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Village of Grayslake, Planner/Development Coordinator

The Village planner/development coordinator is instrumental in performing the administrative functions of planning and development project coordination.

The coordinator’s major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative functions in planning and development project coordination including, but not limited to, responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, report compilations, databases usage and development processing in accordance with ordinances and established procedures.
  • Direct contact with commercial, industrial/residential developers, existing businesses, and other development applicants.
  • Serving as liaison to Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals and preparing meeting materials, development applications, and for other planning matters (land use/zoning related requests/subdivisions/etc.) as needed.
  • Member of the Village development team to facilitate development project progress in the approval process and through construction.
  • Assisting in the negotiation and preparation of agreements with land owners and developers as needed.
  • Reviewing ordinances and policies and making recommendations when changes or amendments to zoning or development related ordinances are deemed necessary for the best outcomes.
  • Support the Village’s economic development program.
  • Preparation of various reports, studies, and other research. Special projects and assignments as required.


Bachelor’s degree in public administration or urban planning (master’s degree in one of these focus areas is a plus); 3-5 years’ experience in municipal government; knowledge of municipal procedures and processes; and of typical zoning standards/principles used in the subdivision of land and for other development projects, and real estate development; Excellent verbal and written communication skills and researching experience; May be required to work non-traditional hours for attendance at Village meetings or appointments for Village business.  The position reports directly to the Village Manager.

Starting pay range for this position is $70,000 – $94,000 DOQ.  Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.  A competitive benefits package is provided for this full-time position.

Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining interest in position, completed employment application, and resume, immediately to: Chris Sparkman, Assistant Village Manager, The Village is an equal opportunity employer.


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