The Village of Gurnee seeks experienced candidates for the position of Senior Planner within the Community Development Department. Anticipated hiring range $72K - $84K+ depending on qualifications; full time position with benefits.
General Position Responsibilities
This position is responsible for professional planning and project management work related to land use and municipal development. Performs a variety of routine and complex assignments pertaining to the implementation of current and long range planning programs.
Coordinates and implements the subdivision, planned unit development, and related current and long-range zoning processes, working closely with and advising the applicant, relevant Village staff, outside agencies, Planning and Zoning Board, and other relevant parties of the code requirements and procedures.
Coordinates and implements the development review and approval process, including conducting pre-application meetings with all interested parties related to subdivisions, annexations, impact fees, map and text amendments, and other significant development proposals and compiling comprehensive review comments.
Reviews development and redevelopment proposals including subdivision, site plan, variance requests, plat, and other development documents; applies knowledge of site design, landscaping, transportation, lighting and other fields to the review process; conducts plan reviews and prepares detailed comments/reports.
Acts as staff liaison to Planning and Zoning Board; develops and coordinates agenda packets for meetings, conducts research, and maintains compliance with posting notices.
Maintains records and databases of demographic, land use, and related information for planning purposes.
Assists Community Development Director and other Village staff in the interpretation and enforcement of applicable Village codes, development standards, design guidelines, and the comprehensive plan.
The Senior Planner can expect to work closely with the Planning Manager on ongoing redevelopment projects and new development projects. The Senior Planner is expected to have knowledge and experience working with annexation agreements and experience in negotiating the terms of such agreements.
Upcoming projects include update of the Village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan; ongoing updates to the Zoning Ordinance; and review and updates of the Subdivision Ordinance and Pedestrian Plan. The Village is seeking candidates with experience in contract management and working with consultants on special projects.