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Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
Galesburg, IL The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
is a newly formed public/private partnership consisting of
approximately 65 members dedicated to the economic vitality of the
region. The Knox County region is strategically located between Chicago
and St. Louis with major highway and railway access. The City of
Galesburg is a progressive community that is home to Knox College, a
prestigious liberal arts college and Carl Sandburg College, a thriving
community college that provides important job training opportunities.
In addition, the region includes the Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Railroad which employs more than 1100 people and has seven rail lines
that converge in Galesburg. The President will report to a nine member
Board of Directors that includes the political, educational and business
leadership in the region. The Partnership is seeking candidates who
are self motivated, confident and possess strong interpersonal
communication skills. Candidates must have experience in marketing and
industrial business development and retention. Success in targeting and
growing jobs in the manufacturing and industrial sectors is highly
valued. The Partnership is well funded with a dedicated revenue stream
and a budget surplus. The next candidate will work with the Board to
develop a vision and strategy for the new organization as well as be
responsible for executing the strategy and delivering results. The
region has a full range of economic development tools including TIF
Districts, an Enterprise Zone that is home to 90 businesses and has room
for expansion, job training programs and a 340 acre industrial park
available for development. A Bachelor’s degree in business, planning or
public administration or related discipline is strongly desired along
with at least 5 -7 years of progressively responsible experience.
Starting salary is $95,000+/- DOQ. Candidates should apply by August 25
with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related
references to www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment to the
attention of Heidi Voorhees, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, lL
60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. Email contact is HVoorhees@GovHRUSA.com.
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC)
Peoria, Illinois, TCRPC Executive Director. The Tri-County Regional
Planning Commission (TCRPC) is a unit of local government providing
regional planning services to the Tri-County Region which includes
Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties in Central Illinois. TCRPC is
seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next
Executive Director. The Commission serves as a regional resource by
providing a forum for leaders of local government, developing a vision
for the future by defining regional issues, setting goals, and
implementing plans. In addition to the Executive Director, the agency
has 11 staff members. The TCRPC is designated as the Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO) for the tri-county region. The MPO makes
determinations on the allocation of transportation resources. Candidates
must have at least five years experience as a director or assistant
director preferably reporting directly to an elected or appointed Board,
experience working with state and federal legislative and regulatory
bodies, a strong background in finance and budgeting, demonstrated
success in negotiations, experience in strategic planning, and the
ability to work collaboratively with a large Board of Directors. In
addition, it is desirable for candidates to have experience with or a
strong interest in intergovernmental cooperation, association
management, and a dedication to best practices in all aspects of agency
operations and service delivery programs. The Executive Director also
provides leadership and management over all functions and programs by
managing TCRPC staff. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree;
coursework in public administration, urban and transportation planning,
business administration, finance or related field is preferred. Master's
degree or other advanced degree strongly desired. Candidates must
possess unquestionable integrity, creative problem solving skills,
excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and an ability to represent
the agency with credibility, transparency and a commitment to a high
level of service. Salary: $105,000 +/-DOQ. Agency does not participate
in state or local statutory pension programs. Send résumé, cover letter,
and contact information for five professional references by August 22,
. Please apply via our online application system at:
www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of
Gregory F. Ford at, GovHR USA, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, IL
60062. Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401-3100.
Planner I / Assistant Planner
Engineering & Urban Services Department
City of Danville, IL
The City of Danville, IL (population 33,000) is seeking a full-time
planner. Applicant must have a Bachelors Degree and at least 2 years
practical experience. Under direction of the Urban Services Manager
this position will perform professional level duties related to advanced
planning activities and neighborhood development; prepare plans and
reports for the CDBG program; work with all segments of the community
including City departments, external agencies, the business community,
neighborhood associations and other local stakeholders and the general
public to develop plans, policies, procedures, and regulations related
to community wide and neighborhood level planning and development;
assist with the creation of and provide support to the City’s
neighborhood associations; function as the historic preservation planner
for the City and oversee the City’s Historic Preservation Program; and
assist as needed with the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive
Plan and with the creation and implementation of other community plans
and with various Danville Area Transportation Study (DATS) planning
Full posting and application can be found at:
Apply by: 9/25/2014
Policy and Program Analyst (PPA066)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Job Category: Assistant or Associate
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire an
analyst in the Policy Development division who will specialize in
analysis to support the programming of transportation improvements in
the region. 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 guides the implementation of
metropolitan Chicago's comprehensive regional plan, GO TO 2040, which
was adopted unanimously by leaders from across the seven counties in
fall 2010. 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 www.cmap.illinois.gov
The GO TO 2040 regional
comprehensive plan emphasizes the importance of making transportation
investment decisions based on rigorous criteria rather than on arbitrary
formulas. Since the plan was adopted, CMAP has been exploring ways to
enhance transportation programming in the state and region, including
the agency's own funding programs. The policy and program analyst will
be responsible for developing and executing methods to identify
transportation system needs and to evaluate expected project
performance. The ideal candidate for this position will have strengths
in quantitative and qualitative policy analysis, both of which are
central to performance-based programming. Essential Functions
- Assist with development of transportation project evaluation
methods, particularly for transit projects but also highway, freight,
and non-motorized projects.
