Professional Planning Jobs

Professional Planning Job listings on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. Web site job ads cost $75. To submit a job ad or RFP ad email the description to [email protected] and place "job ad" or "RFP ad" in the subject field.

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Director of Placemaking

Flint Downtown Development Authority

Description

The Flint Downtown Development Authority is looking for a Director of Placemaking to lead the What’s Up Downtown Project. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing placemaking activities for Downtown Flint that range in scope and target audience. The focus of these activities will be on activating downtown parks and public spaces. The goal is for regular appropriately scaled activities and events to occur throughout the year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate and oversee event preparation, logistics, and marketing/promotional activities for downtown public spaces.

Establish and maintain a network of volunteers to work in key areas on behalf of development firms, downtown property owners and tenants, and community and business groups to coordinate events and activities.

Pursue and maintain partnership opportunities with local organizations/vendors

Coordinate the creation and distribution of calendar outlining downtown activities.

Identify new potential funding or resource opportunities.

Gather feedback and provide post-event evaluations to determine special event program effectiveness and goal achievement, including financial assessment of each event.

Compile data on traffic, usage, and other quality of life metrics.

This position reports to and consults directly with the coordinating committee.

Click here for more information

Posted October 15, 2019


 

Secretary - Planning and Zoning

Delhi Charter Township

Location:

Delhi Charter Township
Department of Community Development
2074 Aurelius Road
Holt, Michigan 48842

General Summary: Performs a variety of clerical and administrative tasks related to the administration of the zoning ordinance, building codes and other community development issues. Performs research, analysis and evaluation of various planning and development requests and maintains records. Responds to inquiries related to planning and zoning procedures and related matters. Maintains files and records of boards and committees pertaining to planning and zoning and provides secretarial support to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals, including preparation of agenda packets, notices, meeting attendance and minutes. Also performs the full range of building division clerical duties with a particular emphasis on commercial construction projects.

Employment Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Experience: Two years of progressively more responsible experience as an administrative assistant or similar support position. Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing accurate reports. Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications.

Other Requirements: Certification as a Notary Public, or ability to obtain same.

Probationary Period: 12 months

2019 Salary Range: (Pay Grade 5) $18.76 - $22.51

Approximate Starting Date: December 1, 2019

Hours to be Worked: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Monday – Friday (includes 2 evenings/month)

Application Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 P.M.

Applications are available at the Delhi Township Manager’s Office at 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan or at www.delhitownship.com. A complete job description is available upon request.

Posted October 10, 2019


Secretary - Building Division

Delhi Charter Township

Location:

Delhi Charter Township
Community Development
2074 Aurelius Road
Holt, Michigan 48842

General Summary: Performs a variety of clerical tasks and record keeping activities related to the administration of state and local building codes and local zoning ordinances, includes processing and issuing permits, scheduling inspections, receipting fees, and maintaining records. Types a variety of documents including letters, reports, and plan reviews, and responds to inquiries related to building division procedures. May assist the planning division as needed. FLSA Status:  Non Exempt.  Full time position. 

Employment Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Two years of progressively more responsible experience as an administrative assistant or office assistant. Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing accurate reports. Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications. Experience with BS&A software preferred.

Other Requirements: Certification as a Notary Public, or ability to obtain same.

Probationary Period: 12 Months

2019 Salary Range: (Pay Grade 5) $18.76 – $22.51

Approximate Starting Date: December 1, 2019

Hours to be Worked: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday - Friday

Application Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 P.M.

Applications are available at the Delhi Township Manager’s Office at 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan or at www.delhitownship.com. A complete job description is available upon request.

Posted October 10, 2019


City Transportation Engineer and Transportation Planner

City of Grand Rapids – Mobile GR and Parking Services Dept.

Mobile GR and Parking Services (Mobile GR) is the consolidated transportation department for City of Grand Rapids – encompassing traffic safety, signals, signs, public parking and transportation policy and planning. Situated in one of the top 25 fastest growing cities in the U.S., Mobile GR is actively testing ways to improve multi-modal transportation to meet needs for equity, environment and quality of life. This includes pilots in active transportation, traffic calming, a recently passed Bicycle Action Plan, close coordination with the regional transit provider (The Rapid) and emerging Transportation Demand Management work. Come join our team of motivated public servants doing good work in a great midwestern City.

