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City Planner, City of Crest Hill, IL

The City of Crest Hill (population 20,459), a progressive, growing community in the north central region of

Will County, seeks a dynamic professional to become the City’s full-time City Planner.


The Position

This position administers various land-use related procedures, processes, and regulations in support of

the City’s Comprehensive Plan and other important community and economic development related

policies. This position collaborates with the Community and Economic Development Director, the City

Engineer, Building Commissioner, various planning and economic development consultants, the Plan

Commission, and the City Council to facilitate high-quality private investment and development, promote

business development and retention, and address zoning code enforcement issues in the community in a

professional and efficient manner. The City Planner reports to the Director of Community and Economic

Development.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the review of private development applications and proposals.

  • Drafts request for qualifications/proposals, negotiates professional service contracts, and directs the work of consultants.

  • Conducts research regarding potential Zoning Ordinance revisions, new land use regulations, pending legislation, and trends in local government planning, zoning, and economic development.

  • Assists with the preparation and presentation of updates to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision

  • Regulations, and other community and economic development related regulations and policy documents.

  • Performs site visits, collects field data, assesses site conditions, and identifies Zoning Ordinance violations.

  • Coordinates code enforcement actions with the Building Commissioner.

  • Participates in economic development meetings and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available buildings and sites suitable for private sector use and development.

  • Writes reports, memorandums, and other professional correspondence.

  • Pursues grant opportunities and coordinates local economic development and long-term planning initiatives with other governmental entities.

  • Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Plan Commission. Presents information at monthly evening Plan Commission meetings.

  • Provides high-quality, personalized service to community residents and businesses. Qualifications

  • Two to five years relevant community development, urban planning, or economic development experience, preferably at a municipality or similar organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, or closely related field preferred.

  • Master’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), or Certified Urban Designer (CUD) designations a plus.

  • Valid driver’s license.


Salary and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $65,000-$85,000 per year. The actual salary will be

dependent on qualifications and experience. The position is a full-time, exempt position. Regular office

hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional evening meetings will be required.

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including participation in the Illinois Municipal

Retirement Fund, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, flexible spending accounts, paid

vacation, personal/sick leave and holidays. The City does not have a residency requirement.


The Community:

The City is strategically located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago and is bordered by Romeoville to

the north and Joliet to the South, with close access to I-55, I-80 and I-355. Crest Hill’s municipal

government offices are housed in a new, state of the art, 40,000 square foot municipal building. The

community has strong and diverse residential neighborhoods including the 1,100 home Carillon Lakes

Senior living community, an industrial park anchored by Amazon, bustling commercial districts supported

by two existing TIF Districts, and beautiful open space and well-developed park amenities. The City is

actively planning a third TIF district and instituting multimillion dollar upgrades to its wastewater treatment

plant to support continued desirable economic development and private investment in the community.

Crest Hill is a full-service community with a staff of 68 full-time employees, a $50 million total budget, an

AA bond rating, low bonded debt, and healthy reserves.


How to Apply:

Persons interested in this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references

to HR@cityofcresthill.com. The position will remain open until filled; first review of resumes will take place

March 1, 2024. In order for full consideration please submit your documents by March 1, 2024. For the full

job description, please visit www.cityofcresthill.com


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