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Village of Itasca, Planning and Zoning Coordinator, Community Development

The Village of Itasca is seeking qualified candidates to fill the full-time position of Planning and Zoning Coordinator. Reporting to the Community Development Director, the Planning and Zoning Coordinator is a mid-level, professional planning position, responsible for oversight of departmental operational assignments associated with planning, land use, zoning, and economic development. The position performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in the current and long-range planning programs of the Village related to the development, implementation, and enforcement of land use and related community plans and policies.

This position attends Plan Commission, Village Board, and various committee and staff meetings each month; most of which are evening meetings. The position also conducts administrative duties related to the daily performance of department operations and assignments and represents the Village at other events and meetings.
The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of zoning laws, comprehensive plans and planning programs and processes. The candidate will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with architects, contractors, developers, owners, residents, supervisors, employees, and the general public. The candidate must possess knowledge of and the ability to learn computers applications; creative problem-solving skills; and the ability to provide effective project management of complex development projects, grants, and special projects.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree and/or experience with Geographic Information System is desirable. At least two years of professional planning or municipal experience is required; AICP or similar certification is desirable. A valid state drivers’ license or the ability to obtain one is needed.

The starting salary for this position is $73,000 +/- DOQ plus an excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates should electronically submit a completed employment application, cover letter, and resume to Cindy Sliwinski, Human Resources Generalist at with “Planning and Zoning Coordinator” included in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The employment application can be found on the Village’s website at

The Village of Itasca is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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