Both positions are permanent, full-time and represented.

Please follow links to apply

Positions close October 14th at 11:59pm.

City Transportation Engineer

Salary Range: $82,173.00 - $104,868.00 Annually.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/2593236/city-transportation-engineer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Transportation Planner

Salary Range: $50,451.00 - $64,346.00 Annually.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/2593070/transportation-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Posted October 10, 2019


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 $40,000 to $50,000, DOQ. Profit sharing and Birthday Bonus after one year of employment, health insurance, unlimited vacation time, phone reimbursement, and mileage reimbursement. Position provides for a flexible work opportunity. No office presence is required (although available) and the work is independently mobile.

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

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years in local government community planning and zoning. Master Plan experience preferred.

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

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

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

Posted October 8, 2019


 

Government and Community Vitality Extension Educator

MSU Extension

Position Overview

Michigan State University Extension’s government, leadership, and community engagement programs, located within MSUE’s Community, Food and Environment Institute, engage participants in learning skills of good governance, how to communicate with purpose, and how to collaborate on solving complex issues in order to improve their communities.

The ideal candidate will design, implement, teach and evaluate programs that primarily focus on issues related to community vitality, land-use and public policy targeted to elected and appointed officials and other local leaders. Additionally, the person who accepts this position will have the opportunity to apply their unique knowledge, skills and abilities to develop and deliver new educational opportunities that support Michigan communities and economies locally and statewide. Example topics include (but are not limited to): downtown revitalization, housing availability and affordability, environmental hazards, water quality, gentrification, social equity in the development process, and renewable energy. As a partnership with Michigan Sea Grant Extension, this position will dedicate a portion of their time focused on programming that supports coastal communities and economies in their region and statewide.

SalaryCommensurate with education and experience

Benefits - Comprehensive benefits package:

https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

LocationKalamazoo County, MI

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to planning, public administration, public policy, economics, architecture, historic preservation, business administration, natural resources or related field, must be earned by date of hire.

To apply, visit http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502517/extension-educatorfixed.

Application deadline is November 11, 2019.

Posted October 7, 2019

 


 

City Manager

City of Escanaba

The City of Escanaba, Michigan is seeking applicants for the full-time position of City Manager. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, political science, finance or related fields and five to 10 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education is desired. Applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest via e-mail to [email protected], or by postal mail, Attn: Human Resource Director, P.O. Box 948, Escanaba, MI  49829.  

Before applying, applicants are required to review the complete job description at http://www.escanaba.org/jobopenings.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 15, 2019 by 4:00 pm.  The City of Escanaba is offering a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plan. 

The City of Escanaba is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted October 4, 2019

Community Planner

LIAA

The Land Information Access Association (LIAA) is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to building better communities through civic engagement. For over 26 years, we have helped citizens, civic groups, other nonprofits, and local units of government use advanced information technologies, 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 based at our Traverse City office. 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 reasonable salary (salary range: $40K–$50K+, 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.

The ideal candidate is a creative and engaging person with truly excellent writing and communication skills, a willingness to travel, and passion for the work. We prefer a person with some experience and an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field. Experience and expertise in areas such as ecosystem and natural sciences, landscape architecture, and/or community development and design are also desirable. Differentiators include proficiencies in InDesign, SketchUp, Photoshop and AutoCAD, and experience facilitating community meetings.

How to Apply

Please send an email to [email protected], attaching a well-written cover letter, a résumé, and three professional references as soon as possible. All documents should be provided in PDF format. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. Applications received by October 11, 2019, will be given first consideration. Additional information about this position can be found at www.liaa.org.

Posted October 1, 2019


 

Program Director - Planning Services

Macomb County

Macomb County seeks a highly qualified professional to join the Department of Planning & Economic development. Located in metropolitan Detroit, Macomb County covers 479 square miles comprised of 27 unique communities.  The County is home to more than 860,000 residents and offers 120,000 acres of open space/recreational land with 31.5 miles of Lake St. Clair Great Lakes shoreline.

