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.  

 


Planner III

City of Detroit 

Salary Range: $73,069.00 - $90,752.00 

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) is seeking to fill a Planner III position to support the City’s work to make Detroit’s streets safer for all ages, abilities, races, and levels of income. The Planner III will assist with implementing the City’s Streets for People transportation plan and support transportation planning activities at DPW.

The ideal candidate will have extensive transportation planning experience, knowledge of various federal grant programs (e.g., TAP, CMAQ, INFRA), and bring a passion for dignity-infused community engagement.

Learn more about the position here.

Posted August 19, 2022


 

City Planner-Project Manager, Community Development

City of Portage

The City of Portage Department of Community Development is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced City Planner - Project Manager. ​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. Strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual; advanced public presentation skills, written and oral communication skills are imperative.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance, review, and implementation of housing-related planning, programs, and policies for the City of Portage in coordination with county, non-profit and for-profit partners.  \
  • Assist in the development of city planning, neighborhood and housing strategies, mobility, and economic development activities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, community planning, real estate development, or a closely related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Planning or a closely related field preferred. 
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with grant funded programs such as CDBG or other similar programs and/or five (5) years of experience in community development and project review, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.

​Excellent benefits. $53,091.85 - $71,830.13.  DOQ.  Apply online with cover letter and resume, at www.portagemi.gov/200/employment.

Posted August 16, 2022


Senior City Planner, Community Development

City of Portage

This is a unique opportunity for a talented planner to join an expanding Community Development Department and help manage forthcoming updates to the City’s Master Plan, Zoning Code, and local ordinances. The selected candidate will serve as a senior member of a multi-disciplinary Planning and Development team, manage complex projects, and provide strategic direction for City’s future growth. Must be highly knowledgeable about principles, practices, and techniques of planning; related state and federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; implementation of zoning and other municipal ordinances; application of land use, physical design, economic, environmental, and/or social concepts to the planning process.

Responsibilities

  • Manage planning studies, site plan and subdivision review, zoning administration and compliance, re-zoning analysis, land use regulations and research, economic studies, and special approval applications.
  • Collaborate with the Building and Housing Division, Neighborhood Services Division, and Transportation and Utilities Department to deliver excellent customer service to both the development community and the community at-large.
  • Provide staff support to the Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and Local Development Finance Authority.

Requirements

  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university with major coursework in community planning, urban planning or other closely related fields. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Five to seven years of experience in professional planning or related experience and/or training.

Excellent benefits. $57,681.77 - $78,040.04; DOQ.

Apply online, including cover letter with resume, at www.portagemi.gov/200/employment.

Posted August 16, 2022


 

Senior Planner

HNTB 

The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking a Senior Planner in our growing Detroit, MI office. This position will provide the opportunity to work on the most exciting projects happening in Michigan. Candidates should be comfortable overseeing the work of junior staff members.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Oversees research on issues, policies, and concepts pertaining to planning and environmental planning.
  • Leads tasks related to preparing and producing technical plans, studies, written reports, and environmental documents.
  • Directs teams for small or medium sized tasks for projects.
  • Writes and leads production of plans, studies, reports, and environmental documents for transportation and transit projects.
  • Develops planning and analysis strategies using tools, such as GIS, to manipulate data, assess scenarios, and perform project analysis.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field and 6 years of relevant experience
  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field and 5 years of relevant experience
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

For complete description click here.

Posted August 11, 2022 


 

Project Manager and Project Planner/Designer

McKenna in Northville

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 Manager
  • Project Planner/Designer

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 August 10, 2022


 

Transportation Modeler

SEMCOG

First Review of Applications: Friday, July 29, 2022 (open until filled)

SEMCOG is seeking a Modeler, Transportation Engineer, regional/urban Planner, or experienced professional with relevant experience. SEMCOG Modelers run and analyze simulation models; code and apply models for the Regional Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program; perform transportation studies for partners; assist in model development activities including calibration, validation, and estimation; develop, maintain, and apply complex models in land use, transportation, or air quality analysis; integrate input for model runs; and produce modeling output for policy analysis.  

The successful candidate will have strong technical skills and abilities to provide assistance in the field of travel demand modeling (using TransCAD and/or other modeling packages) and related work in regional transportation planning such as data collection, management and analytical analysis; statistical skills; technical skills in computer programming such as Python, R, SQL, etc.; GIS analytical skills; mobility planning techniques; data visualization; dynamic traffic assignment model familiarity; and coordinating with member governments and planning partners. This position is part of a job series and offers employee development and promotional opportunities.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or a related field is required.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in developing statistical, regional travel demand or traffic simulation models. Familiarity with analytical software such as Access, Excel, SPSS, TransCad, ActivitySim, and/or ArcGIS platforms.

Complete job description here.

Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to Yvonne Taylor, HR Administrator, [email protected].

Posted August 10, 2022


Community Development Director

City of Chelsea
   
City of Chelsea is looking for a Community Development Director.  The Community Development Director plans, directs, and administers the City's economic development initiatives, including business development, recruitment and retention.  Oversees activities of the Community Development Department and is the primary City staffer to the Planning Commission and Chelsea Area Construction Agency.
  
Compensation:  $82,000 - $102,000
Closing date:  August 29, 2022
  
A detailed job description is attached.  
  
Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to [email protected] or mail to City of Chelsea, 305 S. Main St. Suite 100, Chelsea, MI 48118 attn: Human Resources.
Posted August 9, 2022

 


Planner II

SEMCOG

Starting Annual Salary: $54,023 – $63,000*

*Depending On Qualifications, with annual performance-based merit increase program

First Review of Applications: Friday, August 26, 2022 (open until filled)

Role and Responsibilities

SEMCOG is seeking a highly motivated Planner to join the Transportation Planning and Programming team. The Planner II will be the direct connection between counties and local governments to assist with planning and programming of all local projects within the region. Serves as a key liaison between SEMCOG, MDOT, and all regional agencies to develop and implement SEMCOG’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The SEMCOG TIP is a vital step in the transportation planning process and includes $4.2 Billion in transportation investments. Will grow expertise in the areas of public transit, congestion management, multimodal travel, asset management and freight travel. This position will provide support in the facilitation and development of the Transportation Coordinating Council, which is a group of state and local transportation professional and officials.

This position is part of a job series and offers valuable professional development and promotional opportunities. SEMCOG offers a Remote-First Hybrid Work Environment, with remote work predominantly performed within the State of Michigan.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in related area(s).
  • Previous experience working with transportation planning documents, metropolitan transportation plans. GIS experience and knowledge of ESRI products desirable.

The full job posting here. Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to Yvonne Taylor, HR Administrator, [email protected].  

Posted August 9, 2022 


Planning Supervisor

City of Battle Creek

The City of Battle Creek is looking to hire on a Planning Supervisor. This position will perform difficult skilled technical work supervising planning activities, services, programs, and staff; prepares, maintains, and interprets the City’s Master plan and zoning ordinances, overseeing community engagement efforts; related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Community Services Director. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division.

Pay for this position is $73,313.66 - $95,307.79 and includes 3 Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plans to select from, 2 vision plans through VSP, free dental though Delta Dental and life insurance, all of which are available on day one. Employees in this position are required to contribute 8% into the City's Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) pension plan which has a 2.5% multiplier. Employees will also be required to contribute 1-3% into a Retirement Health Savings (RHS) plan as well. 

Complete job description here. 

Posted August 8, 2022


 

Director of Planning, Zoning and Project Management

City of Saugatuck

Population:  945

Compensation:  $85,000-$90,000

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled 

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter and five professional references to Frank L. Walsh, Walsh Municipal Services, LLC at [email protected]. The City of Saugatuck is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Description:

Located on beautiful Lake Michigan, Saugatuck is well known throughout Michigan, and the Midwest, for being welcoming and diverse. Saugatuck's Oval Beach has been rated as "One of the Best Beaches in the World." 

The City is seeking a personable leader who will focus on the critical issues such as planning, zoning, code enforcement and managing key community projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in local government with a solid understanding of planning and zoning. 

The Director of Planning, Zoning and Project Management will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of local government. In addition, our new leader will be surrounded with an excellent City Manager and cohesive City Council. The City is high functioning and has many exciting projects on the horizon.

Saugatuck Community Profile here.

Posted August 8, 2022

 


 

Remote Building Plans Examiner

SAFEbuilt 

SAFEbuilt is currently seeking a full time experienced  Building Plans Examiner to support their operations in the Michigan Area, remotely!  This position offers great opportunity for dynamic, motivated self-starters to work on a variety of assignments.  You’ll be a member of our highly respected building department team with a full complement of resources to support you and exciting projects to keep you challenged. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews all plans and specifications for commercial, industrial, and residential projects to ensure compliance with city, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Initiates preconstruction conferences with contractors and/or developers and associated staff members.
  • Provides technical direction and assistance to inspection personnel relating to field problems.
  • Assess and resolve complaints received from clients, applicants, public, designers, and contractors.
  • Regularly interacts directly with municipal clients and their staff.
  • May be required to perform inspections on as needed basis, providing interpretation of codes in the field.
  • Attends meetings, educational seminars, and functions relating to building codes.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must hold State of Michigan license Act 407 Building Inspection/Plan Review
  • ICC Plans Examiner Certifications in multiple trades preferred.
  • ICC Residential & Commercial Inspection certifications in multiple disciplines preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in reviewing commercial construction plans or as contractor, engineer, architect, or as a superintendant

Learn more at: http://safebuilt.com/

Apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/BCHBB

Posted August 5, 2022 


Zoning Coordinator

City of Ann Arbor

Responsible for zoning enforcement and coordination work in the administration of the City Zoning Ordinance.

Work involves assisting in the administration of the City’s zoning program through coordinating all zoning compliance and appeal actions with the Planning Department, Building Department and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Work entails reviewing requests for construction and land use changes to ensure that the zoning ordinance is followed and that requests for variances and violations are properly processed.

Working for the City of Ann Arbor in the Zoning Coordinator position is part of our progression process which gives you opportunities to grow in pay as you grow in your job knowledge. The benefits offered to city employees are some of the best for municipalities in Michigan. We invite you to apply for this great opportunity!

Read complete job description here

Posted July 29, 2022


Executive Director

Clinton River Watershed Council

Rochester Hills

Work Experience:  5+ years

The Clinton River Watershed Council is a 50-year-old 501(c)3 non-profit organization that coordinates efforts of individuals, businesses, local governments, and community groups to protect, enhance, and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair. Key program areas include watershed management, education, and stewardship. CRWC currently has a staff of 6 full-time and 2 part-time employees. Our office is located a stone's throw from the Clinton River in Rochester Hills, Michigan. For more information about us visit our website at www.crwc.org.

The Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) located in Rochester Hills, Ml, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic team leader to manage CRWC's daily operations and watershed management activities. The Executive Director promotes watershed management through cooperative efforts with governments, businesses, community organizations, and individuals. This position reports to a Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will fulfill CRWC's mission through sound management of the organization's internal operations (including day-to-day activities, staff oversight, and team-building) and external relationships with other agencies, organizations, and individuals.

For a complete job description and to upload your resume and cover letter please go to https://www.nppn.co/career-opportunities

Posted July 28, 2022


 

Director of Economic Development

City of Romulus

Under the general supervision of the Mayor, the Economic Development Director advises the Mayor and City Council on merging Economic Development issues and/or opportunities. Acts as a representative to businesses in order to coordinate available city, county, state and federal resources.

The Economic Development Director will also administer and direct all processes, programs, and regulations guiding the utilization of funding. Coordinates and directs economic/community development related studies, and develops and directs the implementation of projects, programs, and services to meet the economic and community development needs of the city.

The Economic Development Director will assist with the creation and implementation of the city’s strategic master plan, and will continually evaluate various funding options available for economic and community development projects; applying for, and managing allocations, reporting and compliance.

For a full position description and to apply visit the City’s website 

Posted July 28, 2022


 

Planner 1

City of Southfield

The City of Southfield is hiring for the position of Planner I. The Planner I is responsible for several duties including, but not limited to:

  • Review and evaluate applications & documents prior to submittal, calculate plan fees. 
  • Make on-site inspections
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs, and regulations.
  • Attend meetings and prepare presentations for commissions and boards.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Urban Planning or any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required skills 
  • One to two years of related work experience sufficient to produce working knowledge of planning principles, zoning and land use issues, and applicable terminology.
  • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; work independently or in team environment.

