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Village Planner
Job Description:
The Village of Brookfield, IL, population 19,500+ and home to the world-famous Brookfield Zoo, is accepting applications for the position of Village Planner, a position available in the Community and Economic Development Department.  This position will report directly to the Community and Economic Development Director.

Qualified candidates must have experience in the planning field with excellent oral and written communication skills as well as analytic ability.  Candidates should be capable of evaluating and managing commercial, residential, and mixed-use development proposals, meeting with the public to discuss development proposals, assisting with long range planning projects, and presenting before boards, commissions, and elected officials.  Because the position requires direct interaction with various constituent groups including residents, developers, public, etc., a friendly customer service orientation is necessary.

The position entails a variety of planning and project management activities including:

  • Evaluating development proposals and petitions as they relate to the planning documents of the Village;
  • Conducting research and analysis to prepare recommendations and reports regarding current development projects;
  • Case and project management including the coordination with various Village departments, external agencies, petitioners, and the public;
  • Assisting with other project management functions, such as requests for proposals (RFP), working with consultants, grant administration, etc.

The Village of Brookfield recently adopted a new Comprehensive Plan and Major Zoning Code amendment review and will play an integral role in implementing these strategies.

Requirements:

Ideal candidates will have a master’s degree in urban planning or closely related field.  Prefer 2-5 years of experience in a municipal planning department handling current development projects in a community with infill-type development and redevelopment, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.

Professional certification (AICP) is preferred at time of hire but must be achieved within 2 years.  Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with ArcGIS a plus.

The successful candidate must have excellent public relations skills, have the ability to ensure code compliance and impartial enforcement of all pertinent municipal ordinances, and adhere to APA and/or the AICP code of ethics.

Starting Salary:
The starting salary range is $58,000 – $60,000 DOQ.  The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time.  Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.

Contact Information:
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, copies of current certifications, and three references, no later than December 14, 2018 to: Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources. Materials must be submitted via email to mrobbins@brookfieldil.gov.

Permit Services Coordinator
Job Description:
The Village of Brookfield, IL, population 19,500+ and home to the world-famous Brookfield Zoo, is accepting applications for the position of Permit Services Coordinator, a position available in the Community and Economic Development Department.  This position will report directly to the Community and Economic Development Director.

The primary responsibilities of the position are to manage and perform building permit application process and review from intake to issuance.  The Permit Services Coordinator reviews permit application completeness, processes permits, processes property maintenance complaints and other complaint based issues, processes elevator program, schedules inspections, prepares department reports and correspondence, manages property maintenance local adjudication, and maintains efficient effective processes in the Building and Planning Department.

Requirements:

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and two years experience, or at least four years experience in construction building technology, building inspection, or a related field plus four years progressively responsible experience in plan review, inspection, or permit approval processes, or any combination of education and experience to fulfill the requirements of this position.  Exemplary customer service skills required.  Previous experience in building department and public service preferred.  ICC Certification for Plan Review, Inspection, or Certified Permit Technician is preferred but not required.

Starting Salary:
The starting salary range is $49,000 – $51,000 DOQ.  The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time.  Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.

Contact Information:
Interested applicants must submit a completed employment application to:  Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources, Village of Brookfield, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513, by 5 pm on December 14, 2018.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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School Crossing Guard
Have a passion for public service? Looking for opportunities to make a difference in the community, while working outdoors? If so, the Village of Brookfield is seeking school crossing guards to assist the Brookfield Police Department in protecting pedestrian safety within the community. School crossing guards serve as highly visible, positive role models to students, pedestrians, and motorists, and are an integral member of the Brookfield Police Department. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring the safety of students at street crossings and traffic areas by using proper crossing techniques, and observing and reporting any conditions or incidents that create or compromise the safety to students, pedestrians, motorists, or crossing guards. Attend periodic training meetings, as required.

To apply, please forward a completed employment application to the Village of Brookfield Village Hall, Attn:  Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513.  Completed applications may also be dropped off to the Human Resources office located in the Village Hall.   Applications can be obtained at our website, www.brookfieldil.gov, or at the Village Hall.  Positions are open until filled.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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