The mission of our department is to retain, grow and attract economic investment while improving the overall quality of life for residents and business in Macomb County.   The planning services division works to promote responsible land use, community growth, redevelopment and to enhance the quality of life within our communities through place making initiatives. 

This position coordinates and supervises a program area comprised of professional planning staff engaged in land use planning, community placemaking, brownfield redevelopment, non-motorized transportation and parks and natural resources planning activities. 

A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, geography, economics or a related field from an accredited university is required.  This position requires professional certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or eligibility to obtain certification within one year of hire. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of the professional principles of urban planning and Michigan planning statutes.  Further, the candidate should be familiar with US EPA and MI EGLE/MEDC brownfield redevelopment programs and MI DNR parks and recreation plan development guidelines.   Additionally, the candidate should possess experience in grant writing and reporting, and the ability to develop and sustain collaborative relationships with community groups and governmental agencies. Strong communications skills - including the ability to present and educate groups as well as conduct research and disseminate findings - is required. Experience integrating GIS data, field studies, concept site designs, and geo-spatial analysis is also required. A master’s degree and previous experience working with a governmental agency is highly desired. AICP certification is highly desired.

To apply Macomb County Program Director - Planning and Economic Development

Posted September 23, 2019


Transportation Planner

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Supervised By: Transportation Director

Supervises: No supervisory responsibility

Salary: $47,000 - $54,000

To Apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to Gayle McCrath at [email protected]. Interviews will be scheduled as resumes are received. Open until filled. For a complete description, go to https://www.gvmc.org/employment-opportunities?rq=employment

Summary: Assist in long and short range transportation planning and analysis of related impacts and costs. Participate in multi-modal transportation issues and work cooperatively with officials at all governmental levels. Promotes and defines Grand Valley Metro Council’s transportation objectives in a variety of public forums. Preform related Transportation and/or GVMC duties as required.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in transportation or urban planning, or related field
  • Two years of experience in transportation planning or related field.
  • A State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning.
  • Skill in using geographic information systems (GIS) software, spreadsheet and database software, document design software, and social media.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and making presentations in a public forum.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying planning guidelines and ordinances.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative, and resourcefulness when interacting with the media, a diverse public, governmental units and elected officials, and other employees.
  • Ability to critically assess situations, problem-solve, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in public situations.
  • Ability to attend meetings as scheduled at times other than regular business hours.

Posted September 19, 2019


 City Planner

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti is seeking a City Planner for their Planning Department.

The successful candidate will have experience in urban planning and community and economic development.  The successful candidate should have skills in City Council, board, and commission/community relations

Candidates are required to have: 

  •  Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, community/economic development, public administration, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • At 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience

Salary is $40,000 to $55,000, dependent on qualifications, with benefits package.

For more information and application, please visit: https://cityofypsilanti.applicantpool.com/jobs/374604.html

Apply with resume, cover letter, application and three professional references. The first review of applications will be on September 30, 2019.

Posted September 17, 2019


 Watershed Planner

Friends of the Rouge

 

Department:  TBD

Status:  Exempt

Reports to:  Executive Director

Work location:  FOTR headquarters in Plymouth, MI
Annual Salary:  $50,000 – $60,000 depending on experience

 

The Friends of the Rouge leads the Rouge River Water Trail and facilitates the Rouge River Water Trail Leadership Committee. The Watershed Planner serves as a primary facilitator and core staff person for partnership-based management and stewardship in the watershed. The Planner will build strong relationships with a wide range of partner organizations, businesses, and service providers, and be familiar with the history, characteristics, and issues in the watershed. The Planner will also promote and enable waterfront and watershed revitalization projects that increase habitat diversity, restore connectivity, expand public access to recreation, promote green stormwater management, and encourage sustainable development.

Application Instructions
All interested parties are invited to submit 1) a resume, 2) three references, and 3) a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position which describes experience and interest in the position. Please submit as a single PDF file of all three in the following format: Your Full Name_FOTR Watershed Planner Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mail/e-mail to:  Marie McCormick, executive director, [email protected], 650 Church Street Suite 209, Plymouth, MI. Deadline for submission: Friday, October 11, 2019,  11:59 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered. No phone calls please.
To learn more about the position, please visit: https://therouge.org/watershed-planner/

 

Posted September 12, 2019


Director of Planning and Economic Development

Van Buren Charter Township  

Van Buren Charter Township is now accepting applications for the Director of Planning and Economic Development

Department: Public Services

Classification: Regular, Full-time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt Union

Affiliation: Non-Union salary position.

