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Entry Level - Planner
  Detroit, MI  

Job Category:

Municipal Services

Position Type:


Min Education:

BA/BS in Urban Planning

Minimum Experience:

0 to 3 years

Ref ID:


Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in planning or related field and zero to three years of related experience. Basic background in master planning, urban design, zoning ordinances updates, economic planning, neighborhood planning, community planning, downtown planning and smart growth land use issues is required, GIS experience is preferred. Excellent technical writing, organization and communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work well with others. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Perform site plan reviews
  • Gather and analyze community profile data (census, national resources, existing land use, etc.)
  • Assist in Master Plan analysis
  • Write reports and letters (Master Plans, CDBG, SPR, etc.)
  • Conduct census data/socio-economic analysis
  • Complete rezoning applications
  • Assist with recreation plans
  • Assist in zoning ordinance revisions
  • Conduct project specific research through interviews, literature review, etc.
  • Assist with writing proposals and creating presentations
  • Participate in various meetings (staff, client, community, etc.)
  • Maintain excellent client relations
  • Maintain a safe working environment



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