- Produce reports to document findings and recommendations.
- Make presentations to CMAP committees and interact directly with
stakeholders, which include transportation professionals and elected
- Help collect and summarize information about programming techniques in use by other agencies in the region and beyond.
- Help carry out highway and transit system needs analyses to support long-range plan development.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- The ability to write and communicate effectively on issues of public policy and planning.
- Excellent data management skills and the ability to collect,
manipulate, and analyze large data sources in spreadsheets and
databases, as well as the ability to generate and present findings from
- Demonstrated ability to lead moderately complex research projects.
- Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS).
- Familiarity with project evaluation tools such as Highway Capacity Software or microsimulation software is desirable.
- Prior experience in quantitative evaluation of transit projects and/or transportation capital programming is preferred.
Education and/or Experience
- A Master’s degree in Planning, Engineering, Economics, Public Administration or a related field is required.
- Ability to work effectively in an environment using Microsoft
Windows and Microsoft Office products, with adaptability to other
- Demonstrated skills with desktop computer databases, spreadsheets, and ArcGIS software.
Via email or U.S. mail, send your resume, cover letter with contact information, and Job Code (PPA066).
U.S. Mail: Human Resources
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
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.
The Village of Winnetka is seeking a part-time Economic Development
Coordinator, a new position in the Village Manager’s Office. The
Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for developing, guiding,
and administering the Village’s economic development and business
assistance functions. This position is primarily responsible for
developing and executing the strategies that will enhance the vitality
of the Winnetka’s three business districts—implementing and overseeing
initiatives to encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses,
as well as attraction of new businesses, in ways that create a
sustainable long-term commercial base and promote the community’s core
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
degree from an accredited college or university in urban
planning; advertising, marketing, or communications; public
administration; business administration; or a closely related field.
- 3 to 4 years progressively responsible work experience.
- Economic Developer Certification desirable.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service and to work
effectively with business owners, developers, citizens, elected
officials, and staff.
- Good knowledge of business
mathematics, statistics, research methodology, as well as experience
with computer spreadsheets, databases and related software.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of business, real estate, and land use.
- Experience in deployment of marketing techniques.
- Valid driver’s license and safe driving skills.
is a part-time position of approximately 20 to 25 hours per week. The
schedule will be between the Village’s regular hours, Monday through
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may be extended in the event of
emergency, disaster, workload, administrative obligations, or work in
progress. The position requires occasional evening or weekend work.
Work activities are typically conducted in a climate-controlled open
office environment and noise levels are usually quiet.
Hourly Rate: $40 - $55 +/-, DOQ
The Village of Winnetka (population 12,200) is an established North Shore suburban community, located approximately 20
miles north of Chicago. Winnetka has a Council-Manager form of
government. The Village Manager oversees six operational departments
that provide the following primary services to the community: police,
fire, and emergency medical services; highway and street maintenance and
reconstruction; forestry; building and code enforcement; public
improvements; economic development; planning and zoning; waterworks
and sewerage; refuse collection; electric; parking system; and general
administration. Winnetka has three business districts (Indian Hill,
East/West Elm, and Hubbard Woods). In 2013, the Urban Land Institute
(Chicago) conducted a two-part technical assistance panel process for
Winnetka, which the Village is in the process of implementing.
should apply with application, resume, and cover letter. Position is
open until filled. Applications may be obtained in person or
downloaded from the Job Opportunities page at
www.villageofwinnetka.org. Submit materials and direct inquiries to:
Mark Swenson, Human Resources
Village of Winnetka
510 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Equal Opportunity Employer
Village of Palatine, IL
The Village of Palatine is seeking a Planner to assist
with current planning activities, serve as liaison to the Village’s Plan
Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, conduct comprehensive planning
projects, and assist with the administration of the Village’s Community
Development Block Grant Program.
- Assist in the development and implementation of Comprehensive Plan.
- Serve as primary staff liaison to the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Prepare and present Staff reports for public meetings.
- Assist with the implementation of the Village Community Development
Block Grant, including the preparation of the Action Plan, Consolidated
Plan, and the various required reporting for the Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
- Discuss Village regulations with residents, property/business owners and developers.
- Coordinate staff reviews of projects and work with petitioners.
- Interpret planning and zoning policy for land developers, realtors and
property owners. Explain local ordinances, codes and development plans
of the Village.
- Review maps, zoning codes, development codes, procedures and practices for Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Review and process subdivisions, planned developments, variations, special uses, and other formal development applications.
