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Development Engineering Division Manager
Community and Economic Development Department
City of St. Charles, IL
This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising
all aspects of Development Engineering in accordance with the Municipal
Code(s)/Policies of the City of St. Charles. The position reports to
the Community & Economic Development Director. Attends and
participates in evening meetings of the Plan Commission and City Council
Committees as necessary for development matters.
position will perform and coordinate engineering and technical reviews
of plans and specifications; any required studies and inspections for
development projects in St. Charles as pertains to the City’s planning
and building permitting processes; communicate code requirements and
findings with developers and/or their consulting engineers concerning
infrastructure improvements; coordinate with the Public Works Department
on plans, specifications and construction inspections of site
development and assist on public works projects; provide oversight of
certain permit activities such as fence permits and right-of-way permits
and administration of the City’s Tree Preservation code; develop
long-range plans and objectives to assist in the preparation and
administration of the annual and extended four-year budget; meet all
reporting requirements and maintain records pertaining to operational
activities and financial guarantees; and respond to development related
inquiries and/or concerns relative to City infrastructure (sewer, water,
roads, drainage, floodplains, etc.).
responsibilities include establishing performance standards; training;
assigning and directing work; monitoring productivity and conduct,
providing feedback and assessing performance; and ensuring compliance
with City and departmental policies, rules, regulations and ethical
standards. This position supervises the Development Engineering Project
Comprehensive knowledge of the
principles and practices of Civil Engineering is required to perform
difficult engineering computation and to make comprehensive technical
recommendations for solutions to problems. General knowledge of the
principles and practices of municipal planning and subdivision
regulation is required, as well as strong oral and written communication
skills. Applicants must possess the ability to exercise independent
professional judgment in planning their work, analyzing problems, making
decisions, and recommending solutions. Also required are computer
skills including word processing, spreadsheet applications and the
ability to use GIS to find and display information.
The City is
seeking applicants with 8 years of Civil Engineering experience and 5
years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Civil
Engineering and possession of a Professional Engineering License from
the State of Illinois (or receipt of one within 12 months of hire) is
required. If selected, successful completion of a thorough background
check, physical, functional capacity evaluation, and drug screen are
Starting pay will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package
Apply on line at www.stcharlesil.gov
no later than April 15, 2015
Please thoroughly complete the employment application including salary history.
Resumes should be attached in the on-line application. Any additional documents
may be sent to email@example.com
you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact
The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Intern - Two (2) Positions
County of Will
Land Use Dept., Administration & Planning Division
Two (2) Positions
Temporary Positions – Not to Exceed 600 Hours
Reviews the recently adopted IL Rt. 53 Corridor Plan with a specific emphasis
on Implementation Strategies and develops various strategies to achieve the plan’s objectives. Performs all necessary work to bring the chosen
Implementation Strategy from “idea” to fruition. Communicates and collaborates with a variety of agencies, governmental departments,
consultants, stakeholders and community organizations. Other duties as may be assigned.
Accredited bachelor’s degree in urban planning
or related field required. Enrollment in an accredited master’s degree program in urban planning or related field preferred.
Salary: $12.00 per hour$12/hr.
candidates may complete an application and send a resume by April 10, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
to Will County Human Resources Department, 302 N. Chicago Street - 2nd Floor, Joliet,
IL 60432, fax to (815) 774-6355 or email:
Planning & Zoning Administrator
Community Development Department
City of Evanston, IL
NATURE OF WORK:
This position performs professional and
administrative work within the Planning and Zoning Division of the
Department of Community Development. Responsibilities include
formulating and administering some of the work program(s) of the
division and managing four staff members, participating in the
development of regulatory policies for the Department and managing the
development of the City’s various planning initiatives and their
implementation. Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the
discretion of the Director of Community Development. Multiple boards
and commissions may be staffed by this position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
- Manages the work activities and priorities of the Senior
Planner/Preservation Coordinator, Neighborhood and Land Use Planner,
Zoning Planner and Zoning Officer.
- Serves as the City of Evanston Zoning Administrator.
- Reviews and recommends zoning ordinance amendments.
- Provides the staff with technical guidance, evaluates their performance and recommends corrective actions when needed.
- Manages work product quality standards and customer satisfaction outcomes.