Salary: $75,000 based on experience and qualifications

Benefits Package: Health/Dental 90% Employer Paid Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network, Vision Employer Paid, Short/Long Term Insurance Employer Paid, Life Insurance $50,000, PTO, Education Tuition Assistant Plan

Retirement Package:  Defined Contribution with a 12% Township Contribution, Healthcare Savings Plan of $2500 annually

Position Summary:

This is administrative division head directing the activities of the Van Buren Township Planning & Economic Development Division. As Director, the employee is responsible for overall direction and management of the division and performs professional and administrative work in planning, reviewing, organizing and coordinating development activities.

Full Detailed information can be found on the Van Buren Township website.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application to:  [email protected]

The Charter Township of Van Buren is an equal opportunity employer

A full description may be viewed here.

Reposted September 3, 2019


 

City of Grand Rapids Planning Department

Contract Planner

Desired Start Date: October 1, 2019
Job Type: Temporary
Hours: 40 hours/wk; 7:30am-4:00pm - Mon-Fri
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Location: 1120 Monroe Ave NW

The City of Grand Rapids seeks a highly motivated, organized and team-oriented professional to assist the City of Grand Rapids Planning Department. The primary role includes assisting Department Planners in the implementation and maintenance of a variety of permits, processes, and projects; including, but not limited to, development approvals, site plan review, responding to zoning and development questions, customer assistance, meeting preparation, research, mapping, facilitation, and project assistance.

Desired Qualifications
• Some knowledge of the principles, philosophy, and practice of municipal planning.
• Some knowledge of the statutes and ordinances which apply to municipal planning in Grand Rapids.
• Some knowledge of the municipal zoning law.
• Some knowledge of census procedures and the application of demographics to municipal planning.
• Ability to apply/learn Geographic Information System procedures.
• Ability to perform research and to accurately represent the City's position in regards to the municipal ordinances as they apply to the master plan and zoning regulations.
• Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing.
• Ability to prepare accurate reports and figures.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with other employees and the public.

Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2019

How to Apply:  Please email a copy of your resume, three references, writing sample (not to exceed three pages) and a letter of interest to Kristin Turkelson, Acting Planning Director, at [email protected].

Posted August 29, 2019


Operations Manager

MAX Macatawa Area Experess

Job Summary
Performs various duties relating to the supervision of transit operations. Directly supervises bus operators, dispatchers, and transportation supervisors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. May drive or dispatch as needed.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities
Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Provides vision and inspiration; Oversees safety and training program;
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
Previous supervisory experience required, preferably in transportation operations.
Previous customer service experience preferred, but not required.
Experience in developing and managing customer service initiatives preferred.
High School Diploma or equivalent, preferred higher education in transportation planning, logistics, or business management.

Click here to learn more and how to apply.

Posted August 29, 2019


Associate Planner

Gibbs Planning Group

Gibbs Planning Group is seeking a creative urban planner to assist with the master planning of communities and new urban town centers across the U.S.  Landscape architectural, liberal arts or urban planning graduates are preferred.  Responsibilities include public and private-sector master planning, urban design and market research.   This is a full-time position in our downtown Birmingham, Michigan offices with competitive salary and benefits.  GPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Send cover letter and CV to Robert Gibbs: [email protected]

Posted August 23, 2019


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 October 1, 2019 to:

Dave Bee, AICP, Director
West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
1345 Monroe NW, Suite 255
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505

 Posted August 23, 2019


Department Specialist / Planning Assistant

Community Development Department
City of Walker

The City of Walker is looking to fill the position of Department Specialist / Planning Assistant to assist the Community Development Department by performing a wide range of highly skilled administrative responsibilities specific to Building Services and Planning. This customer service based position performs essential case management and record preservation services to the department by processing applications, agendas, minutes, departmental reporting, and conducting case research for Building Services, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Mineral Mining Board and other areas as needed.

