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Village Planner, Village of Maywood

Position Title:    Zoning/Planning Officer FLSA:




 Community Development Reports to: Director of Community Development
Original Date:   Revised Date:


Job Code:   Grade:





Position Purpose:       The purpose of this job within the organization is to provide the administrative and technical supervision and coordination of the Planning Department.

This job formulates long-range goals for the organization, develops policy and position papers and negotiates with the chief administrative officer and/or elected officials.

Essential Functions (list in order of importance including measures)
  • Manages the Comprehensive Plan, amendments, Zoning Ordinance, and other changes to achieve the Village goals and objectives.
  • Directs development and land use applications (e.g., rezoning, annexation, and site plan approval); make recommendations to Board and Commission for approval or denial through public hearing process.
  • Gathers and prepares information and advises board and commission as requested by Village Manager.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates planning and zoning staff to meet the organization’s and customer’s needs.
  • Communicates and meets with contractors, residents, and project managers to answer questions, solve problems, and interpret the code of ordinances in relation to building setbacks, conditional uses, re-zoning, annexations, and general development plans.
  • Reviews permit applications for new construction, fences, additions, signs, and sheds for compliance and approval or denial.
  • Prepares and revises official documents, acts as a technical advisor to other head supervisors of departments and similar officials on planning matters.
  • Administers special projects as needed.


  • Performs both essential and marginal job functions in a safe manner as identified by the Village of Maywood and the respective department while adhering to the village’s confidentiality norms and standards. Actively and consistently demonstrates the core values of the Village of Maywood in all interactions with others.


  • Assumes responsibility for knowing and maintaining established Village and departmental objectives, policies/procedures including general sanitation, safety, environmental and infection control standards.


  • Participates in performance activities including problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation. Also assists in the care and maintenance of departmental equipment and supplies as appropriate.


  • Participates in staff meetings and other inservices, meetings or committees as required.


General Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, or closely related field with eight (8) years of progressively responsible planning experience with a recognized planning agency, including a minimum of four (4) years in a leadership or supervisory role; or the equivalent in education, training, and experience, which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.


  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in performance of the essential functions of this position. 

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills—the individual establishes relationships quickly with all levels of employees within the organization, is able to maintain confidentiality, and remains open to others’ ideas and ways of doing things.
  • Communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; able to produce written documents and communications that provide clear expression of ideas or goals; is able to actively listen to gain an understanding of a situation and respond accordingly.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality; ability to edit work for spelling and grammar and presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


Reporting Relationship: None


Machines, tools, equipment and work aids required: General office equipment

Please contact Linda Gant to apply.


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