Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. MAP will also post the ads on social media.  Job ads cost $75. To submit a job ad or RFP ad email the description to tfaupel@planningmi.org and place "job ad" or "RFP ad" in the subject field.

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


Community Planning & Zoning Consultant

Fresh Coast Planning

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

Position: Associate

Type: Full-time

Compensation & Benefits: Annual salary of $45,000 to $55,000, DOQ. Profit sharing and Birthday Bonus after one year of employment, immediate project sharing bonus, health insurance 100% employer provided, dental insurance 100% employer provided, unlimited vacation time, phone reimbursement, and mileage reimbursement. Position provides for a flexible work opportunity. No company office presence is required (although available) and the work is independently mobile, except for client office hours.

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

Experience: At least one (1) year in local government community planning and zoning. Master Plan experience preferred.

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

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

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

Posted: January 12, 2021 


Planning and Zoning Administrator

Village of Beverly Hills

The Village of Beverly Hills is accepting applications for the position of Planning and Zoning Administrator.  The individual hired for this newly created position will serve as the Zoning Official for the Village and will be responsible for reviewing residential site plans for zoning compliance, administering the rental housing program, supervising code enforcement, and overseeing inspection services for all building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections.  In addition, this position will be responsible for issuing permits for various functions including, but not limited to fences, signs and driveways. 

The Planning and Zoning Administrator, under the direction of the Village Manager, will act as the administrative liaison to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and will work closely with the contracted Village Planner.  Qualified applicants will possess a degree in urban planning, public administration or related field and will have experience working in or with a municipal planning or building dept.  This is a full-time position, salary $64,000 +/-  DOQ, with benefits as provided to other full-time non-union Village personnel per the Village’s personnel manual.  The Village of Beverly Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to Chris D. Wilson, Village Manager; 18500 W. 13 Mile; Beverly Hills, MI 48025 or e-mail to [email protected], by January 29, 2021.

Posted January 5, 2021 


Planner

Village of Frankfort, IL

Frankfort, IL (20,077) a vibrant, desirable community located 37 miles southwest of Chicago is seeking a dedicated Planner to join their Community and Economic Development Department. 

The Planner reports to the Community and Economic Development Director and is responsible for complex planning work in the areas of planning and development, redevelopment, zoning administration, historic preservation, and long-range planning. This position works with considerable independence and is also responsible for processing development and zoning applications; reviewing technical documents, plans, and applications; performing research, analysis, and site inspections; and providing responsive, courteous, and efficient customer service to the public.

The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $70,000 +/- depending on qualifications and experience. Apply electronically at www.GovHRJobs.com with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by February 5, 2021 to Rachel Skaggs, GovHR USA. Tel. 847-380-3240.

To view the full job description and apply for the position, please visit https://govhrusa.applytojob.com/apply/8ZElqILtrm/Frankfort-IL-Planner

Posted: January 4, 2021 


Director of Planning and Community Development

City of Kaukauna, Wisconsin

The Director of Planning and Community Development is responsible for the economic development and job growth in the City. This role manages and performs the administrative and operative activities of the Planning and Community Development Department. Functions such as site selection and real estate sales, long-range comprehensive planning, grant administration, small business lending, tax increment finance district management and zoning administration are a part of this department. The Planning and Community Development Director oversees the Community Development Coordinator, Principal Planner, Community Enrichment Coordinator, Grignon Mansion Executive Director and Planning/Engineering Technician. This comprises approximately 3.5 FTE direct reports.

The City of Kaukauna is home to approximately 16,000 people and is located on the eastern edge of the Fox Valley metro area. This location lends itself to continuous growth and expansion, with new commercial development and residential development within the City. The City of Kaukauna boasts the largest acreage of greenspace per capita in the Fox Valley, an expansive park and trail network and a City-owned nature conservancy: 1000 Islands Environmental Center. The award-winning City library in a retrofit historic paper mill features innovations in programming and in device-free nature-based play opportunities. The National Register Listed Grignon Mansion is a City-owned and operated historic museum offering programming on the roles of indigenous peoples and the role of Westward expansion. Kaukauna has a rich history of progressive firsts and looks forward to continuing to plan for the best interest of our people and our community through this role.

You can find more information and how to apply here: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3350446&Ad=70960.

Posted: December 30, 2020 


Assistant Planning Director

Emmet County

Emmet County Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources is seeking an individual to serve as Assistant Planning Director. A complete job description and application may be obtained under the Employment Opportunities heading on the home page of the Emmet County web-site: www.emmetcounty.org. This career opportunity is a full-time position reporting directly to the Planning Director and indirectly to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Commissioners. Salary Range: $58,500 - $64,900 annually and includes a full benefits package. 