Candidates must have a minimum Associates Degree in business, administration or science or a combination of education and experience relevant to functions of this position. A Bachelor’s Degree in planning, public administration or a similar field is preferred. The selected applicant must have a professional approach to establishing working relationships with contractors, residents, and co-workers at all levels. Qualities for the ideal candidate should include advanced technical and report writing skills, detail oriented, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

This is a full-time position with a starting wage of $19.74 - $22.71 per hour, depending on qualifications, and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, defined contribution 401(a) retirement plan, retirement health savings account, life insurance, short and long term disability, and fitness membership.

Please visit our website for a complete job description and more information on how to submit application materials. Applications are due by September 11, 2019.

The City of Walker is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted August 22, 2019


Project Designer

McKenna

McKenna’s Project Designers are passionate, talented, tenacious, 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.

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions. 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.

Posted August 12, 2019 


Project Director

McKenna

McKenna’s Project Directors are passionate, talented, tenacious, 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.

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions. 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.

Posted August 12, 2019


 Project Manager

McKenna

McKenna’s Project Managers are passionate, talented, tenacious, 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.

Visit www.mcka.com/careers for detailed information on our open positions. 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.

Posted August 12, 2019


 Assistant Planner

Preston Community Services, LLC (“PCS”)

Primary Location - Shiawassee County Community Development

The Assistant Planner will provide clerical and general office support to the Department, coordinate development projects, assist residents and applicants with Planning matters, and support PCS staff by handling correspondence, records, reports, and other administrative matters. Must enjoy working for a high-quality, fast-paced organization and providing superior customer service. The team-oriented, successful candidate will exercise exceptional communication, customer service, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat Pro skills.
PCS provides property tax assessing services, land use planning and zoning consulting to rural and suburban communities’ through-out the Mid-Michigan area. Our company was started in 2008 and we have had the opportunity to provide services to several communities over the past 11 years.

To apply send a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to P.O. Box 118, Laingsburg, MI 48848 or via email to [email protected].

Posted August 12, 2019


DDA Director/Main Street Inc. C.O.O.

City of Howell

The City of Howell is seeking qualified applicants for the position of DDA Director.  This position also serves as the C.O.O. of Main Street Inc.  Salary range is $55,000 to $64,000 DOQ plus generous benefit package.  Under the direction of the Downtown Development Authority Board, this position performs a variety of supervisory, administrative and professional work to support the DDA and downtown district businesses.  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and 3-5 years work experience in a DDA, Main Street Program, public administration, public relations, urban planning, marketing, historic preservation, economic development, volunteer or non-profit administration, management, or a related field is required.

Qualified candidates must submit completed City of Howell Employment Application, detailed cover letter and resume to:  Jane Cartwright, City Clerk/HR Director, 611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell MI 48843 or [email protected].  Also send electronic copy to Brian Walker, DDA President at [email protected].  Deadline to apply for the first review of applications is August 26, 2019. 

Click HERE for the complete job description and posting. 

Posted August 8, 2019


Community and Economic Development Director

Charter Township of Union

Population: 13,800

Compensation: $65.5k to $72k based on experience

Closing Date: Application deadline is October 4, 2019

To ApplyFull Detailed information can be found on the Charter Township of Union website http://www.uniontownshipmi.com/Departments/HumanResources/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx. Please submit a cover letter, resume and application to: [email protected]

Description:

Under the general direction of the Township Manager, this department head position is responsible for all Community and Economic Development operations for the Township.  As Director, the employee is responsible for overall direction and management of the department and performs professional and administrative work in planning, reviewing, organizing and coordinating development activities. This position also oversees building official, rental inspection and code enforcement activities and supports the local Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Economic Development Authority.

Posted August 5, 2019 


Director of Planning, Building and Development

City of East Lansing

The City of East Lansing seeks a Director of Planning, Building and Development.  East Lansing, home to Michigan State University, is a dynamic community of nearly 49,000 people with historic, walkable neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown experiencing significant redevelopment.

This high-level professional management position’s responsibilities include oversight of 30 full-time and 10 part-time employees across five functional divisions:  Building and Code Enforcement, Community and Economic Development, Downtown Parking, Housing and University Relations, and Planning and Zoning.  