- Assist with the enforcement of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance.
- Contribute to redevelopment of the Village’s downtown and economic
development activities throughout the Village, including administrative
support for projects within the Village’s Tax Increment Finance (TIF)
- Conduct studies of traffic movement and population
density and growth. Perform related planning research, including short
range studies, neighborhood analysis, and community renewal programs.
- Draw maps, charts, sketches and plans to illustrate proposed designs or
facilitate planning design work. Map the general character and
condition of properties in designated areas through field studies.
- Conduct routine site visits when reviewing planning and zoning related requests and developments.
- Assess the impact of development proposals on the Village’s comprehensive plan. Prepare sub-area or neighborhood plans.
- Attend meetings/seminars of area planning professionals.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Department Director.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in planning or similar field (with
coursework in areas such as urban planning, land use planning, historic
architecture and preservation, economic/community development,
transportation planning, architecture, landscape architecture or
engineering). A Master’s degree is preferred. One to three years of
- Ability to collect and analyze planning data and prepare reports.
- Strong writing and presentation skills, including addressing civic organizations, advisory boards and commissions.
- Strong project management, time management and problem solving skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships through interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in various computer programs including Microsoft Office products.
- Ability to work with other Departments to complete effective plan review.
- Ability to meet deadlines especially in stressful work situations.
- Valid Driver’s License required. AICP helpful, but not required.
Salary: $53,872 - $63,863/ year.
Hours: Full-time exempt position. 35 hours per week.
To Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at
www.palatine.il.us. The position will remain open until filled.
The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Deputy Executive Director
for Policy and Programming
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
CMAP seeks a
Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programming to manage staff
and provide a strategic direction for CMAP’s policy development and
analysis activities, with an emphasis on performance-based programming
for the region’s transportation investments. As a member of CMAP’s
management team, this person will work closely with the CMAP Executive
Director, Chief of Staff, Deputy Executive Directors, and Principals on
overall agency strategy, the allocation of staff resources, and setting
short- and long-term research agendas for CMAP’s policy focus areas,
including transportation, land use, economic development, housing, tax
policy, and governance.
The individual in this position must have
the creativity and vision to create a robust policy analysis agenda and
the ability to manage diverse and highly technical work. Specifically,
the Deputy Executive Director must have the ability to:
Communicate well and clearly, distilling highly complex concepts into
compelling, relevant, and understandable findings, recommendations, and
• Be a transformational leader with strong
analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
supervise staff; monitor, evaluate, direct and train staff.
Scope and oversee a diverse portfolio of agency work, including
technical reports, issue briefs, and the management of committees and
• Implement transformative process improvements
to CMAP’s transportation programming activities through policy
development, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and stakeholder
outreach and deliberation.
• Analyze, distill, and communicate complex transportation finance and tax policy issues orally and in writing.
Clearly articulate transportation policy and programming
principles, be proactive in solving transportation planning and
programming problems, and react to complicated and ambiguous issues as
• Set a research and policy agenda for CMAP’s
work on the regional economy, including freight, manufacturing, economic
indicators, and the public sector’s role in local, regional, and state
• Represent the agency in diverse policy and planning settings including transportation capital project development.
• Build consensus among diverse stakeholders on complex and challenging policy issues.
• Manage CMAP staff in the areas of policy, capital programming and the transportation improvement program (TIP).
Scope and oversee CMAP core program work in policy analysis and
development, performance-based programming, and the TIP.
Oversee delivery of a large number of complex and diverse technical
reports, issue briefs, and other agency work products.
Document the agency’s fulfillment of MPO transportation planning and
programming requirements for the TIP, congestion management process, and
long range planning activities including the financial plan.
Oversee essential agency programming activities including the
Congestion, Mitigation, and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program, the
Surface Transportation Program (STP), and Transportation Alternatives
Program (TAP). Develop and implement policies and process
improvements for these programs.
• Manage agency’s approach to transportation investments in the long-range planning process.
As a member of CMAP’s management team, establish and implement
the agency’s strategic priorities, and be accountable for performance
• Serve as staff liaison to CMAP policy or coordinating committees, as appropriate.
• Present CMAP policy and programming work publicly in front of diverse and challenging audiences.
Write agency issue briefs, memos, and strategic planning
documents in the areas of transportation policy, economic development,
and tax policy.
Reports to: Chief of Staff
At least five years of progressively responsible management
experience in an institutional transportation environment, either at a
public agency, private firm, or civic organization with a close
relationship to the regional transportation planning process.
Demonstrated professional experience in managing and overseeing public
policy analysis activities and related campaigns, including but not
limited to transportation policy.
• A master’s degree in public policy, planning, public administration, or a related field.
Ms. Dorienne Preer, Principal
Email résumé with cover letter and include Job Code DDPP2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail résumé with cover letter and include Job Code DDPP2014 to:
CMAP: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
résumés will receive an auto receipt. Position open until filled. The
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP)
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP) is a fully functioning
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) typical of an urban area with a
regional population of approximately 339,000 people. We celebrated our
50th anniversary this year. Industry studies have consistently rated
RMAP a “high-performing” MPO.
Uniquely situated between the
metropolitan communities of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, the Rock
River Valley is the best of both worlds—a thriving “big, small-town
community,” and also within easy driving distance of the attractions one
might find in much larger cities. Our region sits on the precipice of
reinvention and RMAP is primed for success.
We offer an
opportunity to make your mark as a leader of an MPO that serves a region
with significant challenges and also a number of interesting projects
on the horizon. The successful incumbent will leverage his/her strengths
to produce the following results:
… your passion and vision for great communities will translate into strong strategic planning and clear value-added deliverables
ability to plan, organize and direct MPO programs and functional
operations will enhance the operations, programs and services offered by
…your success in providing direction and oversight of
comprehensive planning, such as land use planning, balanced growth,
zoning and subdivisions will help RMAP evolve in their organizational
history and increase their value to our region
… your success in
creating understanding of the distinct advantages of alignment and in
facilitating alignment between multiple governing bodies will ensure a
unified, active, and highly functional Policy Committee
collaborative effort will ensure that public and private partners are
engaged in region wide planning and RMAPs brand is elevated within the
…your ability to lead people will serve as the foundation for staff development and community engagement
next Executive Director will be visionary, a “people person,” and have a
CEO mentality. We are seeking a leader that has a history of
progressive responsibility, experience working with elected officials,
excellent communication skills, change management skills, and who will
move the organization toward even greater accomplishments. Bachelor’s
required. Master’s Degree in urban planning, traffic engineering,
public administration or related field preferred.
For a complete position profile OR to apply, please contact:
C. Michael King, SPHR
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HeartLands Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is pleased to
announce the availability of a Community & Environmental Planner
position, located in Mascoutah, Illinois (metro St. Louis). This
position assists the organization in working with local, regional, state
and federal entities in identifying solutions and implementing
projects/initiatives that will lead to the protection and stewardship of
the air, land, water and other natural resources within southwestern
Illinois. HeartLands Conservancy focuses on three external priority
areas: land conservation, building greener communities, and engaging
people with nature.
This is a full time,
permanent, mid to upper level professional position focusing on
advancing the organization's Building Greener Communities program area.
This position provides leadership in identifying, funding and
implementing projects and/or initiatives in support of this program
area. The position will also provide the organization's leadership with
key and timely information, strategies and best management practices
relevant to proactively advancing the program area in the future.
Specific work activities involve:
- developing relationships with and interacting with community
leaders, agencies, and the public, in visioning/shaping
projects/initiatives which meet the objectives of the Building Greener
Communities program area;
- identifying funding opportunities and developing proposals in support of selected projects/initiatives;
- the development of program staff, oversight, and providing
support to staff in the implementation of funded projects/initiatives;
- assisting leadership in developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on strategic priorities.
successful applicant will be responsible for the development of a
variety of environmental planning documents/tools, including, but not
limited to environmental resource inventories, open space plans,
farmland preservation plans, stormwater plans, and greenway and
recreation plans. Incorporating census, economic and other sources of
data within these plans is also necessary. Work is performed in
accordance with well defined objectives and professional standards with
the opportunity for independent judgment, subject to administrative and
technical review by higher level supervisors while work is in progress
and upon completion.
A masters degree in
urban, environmental or resource planning, landscape architecture, or
related fields, plus five years of experience in working with the
principles, practices and objectives of community and environmental
planning and principles of sustainable development. American Institute
of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, Registered Landscape
Architect (RLA) or equivalent certification is required. LEED AP
(Neighborhood Development) certification is desired.
- Knowledge of the factors involved in environmental and recreation
planning including principles of open space and farmland needs analysis
and planning, greenway planning, complete streets, natural resources
planning, green infrastructure, water quality analysis and planning, and
Phase II stormwater requirements.
- Direct experience
utilizing the principles and practices of geographic information
systems, including ESRI products, is desired.
- Experience with community ordinance development, comprehensive plan and technical report writing is highly desired.
- Ability to independently secure and analyze facts through
research, interviewing and investigation; to prepare alternatives, think
creatively, and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
- Ability to present results of projects effectively in oral, written and graphic form.
- Experience in researching, application, award and implementation
of state and federal grants and contractual agreements.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, state, regional and local officials, and the general public.
Interested applicants should submit the following for consideration:
- Resume, not to exceed three pages
- References (minimum of three), not to exceed one page
- Cover Letter, not to exceed two pages, which includes specific responses
to the following questions:
- Why you are interested in working for a nonprofit organization?
- Why have you chosen to specialize in environmental/resource planning?