Interested candidates please fill out an on-line application and email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by January 29, 2020. Emmet County is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: December 30, 2020 


Zoning Administrator

Grattan Township

Grattan Township is seeking a qualified individual for its part-time Zoning Administrator position. Rural Grattan Township (pop. 3900) is in Kent County, just 40 minutes east of Grand Rapids. This is a year-round position that requires the zoning administrator duties an average of 12 to 20 hours per week. The detailed job description can be found on the Township website at www.grattantownship.org.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary requirements no later than January 5, 2021 to Michelle Alberts, Grattan Township Clerk via email at [email protected].

Posted: December 17, 2020 


Senior Transportation Planning Manager

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The Tri- County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is seeking a driven, innovative, and dynamic individual to join our team as our Senior Transportation Planning Manager!

Tri-County is centrally located in Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, around the corner from Michigan State University and home to a variety of recreational amenities, entertainment options, and diverse urban and rural living choices. Tri-County offers generous benefits, including medical and dental insurance coverage, group life insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. 

Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience directly related to transportation planning, traffic engineering, urban planning, data management, or related fields. A thorough understanding of urban transportation planning principles, preferably obtained within a Metropolitan Planning Organization or equivalent environment, is a plus. 

Primary duties consist of the development, maintenance, and implementation of Tri-County’s management systems activities for pavement, safety, and congestion. This position is also responsible for ensuring the realization of investment priorities outlined in the agency’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan as projects are implemented through the Transportation Improvement Program. In addition, this planning manager conducts a variety of technical transportation planning work tasks in support of the development of products and deliverables that plan for a safe, reliable, efficient, and seamless multimodal transportation network for the region.  

Qualified persons wishing to be considered for this position must submit an application, including a resume and cover letter, following the instructions at mitcrpc.org/careers. Position open until filled. 

Tri-County is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: December 16, 2020 


Executive Director

Main Street Grosse Pointe / DDA 

The City of Grosse Pointe was recently selected as a Michigan Main Street community and is seeking an Executive Director. The Board of Directors of Main Street Grosse Pointe, a Downtown Development Authority (DDA), is looking for an experienced professional who will work with stakeholders to develop and implement a transformation strategy to enhance an attractive, walkable traditional downtown.  The Village, Downtown Grosse Pointe, is comprised of a three-block area in the heart of the Grosse Pointes with a mix of local and national retailers, restaurants, services and offices.

Position Overview: The Executive Director will create and manage operations of the Main Street Grosse Pointe organization and programs and projects. The Main Street Executive Director will be a positive and energetic source for the long-term success of The Village and will support the Main Street Program by serving as a listener, communicator, collaborator, clearinghouse, facilitator and coordinator based on the four points (organization, promotion, design and economic vitality) of the Main Street Program. The Executive Director will be responsible for promoting public awareness and development of the program and will act as liaison to other government and community organizations.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year DOQ with a competitive benefits package through the City of Grosse Pointe.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Main Street Grosse Pointe Board, 17000 Kercheval, Suite 212, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230, via email to [email protected], or at  https://www.grossepointecity.org/departments/administration/careers.php (see also job description). Deadline is January 15, 2021.

Posted: December 15, 2020 


Executive Director

Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, Indiana

The Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County (APCTC), located in Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking an Executive Director to enter the position upon the retirement of its current Executive Director who has been in the position since 2004. This is a very exciting, interesting and challenging position. The APCTC is made up of several facets, it is the designated MPO and an APC for the area made up of the cities of Lafayette, West Lafayette, the Towns of Battle Ground, Dayton and Clarks Hill.

Requires a Master’s Degree in urban and regional planning or public administration or a closely related field and a minimum of ten years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certification by American Institute of Certified Planners preferred.

Resumes should be sent immediately to James Mercer, President, or Karolyn Prince-Mercer, Sr. Vice President, The Mercer Group, INC., 1000 Cordova Place #726, Santa Fe, NM  87505. Cell: 505-660-7725. E-Mail: [email protected] for Jim and at 505-660-5503 (voice) or [email protected] for Karolyn.  Click here for brochure.  APCTC is an EOE

Posted: December 10, 2020 


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/Deputy County Administrator 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 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.  Strong GIS skills and experience in community outreach and partnership development would be a plus.