Pay Rate: $50,467.00 - $62,119.00

For a full list of duties, requirements, and to apply please go to https://www.cityofsouthfield.com/jobs

Posted July 25, 2022


Housing Ready Program Director Positions

Housing North 

Housing North is hiring three Housing Ready Program Director positions in three counties (Charlevoix, Leelanau and Manistee). The positions will be based in each of these communities, employed through Housing North to coordinate local housing initiatives, remove barriers to housing, and offer assistance in the development process.  For a full position description and apply visit our website (https://www.housingnorth.org/about-us#jobs) All are welcomed and encouraged to apply. The position will remain opened until it is filled.

Posted July 22, 2022


Transportation Program Manager

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor is looking to fill the Transportation Program Manager position of the Engineering Department.  This position is for a candidate who would help lead the City’s efforts to achieve a safe and sustainable transportation network, with particular emphasis on Vision Zero and carbon neutrality.  The knowledge and experience required for this work results from an understanding of: how to prioritize projects and investments in an environment of competing interests; how to help determine effectiveness and efficacy of programs and projects; and how to engage the community and solicit input from different voices to influence a project’s outcome; among other tasks.  Assignments require collaboration among multiple internal and external stakeholders, following established rules and procedures, and innovative and strategic approaches to problem solving.

Interested candidates can view the job description and apply here.

Posted July 18, 2022 


Community Planner/ Zoning Administrator

Beckett & Raeder

Beckett & Raeder has an opening for a community planner / zoning administrator in its Petoskey office. The Planner will work directly with client communities assisting on planning and zoning related matters.

Your Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Review of zoning permit applications, site plans, and special land use applications.
  • Direct contact with client community staff, planning commission and elected officials on planning and zoning matters.
  • Preparation of monthly reports and planning commission materials.

Qualifications:

Your 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) 

Education and Experience
An undergraduate or graduate degree in Urban Design or Planning.

AICP certification or AICP Candidate preferred.

Send Resume to:
Beckett & Raeder, Inc.
113 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49707
-or-
[email protected]

Posted July 6, 2022


Deputy Planning Manager

City of Ann Arbor

The Deputy Planning Manager is a new role that will supervise the development review and permitting processes. The Deputy will provide technical oversight to the work of planning staff, ensure that applicable regulations are met, and look for opportunities and partnerships to improve review processes, while maintaining a high commitment to customer service. Provides general supervision of planning staff. Manages and performs a variety of professional planning activities including review of complex development and land use applications, zoning, site plan and coordination with other departments.  Salary Range - $77,000 to $88,325/year, based on qualifications.

Interested Candidates can view the job description and apply here:  https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CIT1009CA2/JobBoard/f90d5294-f62d-4de2-9878-31193309121c/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=a60509ac-02d0-4735-8d59-0fb729add046

Posted June 30, 2022


Transportation Planner

Grand Valley Metro Council

General Summary:

Will assist in all aspects of transportation performance-based planning, programing and analysis of related impacts and costs. Participate safety, freight, land use, transit planning, etc. Interact and work cooperatively with officials at all governmental levels. Promote and define Grand Valley Metro Council’s transportation objectives in a variety of public forums.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Handles long- and short-range transportation issues on a daily basis. Develops and/or coordinates elements of Grand Valley Metro Council’s metropolitan transportation plan (MTP) including research and analysis of system deficiencies and performance measures, public transportation, air, rail, nonmotorized transportation and freight. Coordinates with staff and members working in each mode.
  • Develops socio-economic data and projections, maps, financial forecasts for the MTP, and analyzes environmental and societal impacts.
  • Coordinates with local governments concerning land use plans and development. Analyzes transportation impacts of land use plans/development.
  • Serves as liaison to the area’s regional transit-agency representing the Metro Council on transit/public transportation issues.
  • Coordinates technical issues with FHWA, FTA, MDOT, and local units of government.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, or related field and at least three years of experience in transportation planning or related field, or a master’s degree and at least one year of experience
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas in written and graphic form and making presentations in a public forum.

For complete description and compensation go to https://www.gvmc.org/employment-opportunities

Posted June 30, 2022 


Community Planner

Williams & Works
Grand Rapids, MI

Williams & Works is seeking a community planner with a degree (Master’s preferred) in urban or regional planning or a related field, and 3+ years of experience in community master planning, zoning, economic development, GIS, and demographic research and analysis. This is an in-office position that requires the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with other professionals and clients and the ability to complete multi-faceted planning and zoning assignments. Projects include work on master plans, zoning ordinances, parks and recreation plans, development reviews, special projects, and similar tasks.

