- Establishes economic development programs which create a framework for
encouraging and facilitating entrepreneurial based business development
by coordinating access to local, regional and state resources; including
business assistance, business retention, and financing plans.
professional and departmental relationships with other agencies and
organizations in order to strengthen the linkage between economic
development strategies and quality of life initiatives such as
entertainment facilities, the arts, greenways, parks and outdoor
recreation assets, and related natural resource based amenities.
- Negotiates development contracts with private developers
programs to facilitate the retention of young adults and support for
job seekers with specific skills in order to provide a sufficient
labor/employment base for emerging business sectors in the City and
- Promotes development through relationships between the City
and business community, economic development agencies, state and
regional agencies, and regional institutions of higher education.
existing business/industry outreach efforts to include site visits,
attending business functions, assisting existing businesses with
expansion plans, problem solving and coordinating follow up.
presentations and prospect visits with relevant City departments and
local and regional economic development organizations.
- Represents the City to new and expanding businesses.
as liaison between the City and private sector development in the
negotiation and development of performance agreements, evaluation of
fiscal impacts, and developing recommendations to the Mayor, Chief of
Staff and City Council.
- Actively researches and seeks grants from
the Federal and State government as well as other private and public
funding sources that could be of benefit to the City.
- Advises the
Mayor on the economic status of the City in regard to anticipated
changes and projections relative to future growth.
- Designs and administers marketing plans on behalf of the department.
- Provides staff support for the Economic Development Corporation if and when appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Interested applicants, please apply by 6/30/2014 to the following:
RATIO Architects, Inc.
RATIO Architects, Inc. is seeking a talented and
passionate Urban Planner to join our design studio in Chicago, Illinois.
RATIO is committed to employing creative, self-motivated design
professionals who are able to utilize current technologies to achieve
design excellence. Our portfolio includes a broad range of higher
education, mixed-use, corporate and civic projects in the United States,
- Participate on
and lead multi-disciplinary project teams completing comprehensive
plans, corridor studies, revitalization plans, neighborhood plans,
downtown plans, design guidelines, zoning ordinances, public workshops
and urban design projects in Illinois and surrounding states.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection
for analysis to incorporate into planning documents that are graphically
- Provide urban planning expertise and support to
landscape architecture, architecture and historic preservation led
- 5-10 years of experience.
- Urban Planning degree.
- Dual degrees in some combination of architecture or landscape architecture along with urban planning preferred.
- AICP certification or actively working toward that goal.
- Park design experience in the Chicago area preferred.
- Experience leading project teams in community based design processes.
- Transit oriented development experience preferred.
- Form based code and design guideline experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills .
- Proficiency in full range of Adobe suite products, Microsoft Office and GIS.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD and SketchUp preferred.
- Travel between offices.
Applicants must include electronic work samples or a link to work samples along with a resume and cover letter to be considered.
RATIO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Please submit resume and portfolio to HR@RATIOarchitects.com
Community Development Department
Village of Franklin Park, IL
Community Development Department at the Village of Franklin Park is
seeking applicants for a summer internship opportunity.
Village of Franklin Park, IL is a dynamic community of over 18,000
residents which is situated immediately west of the City of Chicago and
immediately south of O’Hare International Airport. Franklin Park
contains many attributes that make this a one-of-a-kind community.
Specifically, Franklin Park is one of the largest manufacturing
municipality’s in the state of Illinois with over 25 million square feet
of industrial space. Nearly 1,000 businesses operate within the
Village’s boundaries. The Village is also in a position for prime
redevelopment opportunities with numerous TIF districts and renewed
emphasis on the downtown area. The intern will have the opportunity to
be immersed in the areas of zoning, economic development, long range
planning, code enforcement and other community development related
• Assist with the
development of an Industrial Corridor Study, a new Village Comprehensive
Plan and Zoning Code, along with other relevant planning studies
• Assist with grant composition and administration
• Assist with property research and zoning enforcement cases
• Create and maintain databases
• Assist with the Village’s Tax Increment Finance district administration
• Assist Community Development employees with other duties as assigned
preferred applicant should be a student from an accredited urban and
regional planning university. The applicant must fill out and turn in a
completed Village Employment Application Form to Lisa Anthony, Human
Resource Director, at the Village of Franklin Park. The Human Resources
Department can be reached at (847) 671-8224. A resume must be submitted
with the filled out application. All application documents can be sent
via email to email@example.com or mailed to the Village of Franklin Park
Human Resources Department - 9500 W Belmont Avenue Franklin Park, IL
60131. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM (Central Time) Friday,
May 2, 2014.