The salary range for this position is $45,170 to $59,442 annually.  St. Clair County offers a comprehensive benefits package, as well as flexible scheduling and remote work opportunities.

To view the full job description and apply for the position, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/stclaircounty/.

Closing Date: 1/14/2021 11:59 PM

Posted: December 2, 2020 


Planning and Zoning Manager

Pittsfield Charter Township

Position Title: Planning and Zoning Manager
Department: Utilities and Municipal Services (UMS)
Supervised by: Director of Utilities and Municipal Services
Supervises: No supervisory responsibility
Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Union, FLSA Exempt
Compensation: Non-Union Salary Grade 6 ($50,871-$66,134)

Pittsfield Charter Township (Washtenaw County) is accepting applications for a Planning & Zoning Manager in the Utilities and Municipal Services Department. This is a Full-Time position with competitive pay and benefits.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the UMS Director, the Planning and Zoning Manager oversees and coordinates the process for site plan reviews, conditional use permits and rezoning submissions; as well as plans, directs and coordinates the application, review and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and zoning appeals to the ZBA. Also responsible for providing support to the planning, engineering and zoning operations within the Department and ensuring alignment with established policies and practices. This position requires independent judgment and action, along with the ability to provide the gold standard of public service.

For more information including a complete job description, requirements, and information on how to apply, please visit http://pittsfield-mi.gov/jobs. EOE

Posted: December 1, 2020 


Plan Review Analyst

Macomb Township

Position:          Plan Review Analyst                                     

Salary:             $58,000 - $68,000

Union:             AFSCME, 1917         

Open:              11/18/2020

Close:              12/04/2020

Duties:  Under the general direction of the Township Planning Director, this position is responsible assists in overseeing the day to day operations of the Planning operations by tracking the progress of all developments from pre-application meetings through final approval.         

Requirements:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, political science, architecture, or a related field required. Three to Four (3-4) years or more of planning experience required. One (1) year experience with site plan review process. AICP certification preferred, or ability to obtain within two (2) years from date of employment.

Special Instructions:

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

To obtain an application and view the position description, visit https://www.macomb-mi.gov/jobs.aspx.

Questions: 586-992-0710 Option 4.

Macomb Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: November 19, 2020 


Planning Director

City of Traverse City

The City of Traverse City, a highly desirable community located in northern Michigan, seeks innovative and dedicated candidates for its Planning Director position. The new Director will become part of the City's management team which is comprised of energetic and forward-thinking leaders. The new Director will have an opportunity to start with a strong foundation of cooperation and trust; and will be expected to continue building positive relationships with City stakeholders.

More information can be here.

The City of Traverse City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Traverse City values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundation for innovation and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to the City of Traverse City, Human Resources Office, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49684 or via email to [email protected].

Posted: November 18, 2020 


Planning Assistant

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region

The Central U.P. Planning and Development (CUPPAD) Regional Commission invites qualified planners to apply to be part of our team of dedicated professionals. The Planning Assistant is an entry-level full-time planning position that will be primarily focused on providing expert technical assistance to communities across our six-county region, while secondarily providing support and analysis on GIS applications.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with strong communication skills who is passionate about helping small towns revitalize and adapt to the changing world. Experience with the fundamentals of community planning and familiarity with modern virtual public engagement methods is essential.

This position allows for the possibility of working from home from anywhere within the central U.P.; a true four-season paradise for the outdoor enthusiast seeking a great work-life balance. If you are an emerging planner who is passionate about small towns and rural places, please review our job description and consider applying.

CUPPAD offers a competitive benefits package and the starting wage for this position is $21.00/hour ($43,680/year). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Dotty LaJoye, Executive Director at [email protected].

More information can be found here.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: November 18, 2020 


Community Development Director

City of Buchanan

The City of Buchanan seeks a qualified individual to lead its community and economic development efforts and its planning and zoning functions. Qualified individuals will be expected to have a combination of training and work experience, in community development, economic development, planning and zoning, or related fields. They will also be able to demonstrate experience in compiling and evaluating complex data and skill in making oral and written presentations to large groups. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of direct work experience (5 years is preferred) in economic development, planning and zoning practices and procedures, or the equivalent.

Any applicant who moves to the level of candidate will possess the superior oral, written, presentation skills; experience in communicating to commissions/boards/committees, as well as to the general public and media sources. They will also have an understanding of Planning and Zoning concepts, a significant understanding of community and economic development concepts and strategies, as well as an ability to build and maintain relationships with other governmental agencies, businesses, non-profits, and volunteer groups.

