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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.