GovTemps USA is accepting resumes from qualified candidates for an anticipated assignment an Interim City Planner for Sterling Heights, Michigan (pop. 134,346).  This interim position will be up to 32 hours/week (at least 75% in person, 25% remote).  Sterling Heights is located in the prosperous Macomb County in Southeast Michigan in the booming Detroit Metro area.  

The interim position is anticipated for a three to six month period, unless hired full-time by Sterling Heights during this initial term.  Although the position is desired to evolve into full-time position, it is not required. The selected candidate will initially be employed by GovTemps with services contracted to the City of Sterling Heights.

Position Responsibilities:  

    Directs the update of the Master Land Use Plan and recommends amendments to the Zoning Ordinances.
    Assists the City Manager as a point of contact for prospective retailers and to market the City’s assets to attract retail business to the City of Sterling Heights. Establishes and maintains relationships with area real estate professionals.
    Supports the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals regarding rezoning requests, subdivision plat considerations, special approval land use requests, etc.
    Acts as a technical adviser to employees regarding site plan and subdivision plat reviews, subdivision design principles and land use relationships, zoning ordinances, etc.
    Oversees the Community Development Block Grant Program and supports the Sterling Heights Housing Commission as the Executive Director.
    Oversight of the newly formed Sustainability Commission.
    Work is performed under the executive direction of the City Development Director.
    Collaborates with owners and/or developers of industrial, residential, and large multi-use sites and champions area redevelopments to include new design concepts and retail formats, public environments, amenities, tenant mixes, use mixes, unique parking configurations, neighborhood links, and customer experiences tailored to fit the needs of the community.
    Analyzes data and prepares comprehensive reports regarding planning related matters (e.g., land use patterns, population projections, housing trends, commercial feasibility and market analysis, etc.) as needed.
    Participates in region wide planning activities with appropriate agencies and jurisdictions and with local and/or state professional associations.
    Presents planning-related information to City Council, the city manager and others in meetings as needed.
    Reviews and approves property split and administrative temporary use requests.
    Formulates the departmental operating budget.
    Oversee development of the Planner 1 and Planner 2 employees.
    Or other duties related to the planning field as assigned.

Position Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field including training in real estate, principles of management, and real estate appraisal.
    Eight years of progressive experience in public planning preferably in a municipality.
    AICP member is preferred.
    Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field is highly preferred.
    Progressively responsible municipal planning experience is preferred.

Compensation and Application. $45 to $60/hour. DOQ/E. Flexible work schedule.  Pre-approved travel/accommodation expenses reimbursed during the interim period if from outside the Metro Detroit area. If eventually offered the full-time position, the existing pay range is $92,000 – $127,000 with a competitive benefits package.  Applications are being accepted now through Monday, October 10, 2022,  Apply now since position will be filled on a first-come basis.  For questions, please contact Ryan Cotton, Vice President,

Application Deadline: October 10, 2022

Posted: 2022-10-04

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