Compensation: $65,000-$75,000 DOQ with an up to $10,000 additional payment depending upon grants the person garners for the City. Competitive benefits package.

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to: Larry Nielsen, Buchanan Search Facilitator at [email protected]. Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter. Buchanan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested persons may review the Employment Brochure and Consent Form by visiting https://www.cityofbuchanan.com/employment-opportunity?page=1&search=

Deadline to Apply: December 7, 2020

Posted: November 16, 2020 


Transportation Planner

Macatawa Area Coordinating Council

Job Title: Transportation Planner

Primary Function: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with the primary function of managing the operations and various tasks of the transportation planning department. The Transportation Planner reports directly to the MACC Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Be the lead staff person in implementing and managing activities contained in the Unified Work Program. Such activities include: - Implement the Long Range Transportation Plan (updated every four years). - Promote and implement the annual Green Commute Week. - Promote the West Michigan Clean Air! Action Program.

2. Implement and manage the four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Tasks include: - Update the planning document every four years. - Bring TIP project amendments to the Transportation Advisory Committee and Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) Policy Board.

3. Manage the MACC’s annual Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) program.

Essential Qualifications:

1. A Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, public administration, geography, civil engineering, or a related field and three years of experience in the transportation planning field. Master’s degree preferred.

2. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with MACC staff, committees, citizen groups and the general public.

3. Possession of valid driver’s license required.

Salary: $52,938 - $55,432 Annually

Apply: Those interested should submit a cover letter and resume by December 7th, 2020 to: 

Macatawa Area Coordinating Council
Attn: Tyler Kent
501 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
E-Mails are also welcomed: [email protected]

Posted: November 12, 2020 


Zoning and Building Director

County of Mason

The Mason County Board of Commissioners are seeking a qualified individual for a full-time Zoning and Building Director position. Individuals applying for this position should possess communication, administrative and employee supervision skills, computer related skills and be knowledgeable of zoning and planning. Persons interested in making application for this position may pick up a job application packet at the County Administrator's Office located in the Mason County Courthouse. Only those applications that are contained in the job application packet and returned not later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 will be considered. The County of Mason is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This Zoning and Building Director Position is an at-will salaried position subject to the County Personnel Policy and other rules governing full-time employees adopted by the Mason County Board of Commissioners. At present, hours, compensation and benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Office hours of work are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one (1) hour lunch period, except for holidays.  This position is expected to attend up to four evening meetings a month.
  2. Current compensation schedule for 2020-2021 is:

 

2020

2021

 

Start

$53,515.22

$55,120.67

 

Satisfaction plus 1 year service

$58,237.17

$59,984.29

 

Satisfaction plus 2 years service

$62,959.11

$64,847.89

 

 Present benefits include, but are not limited to, employer paid vacation, holidays, sick days, retirement, health insurance with premium co-pay, life insurance, and dental/optical/hearing reimbursement.

Posted: November 2, 2020 


Senior Rural Development Specialist

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership

General Information

Job Title: Senior Rural Development Specialist

Location: Home Office, Grand Rapids, MI, Lansing, Mi, Ann Arbor Mi

Base Pay: $918.00 - $1284.00 / Week

Employee Type: Yearly Full Time

Minimum Experience: 5 Years

Required Degree: 4 Year Degree

Contact information

Name: Human Resources

Email: [email protected]

Summary 

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2020.  Apply online @ https://www.glcap.org/jobs/

Senior Rural Development Specialist - Michigan/Grand Rapids

$918.00 to $1,284.00 per week 

Summary: Provide training and technical assistance to communities and related organizations or individuals in order to improve and expand community and economic development and/or operation of drinking water or wastewater treatment systems. Serve as Department contact in one or more priority competency areas affecting rural communities.  The following are considered priority competency areas: training and facilitation, CDBG administration, community planning, financial management, GIS, water and/or sewer operator certification, utility rate-setting environmental assessment, and private drinking water well maintenance.

Experience: Five to seven years’ experience in community development, water or waste water management, or infrastructure development, to include five to seven years’ experience in one of the following areas: NEPA related environmental reviews, CDBG administration, municipal finance, utility certified operations and management, operation and maintenance of private drinking water wells, geographic information systems, land use and economic planning, finance and grant writing, facilitation and negotiation, or training communities; and one to three years’ experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and database software.

