• Planner I

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Job Location
    US-IL-Orland Park
    IMRF Eligibile
    IMRF Eligible
    Community Development
    Competitive salary
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Village of Orland Park’s Development Services Department seeks a Planner I 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.

    Key Responsibilities

    Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for performing professional planning duties.  Selected candidate will review development plans for conformance to local codes, plans, policy; inspect and survey development sites; collect, organize, and analyze information pertaining to plans and developments; advise developers, prepare reports and graphics for Plan Commission and Village Board review; obtain resident and staff input; recommend board actions; recommend improvements to the development review process.


    In addition this position will research, collect, reorganize and analyze information pertaining to updating ordinances; obtain input from staff, residents and officials relating to ordinance revisions, recommend revisions to the Village Board; and prepare reports and graphics.  


    Advises citizens, developers, and officials regarding code requirements; schedules petitioners for Plan Commission, Development Services and Planning Committee, and Village Board meetings; maintains records of the Plan Commission including case files, agendas, and minutes; conducts orientation sessions for the new members of the Plan Commission.


    Makes verbal and graphic presentations to the Village Board, Plan Commission, and Advisory Board; serves in advisory role to parking and traffic; assists with federal, state, and local programs; reviews plans and reports of others; attends staff and committee meetings; attends seminars, workshops, and conferences, in order to maintain professional skills.


    Keeps the Director and Assistant Director of Development Services advised of proposed program goals, budget, goal attainment, and problems encountered on comprehensive planning and economic development issues. 

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    This position requires a bachelor's degree in urban planning, public administration or related field.  A Master's degree in urban planning or related field is highly preferred.  Experience in urban planning, economic development in a governmental or consulting environment is preferred.


    Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning with particular emphasis on land use regulations, including but not limited to architectural and special design, residential, commercial, office, and industrial planning, landscaping, site design, environmental policies, economic development, transportation, and population analysis; knowledge of municipal policies, procedures, ordinances, and resolutions relating to land development; knowledge of historic preservation and intergovernmental cooperation activities; some knowledge of state, county, federal, and Council-Manager forms of government.


    This position also requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups; ability to work within time constraints, and to prioritize work; ability to review and analyze development plans and to make recommendations based upon said analysis; ability to prepare plans, reports, and studies; ability to make verbal presentations and to persuade individuals and groups to follow certain courses of action; ability to perform duties with initiative and a minimum amount of supervision; ability to make accurate design drawings and mathematical computations; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to maintain professionalism and objectivity, and to be tactful and courteous in stressful situations.


    We seek a candidate that shares in the Village of Orland Park's employee values which include integrity, communication, teamwork, professionalism and quality of life. 

    Compensation & Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, FSA and an employee wellness program.   


    This position will remain open until filled, with the initial review of applications expected to occur the week of April 30, 2018.



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