The Village of Orland Park’s Development Services Department seeks a Planner (Part-Time) to be part of our progressive development efforts. Orland Park is a regional destination in the south suburbs, ranks #5 in total retail sales out of all of the Chicagoland Communities (excluding Chicago). In addition, Orland Park has received a number of accolades including: ranked as one of the Best Places to Live by Chicago Magazine (2013), named Village of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (2014) and the 9750 on the Park Transit Oriented Development was named Best Building by the Congress for New Urbanism, Illinois Chapter.
This part-time professional level position performs a variety of technical and paraprofessional urban planning and research activities. This position also assists in the review of development plans for conformance to local codes, plans and policies; prepares research information, maps, reports, and graphics for use by the Department as well as the Village Board, Plan Commission, and various Committees; and makes verbal and graphic presentations at public meetings. In addition this position will conduct research on land use, population trends, and industrial commercial, office, and residential developments in the Village and its surrounding area and assists with updating the Village’s comprehensive plan. This positon provides high touch customer service in responding to public inquiries regarding development projects and compiles statistics and maintains electronic and other records to support planning documents.
A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or related field is required a Master’s degree is preferred. This position requires 1-2 years of progressive urban planning and/or economic development responsibility in governmental or consulting environment.
This position will generally be scheduled 25-29 per week. Hours are flexible, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.