Number of Positions:
Under general supervision, performs professional urban planning of a complex nature, typically requiring the coordination of projects relating to the development and revitalization of residential, commercial, and industrial communities, and performs related duties as required.
- Plans and coordinates urban design, zoning, and land use studies, including maps and reports detailing social and economic trends and their impact on current and future resources and policies
- Evaluates development project proposals submitted by private consultants and public agencies for conformity with City development goals and objectives, government regulations, funding eligibility, and compliance with site planning and urban design best practices and guidelines
- Provides technical assistance to community organizations, delegate agencies, and developers concerning planning, design, and development projects and related work plans through visioning and graphic representation, including: sketching, 3D representation, and integration of planning and urban design best practices
- Facilitates community engagement in diverse communities with a history of concentrated disadvantage
- Prepares presentations, maps, and planning documents with a high degree of graphic communication using any of the following: ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sketchup, Rhino, AutoCAD, and hand sketching for planning and urban design strategies
- Supports design review of proposed development projects and public realm improvements with a focus on site and building layout, 3D massing, and zoning analysis
- Prepares project summary reports for review by City Council committees
- Works with operating City departments, governmental agencies, and private consultants on major planning and policy studies
- Prepares grant applications, proposals, and preliminary budgets for planning projects
- Reviews and interprets state and federal legislation pertaining to planning programs and prepares position papers for management’s review
- Represents the department at community forums, civic and business organization meetings, and conferences to discuss planning activities and projects
- Functions as liaison with state and federal agencies involved in collaborative planning projects
- Serves as project manager for planning projects to ensure compliance with specifications and governmental regulations, as required
- Conducts site inspections of work in progress to ensure adherence to development plans, as required
- May provide direction to junior staff, as required
The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class
City Hall + City-wide field sites and community meeting locations
121 N LaSalle Street, 10th Floor + various City-wide locations
Monday – Friday (occasional Saturdays will be required)
9:00am – 5:00pm (occasional evening hours will be required)
REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning, or a directly related field, plus four years of planning work experience
You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable
To be considered for this position, you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered). If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it related to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diplomas must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a skills assessment and/or written exercise as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:
The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference for both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documents. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Office on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at (312) 744-4976 (voice) or (312) 744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
CONTACT TO APPLY
Please apply at Chicago.gov/Careers
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner
Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on 12/23/2019. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE