated practice with the technical capabilities and understanding to take the largest projects from internal concept to completion.  To view the full job description and apply for the position please visit our website.

Posted October 10, 2023


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Peninsula Township

Peninsula Township seeks an energetic, committed individual for the position of Planning and Zoning Administrator. A bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning or a related field and the ability to obtain AICP certification is preferred. This individual will work under the Director of Planning and Zoning to assist with a myriad of tasks, including the following:

  • Review proposals for special use permits and site plan review for conformance with codes, plans and regulations.
  • Evaluate land use permit applications, including site plans, surveys, and outside agency permits to efficiently issue permits that meet the requirements of local, state, and federal laws.
  • Assists the Land Division Review Committee in processing and reviewing land division applications.
  • Answer inquiries regarding the zoning ordinance, practices, policies, and procedures; administer its provisions; and conduct field evaluations and assessments.
  • Draft correspondence, conformance letters, notices of violation, memos, charts, tables, graphs, and business plans as needed.
  • Maintain records in accordance with the township’s records retention policies.
  • Assist with the implementation of programs and activities in conjunction with the township’s planning goals.
  • Work with the Code Enforcement Officer to investigate complaints and recommend appropriate corrective measures.
  • Act as staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Evaluate variance applications to ensure the ZBA has the information needed to make informed decisions.
  • Support the Parks Committee.
  • Participate in meetings and special projects.

For a complete description of the position, visit this link.

If you have questions, please email the township clerk at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is November 10, 2023.

Posted October 10, 2023

Assistant Planner

Gaines Charter Township

Gaines Charter Township is seeking an Assistant Planner; an individual who can serve in a supporting role for all planning and zoning administration matters, including being responsible for reviewing development applications, conducting site inspections, enforcing the Zoning Ordinance, assisting in administering Township ordinances, and assisting the Department Head (Community Development Director) in all planning and zoning administration matters.

This is a full-time position offering a competitive starting wage of $60,000 to $65,000 annually, and a generous benefit package.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however applications received by October 20, 2023, will receive first consideration.

A full job description is available on the Gaines Charter Township website.

Posted October 10, 2023


Zoning and Planning Manager

West Bloomfield Township

Under the supervision of the Development Services Director, is responsible for planning, administering and coordinating zoning ordinance process and planning related activities for the department and is staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals; including zoning variance requests. Duties delegated or assigned by the Development Services Director or Planning Director are carried out with moderate independence and latitude with the Director being consulted on policy issues and unusual situations. Manages the various municipal zoning and planning activities related to the department(s). Work is evaluated through the reviewing of reports, maintaining positive relationships, activity summaries and assessment of Township operations, effectiveness and efficiency.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, Civil Engineering, or the equivalent is required.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • AICP accreditation is preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in progressively more responsible municipal or urban planning consulting is required.

Complete job description here. 

Applications can be obtained from our web-site at:, or the Human Resources Department, 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield. Applicants must complete an employment application for consideration.

Posted October 10, 2023

Associate Planner

St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission

The St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission is accepting applications for the position of Associate Planner.  This employee reports to the Planning Director and will perform professional planning and related work in the preparation and implementation of county and local master plans, recreation plans, transportation plans, and other functional plans.

The Associate Planner will collaborate with and make recommendations to community partners and stakeholders on a wide variety of initiatives, including brownfield redevelopment, bike trails and water trails, community planning and zoning, recreation planning, and other special projects. The Associate Planner will participate in meetings of the planning commission and serve as staff planner to various boards, commissions and committees. This position will also promote public interest in planning activities through presentations to community groups and organizations.

Employment qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field – geography, resource management, etc. – and at least three years of recent experience in performing responsible planning activities.  A master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Applicants must have effective written and oral communication skills.   

The salary range for this position is $48,639 to $64,009 annually. St. Clair County offers a comprehensive benefits package, as well as flexible scheduling.

To view the full job description and apply for the position, please visit

Closing Date: 11/10/2023 11:59 PM

Posted October 2, 2023

Planning Director

Texas Township

Texas Township is seeking qualified applicants for a senior-level Planning Director position. Under the supervision of the Township Superintendent, this position works with the Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and staff to implement the planning vision for the community as outlined in the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Planning Department staff also consists of a full-time Zoning Administrator (currently hiring) and a part-time Ordinance Enforcement Officer. 

View the Full Job Description

The position offers a salary range of $85,000-$100,000 with a competitive benefits package and the opportunity for a hybrid work environment. The Township also offers a Friday workday ending at noon. 

Ideal candidates will have at least five years of professional municipal planning experience with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree and AICP certification preferred.

