City Planner, City of Moline, IL

Manage, administer and coordinate all aspects of community planning, zoning, property management, neighborhood revitalization and long-range planning activities in support of policies, goals and objectives established by the City Council and as directed by the City Administrator by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors and employees.

Examples of Duties

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Promote communication and adequate information flow.

  • Develop policies, procedures and programs consistent with parameters set by the City Council and City Administrator.

  • Manage projects from conception to completion.

  • Analyses costs, operations, programs and projects to determine progress toward stated goals and reports on findings.

  • Ensure that the responsibilities, authorities and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.

  • Ensure that all activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws and conformance to acceptable standards and practices.

  • Serve as member on or facilitator to a variety of project management, special interest, staff, citizen and business association committees.

  • Provide timely, accurate responses to requests for services and information.

  • Hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, direct, evaluate, reward and discipline employees; adjust employee grievances; or recommend any of these actions.

  • Prepare legal and highly confidential information, including information related to collective bargaining.

  • Develop budget estimates based on anticipated needs and administer assigned budgets.

  • Explain, apply and enforce city and department policies and labor contract provisions.

Required Training and Experience

Bachelor degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university preferably supplemented by graduate work to the level of a master degree in urban planning, urban affairs, public administration or related field; and five years of progressively responsible experience in city planning, public administration or community development, two of which shall have been at the supervisory level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent knowledge of acceptable practices and standards of community planning, zoning and development; thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations that impact the work performed and supervised; and general knowledge of economic development, grant program administration and property management;

Exceptional skill in customer service, interpersonal relationships, public relations and employee relations; in maintaining effective working relationships; and skill in developing trends that effect the growth and development of the City;

Ability to manage all aspects of the planning department; to effectively respond to inquiries, complaints or requests for service from elected and appointed officials, employees, developers, engineers, government agencies and the public; to negotiate with developers, property owners, business owners, government agencies and others to promote growth and development of the City; to analyze and interpret complex information for a variety of audiences; to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; and to deal with several abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and to establish and facilitate community groups.

Licenses and Certifications

Valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply

Visit Application deadline is 6/28/21 at 5 p.m.


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