The Village Zoning, Planning and Development Coordinator is essentially a dual capacity role instrumental in performing the complex administrative functions of Planning and Economic Development. Basic understanding of the primary functions of each focus is essential for contributing to the needs and goals of the Village’s future progress. The Coordinator is instrumental in ensuring the ordinances and codes are maintained and reevaluated to be incorporated into that progress.
- Administrative functions in Planning and Economic Development including, but not limited to, responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, report compilations, databases usage and development, producing marketing materials, zoning administration, permit compliance review.
- Personnel Management
- Department Budgeting
- Establishing inspections for business license applications.
- Management of the building permit process
- Response to FIOA requests
- Coordination of the Code Enforcement Program and assisting in the Housing Program;
- Direct contact with government entities, commercial and industrial developers, existing businesses, outside businesses, and other stakeholders.
- Coordinate the cross-department projects and inspections
- Serving as liaison to the Zoning, Planning and Appeals Commission, prepare reports on planning matters (land use, re-zoning, subdivisions, etc.)
- Researching grants, prepares grant applications, and maintains current grant files; and researching and reporting on commercial and industrial business trends.
- Reviewing ordinances, policies, resolutions, and reports as applicable, and making recommendations when changes or amendments are deemed necessary for the best outcomes.
- Preparing informational packets with community statistics and demographics for potential business parties and assisting in preparation of agreements with developers and vendors.
- Liaison with business community, attend relevant professional meetings, conferences and trade shows as required.
- Analytical and thorough researching and reporting; and special projects and assignments as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or Urban Planning; Master’s degree in one of these focus areas a plus, and professional certifications a plus; preferred 3 years’ experience in a similar organizational capacity; knowledge of municipal procedures and processes; Must have knowledge of typical zoning standards and appeal principles with the ability to gain compliance through a variety of pre-enforcement approaches; Memberships in AICP and applicable professional organizations; Knowledge of planning principles, economics, real estate and governmental regulations as applicable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills, researching experience, composing findings reports and establishing conclusions; May be required to work non-traditional hours for attendance at Village meetings or appointments for Village business.
Starting compensation for this position will range between $75,000-$85,000 depending on experience and qualifications. This is enhanced with a competitive benefits package including life. Medical, IMRF retirement, and voluntary dental plans, plus paid annual vacation, and sick time.
If you are genuinely interested in this challenging opportunity, please respond with your cover letter of interest, resume and 4-5 professional references to Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This opportunity will remain open until filled with the best candidate.