The City of Freeport is seeking a hands-on, high energy Community
Development Director. The Director acts as a liaison to developers,
realtors and other planners on proposed development, administers and
enforces the planning and zoning rules and regulations, and prepares and
administers all economic and community development grants. Also
responsible for code enforcement.
A key responsibility of the
Director will be to help identify and attract new businesses consistent
with the City’s goals and to help develop strategies for business
retention. He or she will manage activities in the City Tax Increment
Financing (TIF) districts. Providing technical support for plans and
projects will also be required.
Candidates must have an extensive
working knowledge of zoning, annexation, and site development rules,
regulations and ordinances; ICC codes; and knowledge of financial
instruments for encouraging private development. The ability to conduct
public hearings on a variety of planning and development issues and
determine the City's capacity for economic development is required.
Qualified candidates will excel at customer service, interpersonal,
communication and presentation skills, have unquestionable integrity and
ethics, be a team player and be comfortable working in a small city
environment. He or she will have to be “hands on,” capable of
functioning with a small staff and be highly collaborative.
qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college,
with concentration in planning, public administration, business
administration or other related field, Master’s degree preferred.
Previous employment in a Community Development Department, five years
increasingly responsible experience as a supervisor or assistant
supervisor in planning, zoning or a community development related field;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Current AICP accreditation or the ability to become accredited within
one year of hire is required.
Please email resumes to:
Human Resource Manager
email@example.com by 2/22/15
The City of Columbia, Illinois (pop. 9,707), seeks an experienced and
skilled professional to lead its planning and development activities in a
growing, progressive community just 15 miles south of downtown St.
Louis. This newly created position will be responsible for directing the
City’s short and long-term planning efforts as well as overseeing the
Building & Zoning Department. The Director of Planning &
Development Administration serves as the Zoning Administrator and will
be responsible for ensuring compliance with the City’s Zoning,
Subdivision, and Building Codes. Additionally, this person will work
closely with the City Administrator and coordinate on special projects
with other departments, such as Economic Development and Public Works.
successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or
related field (master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of five years
of relevant work experience (AICP certification is desired). Residency
in the Columbia city limits is required. Compensation, which includes a
generous benefits package, is dependent on qualifications and
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, by February 20, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
, to James
Morani, City Administrator, 208 S. Rapp Ave., Columbia, IL 62236
(envelopes should be clearly marked “Employment Application”) or send to
As a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Extension,
Cooperative Extension, employed with Marinette County, the Community,
Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator is an educational
leader in teaching, accessing and applying research findings from the
fields of leadership and organizational development, community
development, local government education, business and economic
development and natural resources in order to meet identified
educational needs and interests of citizens, civic groups, businesses
and local governments. The Community, Natural Resource and Economic
Development Educator takes a scholarly approach in strengthening
communities and local government through educational programming that
builds understanding and leads to improved decision-making and
To apply and see more position details visit:
About the Commission:
The SSCRPC serves as the joint planning
body for Sangamon County and the City of Springfield, as well as the
Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation planning in the
The Commission works with other public and semi-public
agencies throughout the area to promote orderly growth and
redevelopment, and assists other communities in the region with their
planning needs. Through its professional staff, the SSCRPC provides
overall planning services related to land use, housing, recreation,
transportation, economic development, environmental protection, natural
hazard mitigation, and various special projects of interest to the
region’s communities and agencies. The SSCRPC’s professional planning
staff prepares area-wide planning documents and assists the County,
cities and villages, as well as special districts, with planning
Oversight is provided by a 17 member Commission
which includes representatives from the Sangamon County Board,
Springfield City Council, special units of government, and six citizens
appointed by the City and the County.
Additional information about the Commission may be found on its website:
. The Associate Planner for Transportation Planning:
Under the direction of the Senior Planner for Transportation Planning,
the Associate Planner assists with and helps coordinate a number of
transportation planning activities, particularly related to public
transportation planning. The Associate Planner will perform
professional planning duties and assist the Senior Planner in such areas
•Preparation of transportation planning documents.
•Staff support for the local transportation planning body and mass transit district.
•Public transit informational materials.
•GIS mapping projects.
•Travel demand modeling.
•Data collection and analysis.
•Special studies and projects.
Assists in the coordination and staffing of the Commission’s
responsibilities associated with the Springfield Area Transportation
Study (SATS) including secretariat duties, preparation of reports, and
presentations for SATS review.
(2) Prepares schedules and brochures for the Springfield Mass Transit District.
Serves as a technical and professional resource for citizens, community
leaders, and other partners, with emphasis on public transportation
(4) Assists with special studies and projects in support of the SATS Long Range Transportation Plan.
(5) Prepares maps and data analysis for special studies and complex projects.
(6) Maintains files and documentation related to transportation studies and projects.
(7) Maintains and utilizes the SATS travel demand model.
(8) Develops and writes various reports and studies.
(9) Carries out other duties as required.
Education: BA or BS in Planning or related field.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
•Excellent demonstrated organizational ability and experience in research and analysis would be beneficial.
computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheets are essential.
Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Publisher would be beneficial.
•Knowledge of GIS is required. Experience with ArcGIS 10.x. and ArcGIS online would be particularly beneficial.
•Experience with travel demand modeling, particularly TransCad, is highly desirable but not required.
•Ability to answer questions and work with the public, interest groups and other agency staff on a daily basis is necessary.
•Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently in performing planning duties are essential.