Pay rate is yet to be determined.
Follow the link
below to download the Village Employment Application Form – when
returning the application, it is preferred to scan in all application
items and submit the contents electronically.
Community Development Department
Village of Romeoville, IL
The Village of Romeoville (39,175) is a southwest suburb of Chicago in
Will County that has experienced exponential growth in the past decade
including major residential, commercial and industrial development. The
growth has allowed for a very active Community Development Department to
be involved in all facets of economic development, community matters,
business retention and recruitment, foreclosure mitigation, code
enforcement and much more. The Community Development Department is
seeking a part-time planning intern for Summer 2014. This position will
assist with daily operations of the Department while managing special
• Providing support to the Community Development Department staff
• Collecting, preparing and analyzing data for special planning projects
• Conducting field work for various projects
• Build a database of available properties to include photographs and detailed information
• Assist with GIS mapping and other miscellaneous GIS projects
• Assist general public with basic zoning and code interpretation
Applicant must be working toward or have obtained at least a Bachelor
Degree in Urban Planning or a related field. Candidate must demonstrate a
proven interest in urban planning in a municipal government setting.
Most work is performed in an office setting at a desk with a computer,
but some work will entail travel throughout the community. A valid
driver’s license is required. Ability to understand and interpret City
policies and ordinances, prepare reports and studies and a knowledge of
land use regulations, planning and zoning issues such as special use
permits, variances and planned developments.
Strong written and oral communication skills; strong research ability,
organization and problem solving skills. The ability to work effectively
in a team environment while also being able to react and problem solve
with limited supervision. Working knowledge of basic planning software
such as ArcView GIS, Adobe, Microsoft Office, Google Earth and internet
Salary & Hours: The expected hours are 25-30 hours a
week at $12/hour for period of 10-12 weeks. The Community Development
Department is open Monday through Friday (minus major holidays) from
9am – 5pm. The intern’s hours can be flexible within the Department’s
To Apply: Please submit a completed Village of
Romeoville Employment Application with a resume and cover letter.
Village of Romeoville Employment Applications can be found on the
. All information can be emailed to Jamie Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 815-886-2724. Deadline for applicants
is Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5pm.
Performs administrative professional planning work directing the
activities of the Planning and Development Department which involves
responsibility for: the efficient operation of the department;
formulation of policies and procedures; coordinating the activities of
all the department's functional units; establishing and maintaining
liaison with other department heads, governmental officials and
-Manages assigned operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel
and organizes workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress,
directs changes in priorities, and schedules as needed to assure work is
performed in a timely and efficient manner according to appropriate
guidelines, procedures, and legal regulations
-Selects, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff
work rules and performance standards, conducts or oversees performance
evaluations, and initiates and implements disciplinary actions as
-Resolves grievances and other sensitive human resources matters
for the training and motivation of subordinates in order to make full
use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands
planning, housing, community and economic development, land and water
conservation, land use regulation, emergency management, recycling, land
information, surveying, property listing, GIS and special projects
-Enforces Eau Claire County Code Title 18
-Directs and supervises the development of current and advanced planning programs
-Acts as technical advisor to and liaison between County departments and committees in plan preparation and implementation
-Directs the implementation and enforcement of all zoning, subdivision control and other land use regulations
-Provides direct staff support to Committee on Planning and Development and the County Industrial Development Agency
reviews, directs, and coordinates the department's grant writing and
provides technical support to other departments in grant writing
-Directs the County's economic development program
-Negotiates public and private partnership agreements involving aspects of economic development
-Makes recommendations regarding the sale of public land and any financial assistance incentives
-Develops and coordinates the implementation of department policies and procedures
-Assures County compliance with Federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
-Interprets existing policies
-Monitors County operations and changing legislation to determine new or modified policies and procedures
planning leadership and direction and develops short- and long-range
plans, goals, and objectives for assigned operations and assists
departments in the development of their staffing plans
-Reviews and updates annual plans
-Coordinates departmental activities with other County departments and outside governmental agencies
and justifies departmental budget, based on staffing and resource
requirements, cost estimates, division objectives, and departmental
-Monitors departmental expenditures
-Serves as liaison between the County and other local units of government on planning related matters
-Keeps public advised on planning and development issues
-Performs other planning and community development functions and relevant work as directed
-Oversees recruitment for vacant positions in the department
-Performs other related duties as assigned
-Bachelor's degree in Planning, Urban Studies, or Public Administration, or a closely related field
(5) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a
planning agency at the municipal or county level including three (3)
years of supervisory and managerial responsibilities
Application deadline: April 20, 2014
Go to the webpage at
Click on the Job Opportunities tab located on the top of the page.