- Which of the above-referenced qualifications are your strengths?
- Which of the above-referenced qualifications are you weakest in?
- Where do you see yourself professionally in five years?
- Applicant may submit examples of up to three representative projects that
they have led and had a significant impact upon. Examples should include up to
one page (per project) of text, describing the overall project, as well as
your specific contribution to the project, as well as up to two graphics (per
project). Graphics should be no larger than 11” x 17”.
The above-referenced information may be submitted for consideration in the
1. Information may be submitted via email to email@example.com,
in a total file size not to exceed 5mb. Attachments should be clearly labeled as
resume, references, cover letter, Project Narrative(s), Project 1 Graphic,
Project 2 Graphic, etc.
2. Information may be submitted in paper format to: HeartLands Conservancy, 406
East Main Street, Mascoutah, Illinois 62258. (Please include a CD of all
information along with your paper submission.)
Position will remain posted until filled. Qualified candidates will be
contacted for further consideration. HeartLands Conservancy is an Equal
Grade 8, Range: $60,481 - $76,594
FLSA Code: Non-Exempt
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled; first review will occur on July 21, 2014
Village of Lake Zurich (19,631) is a non-home rule community located in
the southwest corner of Lake County approximately 35 miles northwest of
downtown Chicago. The Village has a diverse economic base of over 600
businesses primarily located along the Route 12 retail corridor and
industrial park. The Village has a $50 million operating budget and 160
Summary: The primary function of this
position is to perform local economic development, initiate the planning
and implementation of incentive agreements, promote marketing efforts
targeted to the business community, and research economic development
strategy and policies to advance the Village’s goal of broadening its
retail, commercial and manufacturing/industrial base. The Coordinator
will serve as the Village’s primary marketing contact and will create
strategies to attract and expand existing businesses with a special
focus on downtown revitalization and redevelopment. The Coordinator
will report directly to the Village Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as an economic development strategist and provide assistance
in the development of specific short-term and long-term economic
- Establish programs and practices
which create a framework for business development to enhance the
vitality of Lake Zurich, with an emphasis on downtown revitalization.
- Participate in negotiations of development agreements, evaluate
fiscal impacts, communicate decisions, and present reports and
agreements to the Village Manager.
- Conduct outreach
efforts to include site visits, attend business functions, and assist
existing businesses with expansion plans.
- Design and
administer marketing plans to promote Lake Zurich as a competitive
destination, including the production of written and electronic
publications, brochures, fliers, and visual presentations to enhance the
- Serve as liaison between the Village
and businesses in the negotiation and development of performance
agreements and evaluation of fiscal impacts.
- Monitor the
local business climate by tracking vacant office and industrial space
and create quarterly retail/industrial vacancy reports.
- Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with the general
public, area businesses, potential investors and developers, brokers,
the media, and others.
- Maintain and upgrade professional
knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training
programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
- Basic principles and practices of economic development including
business retention and expansion, municipal finance, real estate
development and reuse, development marketing and small business
- General municipal zoning, infrastructure, planning, and land use.
- Economic development practices which leverage private sector investment and public sector inducements.
- Local government organizational theory, financial analysis, public sector finance, and municipal budgets.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the field of Marketing, Real
Estate, Business, Economics, Planning, Public Policy, Public
Administration or a related field. This position requires at least two
years’ experience in applying principles of economic development,
including but not limited to: commercial district revitalization,
business recruitment, demographic and market analysis, and experience
with TIF districts. Applicants should have strong interpersonal and
communication skills and present an energetic and enthusiastic presence
when representing the Village. Any combination of education, training
and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be
The Village of Lake Zurich complies with all federal and state laws regarding discrimination and equal employment opportunity.
should contact the Human Resources Division at 847-540-1692 for more
information or visit the Village online at LakeZurich.org. The Village
of Lake Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other protected
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a minimum of
four professional references to hr@LakeZurich.org or by mail at
Division of Human Resources, Village of Lake Zurich, 70 E. Main Street,
Lake Zurich, IL, 60047.
Department of Business Affairs, Community Growth and Engineering
City of Fort Dodge, IA
This is a multi disciplined position incorporating the principles of
urban planning to work with multiple partnerships in bringing plans and
projects to completion. This involves projects from the initial design
and development stage to final implementation working with both private
developers and other public sector agencies.
Applicants will have a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience in
urban planning. Applicants must complete the following items as part of the
application process. Complete job description and application packet are
available on the city website www.fortdodgeiowa.org
Please make sure that all items are included with your application.
2. Cover letter
3. Completion of application and attached questions. Please limit answers to no
more than one page per question.
4. References may be requested during the selection process. Applicants should
have a list of references prepared should they be requested.
Interested applicants should send in all materials to Human Resources,
819 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or emailed to the address below.