- Manages and coordinates closely with other City of Evanston
Departments and Divisions in the review and approval of planned
developments, rezonings, special use permits, site plans, subdivision
plans, variances, certificates of appropriateness and other similar
- Participates in multi-departmental teams.
- Provides ordinance interpretations and manages the development
of staff recommendations to the Director of Community Development, City
Manager, City Council, Plan Commission, Zoning Committee and the Zoning
Board of Appeals (ZBA).
- Represents the Department and the
City in an official capacity at City Council meetings, multiple board
and commission meetings, regional meetings and citizen meetings with
respect to planning and zoning matters.
- Confers with local
authorities, neighborhood groups/organizations and civic leaders in the
development and implementation of land use plans.
- Manages other complex projects and consultant work relative to assigned work area.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
- Must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university in Urban Planning or substantially similar area; possession
of a master’s degree is preferred.
- Must possess six (6) or
more years of progressively responsible planning and zoning experience,
including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record and be willing to use personal vehicle.
- Possession of AICP Certification is preferred.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and
regulations pertaining to local government land use development, zoning
and land use planning.
- Excellent management and leadership skills.
- Skill in the use of personal computers and related software
applications specifically, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
- Considerable knowledge of and ability to use
web-based applications, databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and a permitting software system.
- Skill in managing, coordinating and directing work of professionals engaged in technical work.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Ability to speak before audiences with poise, voice control and
confidence while using proper grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills in dealing with individuals and groups at various levels.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, officials, other departments, jurisdictions
and the public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
- The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the
ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 10 pounds. The ability
to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books materials etc. using up
to 25 pounds of force frequently and / or a negligible amount of force
constantly to move objects
- Subject to inside and outside weather conditions
- Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Community Development
- Supervision is exercised over professional staff; may act in the absence of the director, as assigned
- Work is evaluated at least annually with respect to progress
toward achieving goals, leadership, communication skills, customer
service, ability to work productively and effectively with employees at
all levels in the organization as well as the City Council, City
Manager, Director of Community Development, community groups,
businesses, development community and the general public
- The employee has regular and frequent contact with department
and division employees and other City employees; regular contact with
individual citizens and groups, including elected officials
- Presentations during evening public meetings are part of the scope of this position.
SELECTION METHOD TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST LIFE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST
Structured Oral Interview
To apply for this position, please apply online at
www.cityofevanston.org on or before
April 17, 2015.
candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses,
certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates
will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including
medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and
criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal
opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on
the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability,
national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental
status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or
gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to
accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing
mobility or communications access assistance should contact the
Facilities Management Office at 847-866-2916 (voice) or 847-448-8052
Community Development Planner
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA)
East Hazel Crest, IL
The South Suburban
Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) is seeking a Community
Development Planner. SSMMA is a non- profit Council of Governments
representing 44 communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties.
SSMMA is involved in transportation, housing, economic development, open
space, environmental, broadband and other issues important to our
member communities and our region. SSMMA’s GIS department supports these
activities and maintains the South Suburban Atlas which provides
efficient, innovative and high quality GIS services to members of the
South Suburban GIS Consortium. For more information on SSMMA, please see
our website www.ssmma.org. The job description can be downloaded here.
The Community Development Planner will be responsible for the following tasks:
Engage municipal leaders and staff in partner initiatives, specifically
Cook County Dept. of Public Health’s Healthy HotSpot Initiative
Engage corner store owners in the corner store conversion process by
strengthening relationships with municipal officials and other project
• Engage local community in the corner store conversion
process and other health-related initiatives by using various community
• Conduct individual outreach and organize
events to educate south suburban municipal officials and staff on
health-related issues and opportunities
• Provide Technical
Assistance opportunities to advance corner store conversions, complete
streets policies, and/or smoke-free multi-unit housing
• Leverage existing programs administered by SSMMA and partner organizations to advance health-related initiatives.
• Participate in SSMMA-related events
Community Development Planner should have a working knowledge of both
community and economic development, leveraging various programs,
community and municipal engagement techniques, and experience working in
the south suburban region or knowledge of current south suburban
programs and initiatives. Prior knowledge of public health topics is
helpful, but not required.
A bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred)
degree in urban and regional planning with a focus on community or
economic development or related field of study is required. Relevant
professional experience may be substituted for education.
a full time (35 hours/week) position. This is a 3-year grant-funded
salaried position and includes a fringe benefit package. The position
will remain open until filled. South Suburban Mayors and Managers
Association is an equal opportunity employer.
Please respond with
resume and cover letter or with questions about the position by email,
fax or mail by 4:30 PM on April 3, 2015 to:
Lakeshia Wright, AICP
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
1904 W. 174th Street
East Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking a highly
qualified executive with demonstrated success in leading regional
transportation and/or comprehensive planning efforts to serve as CMAP’s
next Executive Director. CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning
agency for metropolitan Chicago that also serves as the region’s
federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). A
nationally recognized, innovative agency, CMAP coordinates strategies to
help the region’s 284 communities and seven counties address
transportation, housing, economic development, open space and
environmental issues. CMAP is governed by a 15-member Board comprised of
City of Chicago, county, and municipal elected and appointed officials.
The Executive Director reports directly to the CMAP Board and MPO
Policy Committee, which have joint responsibility for approving the
regional transportation plan. CMAP was initiated in 2006 by state
legislation and is a recognized model of non-partisan regional
cooperation. The agency has had one Executive Director since its
inception and has 100 full-time employees. The CMAP staff is highly
respected throughout the region for the high caliber of reports they
generate. The next Executive Director can expect to guide the agency's
implementation of GO TO 2040, the comprehensive regional plan
unanimously adopted in 2010. In addition, CMAP will begin the planning
process for the region's 2050 plan. The next Executive Director will be a
skilled leader and manager who is passionate about regional
cooperation, with the ability to build consensus and continue the
integration of planning for land use and transportation that CMAP has
successfully established. Experience in transportation and urban policy
development as well as knowledge of state and federal funding mechanisms
is important. Candidates must have strong oral and written skills,
media skills and the ability to build effective relationships throughout
the region and with state leaders. Starting salary is $200,000 + DOQ.
Submit resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional
by April 20, 2015
to Heidi Voorhees, President at:
Development Services Intern(s)
Development Services Department
Village of Orland Park, IL
The Village of Orland Park’s Development Services Department has an
opening for temporary, part-time Intern(s) to perform a wide variety of
building division support tasks. This internship will emphasize
inspection techniques through closely supervised code interpretation
office and field work. This internship will also provide in depth
knowledge of local government operations; interpretation and application
of building codes, rules, regulations and ordinances related to
building construction; and firm understanding of public relation skills.
Responsibilities include providing a variety of administrative
tasks including but not limited to residential and business customer
service front-end support including permit issuance, preparation of
building department applications and information brochures, gathering
field data and assisting with general administrative tasks. In addition,
these positions will provide supplemental support to building
inspectors as related to sign complaints, visual permits, and other
related duties that are essential to the day-to-day operations of the
department. This position will perform office and field permit work.
This position is designed for a college student pursuing
their Bachelor or Master’s degree in design, construction or planning
looking to gain valuable experience. Prior coursework in design,
construction, planning principles and practices, regulations, and
research methods is required. Prior related experience in design,
construction or planning is preferred. Must be currently enrolled and
pursuing a related Bachelor or Master’s degree program.
able to understand and apply building codes, ordinances, regulations and
techniques related to the proper inspection of building construction.
Must be able to develop field inspection skills. Strong customer
service skills are required. Must possess strong oral/ written
communication skills and ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. A valid driver’s license is also required.
This is a temporary, part-time position working 18-20 hours per week. A consistent weekly work schedule will be required.
MUST specify availability (Days and Hours) at time of application.
Only candidates available to work regularly now through December need
Salary: $12.00 per hour based on qualifications.
candidates may complete an application or send a resume to Human
Resources, Village of Orland Park, 14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
60462, fax to 708-349-4859 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions: April 17, 2015
Policy Analyst – Regional Land Use and Housing (PAE031)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
**job description edited by CMAP on 3/23/2015
Company/Agency: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Job Category: Assistant or Associate Level
Experience Required: Assistant (0-2 years), Associate (2-4 years)
Salary Range: Commensurate with level hired
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire a Policy Analyst. CMAP is
the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane,
Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now leads the implementation of GO TO
2040, metropolitan Chicago's first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. To address
anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated
strategies that help the region’s 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development,
open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See
The ideal candidate for this position will be able to assist with and produce regional-scale analyses of
land use, housing, and development issues that support the recommendations of GO TO 2040 and
development of the next comprehensive regional plan. The policy analyst will produce work on a range
of topics, such as jobs-housing balance, fiscal and economic impact of land uses, housing elasticity and
supply, the relationship between real-estate trends and long-term land use change, and planning for the
interrelated nature of transportation and land use. Work in this area may also relate broadly to CMAP’s
policies and research on transportation, tax policy, and regional economy topics.
