Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG). If you have questions about employment at NCICG, please contact us at sgrosenbach@ncicg.org.

NCICG, a regional planning agency that offers professional services to member communities, is seeking an energetic person to fill the position of Community Planner.  The individual hired will work with rural communities in north-central Illinois with various responsibilities including economic development activities, and other community development programs and grant writing.  Develop and/or update comprehensive plans and zoning and subdivision ordinances.

A bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or economics from an accredited institution is required.  A Master’s Degree is a plus.

Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the functions of this position will be considered..

AICP certification is highly desired.  Candidates must have at least four years of experience in professional planning.

The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently, and public presentation skills.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of urban planning, Illinois enabling legislation relating to land use and development, research techniques and statistical methods, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Excel as well as knowledge of ArcView and Arc GIS software.

A valid Driver’s License is required.

Primary job tasks:

Act as a contact with other State and Federal agencies including, but not limited to, FEMA, HUD, DCEO, IDNR, IDOT and EDA.

Assist in obtaining and administration of state and federal grants and awards. Experience with writing of CDBG grants is a plus.

Updating and implementing the region’s five (5) year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) along with completing annual reports for EDA.

Participate in long-range planning for the agency to improve internal functions and delivery of services to the community.

Act as representative to professional associations in the area to share ideas and information in the on-going improvement of the region.

Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of community officials, staff and citizens throughout the region.

Work independently, co-manage projects, establish timelines, identify project participants, maintain required documentation, monitor and report on the progress of assigned projects.

Prepare presentation material including, but no limited to, PowerPoint, illustrations, maps and charts.

Must have the ability to deal with non-routine matters and the ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions.

Have the ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and policies and procedures.

Must be able to attend night meetings as required and overnight conferences, if necessary.

Salary will commensurate with education background and work experience.  Excellent benefits.  Send resume, references and salary requirements to Shug Grosenbach, Office Manager, NCICG, 613 West Marquette Street, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 or email to: sgrosenbach@ncicg.org. The position will be open until filled.  NCICG is an equal opportunity employer. www.ncicg.org.