Applications accepted until position is filled. First review and
consideration of applications will take place starting July 14th, 2014.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (515) 576-6869 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-employment post-offer physical examination includes a drug test. Minorities
and women are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA
The challenges the Division of Transportation
face have become increasingly complex and diverse as McHenry County is
mixed with traditional rural development yet continues to evolve into an
urbanized setting. This position will oversee planning activities
consistent with County, metropolitan, State, park district, conservation
district, township, and municipal plans. Also, this position will work
to continue to coordinate mass transit services in McHenry County and
oversee the County’s planning efforts including traffic analysis,
transit operations analysis, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities planning
for annual updates to the five year Transportation Program and
implementing the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.
position will be required to: develop, interpret, coordinate, implement
and monitor transit and transportation policy and planning work,
including completion of written documents and reports; track, develop
and analyze various local, regional, state and federal funding programs
and project details, including preparation of reports; design and
prepare maps, charts, and other graphic materials to illustrate plans or
reports; present transit/transportation planning issues before
community groups, civic leaders, and/or elected officials; develop and
evaluate consultant scopes of services and proposals for planning
studies; analyze and evaluate transportation related data; prepare plans
and projections of future transit, transportation, economic or
demographic conditions and trends; investigate and review federal and
state legislation and regulations for potential impact on
transit/transportation plans and programs; oversee the Transportation
Planner position; oversee the Planning Liaison for the McHenry County
Council of Mayors(COM) and direct all planning assistance required for
CMAP and the COM; and, provide general administrative and technical
assistance as directed by the Design Manager and/or other Division of
Transportation management staff.
degree from a four year college or university in planning, geography,
engineering or related field and five to seven (5-7) years of
progressively responsible related experience; OR Master’s degree in
planning or a related field and three (3) years of progressively
responsible related professional experience. American Institute of
Certified Planners (ACIP) certification or ability to obtain within 2
years is not required but is desirable. Candidate should possess
excellent analytical, communication, public speaking, and organizational
Salary $53,448 - $66,800
Hours: Full Time - 40 hours per week
County offers paid holidays, personal days, vacation and sick leave,
and a comprehensive benefit package. No applicant for employment shall
be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex,
marital status, national origin or disability.
Please Submit Application and Resume Materials:
McHenry County Administration Building
Human Resources Department
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, Il 60098
McHenry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Community Planner/CDBG Coordinator
Transportation, Engineering and Development Business Group
City of Naperville, IL
POSITION CLOSES: When filled
SALARY: $54,140 - $61,974 annually
City of Naperville seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and innovative
professional to join our Planning Services Team as the CDBG Coordinator.
The Community Planner/CDBG Coordinator will be largely responsible for
the overall coordination of the Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) and Social Services Grant (SSG) Programs by effectively
implementing all aspects of the grants’ administrative procedures and
the systems support distribution of grant funds. Allocating funds and
tracking expenditures from these programs is a critical responsibility.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs each year for
approval by the City Council; preparing grant applications and
consolidated planning strategy for submittal to HUD, meeting HUD
reporting requirements and serving as liaison to the Fair Housing
Commission; processing & reviewing recipient agreements for
adherence to grant requirements and partnering with the Finance Dept. in
budgeting & dispersing grant funds; and assisting City Legal staff
and HUD staff in monitoring program performance. The candidate will
also be responsible for managing the City’s Social Services Grant
The position requires an individual to be skilled in the
use of computers and various software applications including
spreadsheets, word processing, database and graphics, as well as
knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting principals. Problem solving
skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability
to develop and maintain good working relationships is essential.
Candidates must possess strong skills conducting research, attention to
detail, managing multiple priorities, and meeting deadlines.
requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field
required and at least one to two years experience in CDBG
administration and program development strongly preferred. A valid
State of Illinois Driver’s License is also required. The preferred
candidate will have familiarity with Federal rules and regulations
pertaining to CDBG Programs and at least three (3) years of project
The City of Naperville is located 28
miles west of downtown Chicago and occupies a land area of 37.58 square
miles with a population near 146,000. Ranked as a top community in the
United States to live and work, the City boasts nationally acclaimed
schools and libraries, as well as exceptionally low crime and
unemployment rates. Money Magazine has twice recognized Naperville as a
“Best Places to Live” community. In return for your expertise we’ll
provide you with career growth opportunities, competitive benefits
package, and an on-site fitness center.
APPLY BY SUBMITTING A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO
HUMAN RESOURCES, 400 S. EAGLE STREET, NAPERVILLE, IL 60540,
OR E-MAIL TO email@example.com.
THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE IS AN E. O. E.
City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process
should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.
Transportation Team Leader
Transportation, Engineering & Development Business Group
City of Naperville, IL
POSITION CLOSES: When Filled
SALARY: Low $80’s to Mid 90’s, dependent upon qualifications
City of Naperville seeks a dynamic professional to lead and set
strategic direction for the Transportation team. The individual
selected for this position will be responsible for determining
appropriate city strategies and managing relationships regarding
transportation with regional partners including Metra, Pace, RTA, DuPage
Mayors and Managers, county governments and adjacent municipalities.