Community Development Department
City of Wood Dale, IL
The City of Wood Dale is seeking a planning
student who is looking to build resume skills and gain practical
knowledge of urban planning in a municipal setting. Wood Dale is
currently undertaking a number of exciting planning initiatives,
including its first-ever TIF district, a CMAP-driven housing study, and
redevelopment of the downtown area. The City has a mix of residential
areas surrounded by forest preserves and golf courses, the Irving Park
Road commercial corridor, and a booming industrial park fed by O’Hare
Airport. City Hall is less than half a mile from the Wood Dale Metra
Station on the Milwaukee District West Line, and I-290, I-355, I-90, and
I-294 are all within a few miles.
Among other duties, the Planning Intern will be expected to:
• Create content for the City’s new economic development website
• Perform field work to inventory businesses, land uses, and existing conditions
• Maintain monthly reports
• Develop economic development-related databases
• Conduct statistical research
• Assist with GIS mapping
• Provide Community Development Commission and Streetscape Committee support
• Other Community and Economic Development Department duties as assigned
position is budgeted for 180 hours or approximately 15 hours per week
over the course of 12 weeks. It is intended as a true academic
internship for coursework credit. Only those enrolled in or recently
graduated from a university or college program of study will be
• Applicants must be working toward or have obtained a bachelor's or master’s degree in urban planning or related field.
Successful candidates will have strong Internet research and
writing skills with the ability to convey information in a clear and
concise manner for consumption by various users; be organized and
efficient in compiling and maintaining information; and be able to
problem solve with limited supervision.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
Working knowledge of geospatial analysis and visualization,
statistics, and associated software packages such as ArcView, Adobe
Creative Suite, Google SketchUp, Microsoft Office, etc.
• Knowledge of economic development tools and techniques, both theoretical and practical.
Knowledge of land use regulations and site planning and
familiarity with community planning and zoning issues such as special
uses, variations and planned developments.
• Ability to
understand and interpret City policies, procedures and ordinances; work
within time constraints and to prioritize work; prepare plans, reports,
and studies; communicate effectively; work with the public at large.
is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is
necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
Some work is performed in the field; the employee must have the ability
to operate a motor vehicle and physically navigate properties that may
not have accessible pathways. The employee must sit or stand for long
periods of time and perform prolonged periods of concentration such as
proof reading, figure work, and reading various materials.
performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required
to talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate
objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee
is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel.
Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Applicants must
be able to work approximately 15 hours per week with flexibility offered
to accommodate class schedule.
Pay Status: $10.51 per hour
Please turn in a completed application along with your resume.
Applications are available at the City of Wood Dale Municipal Building,
404 N Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191 and online at
Résumés can be faxed to 630-766-3898, or sent via e mail to
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Community Development Department
Village of Clarendon Hills, IL
The Village of Clarendon Hills (8,427) is
seeking applications for the part-time position of Planning Intern.
Under direction of the Director of Community Development, this position
assists in the day-to-day operations of the Community Development
Department while assisting with ongoing special projects.