One of the fastest-growing communities in Southwest Michigan, Texas Township is home to over 18,000 residents and features a thriving downtown business district, numerous premier residential communities, and a growing commercial and mixed-use corridor along I-94.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, October 20; the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Deputy Superintendent Brooke Hovenkamp at [email protected].

The Charter Township of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted September 25, 2023

Zoning Administrator

Texas Township

Texas Township is accepting applications for a Zoning Administrator. This is a full-time position in the Planning Department that will support the day-to-day planning operations with assistance and support from a Planning Director (currently hiring) and/or a planning firm. This position has a salary range of $60,000-$80,000 with a competitive benefits package and the opportunity for a hybrid work environment. The Township also offers a Friday workday ending at noon. 

One of the fastest-growing communities in Southwest Michigan, Texas Township is home to over 18,000 residents and features a thriving downtown business district, numerous premier residential communities, and a growing commercial and mixed-use corridor along I-94.

This position is the primary point of contact for residents and businesses seeking zoning and planning-related information. Responsibilities include the processing and review of various zoning and development applications; review of construction permits to determine compliance with zoning regulations; aiding with the development approval process; and working with the Ordinance Enforcement Officer to investigate and enforce alleged violations of local zoning ordinances and property maintenance codes.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in urban or regional planning, or a related field, with at least two years of professional work experience in zoning administration/land use planning.

View the Full Job Description

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, October 13, but position will remain open until filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Deputy Superintendent Brooke Hovenkamp at [email protected].

The Charter Township of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted September 25, 2023


Planning and Zoning Administrator

City of the Village of Douglas

Full-Time Salaried Position: $71,000-$75,000 yr.

The City of the Village of Douglas is seeking a full-time Planning and Zoning Administrator. This is an administrative officer/department head position 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

Interested parties can submit their resume to Laura Kasper, Douglas City Clerk. Please call 269-857-1438 ext. 106 with questions.

Physical Address:  86 W Center St, Douglas, MI  49406

Mailing Address:  PO Box 757, Douglas, MI  49406

Email Address: [email protected]

Complete job description here. 

The City of Douglas is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted September 21, 2023

Planner I

City of Wyoming

Department: Community and Economic Development
Department Head: Nicole Hofert, Director of Community and Economic Development
Date Posted: 09/18/2023
Date Closing: 10/09/2023
Wage: $27.61-$34.07 per hour

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Wyoming is seeking applicants for a Planner I position in our Community and Economic Development Department. This position will work closely with other planning staff to support the day to day planning operations of the City.  

With a typical four-day work week, this position includes a generous benefit package including an employer-paid defined contribution plan (8%) and post-employment health plan (4%), a comprehensive health insurance plan, dental and vision insurance plans, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time and paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, longevity pay, and free access to an employee assistance program.

This is a professional, technical, and specialized position working in areas related to planning, zoning, and community development. This position has a variety of responsibilities including administrative support duties; researching, analyzing, and preparing reports; assisting in the execution of projects; site plan review; technical mapping and interpretations; and assisting the public with inquires related to all aspects of community development. Maintains records, prepares reports, and performs work related to ordinance and regulatory compliance. 

Consider joining the hard working, fun, and supportive environment found at the City of Wyoming! We’re looking for you!

Should an applicant need any disability related accommodations or other consideration in the application process, please notify our human resources department upon submittal of application by email at [email protected].

Complete job description here. 

Posted September 19, 2023

Senior Planner

City of East Lansing

PAY RATE:       Hiring range: $62,088.78 - $86,987.42

The City of East Lansing is seeking a Senior Planner to serve in our Planning & Zoning Division.

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 a significant investment in our community across residential, retail, and office projects. Our planning efforts are guided by our Master Plan, which was updated in 2018, and related community vision and plans.

This is a responsible and professional position within the Department of Planning, Building and Development. This position will report to the Planning and Zoning Administrator and will work regularly with community members as well as the City’s Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.  The City organization is deeply committed to customer based results, focusing on community needs, equity, and empowerment of staff to accomplish these results.

Successful candidates for this position will benefit from graduate-level planning education and research. There are substantial opportunities for on-the-job learning, including formal professional development. AICP certification is not required, but desirable.

Send resume, cover letter, and application by 5 pm Eastern time, Monday, October 16, 2023. Full description and application instructions can be found at:

Posted September 18, 2023

Associate Planner

Macomb County

Macomb County Planning & Economic Development is seeking an Associate Planner to provide support in community planning, including a wide range of responsibilities related to planning and zoning, land use, development, and community engagement.  The Associate Planner will assist on projects which promote the department's mission to retain, grow and attract investment in Macomb County while improving the overall quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors. Essential functions and responsibilities include: assisting in the development, planning, analysis and implementation of community planning programs and initiatives to support the Department’s mission; analyzing data, trends, and various factors to make informed decisions about land use, zoning, and community development; review site plans and provide written reviews and recommendations to municipal commissions and councils; provide assistance in the creation of housing and community development reports and evaluation metrics; as well as additional tasks included in the attached job description.