The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert in two or more of the following areas: urban planning, community and economic development, building and code enforcement, rental housing licensing, and parking management.  The successful candidate should have skills in City Council, board, and commission relations; public-private partnerships; real estate redevelopment; analyzing data and developing alternative courses of action; devising plans and strategies to address a variety of short and long-term development issues; conducting research; writing reports and memos; state and federal funding; local and state regulations; and, personnel management.

Candidates are required to have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, community/economic development, public administration, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • At least seven years of increasingly responsible experience in a government setting that includes administrative and/or management responsibility. 

Salary is $83,725 - $ 117,219, dependent on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

For more information and application, please visit: www.cityofeastlansing.com/PlanningDirectorJob

Apply with resume, cover letter, application and three professional references by August 30, 2019.

Posted August 5, 2019


RRC Planner

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is seeking a Planner for their Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) program. RRC is a voluntary, no cost certification program promoting effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices.

This position provides planning and zoning technical expertise to communities across the state in the RRC program. The position ensures that technical assistance decisions follow budgetary guidelines, fit the RRC Best Practice criteria, meet community needs and expectations, and includes regular communications with the selected technical assistance providers. This position reviews planning, zoning and development documents and provide direct technical assistance in order to make recommendations and move communities forward to achieve RRC certification.

Click here to view the full position description.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree with at least 21 semester (32 term) credits in one or a combination of the following: city planning, urban planning, recreational planning, natural resources planning, or regional planning.

Experience:  Three to five years of experience working on planning projects, including master/comprehensive plan updates, zoning code updates, and design guidelines; have the ability to understand planning, zoning and placemaking principles and practices; and will be familiar with local government planning and development operations and procedures. AICP certification is preferred.

For more information and to apply: APPLY HERE

Deadline for submission: 8/28/2019

Posted August 5, 2019


Planner 33

City of Lansing

Salary Range: $42,650.59 - $63,515.61 Annually

Opening Date: 07-26-19

Closing Date: 08-13-19

Nature of Work

The City of Lansing Economic Development & Planning Department is seeking a Full-Time Planner to join their professional team to provide planning, zoning, and historic preservation projects to the City of Lansing Planning Division. This is a great opportunity for those seeking to use their planning and zoning work experience. The City of Lansing offers a competitive wage and benefits package including medical, vision, dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.

Ideal Candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field
  • One (1) to Two (2) years of experience in Zoning & Planning or a combination of work experience and internship (municipal setting preferred)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares, updates and implement plans for transportation, housing, and community development
  • Creates surveys, investigations, and report preparation for planning problems
  • Prepares grant applications for historic preservation projects
  • Analyzes data to determine past trends and project future trends
  • Assists in coordinating the City's work for Redevelopment Ready Communities & Certified Local Government programs
  • FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

To apply go to: https://lansingmi.gov/1221/Employment-Opportunities

Posted August 5, 2019 


 Administrative Analyst I - Customer Ombudsperson

City of Grand Rapids

SALARY:

$27.27 - $34.82 Hourly

$56,713.00 - $72,424.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 08/01/19

CLOSING DATE: 08/10/19

NATURE OF WORK:
The purpose of this job is to provide professional level administrative support services to a department head or other administrative position. Manages assigned projects. Work as staff liaison to the various departmental divisions and programs and outside agencies; may act as staff liaison with the media. In some instances, this position will have supervisory responsibility.

This position will serve as a key liaison to developers, small businesses, and community members, providing cross-departmental, project-specific support in assisting customers through the development process. This includes helping customers identify the full range of requirements for their proposed project (especially as it relates to permitting, plan review, and inspections), identifying projects that have stalled in the process and re-engaging them in an appropriate manner, and connecting customers to departments offering intersecting services such as financial incentives and business licensing.

Responsibilities will include conducting a preliminary review of submitted applications, plans and construction documents for completeness, routing plan review documents to the appropriate discipline(s); assisting with inspection scheduling maintenance; monitoring plan reviews to expedite processes and resolve issues; and other similar duties as assigned.

 This employee will also be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing processes and policies that encourage, support, and promote effective, comprehensive, and proactive customer support, as well as training and co-supervising clerical support staff.

