• Associate Planner

  • Posted: 03/05/2023

    The City of Champaign is a community that invests in planning and enjoys the outcomes of having a city that is very livable with great neighborhoods, a lively downtown and an equitable transportation network. Consider joining the team that helps make these outcomes possible. The City seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as an Associate Planner in the Planning and Development Department.  The anticipated start date is early summer, 2023.
    Responsibilities of Position
    The Associate Planner position is a great opportunity to put into practice planning theory and principles.  This position assists senior staff with long-range planning, zoning/development review, and economic development.  The Associate Planner collects and analyzes land-use and socio-economic data for long-range planning initiatives; prepares maps and graphics; and creates and gives presentations to boards/commissions and community members. They also write reports, review and provide recommendations on zoning and subdivision requests, and interprets/explains ordinances and programs to developers and the public.

    The annual starting salary range is $64,690 - $73,642, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package.  Applications, including cover letter and resume, must be submitted online no later than Sunday, April 16, 2023.  

    Required Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or a related field.
    • Or an equivalent combination of work experience and education that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. 
    • Demonstrated understanding of planning principles and practices.
    • Research and data analysis experience.
    • Report writing experience. 
    • Collaborative team member.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience (through employment or internships) that demonstrates a working knowledge of planning principles.
    • Knowledge of planning principles within a municipal government structure.
    • Experience giving presentations.
    • Knowledge of software applications used to create planning-related maps/graphics/video such as select Adobe Creative Cloud products.
    • Knowledge of data analysis using GIS.
    Drug screening will be required.