Posted: October 22, 2020 


Planner 1 - Zoning

Manistee County

Manistee County is seeking a qualified individual to fill its full-time Planner 1 Zoning Administrator position.  Under the direction and supervision of the County Planning Director, and the indirect supervision of the Manistee County Planning Commission through the County Planning Director, provides a full range of entry level planning duties and zoning administration. Acts as point of contact for zoning issues and zoning processes. Receives and processes applications, prepares reports, maintains records, performs general bookkeeping and other tasks. Assists the County Planner as requested with zoning amendment preparation, planning document preparation and other duties of the County Planning Department as requested.

Employment qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration/Policy, Park and Recreation Administration or Environmental Science.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.  Knowledge of principles and practices of research, data collection, and effective writing techniques.  Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.  Computer proficiency a must. Must possess a Michigan Vehicle Operators License and be able to attend evening meetings. 

Salary range: $38,649 - $50,251

Full benefit package included 

Job description available at www.manisteecountymi.gov

Cover letter, copies of all college transcripts, and resume including references should be submitted to Lisa Sagala, Controller/Administrator, Manistee County Courthouse, 415 Third Street, Manistee, MI 49660 or [email protected]. Applications are due by Friday, November 06, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.  EOE

Posted: October 22, 2020 


Assistant Planning Director

City of Grand Rapids

Nature of Work

The purpose of this job is to assist the Planning Director in the administration of the City Planning Department. Provides oversight and coordination of short-range and strategic planning functions, as well as policy and program development and implementation. Interprets and administers city ordinances.  Acts as liaison to boards and commissions.

  • Oversees daily development functions of the Planning Division
  • Provides oversight and coordination of short-range and long-range strategic planning functions
  • Communicates with developers and/or other professional representatives to discuss projects, zoning implications and review processes
  • Develops and implements policy and programs, including updates to zoning ordinance
  • Meets with neighborhood businesses and other community groups
  • Administers zoning ordinance and responds to questions from the public and other interested parties concerning zoning regulations
  • Supervises subordinate professional, technical, clerical staff and temporary employees and interns; completes employee evaluations, reviews time sheets and performs other administrative tasks; and, reviews work and work load

Minimum Training and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Planning, Architecture or a related field
  • At least five (5) to seven (7) years of related City planning, project coordination, zoning administration and supervisory work experience
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/2875641/assistant-planning-director

Posted: October 21, 2020 


Planner

West Michigan Regional Planning Commission 

Summary

This full-time position is responsible for working on elements of the Commission’s work program.  The Planner assists in the coordination of programs through communications, information gathering, research, report preparation, and written and personal communications.  Transportation planning is a large part of the role, but other types of planning are also involved.   

Typical Responsibilities

  1. Collects data and develops specific maps and support materials.
  2. Maintains equipment and software required to provide mapping services.
  3. Communicates with public officials as necessary.
  4. Provides technical assistance to a variety of public agencies.
  5. Gathers road condition data in the field using laptop data collectors.
  6. Maintains spreadsheets allocating transportation funds.

Work Requirements

  1. Ability to work independently and to address challenges with limited supervision.
  2. Knowledge of computer applications and ability to maintain an up-to-date geographic information system (GIS) and efficiently prepare maps.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively through writing and personal contacts, and establish effective working relationships with other employees and agencies.
  4. Must possess a Michigan Drivers License. 

Employment Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in planning, geographic information systems (GIS), or related field. 

Experience: This position is an entry-level position, but experience is welcomed.

Salary based on qualifications.  Benefits including health, life, optical, dental, retirement, and disability insurance are available to qualified candidates.  Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references by December 1, 2020 to:

Dave Bee, AICP, Director 

West Michigan Regional Planning Commission 
1345 Monroe NW, Suite 255 
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49505 

E-mails are also welcomed:  [email protected]  

Posted: October 20, 2020


Program Analyst/IT Coordinator

East Michigan Council of Governments

The East Michigan Council of Governments (EMCOG) office is seeking qualified individual to apply to be a part of our staff. The Program Analyst/IT Coordinator is a two-year full-time position that will assist in the provision of technical assistance as part of a 2-year economic development initiative in the 14-county region. The successful candidate will secondarily provide support to other regional initiatives supporting regional economic development and other initiatives designed to build resiliency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This position may be extended beyond the two-year term depending on performance.

A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, economic development, GIS, or similar field is required. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with strong communication skills and experience in data analyses, virtual public engagement, office computer software, etc.

This position allows for the possibility of working from home. Local meetings, virtual and live will also be required for this position. See attached job description here.

EMCOG offers a competitive benefits package and starting wage. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Sue Fortune, Executive Director, at [email protected]. Application deadline is November 13, 2020.

Posted: October 15, 2020