Required Education and Experience: a bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, environmental science, public policy, or a related field. We are seeking a candidate that has knowledge of urban planning principles, land use regulations, zoning codes, and sustainable development practices, as well as an understanding of Macomb County’s local communities, its culture, demographics, and familiarity with local, state, and federal planning regulations, zoning laws, and environmental policies.

Please see the complete job description for more details.

Salary Range: $48,448.88 - $62,659.40

Posted September 14, 2023

City Planner

City of Frankenmuth

The City of Frankenmuth is looking for a dynamic person to fill the position of City Planner. The ideal candidate will possess high levels of organization, technological know-how, and interpersonal skills in order to work with varying department heads, the general public, and remain on top of projects and assignments. This position is designed for someone who is interested in all aspects of planning, zoning and community development as they will provide staff assistance and support to the Planning, Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Transportation Advisory Community, Economic Development Corporation, the City Council and others. The right candidate will be willing to take direction and show initiative in the completion of assigned projects and tasks. The City Planner must be comfortable with daily interactions with residents, businesses able to receive constructive criticism, and able to openly communicate the status of projects, deadlines, and challenges with fellow staff and City Boards and Commissions. New and/or expected graduates are encouraged to apply. A more detailed list of the City Planner’s duties are available here.

Posted September 12, 2023

County Planner

Manistee County

Manistee County is seeking a qualified individual to fill its full-time County Planner position.  Under the supervision and direction of the Manistee County Controller/Administrator, in coordination with Planning Commission objectives, is responsible for providing professional planning services to the County and as requested, to townships and municipalities.  Additional duties include performing administrative and supervisory duties in the Planning Department and other projects as directed by the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners. Also represents the County on various County-wide Boards, Commissions, or special purpose initiatives.

Employment qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or closely related field with course work in economics, land use, earth sciences, cartography, remote sensing, computer science, and government administration or the equivalent.  Two years’ experience in planning and land use development with duties involving geo-based automated systems, data analysis and office management, and must be competent in word processing, spreadsheets, data base and GIS.  Must be able to attend evening meetings.  Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. 

Salary range: $61,152 -$79,501 

Full benefit package included. 

Complete job description available here.

To apply send a cover letter, copies of all college transcripts, and resume including references to Julie Griffis, HR Generalist, Manistee County Courthouse, 415 Third Street, Manistee, MI 49660 or [email protected].  EOE

Posted September 8, 2023

Senior Planner - Detroit

OHM Advisors

Senior Planner - Detroit | OHM Advisors Opportunities (

As a Senior Planner, you will focus on growing the planning practice within the Michigan offices of OHM. Candidates will be responsible for leading high-profile planning projects for public and private clients, as well as growing the planning team through marketing and business development efforts. A successful Senior Planner will have a deep understanding of public planning and land use, land use policy, transportation systems, economic development, and the role of urban design and landscape architecture in the planning and design field. The applicant should also possess and have experience working with a highly skilled design team. This position will also require the ability to manage a variety of projects, support multi-disciplinary teams across OHM, and represent the planning practice in front of clients and at industry conferences.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams to develop high-quality planning products for clients around Michigan.
  • Identify, pursue, and obtain new planning project opportunities.
  • Collaborate with regional directors on the growth of the planning practice. 
  • Attend events in a marketing and business development capacity to promote the growth of the firm, and the firm’s services.
  • Coordinate planning and development review activities with municipal clients.
  • Attend and present at client, community, and stakeholder meetings, and various planning organizations and entities.
  • Author articles, write papers, and digital media communication that demonstrates creative and innovative thought leadership.
  • Manage and monitor project workload, budgets, and profitability.

Posted September 6, 2023


Lead Planner

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

GCMPC is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Lead Planner position.   Performs professional planning work in the preparation and maintenance of programs and large planning projects. Manages and oversees large grant funded programs. Provides coordination and guidance to staff Planners. Works under the direction of the Division Manager. Performs related duties as required.

Starting salary is $67,716 with annual pay increases, advancement opportunities, and a full benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning, Resource Planning, Urban Studies, Public Administration or Geography AND six (6) years of professional planning experience in a planning office.


Connect to the job posting through the Genesee County website at  Click on Employment Opportunities at the top of the page. Search Public Employment Opportunities.

Posted September 5, 2023