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Village of Riverside, Village Planner

Position: Village Planner

Position Statement:

Build upon your planning experience and develop as a community leader in the National Historic Landmark Community of Riverside, Illinois. The “Village in the Forest” (pop. 9,000), is seeking a Village Planner. The Village of Riverside is supportive of professional and personal development and encourages staff to approach problems with innovation, creativity, and compassion as they interact with residents, the business community, consultants and other village staff. This position, which reports to the Assistant Village Manager, is an excellent chance for a motivated individual to use their planning knowledge while gaining valuable leadership experience.

 On a daily basis, the Planner performs a variety of professional planning, research, and technical activities ranging from routine to varied and complex. Activities include but are not limited to responding to questions from the public about zoning and municipal codes, coordinating review of requests for alterations to landmarked properties, processing zoning permits, special use, zoning relief and Planned Unit Development requests, and generally supporting community and economic development efforts.

Ideal applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or equivalent. A minimum of five years of governmental planning and zoning administration or similar experience required. A Master’s degree and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred, but not required. Experience with code enforcement, plan review, or building and construction a plus.

Salary range is $68,000 – $103,000 with a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan.

First Review begins July 5, 2022. Send a cover letter, resume, completed job application and three work-related references to Ian Splitt, Management Analyst, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL 60546 or by e-mail

For the full job posting and our online application visit the Village of Riverside site at



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