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

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

Additional information regarding this position is available at http://www.williams-works.com.

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

Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2022.

Posted June 27, 2022


Associate Planner

City of Eau Claire, WI

We are looking for a team player who has excellent customer service skills and is passionate about city planning! Does this sound like you? Come work with progressive, award winning planners in a growing community where you will be exposed to a wide-range of planning duties! We are currently accepting applications for an Associate Planner in our Community Development Department – Planning Division. Responsibilities include: gathering data related to land use; providing technical assistance to the development review process; assisting in the implementation of community development programs and participatory budgeting initiatives; using GIS to develop and update City ordinances; working with neighborhood associations and other groups; and more!

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field, have two years of professional planning experience (may include internship experience), and possess or obtain (within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills, plus experience with GIS, graphic design, and content creation is preferred.

Wage range: $28.56 - $33.26 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits.

Application deadline: Open until filled, first review of applications on July 12, 2022. Online application and complete job description available at www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs.

Interviews expected to take place Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Candidates will be notified via email if selected to interview.

The confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting wonderful candidates, please don’t hesitate to apply – we look forward to hearing from you.

Complete Recruitment Profile

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted June 27, 2022


Director of Planning and Community Development

City of Mt. Pleasant

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking a strong professional to take on the responsibility of Director of Planning and Community Development within our Division of Community Services. The position calls for a person who is innovative, knowledgeable, service-oriented and self-directed to handle all planning functions for the City. In addition to planning, this position is involved in community development activities in partnership with a variety of City projects. We are looking for an individual who will value working in an environment which appreciates creativity and strives to provide high quality services while building relationships with citizens and developers throughout the Mt. Pleasant community. Starting salary in the mid $80,000’s; a signing bonus, housing incentive, and relocation support may be available, depending on qualifications. To learn more about the City and apply for the position, visit www.mt-pleasant.org/jobs .  View complete job description. Application deadline is July 13, 2022. Position will remain posted until filled. EOE.

Posted June 23, 2022


Assistant Community and Economic Development Manager

City of Hamtramck

Description:

The City of Hamtramck has an opening for a full time Assistant Community and Economic Development (CED) Manager.  This position has an emphasis on planning, zoning and development and calls for creativity, flexibility in scope of work and design-thinking due to the diverse nature of projects, challenges and initiatives within the department. 

The Assistant Manager should strive to understand community challenges, generate ideas to address challenges, be flexible and perceptive to feedback, and show initiative to employ solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate or assist in the evaluation of re-zonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, and variances
  • Research regulations and best practices to clarify and improve the zoning ordinance
  • Assist in resolving resident and customer issues
  • Prepare staff reports, memorandums and agendas for Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings
  • Act as lead staff member for Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings, with assistance from the CED/DDA Manager
  • Assist with economic development initiatives including but not limited to marketing the sale of City-owned properties and assisting with the re-activation of the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  • Research, write and implement grant programs
  • Create marketing and informational posts for social media as needed 

Education:

Bachelor's degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study. Master’s degree preferred.

Pay Rate & Benefits:

  • $38,000 annual salary
  • Standard benefit package available including medical, dental and vision
  • Two weeks paid time off (PTO)

Application Process:

Download application at https://hamtramck.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Hamtramck-Application-Final-05072021.docx.  Return completed application and resume to [email protected]

 Posted June 22, 2022


Planning Manager

City of Rochester Hills

This position provides oversight, leadership, coordination, and management of the City’s planning programs and personnel; reviews for compliance of commercial, industrial, and residential development projects; and provides strategic support to various boards and commissions. 

For further information and/or to apply online, please click the link below:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rochesterhillsmi

Posted June 20, 2022


Entry Level Planner

Carlisle | Wortman Associates, Inc.

 

Carlisle|Wortman Associates Inc. is a multi-disciplinary urban planning firm based in Ann Arbor. CWA provides high-level service to more than 60 municipal clients throughout the state of Michigan. Services include on-site staffing; development review; master planning; zoning ordinance evaluation, amendments and administration; park planning; public meeting facilitation; and more. CWA is seeking qualified candidates to join our team. This entry level planner will work closely with principles and associates to provide service to our clients.