As a vital partner to city residents and businesses, the chosen
candidate will represent the city on transportation and traffic issues
before federal, state, county and other governmental bodies, TAB,
advisory and neighborhood groups as appropriate. Additional
responsibilities will include assisting in the development and
management of neighborhood traffic control policies, the Capital
Improvement Program, traffic safety initiatives, and development related
transportation issues. You will work with individual city departments
to answer citizen inquiries, gather information, or resolve complaints
as well as develop cooperative working relationships with
representatives from other local governments and community organizations
in order to better promote the community’s assets & events.
selected candidate will be providing innovative leadership for the
Transportation Team. This will involve creating and facilitating an
environment of employee participation, creativity, risk-taking and
decision-making at all levels of the Team and the Business Group in
addition to assisting with employee training and skills development.
This position will be accountable for working collaboratively, in a
matrix environment, with other Teams in the Transportation, Engineering,
and Development Business Group, as well as other city departments and
groups, to achieve common goals and provide transparent customer
service. There will also be budget responsibility and oversight of the
City Community Development Block Grant and Social Services Grant
programs associated with this position.
At a minimum,
requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Planning,
and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in a
related field. A valid Illinois State Driver’s license is required.
candidates will possess a master’s degree in Public Administration,
Civil Engineering, Planning or a related discipline, and a Registered
Professional Engineer’s license (P.E.) for the State of Illinois and/or
AICP certification. Proven abilities to effectively innovate, and to
lead a professional staff are desired.
The City of Naperville
is located 28 miles west of downtown Chicago and occupies a land area of
37.58 square miles with a population near 146,000. Ranked as a top
community in the United States to live and work, the City boasts
nationally acclaimed schools and libraries, as well as exceptionally low
crime and unemployment rates. Money Magazine has twice recognized
Naperville as a “Best Places to Live” community. In return for your
expertise we’ll provide you with career growth opportunities,
competitive benefits package, and an on-site fitness center.
The Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC), a council of government
representing forty-three municipalities and one township in the north
and northwest suburbs, is seeking a motivated, responsible, energetic
individual for the position of Program Associate for Transportation. Description of Responsibilities
Program Associate for Transportation coordinates transportation
planning and programming activities on behalf of NWMC members, assists
with project management on regional studies, provides assistance to
members in preparing transportation grant applications for federal and
state programs and acts as a liaison for members to various federal,
state, county and regional transportation agencies. The responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
Represent the needs of NWMC members to the Chicago Metropolitan
Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Illinois Department of Transportation
(IDOT) and other transportation and planning agencies.
Manage the Surface Transportation Program (STP) for the North Shore
Council of Mayors, including oversight of project funding and
• Monitor transportation programs including
the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program (CMAQ), the
Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP), Transportation Alternatives
Program (TAP) and the Local Technical Assistance/Community Planning
Program to ensure municipal access and understanding.
with managing various NWMC led planning initiatives, such as the NWMC
Bicycle Plan, including consultant hiring, plan development and
• Disseminate information to NWMC membership
via NWMC Transportation Newsletter, weekly briefings and other written
and verbal means.
• Prepare agendas and minutes for various committees and task forces.
• Advance the NWMC Communications Plan via social media and other avenues.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director, Deputy Director and Transportation Director.
bachelor’s or master's degree in urban planning, public administration
or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.
A successful candidate for the position will also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Strong ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
• Solid organizational skills, including the ability to work independently.
• Proven ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
Excellent interface skills, especially with elected and
appointed local government officials and transportation professionals.
Working knowledge of federal and state transportation,
environment, and economic development programs and agencies is a plus
but not required.
Applicants must submit the following items to be considered for the position:
• Cover letter;
• Full resume including education, experience and other relevant responsibilities; and,
Names and contact information for three professional references
that have knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications for this position.
Please send all three items via email (must include subject
line: NWMC Program Associate) to Larry Bury, NWMC Deputy Director, at
. Position open until filled.
Community Development Department
City of Crystal Lake, IL
As a vital member of the Community Development Department, under the
general direction of the Planning and Economic Development Manager, the
Planner provides planning and development services with an emphasis on
excellence in technical skills and the provision of service to the
customer. We seek candidates who possess:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field;
- At least 6 months to 3 years of related work experience as an intern or planner preferably in a municipal setting;
- Comprehensive knowledge of urban planning, plan review and zoning best practices;
- Effective customer service skills and exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communications skills;
computer, analytical and technical skills, proven problem-solving
ability and ability to use sound judgment that results in effective
- The Ability to anticipate short and long-term needs and take action in a pro-active and community-oriented manner.
