Village of Grayslake

The Village planner/development coordinator is instrumental in performing the administrative
functions of planning and development project coordination.

The coordinator’s major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Administrative functions in planning and development project coordination including, but not
limited to, responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, report compilations, databases usage and
development processing in accordance with ordinances and established procedures.
• Direct contact with commercial, industrial/residential developers, existing businesses, and
other development applicants.
• Serving as liaison to Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals and preparing meeting
materials, development applications, and for other planning matters (land use/zoning related
requests/subdivisions/etc.) as needed.
• Member of the Village development team to facilitate development project progress in the
approval process and through construction.
• Assisting in the negotiation and preparation of agreements with land owners and developers as
needed.
• Reviewing ordinances and policies and making recommendations when changes or
amendments to zoning or development related ordinances are deemed necessary for the best
outcomes.
• Support the Village’s economic development program.
• Preparation of various reports, studies, and other research. Special projects and assignments
as required.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration or urban planning (master’s degree in one of these focus
areas is a plus); 3-5 years’ experience in municipal government; knowledge of municipal
procedures and processes; and of typical zoning standards/principles used in the subdivision of
land and for other development projects, and real estate development; Excellent verbal and written
communication skills and researching experience; May be required to work non-traditional hours
for attendance at Village meetings or appointments for Village business. The position reports
directly to the Village Manager.

Starting pay range for this position is $70,000 – $100,000 DOQ. Starting salary will depend on
experience and qualifications. A competitive benefits package is provided for this full-time
position.

Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining interest in position, completed
employment application, and resume, immediately to: Chris Sparkman, Assistant Village
Manager, csparkman@villageofgrayslake.com. The Village is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, contact:

Chris Sparkman
csparkman@villageofgrayslake.com

To apply for this job please visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.