Senior Planner, Lake County, Libertyville, IL

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in Planning and Development? If so, this position could very well be for you.


Serve as project manager of special programs that focus on sustainability related projects, policies and initiatives as well as involvement with other impactful work. Becoming a Senior Planner would allow you to be involved with Planning and Zoning within local government, ranging from research and analysis on special topics and developing plans, reports, and policy recommendations to assisting in departmental efforts to further sustainability goals, objectives, and policies of the Lake County Board. Your day will consist of assisting in agenda development and presentation of complex reports and recommendations to Lake County Public Works, the Planning & Transportation Committee, the Lake County Energy and Environment Committee, and other community partners and performing advanced professional work related to a variety of planning assignments. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County, which consists of more than 30 departments and divisions. Being able to build working relationships with employees and the public is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning. In order to be successful in this role you should have a Master's degree in Planning, or a related field and a minimum 2 years of professional planning experience. AICP Certification is a preferred qualification. Individuals should have the ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with County staff, public officials, community leaders, other agencies, possess the ability to effectively problem solve, and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere. Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Planning, Building, & Development. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos. If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website. Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


  • Job Location: Libertyville, Illinois, United States

  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

  • Salary: $58,991.39 - USD

  • Applications will be accepted until March 26, 2021


To Apply:

Applicants can apply here before March 26, 2021.

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