Planners are responsible for all aspects of current planning including
development reviews and zoning cases, zoning administration, long-range
planning, business attraction and retention, marketing and promotion of
our community, working collaboratively with the local business
community, commercial real estate professionals, elected officials and
all City staff.
The salary range for this position is $61,214 to $89,065. Salary commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience.
City of Crystal Lake provides an excellent fringe benefit package to
its full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision and
prescription benefits, life insurance coverage, development programs,
technology incentives and more.
Please see the Crystal Lake city
website at www.crystallake.org for additional information regarding our
community. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit the city website at
please contact Ann Everhart, Director of Human Resources
at 815.356.3653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed application packages should be sent to:
Ann Everhart, Director of Human Resources
City of Crystal Lake
100 W. Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
The Village of Forsyth (3,490) is seeking qualified applicants for the
position of Community and Economic Development Coordinator.
duties include, but are not limited to, serving as Zoning Official and
Plat Officer for the Village, providing staff support to the Planning
and Zoning Commission, providing administrative oversight of building
inspection and code enforcement activities, and performing economic
development activities, including business attraction, expansion, and
The successful candidate will have a
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major
course work in city/urban, land use, or regional planning, geography,
architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, public or business
administration, political science, economics, finance, marketing, or a
closely related field; three (3) years experience in community
development, economic development, planning, or a closely related field;
or, any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Starting salary is $50,000-$55,000, DOQ/E, plus benefits.
submit cover letter and résumé to email@example.com or to
Village Administrator, Village of Forsyth, 301 S. Route 51, Forsyth, IL,
62535. Position open until filled.
Community Development Coordinator
Business & Community Development Department
City of Palos Heights, IL
The City of Palos Heights, pop 12,960, located in the southwest suburban
Chicagoland area is seeking a Community Development Coordinator.
Position responsibilities include but not limited to; business retention
and attraction, zoning administration, comprehensive planning,
marketing and promotion of City and business. Should have knowledge of
TIF districts, state and county incentive programs, and serve as liaison
on Economic Development committees, ZBA and Plan Commission committees,
Chamber of Commerce, and City Council committee. Applicant must have 3+
years experience in municipal environment. Bachelor’s degree required,
master preferred, in Planning/Public Administration or related field.
Must be organized, work well with developers, public, and team. Should
have knowledge of technology, social media, and applicable software.
Salary DOQ. Resume’s via e-mail Dan@palosheights.org or address to
Daniel Nisavic, City Administrator, 7607 College Drive, Palos Heights
IL. 60463. Position Open Till Filled.
The Village of Lisle, IL (22,390) a dynamic community that includes a
vibrant corporate corridor, an award-winning revitalized downtown, world
class amenities and high quality of life, seeks candidates for the
full-time position of Economic Development Coordinator.
position is responsible for the preparation and implementation of
economic development initiatives, plans, programs and services. Under
the general direction of the Community & Economic Development
Director, performs complex and professional level research, design,
implementation and monitoring of programs that encourage business
recruitment, retention and expansion, revitalization, and job creation
in the Village of Lisle. Examples of essential functions include: plans
and implements programs related to the Village’s goal of expanding its
retail and commercial base including ongoing downtown redevelopment;
initiates efforts to attract new businesses to Lisle and assists
existing businesses in expanding; meets with potential new businesses
and identifies site opportunities; maintain and regularly update the
Village’s available properties inventory; coordinates regular meetings
with area brokers and commercial property owners; and acts as a Village
liaison to local and regional business and development communities, the
Economic Development Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and other business
and/or civic organizations.
Qualifications (Education &
Experience): The successful candidate will be expected to have a
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in
business/public administration, urban planning, economic development or
related field. Master’s Degree, CEcD designation, or real estate license
is a plus. Minimum of three years progressively responsible direct
experience in economic development, retail/commercial real estate or
related field. A proven ability to work collaboratively and creatively;
knowledge of and experience with the application of development, real
estate transactions, and business attraction/retention principles,
business/financial instruments and concepts relative to loan packaging,
and related federal, state and other resources for economic
development/business assistance; ability to gather, analyze and review
data to make informed decisions and recommendations; excellent
communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills; familiarity
with Microsoft Office software suite; and also demonstrate the ability
to build successful working relationships with staff, elected and
appointed officials, the business and development communities, as well
as the general public.
Compensation: Hiring salary range is $70,000 - $77,000 DOQ with excellent benefits.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (occasional evening Village Board and Commission meeting attendance required)
Process: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Wednesday,
June 18, 2014
with a cover letter, resume, five (5)-year salary history,
and three (3) professional references to Eric Ertmoed, Administrative
Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please reference Economic
Development Coordinator in the subject line of the email. Candidates
requiring reasonable accommodations under the ADA should contact Human
Resources at (630) 271-4100.
The Village of Lisle is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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