A current Illinois driver’s license or the ability to obtain such license prior to date of hire is required.
and Benefits: Salary range for this position is $35,000 to $39,000 and
will be based upon the education, experience and demonstrated skills of
qualifying candidates. Benefits include participation in municipal
retirement system, paid vacation, paid sick days, health, dental and
life insurance and optional cafeteria plan.
Submit resume, a writing sample, three professional references, and a
completed Sangamon County Employment Application to:
Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission
ATTN: Transportation Planner
Sangamon County Building
200 S. 9th Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1629
not submitting the required information will not be considered. A
Sangamon County Employment Application is available on-line at
or from the address above.
Review of applications
for this position will begin January 23, 2015
, and will continue until
the position is filled.
Sangamon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
County of Will Land Use Department
The County of Will is accepting applications for the position of Senior
Planner in the Development Review Division of the County’s Land Use
This Development Review Division senior-level
supervisory position is responsible for implementation planning and
assumes direct responsibility for challenging matters of interpretation,
implementation, and enforcement of related ordinances and regulations.
Accredited master’s degree in urban planning or related field
and three (3) years directly related experience, or accredited
bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field and four (4) years
directly related experience required. Certification by the American
Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.
The salary range is $60,000 - $75,000, plus excellent benefits.
Will County Employment Application or Resume with cover letter and
salary history may be submitted by mail, fax or hand delivered. Only
interviewed applicants will be notified of the selection process. Deadline:
February 4, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
Will County Human Resources Department
302 N. Chicago Street - 2nd Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Fax: (815) 774-6355
The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of
Wood Dale (population 13,770) is seeking an experienced,
forward-thinking professional with a background in community and
economic development for the position of Community Development Director.
The selected candidate will be responsible for the supervision of a
number of functions including, but not limited to, planning and zoning,
building inspection, code enforcement, economic development, and
familiarity/experience with Building Code interpretation. The
department currently has 6 employees (including this position) and 1
A Bachelor's degree in urban planning,
public administration, economic development, public policy, business or
related field is required. An MPA, MBA, CBO, CEcD, or AICP Certification
is highly desired. Five to seven years of progressively responsible
experience in community development, economic development, planning or
closely related field, or any equivalent combination of education and
experience, is desired. Attendance at Thursday night meetings is
required. This position reports to the City Manager.
communication skills, strong writing ability, and team-oriented
professionalism are essential; ability to work with elected officials,
City staff, the business community, potential developers and a variety
of other stakeholders is a must. Residency is not required. Current
salary range is $88K - $127K, with the starting salary DOQ. Candidates
should send their resume, cover letter and City Employment Application
to the City of Wood Dale, 404 N Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191, Attn:
Human Resources. Applicants may also submit application materials
and/or inquiries to the City at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Position is
open until filled.
The City of Wood Dale is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Kendall County seeks a full-time professional to coordinate the County’s
economic development programs and assist the County Administrator on
special administrative projects as assigned. Job description and
application can be found at www.co.kendall.il.us/employment/
salary range $45,000 - $48,000 (DOQ).
Please mail application,
cover letter, resume with professional references by January 30, 2015
to: Kendall County, c/o Administration Econ Dev Position, 111 West Fox
Street, Yorkville, IL 60560. Application and complete job description are available via the Kendall County website at:
The Village of Homer Glen (pop.
24,220) is seeking a dynamic, skilled and accomplished planning and
zoning professional to fill our Planning and Zoning Director position.
Homer Glen is located in northeastern Will County, approximately 25
miles southwest of Chicago. The Village encompasses 22.2 sq. miles of
land. The Planning and Zoning Director will be responsible for managing
all aspects of the Village’s planning and zoning program and services.
In addition, the Director will administer all aspects of the Village’s
Zoning Ordinance. The Director serves as staff liaison to the Village’s
The position is appointed by the Mayor with
advice and consent from the Village Board. The position reports to the
Village Manager. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in
Planning, Public Administration or a related field with seven years of
progressively responsible experience in the field of planning and
zoning. Public sector experience is desirable.
Salary range is
$65,000 to $80,000, depending upon qualifications. Excellent benefits
package. Residency is not required. Interested applicants should
submit a cover letter, resume and four work related references by
Friday, January 30th
to the Village of Homer Glen, Attn: Heather
Kokodynsky, 14933 S Founders Crossing, Homer Glen, IL 60491 or via
e-mail to email@example.com
Estate Development Project Coordinator reports to the Senior
Development Director at the company’s Naperville, Illinois office, and
manages due diligence and the coordination of new real estate
development projects. The Project Coordinator is also responsible for
managing municipal research, preparation of due diligence reports,
initial site planning and the project sub consultants from inception to
construction. Additional responsibilities include the development and
maintenance of project schedules, and preparation of municipal
applications and submittal packages.
Desired Skills and Experience:
for this position should have a degree in Engineering, Planning,
Landscape Architecture, Architecture or other related field, and the
ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities. Candidates
should have three to five years’ experience in related fields, with a
general understanding of real estate development, building and site
design; have a working knowledge of building codes, zoning regulations
and municipal approvals/permits and have strong written and verbal
communication skills. Candidates should also have the ability to meet
deadlines and provide high quality service to clients; ability to
multi-task and quickly adapt to changing priorities. Candidates will
have proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, and AutoCAD.
Smith National provides its employees with a robust benefit package
which includes: A competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, life,
disability, legal and other valuable options; generous time-off
programs, 401K with an employer match; professional and career
development opportunities, a highly regarded tuition reimbursement
program; and an unmatched culture focused on client service, quality and
pursuit of excellence in all we do.
Candidates interested in
applying for this position should forward their resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org. R.A. Smith National is committed to
affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workforce.
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