For more information, visit: https://www.cwaplan.com/

Main Tasks

  • Develop planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations
  • Review or assist in review of development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations
  • Prepare and present reports on development proposals to government bodies
  • Collect a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, and occupancy rates
  • Evaluate or assists in evaluating rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances, and other proposals
  • Act as liaison between community groups, government, developers, and officials in developing plans
  • Coordinate review of public and private development projects
  • Provide information to public regarding development regulations
  • Assist in resolving citizen and customer issues
  • Conduct field evaluations
  • Availability for some evening meetings

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Public Policy, or related field.   Master's degree preferred.
  • 1+ year of related experience
  • Knowledge in the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • GIS mapping and analysis skills

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package

Qualified individuals should send a resume, work/writing samples, and cover letter to:

Carlisle|Wortman Associates
Attn: Doug Lewan Principal
117 N. First St. Ste. 70
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
 
Posted June 20, 2022

 

Planner with Graphic Design/GIS Skills

Carlisle | Wortman Associates, Inc.

 

Carlisle|Wortman Associates Inc. is a multi-disciplinary urban planning firm based in Ann Arbor. CWA provides high-level service to more than 60 municipal clients throughout the state of Michigan. CWA Services include on-site staffing; development review; master planning; zoning ordinance evaluation, amendments, and administration; park planning; public meeting facilitation; and more. CWA is seeking qualified candidates to join our dynamic team. This opportunity is for an entry level planner with skills in visual communications who will work closely with principles and associates to provide service to our clients.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cwaplan.com/

Main Tasks

  • Produce graphics for planning documents, presentations, and web-based platforms
  • Coordinate GIS functions
  • Support the project team through design and technical tasks
  • Assist in the generation of written reports, planning documents and project proposals
  • Work on multiple projects and collaborate with team members
  • Assist with community outreach
  • Conduct field evaluations and assessments
  • Attend some municipal evening meetings

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field.  Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 1+ year of related experience
  • Ability to visually communicate design ideas and direction clearly and effectively
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS, including mapping and analysis
  • Proficiency in Sketch Up and AutoCAD beneficial, but not required.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package

Qualified individuals should send a resume, work samples, and cover letter to:

Carlisle|Wortman Associates
Attn: Doug Lewan, Principal
117 N. First St. Ste. 70
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
 
Posted June 20, 2022

 

Community Development Director

City of Grand Ledge

General Summary:

Under general direction of City Manager, coordinates and performs community and economic development functions of the City. Plans, directs, manages, and provides strategic leadership for community and economic development projects, working closely with Administration, Building, Planning and Zoning, and Public Services Departments. Oversees strategic planning and implementation of programs related to economic revitalization of city.

Performs technical work regarding flood plain/watershed management, brownfield/ environmental project coordination, sub-division and development plan review, land development proposals and standards, long-range planning, and commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and guidelines, and compliance with appropriate City codes and ordinances, including enforcement.

Find additional details here and at the City’s website. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business / public administration, economic development, urban planning, or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years serving in planning capacity or related field; project management experience for planning and design of capital improvement projects
  • Minimum two years’ experience with community and economic development, and supervisory activities.
  • AICP Certification desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles of municipal planning / zoning, land-use issues and regulations, community and economic development, policies, and administration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 15 at 12:00 PM

Submit a completed application, resume, five professional references, and letter of introduction to:

Adam Smith
City Manager, Municipal Executive
310 Greenwood St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
[email protected]
 
Posted June 20, 2022

 
Interagency Project Manager II

Detroit Land Bank Authority

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is seeking an Inventory Interagency Project Manager II. The Interagency Project Manager II is a role that draws upon a knowledge of urban planning, housing policy and data analysis to support the land bank’s interagency relationships. The project manager will represent the land bank in public planning, development, and infrastructure projects led by partner agencies. Toward these ends, the Inventory Interagency Project Manager II will represent the land bank in public engagement events, share data with partners, provide recommendations to internal and external leadership, conduct urban planning research, and oversee and negotiate interagency property transfers, among other tasks. The Project Manager II will be responsible for building processes, tracking progress, and integrating research and coordination for pilot disposition projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, law or related field required. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in program and/or project management
  • Must have strong organizational, analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills required

Please click on the following link to learn more about the position and to apply: https://buildingdetroit.org/careers/career

Posted June 10, 2022


Planning Supervisor

City of Battle Creek

The City of Battle Creek is looking to hire on a Planning Supervisor. This position will perform difficult skilled technical work supervising planning activities, services, programs, and staff; prepares, maintains, and interprets the City’s Master plan and zoning ordinances, overseeing community engagement efforts; related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Community Services Director. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division.

