The Village of Huntley, a vibrant, growing community of approximately 30,000 residents located in southern McHenry County and northern Kane County, is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative and solution-focused Senior Planner to join our team. Located along the I-90 corridor, Huntley has experienced in excess of $500 million in new construction activity since 2020. Construction activity is expected to remain strong in future years and includes new residential, commercial and industrial development.
We are looking for experienced candidates who are innovative, critical thinkers, and exercises independence and sound judgement. Our ideal candidate has progressively responsible experience working in the public or private sector related to municipal planning, zoning, and downtown redevelopment.
Examples of Duties:
• Coordinates long-range planning projects; conducts technical research, assesses information and data, and makes recommendations
related to the comprehensive plan, land use controls and capital improvements program; participates in special studies and
performs functional planning activities as required.
• Reviews development proposals including planned unit developments, site plans, special uses, rezoning requests, and variances.
• Serves as the Project Manager for development applications and coordinates with other Village departments and consultants to
ensure timely review of development proposals.
• Prepares comprehensive staff reports for Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Village Board consideration.
• Works with the Assistant Director to review and update the Village’s long-range land use plans and regulatory documents.
• Maintains, updates and assists in the implementation of goals and policies identified in the Village’s Comprehensive and
• Streamlines the development process and acts as the point of contact for residents and developers.
• Responds to requests for information regarding the Village’s land-use regulations and development review and approval process.
• Provides staff support to advisory boards and commissions as assigned, which include Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals,
and the Historic Preservation Commission.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, public administration, geography, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of three to five years of related experience in governmental planning and zoning administration or similar experience required.
The full salary range for the position is $79,500-$111,300. Anticipated starting range is $85,000 – $90,000, depending upon qualifications.
The position is full-time, on-site, 40+ hours per week. Attendance at evening meetings is required.