Planning and Economic Development Department
Village of Lemont, IL
The Village of Lemont, Illinois (pop. 16,000) is accepting applications for a full-time planner within the Planning & Economic Development Department.
Under the supervision of the Planning and Economic Development Director, this full-time position is responsible for a wide variety of planning functions such as conducting plan reviews, interacting with developers and the general public regarding zoning issues, providing professional planning recommendations to elected and appointed boards, participating in the creation and implementation of plans, and assisting the Director with economic development activities. The position also serves as the staff liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Salary range for this position is $54,510 - $76,314 with a competitive benefit package to qualified applicants.
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field and two (2) to (5) years experience, preferably within a municipal environment, is required. A master’s degree and proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are preferred but not required. Qualified applicants will have knowledge of municipal zoning, local government organization, practices and procedures related to land subdivisions, planning research techniques, and computer applications relevant to land use planning. Must have the ability to perform highly detailed reviews and technical studies and make public presentation to public hearing bodies.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter and completed job application to Eileen Donahue, Human Resource Generalist, 418 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439 or via email at email@example.com for consideration
by March 13, 2015
. Application and full job description can be found online at
Economic Development Coordinator
Community Development Department
City of Urbana, IL
Join Our Team! The City of Urbana is seeking a highly motivated,
enthusiastic, and detail-oriented professional with a background in
economic development, urban planning, business or a related field to
assist with economic development initiatives at one of downstate
Illinois' most innovative and progressive cities. The selected candidate
will be responsible for assisting with the retention and expansion of
existing businesses, attracting new commercial and industrial
development, and improving the quality of life for residents, businesses
Who We're Looking For:
The successful candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree in economics, urban planning, public or business administration, finance, or a closely related field.
• Two (2) years of relevant work experience (a master’s degree in a
related field may substitute for one year of the required experience).
• Knowledge of urban planning, zoning, real estate, finance and economic development principles.
• Knowledge of geographic information systems for mapping and graphic purposes.
• Proficient experience with Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, and Adobe Creative Suite.
• Experience with Tax Increment Financing, Enterprise Zones, and other incentive programs.
• Knowledge of central business district redevelopment, especially previous experience with a downtown revitalization project.
• Certification by the National Development Council as an Economic
Development Finance Professional, the American Institute of Certified
Planners (AICP) or the International Economic Development Council as a
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
• Additional years of economic development, marketing, and/or public sector experience.
Why a Career @ Urbana?
satisfaction. A generous benefits package. A diverse, inclusive and
supportive environment. These are just a few of the many reasons to
consider the City of Urbana as the next step in your career. The City of
Urbana prides itself on being a progressive, dynamic community and is
internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university and one of
the preeminent research institutions in the world.
Compensation: $24.57 – $26.03/hr. (annualizes to $51,105.60 - $54,142.40) + excellent benefits.
for this position will be accepted online at:
until Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5 p.m. CST.
Interested applicants should include a letter of interest addressing how
you meet the qualifications listed under “Who We’re Looking For”
section of the job announcement (please limit your response to one
page). Additional materials may be attached to your electronic
application. This position may be filled at the Economic Development
Specialist level depending on qualifications.
The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity!
foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect,
inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as
an organizational asset. EOE.
Community and Economic Development Intern
Community and Economic Development Department
Village of Brookfield, IL
Community and Economic Development
Village of Brookfield, IL, population 19,500+ and home to the
Brookfield Zoo, has an internship opportunity available in the Community
and Economic Development Department for the summer of 2015. Working
under the general direction of the Community and Economic Development
Director, this internship is an excellent opportunity to work on a
variety of projects, including downtown and Ogden Avenue corridor
redevelopment, current and long range planning, economic development
planning, zoning administration, and code review. The internship will
include assisting the staff in reviewing various zoning applications,
reviewing and revising zoning ordinances and code text amendments,
preparing information and analysis for staff reports, assisting in field
research for a variety of planning issues and other special studies as
assigned. Additionally, the intern will have opportunities to continue
to expand the Village’s GIS offerings and map products.
candidate will work on one or two selected projects with the goal of
having a finished work product by the end of the internship as well as
day-to-day department work. The intern will be encouraged to participate
in planning related opportunities in Northeastern Illinois. This
planning internship requires 400 hours over the summer with flexible
scheduling. The successful candidate must have successful work towards a
Master’s Degree in urban or community planning or related field, have a
basic understanding of ESRI ArcGIS 10.1-3, and must possess a valid
driver’s license. The internship offer is contingent upon the
candidate’s successful completion of a criminal background check and
Desired qualifications include one year experience with
ESRI ArcGIS products (version 10.0-10.3), Python scripting experience, a
basic understanding of ESRI ArcGIS online products, and prior applied
The salary is $15/hour (400 hours). Interested
applicants should send a completed employment application along with a
resume, writing sample, transcript, and references to: Michelle Robbins,
Director of Human Resources, Village of Brookfield, 8820 Brookfield
Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513, by 5 pm on March 10, 2015
applications may be found at www.brookfieldil.gov.
The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Community Development Department
Village of Mount Prospect, IL
The Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois, population 54,167 is located 22
miles from downtown Chicago and five miles north of O’Hare
International Airport. The Community Development Department, which
includes the Planning, Health, and Building Divisions, is seeking to
hire a Planning Intern for summer 2015.
The position is
responsible for assisting the Planning Division with a variety of
research and analysis tasks related to current and long range planning.
Duties include assisting with various publications, neighborhood and
commercial area studies, development plan reviews, GIS projects, and
economic development reports. Additional tasks may include code
enforcement and others essential in day-to-day operations of the
Department of Community Development.
The Village of Mount
Prospect will only consider candidates that are currently enrolled in an
undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, geography, or a
related field. The position pays $10 per hour and requires a 37.5 hour
work-week. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Consuelo
Andrade, Senior Planner, by March 15, 2015
at the Village of Mount
Prospect, 50 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Email cover
letters and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (847)
Regional Planner & Policy Analyst
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)
NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Planning for a region of 770,000 people (per 2010 Census) in the Chicago Metropolitan Area
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Familiarity with regional planning and demographic concepts
• Bachelor’s degree is required in urban or regional planning, information science or a related field.
• Master’s degree with at least two years of experience is desired. AICP certification is preferred.
Demonstrated abilities in use of spreadsheets, word processing,
presentation graphics and communications software, along with working
knowledge of GIS.
• Knowledge and experience in identifying
data sources, conducting research and analysis, and retrieving,
accessing and working with U.S. Census and other Federal and State
• Ability to quickly respond to requests for
information and analysis, identify and project trends, and interpret and
relate data to overall regional goals.
• Proficiency in basic math skills, including fundamental statistical analysis, as well as English grammar
• Strong written and verbal communications and customer service abilities
• 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:
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
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
219-763-6060, ext. 130; email@example.com
Land Use Planner
Kane County Development & Community Services Dept.
Salary $42,000 to $52,000 DOQ
Hours 35 HRS/WK
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.
EEO Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.
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:
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
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
The ability to communicate effectively verbally and
in writing with elected officials, commission members, employees,
supervisors, agencies and the public is essential.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
position will remain open until filled.
The Village of Hinsdale is an EOE employer
None at this time
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