Planner, Village of North Aurora, IL

Updated: May 11

The Village of North Aurora, Illinois (est. population 18,500) located in Kane County is seeking qualified applicants for the newly created, full-time position of Planner in the Community Development Department, reporting to the Community and Economic Development Director.

The Village of North Aurora is situated along the Fox River and I-88 with Randall Road, Rt. 31, Rt. 25 and Rt. 56 running through portions of the Village’s boundaries. The approximate square miles of the Village are 7.73. The Village has a mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses which have developed into a diversified and strong tax base. The Village has seen very strong growth over the last several years with new residential subdivisions of all housing types, mixed-use developments, new commercial development along key corridors and industrial warehouse development. The Village maintains boundary agreements to guide future land development in a responsible manner and has significant land either annexed or un-annexed available for further development into the future. The Village is also in the process of combining portions of existing TIF Districts into a new TIF District that will help provide assistance for future development.

The Village is seeking a motivated Planner who would be responsible for reviewing building permits requiring zoning review, responding to inquiries regarding land-uses determinations, assist with reviewing and updating the Village’s Comprehensive Plan, assisting with the analysis and coordination of TIF requests, preparing and processing special use and variance petitions, preparing materials for Plan Commission and Village Board meetings, assisting with the preparation of text amendments to the zoning code and working with the Village development team. The position will be required to attend monthly Plan Commission meetings and may be required to attend other Village meetings as well.

Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, organized and able to multi-task, possess excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and work professionally with developers, Department Heads, staff, elected and appointed officials and citizens of the community. A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or related field is required. A Master’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration or related field is preferred. A minimum of two (2) years of related experience is required, four (4) years of related experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and interpret maps, use GIS systems, read and interpret complex zoning codes, annexation agreements and other planning documents.

The annual salary range for this position is $58,677 to $83,450 and is based on a ten (10) step salary schedule. Starting salary and step is dependent on qualifications and the position is exempt under FLSA guidelines. The Village offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, vacation leave, holiday leave, sick leave, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). There is no residency requirement for the position. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with three (3) professional references by June 7, 2021 to the Village of North Aurora, Attn: Human Resources, at 25 E. State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542 or via email at Additional information about the Village of North Aurora can be found at the Village’s website at

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and drug screen. The Village of North Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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