Pay for this position is $70,493.90 - $91,642.09 and includes 3 Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plans to select from, 2 vision plans through VSP, free dental though Delta Dental and life insurance, all of which are available on day one. Employees in this position are required to contribute 8% into the City's Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) pension plan which has a 2.5% multiplier. Employees will also be required to contribute 1-3% into a Retirement Health Savings (RHS) plan as well.

Full details here. 

Posted June 10, 2022


Economic Development and Equity Coordinator

City of Ypsilanti

 

The City of Ypsilanti is seeking an Economic Development and Equity Coordinator. This is an administrative position primarily responsible for assisting the City's Director of Administrative Services and Economic Development in projects relating to economic development and equity. This position will create and coordinate economic development and equity activities and be assigned projects as necessary. This position will also act as the chief equity officer for the City of Ypsilanti. Under the supervision of the director of economic development and administrative services, the employee has considerable initiative and independence to meet the objectives of the position.

For the complete job description and to apply for the position please click here. https://cityofypsilanti.applicantpool.com/jobs/794658.html

Salary $60,000 – $66,000 DOQ

For questions about the position, please forward them to [email protected]

Posted June 1, 2022

 


Downtown Manager

City of Sault Ste. Marie

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is seeking a Downtown Manager.  The Downtown Manager is responsible for providing leadership, general administrative direction, and support to the DDA, including any related entities established to implement downtown projects.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing, and coordinating the implementation of the Downtown Development Plans and Tax Increment Financing Plans, organizing marketing, promotion, recruitment, and retention strategies for businesses within the downtown, and related organizational, administration and coordination of related duties.

Under the supervision of the DDA Board, the Downtown Manager oversees and manages the development of the downtown business district, including obtaining and administering State and Federal grant funds and adherence to various local, state, and federal guidelines.  The Downtown Manager serves as staff support to various City Boards, Commissions and Committees as assigned by the DDA Board.   The Downtown Manager is responsible for building and maintaining positive working relationships and to act as liaison between business owners, the DDA Board, and the City.

The Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority is a “select level” Michigan Main Street Community, and much of the work of the Downtown Manager is focused on organizing strong working committees and task forces to complete specific goals and objectives by following the Main Street four-point approach to Downtown Development.  The four-point approach is focused on creating a culture of volunteer-driven Downtown Development to enable greater results throughout the Downtown area.

Please click on the following link to learn more about the position and to apply:  https://www.saultcity.com/hr/job-opening/downtown-development-authority-manager

Posted May 26, 2022


 

Economic Development Coordinator

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

First Review of Applications: Friday, June 10, 2022 (open until filled)

SEMCOG is seeking an experienced and innovative Economic Development Coordinator to join the Economic and Community Vitality team. Plays a pivotal role in leading and coordinating SEMCOG’s economic development planning initiatives including local technical assistance on placemaking, business attraction and retention, Main Street and downtown revitalization, equitable community engagement, brownfields and revitalization of underutilized sites, fostering entrepreneurship, and connecting talent with jobs.

Will focus on developing and maintaining the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which includes policies and actions that serve to engage community leaders, leverage involvement of the private sector, and establish regional collaboration for economic success. Will plan and convene meetings with local and regional partners as needed to update the CEDS and further economic and community development initiatives.

Will serve as SEMCOG’s point of contact for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and liaison between state and local community economic development leaders and practitioners. Will expand working relationships with local and county economic development partners, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Detroit Regional Partnership, and other economic development organizations. The ideal candidate will be a proven, experienced collaborator and leader that thinks holistically in the development and implementation of regional plans.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Community Development, Economics, Urban Studies or Planning, Business, Public Administration, or related field; Master’s degree or related certification preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in increasing responsibility.

Complete job description here. 

Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to Yvonne Taylor, HR Administrator, [email protected].

Posted May 20, 2022