- Providing support to the Community Development Department’s
day-to-day operations (includes permitting, Economic Development, Code
Enforcement and Planning)
- Assisting staff in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects
- Conducting field work, collecting parcel data and searching land records
- Preparing maps and planning reports (ArcGIS)
- Producing sketches and renderings
- Assisting Community Development Director at community meetings
- Presenting report findings at community meetings
- Researching funding sources and writing grant proposals
Full enrollment in an accredited Masters of Planning Program or
related field, or a recent graduation from an accredited Masters of
Planning Program is required.
Desired Skills: Strong written and
oral communication skills; strong research and analytical skills;
motivated self-starter able to work independently; ability to work
effectively in a team environment; flexibility and desire to work on
varying planning projects
Current Salary: $15/hour for 20 - 30
hours per week. It is expected that the hired applicant will remain
employed with the Village for 1-2 years.
To Apply: Resumes must
be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17th, 2014. All resumes can
be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
Village of Clarendon Hills
Attn: Zach Creer
1 N. Prospect Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
City of Countryside is seeking a Zoning Administrator in the Community
Development Department. This position assists in the operation of the
Community Development Department including zoning, permitting,
scheduling inspections and code enforcement. Also assists the City
Administrator with economic development activities including marketing
and promoting the City and its programs, retaining businesses and
attracting new businesses. Provides support to the Community
Development Department, the Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals,
the Economic Development Committee, and the Countryside Business
The Zoning Administrator meets with,
explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding all zoning codes,
and the zoning review process to residents, developers and new
businesses; reviews and prepares staff reports for the Plan
Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals; reviews building plans of all types
to determine compliance with zoning and sign regulations; and assists
with long range planning and economic development efforts. This position
must have knowledge of business development, economic development, and
municipal zoning practices, land use planning process, municipal
government operations, and a working knowledge of Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) and zoning law. The ideal candidate will possess
excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills.
This position also requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office,
including Word and Excel, GIS applications, data base programs, email
and internet.Educational Requirements:
This position requires a
Bachelor’s degree in economic development, planning, business/public
administration or a related field from an accredited college or
university, three to five years related experience, and at least three
years of progressively responsible planning and zoning experience. Salary Range:
$79,274 – $99,709 commensurate with qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest,
resume, five (5) year salary history, and three (3) professional
references along with a completed City of Countryside Employment
Human Resources Assistant
City of Countryside
5550 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
Closing date to apply for this position:
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014.
The City of Countryside is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Work involves managing functions in planning, researching, developing
and managing the preparations of annexation, subdivision, zoning and
planning recommendations and reports, and monitoring programs directed
at planning, permitted land use, and zoning/ code compliance. Work
includes supervising a staff of professional, technical, and program
support staff engaged in development and redevelopment efforts,
annexation agreements, zoning enforcement, zoning and subdivision
review, comprehensive planning. Focus area planning and special planning
programs; serves as team leader of SRT. Work also includes advising
developers, contractors, individuals, not-for-profits and neighborhood
groups on zoning applications, development questions, comprehensive plan
issues and focus area.
Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's
degree in urban planning, public administration or related field, and at least
3-5 years of increasingly responsible zoning enforcement administration,
including demonstrated supervisory experience. Master's degree preferred. AICP
Certification desired. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of training which
ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required
Starting Salary: $63,900.00
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00am to 5:00pm, occasional night and weekend meetings
Resumes and Applications can be submitted to:
City of Rockford, HR Department
425 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
For more information please visit:
The City of Rockford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Marketing & Events Intern
Economic & Community Development Department
Village of Barrington, IL
The Village of Barrington is seeking a summer intern to assist in the
implementation of special events, prepare marketing materials for
business recruitment and provide staff assistance at the events. The
successful candidate must be a self starter, be able to work
independently, possess good writing skills, enjoy working with the
public and have good planning and organizational skills. Interest in
special event planning, marketing and advertising is a plus. Must have
good computer skills and be available to work evening hours to support
The internship offer is contingent upon the
candidate’s successful completion of a criminal background check and a
pre-employment medical exam, including a drug screen.
This is a
paid position, which is scheduled to work approximately 28 hours per
week for 15 weeks. Interested applicants should submit an application
and/or resume to:
Village of Barrington
200 S. Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Candidates are welcome to address questions to Julie Meyer, Human Resources Coordinator, (847) 304-3415.
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