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Posted August 1, 2019


Community Planner

Networks Northwest

Networks Northwest is looking to add a Community Planner to its Community Development team. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of several projects with an emphasis on transportation and infrastructure programs.  This position will also incorporate other aspects of regional planning program work. Although working autonomously and keeping programs on time and on budget is required, there is a team atmosphere within the department and you can count on the support and expertise of colleagues.  

 This full-time, salaried position operates from the Traverse City office, and consideration will be given to applicants desiring to work remotely from any part of the Networks Northwest service area, which includes the ten counties of the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Requirements include, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, transportation planning, economics, civil engineering, public administration or a related field, and three years of progressively responsible planning experience.  Preference for AICP certification holders and GIS proficient applicants. 

For more information and to apply, please visit  www.nwm.org/jobpostings

Posted July 29, 2019


Assistant Planner (Part-Time)

City of Birmingham

The City of Birmingham, Michigan, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Planner (Part-Time).  

Under the supervision of the Planning Director, the Part-Time Assistant Planner will assist the planning staff in reviewing plans, preparing staff reports, conducting site inspections and zoning enforcement, and conducting studies and presentations for various public boards.  Meets with property owners, developers, and architects, as needed, to explain City policies and review procedures and to provide guidance in compliance.  Also, prepares responses to inquiries on City policies and procedures from residents, property owners, etc. as required.

The Part-Time Assistant Planner will assist with a diverse range of duties, including the updating and maintenance of the department’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS), website and other similar tools; implementation of the City’s master plan and sub-area plans; and other related duties as assigned. For a full description of duties and requirements, please click here. 

Posted July 26, 2019

 


Associate Transportation Planner 

The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (“WATS”)

A transportation planning position is available with WATS. Under the supervision of the Director, the position will assist in a variety of transportation planning tasks, engage the public, and work cooperatively with officials at all governmental levels.  

The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (“WATS”) is a multi­jurisdictional agency responsible for  transportation planning in Washtenaw County. The agency is mandated by federal law to provide a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process, which guides the expenditure of state and federal transportation funds in Washtenaw County. WATS works collaboratively to establish project priorities for various transportation funds. In addition, WATS continually monitors the current condition of the county's transportation system, including roads, bicycle and pedestrian paths, bridges, and public transit.   

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]. Additionally, candidates are invited to submit a representative sample of individual work (not group work), including writing sample(s), maps, or any other materials supporting your application. If individual writing samples are not available please provide a less than one ­page response to the question: “Describe an important issue planners currently face”. Application materials must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, August 9, 2019. For more information visit our website www.miwats.org   

Starting Salary  : $42,000 ­ $55,000 commensurate with experience 

A full description may be viewed here.

Posted July 24, 2019


Township Planning Director

Charter Township of Oshtemo

Oshtemo Charter Township – A progressive, growing community in the Southwest Michigan area, is seeking a Planning Director to supervise the operations and staff of the Township Planning Department, including establishing department goals in coordination with Township growth objectives as reflected in the Master Land Use Plan.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field; Master’s Degree and AICP certification preferred.

Experience: Minimum Five (5) years of professional planning experience, at supervisory or management level desired.

Competitive salary and benefits. Respond by August 16th, 2019.

Submit resume to Ed Hellwege, HR Specialist via Email at [email protected]
More information available at www.Oshtemo.org

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to complete a formal application including an authorization to release information and provide references prior to the interview.

Posted July 25, 2019


Administrative Analyst I

City of Grand Rapids
 

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

Posting open July 19 - August 2, 2019

Posted July 19, 2019


Planner

Delta Township 

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

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

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Posted July 17, 2019


Municipal Planner/Community Development Block Grant Coordinator

City of Holland 

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

Salary Range: $26.76 - $32.11 per hour

For more information and to apply click here.

Posted July 15, 2019


Planning Director

Macomb Township

Salary: $101,660.06
Union: AFSCME, 1917 

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

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

Special Instructions

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

How to Apply:
Applications are available online at https://www.macomb-mi.gov/jobs.aspx
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, application and copies of all required documentation to:
Macomb Township
Human Resources Department
54111 Broughton Road
Macomb, MI 48042

Questions: (586) 992-0710 Ext. 2294

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

 Macomb Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted May 14, 2019, revised July 15, 2019