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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.

This 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.).

Supervisory 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 Coordinator.

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 required.

Starting pay will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package provided.

Apply on line at 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 If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4415.

The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted 3/27/2015
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Intern - Two (2) Positions
County of Will
Land Use Dept., Administration & Planning Division
Joliet, IL
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.

Interested 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:
Posted 3/26/2015
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Planning & Zoning Administrator
Community Development Department
City of Evanston, IL
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 zoning applications.
  • 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.


  • 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, and Access.
    • 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 audience.
    • 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.


    • 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.

    Structured Oral Interview

    To apply for this position, please apply online at on or before April 17, 2015.

    Chosen 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 (TTY).

    Posted 3/25/2015
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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 The job description can be downloaded here.

                Position Description
                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 partners
                • Engage local community in the corner store conversion process and other health-related initiatives by using various community engagement strategies
                • 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

                Required Skills
                The 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.

                This is 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
                Phone: 708.922.4677
                Fax: 708.206.1133
                Posted 3/23/2015
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Executive Director
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Chicago, IL
                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 references
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.


                                                                                                                                                                         Must be 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.
                                                                                                                                                                          Applicants MUST specify availability (Days and Hours) at time of application. Only candidates available to work regularly now through December need apply.

                                                                                                                                                                          Salary: $12.00 per hour based on qualifications.

                                                                                                                                                                          Interested 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 Deadline for submissions: April 17, 2015
                                                                                                                                                                          Posted 3/17/2015
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Policy Analyst – Regional Land Use and Housing (PAE031)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Chicago, IL
                **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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for more information.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Position Description

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Essential Functions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 use development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 information systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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 is required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Send your resume, cover letter with contact information and Job Code PAE031


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Human Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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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.


                                                                                                                Successful 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.
                                                                                                                            Position is available until filled.


                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please submit cover letter and resume to HR Generalist, Annie Eriksson, via email or by U.S. Mail:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        City of Park Ridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Attn: Human Resources

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            505 Butler Place

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Park Ridge, IL 60068

Regional Planner & Policy Analyst
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)
Portage, IN

                                                                      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 information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Demonstrated ability to prepare and give public presentations while making information understandable

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Problem-solving and time management skills, and a customer-oriented service ethic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ability to work effectively as a team member

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ANTICIPATED DUTIES


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Position the agency as a go-to source for identifying and interpreting regional trends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Conduct policy analysis of freight and logistics planning, economic development, and other planning activities related to updates and implementation of the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Manage demographic, transportation performance, environmental justice, economic, housing, fiscal and other data for internal and external users

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Establish and organize a regional, open-source data clearinghouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Analyze demographic, statistical and financial data, relate to overall regional goals, develop recommendations, and clearly communicate findings based on this analysis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Prepare and format data, information and other materials to support planning and programming

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Respond to internal and external inquiries pertaining to data, information, analysis, display and interpretation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Extract and analyze demographic data for use in travel demand modeling and other planning activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Forecast distributions of regional population, households, employment and other socio-economic attributes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Prepare reports, planning documents and apply for grants, as required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Expected to travel and attend events outside the office

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Update and maintain statistical data for agency website and reporting


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ANTICIPATED POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Full-time – Professional A


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SALARY / WAGE PARAMETERS: Salary: $41,368 – 45,505 depending on qualifications


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RESERVED RIGHT OF EMPLOYER / APPLICATION DEADLINE:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The employer reserves the right not to fill this position. Apply by 4:30 p.m. March 20, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              APPLY WITH LETTER, RESUME AND PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES VIA EMAIL TO:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Steve Strains, Deputy Director/ Director of Planning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46324

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Land Use Planner
Kane County Development & Community Services Dept.
Geneva, IL
                Salary $42,000 to $52,000 DOQ


                                                                                                                Hours 35 HRS/WK



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kane County is accepting applications for a land use planner. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in land use planning or related field. Master degree is preferred. At least three years of direct experience in land use planning is required. Direct experience with county land use planning, developing a county or municipal comprehensive land use plan, sustainable development, historic preservation agriculture, local food systems, providing planning assistance, economic development planning and experience with Geographic Information Systems are desirable. Applicants should possess exceptional organizational skills, as well as strong written, presentation and public communication skills as well as experience working with social media and marketing tools. A strong work ethic, proactive nature, and team-oriented attitude are essential. Benefits include health, pension, vacation and holidays.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How to Apply

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Letters of application and current resume accepted by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              County of Kane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Department of Human Resource Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Building A, Room 207

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      719 Batavia Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Geneva IL 60134



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Position open till filled.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Applicants must pass criminal background check.


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Village Planner
Community Development Department
Village of Hinsdale, IL
                The Village of Hinsdale is seeking a progressive, highly collaborative individual with strong administrative and planning skills for the position of Village Planner in the Community Development Department.


                                                                                                                General Responsibilities:

                                                                                                                                                                      Position will be responsible for current and long-term planning programs for the Village. The full-time exempt position will work under the general direction of the Director of Community Development/Building Commissioner and will be responsible for conducting plan reviews, meeting with developers regarding proposed development, developing plans and programs for utilization of land and physical properties, coordinating planning activities with other Village departments and outside agencies, proving professional planning advice to the Village Board, serving as the staff liaison to the Village’s Plan Commission and Historic Preservation Commission.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Position Requirements:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and the ability to analyze and interpret plans and determine whether plans conform to the provisions of the applicable codes and ordinances.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with elected officials, commission members, employees, supervisors, agencies and the public is essential.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field and at least 5 years practical planning experience required. A Master’s Degree and/or AICP certification preferred but not required.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Starting Salary Range:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Starting annual salary DOQ with a salary range starting at $74,289. The Village offers an excellent benefits package.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Selection Process:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Candidate should be prepared to take a physical evaluation, including a drug and alcohol screening and undergo a thorough background investigation. Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a cover letter and three business references to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, fax: 630-789-7015, e-mail:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The position will remain open until filled.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Village of Hinsdale is an EOE employer

Unpaid/Volunteer Opportunities

None at this time

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