The policy analyst will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, managing research, and
producing reports and issue briefs on housing, land use, and development topics. In addition, this position
will support activities monitoring and providing agency direction on federal, state and local public
policy, and communicating and coordinating with the agency's partners on issues that affect land use and
housing. In this work, the policy analyst will be expected to emphasize the recommendations of GO TO
2040 and work collaboratively with other entities to set regional priorities.
Collect and analyze data on regional land use, development, and housing trends, both within the
region and in peer regions.
Manage or support agency research projects which analyze and report on the housing, land use,
and development issues facing northeast Illinois.
Write reports and issue briefs which explain data trends and the potential impacts of changes in
federal, state, or local public policy.
Enhance the agency’s capacity to analyze and forecast public finances related to housing and land
Monitor and evaluate regional, state, and national policies and initiatives that relate to housing
and development issues.
Present work to relevant CMAP committees and participate in regional groups on these issues as
they affect metropolitan Chicago.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing on issues of public
policy and planning.
Excellent data management skills and the ability to manipulate and analyze large data sources, as
well as the ability to generate findings from these data and present results.
Demonstrated skills with microcomputer databases, spreadsheets, and Arc/GIS geographic
Demonstrated ability to lead complex research projects and produce reports and issue briefs that
are factual, original, compelling and persuasive.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to complement existing projects via
independent or team-based work.
A demonstrated knowledge of real estate analytics as well as housing and land use development
issues, particularly at the regional scale.
Familiarity with the governance structure of northeastern Illinois.
Education and/or Experience:
A Master’s degree in Public Policy, Planning, Economics, Public Administration or a related field
- Prior work experience in a related field is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively in an environment using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office
products, with adaptability to other software.
Send your resume, cover letter with contact information and Job Code PAE031
CMAP: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Emailed resumes will receive an auto receipt. We do not send receipts for mailed resumes. Position open
until filled. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Community Preservation & Development Department
City of Park Ridge, IL
The City of Park Ridge's Community
Preservation & Development Department is seeking qualified
applicants for the full-time position of Planner. This position serves
as the primary contact in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and
the processing of variance cases. Primary responsibilities include, but
are not limited to, coordinating zoning reviews; serving as staff
liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals; investigating zoning complaints;
inspecting properties for the compliance with zoning regulations;
processing resubdivisions; and assisting applicants with inquiries
regarding projects. Assisting with other Planning & Zoning Division
functions, such as the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning
& Zoning Commission will also be required.
candidate must have the ability to handle numerous projects at the same
time. Excellent customer service skills are a must. 3-5 years’
experience working with zoning ordinances, planning and/or related
experience required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited
college or technical school required. AICP certification desired, but
not required. Starting annual salary range is $53,858 to $64,630,
depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits.
available until filled.
Please submit cover letter and resume to HR Generalist, Annie Eriksson, via email email@example.com or by U.S. Mail:
Regional Planner & Policy Analyst
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)
NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Planning for a region of 770,000 people (per 2010 Census) in the Chicago Metropolitan Area
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Familiarity with regional planning and demographic concepts
• Bachelor’s degree is required in urban or regional planning, information science or a related field.
• Master’s degree with at least two years of experience is desired. AICP certification is preferred.
Demonstrated abilities in use of spreadsheets, word processing,
presentation graphics and communications software, along with working
knowledge of GIS.
• Knowledge and experience in identifying
data sources, conducting research and analysis, and retrieving,
accessing and working with U.S. Census and other Federal and State
• Ability to quickly respond to requests for
information and analysis, identify and project trends, and interpret and
relate data to overall regional goals.
• Proficiency in basic math skills, including fundamental statistical analysis, as well as English grammar
• Strong written and verbal communications and customer service abilities