City Planner

Job Title: City Planner

Salary range: $23.00 to $26.00 per hour

Location: 1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis

Department: Planning & Permitting

Hours: Non-exempt, full-time, eligible benefits. Monday through Thursday work schedule.

Start date: 9/15/2022

Job Description:

The City Planner is responsible for directing and administering the current and long range planning and development activities for the City of Sturgis as well as for the administration of the city’s zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, and comprehensive plan

The Planner is the “one stop shop” for liaising with developers, businesses, and residents as they bring forward development and improvement projects.  The Planner is responsible for coordinating the City’s comprehensive master planning, neighborhood planning, and residential and non-residential growth analysis and projections as well as land use plan amendments.  As such, this position researches and recommends zoning changes, variances, use-on-reviews, special exceptions, platting and subdivisions.  This position also provides recommendations to City Council by ensuring development and land use proposals conform with established plans and ordinances. 

This position also serves as the City’s primary point of contact for the MS4 program. 

General (Education and/or Experiences):

  • Four year degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Political Science, Public Administration, or related field 
    • Masters degree in Urban Planning or Public Administration (preferred)
    • Work experience in lieu of education may be considered
  • Five years’ experience in City planning
  • Prior work history in the fields of zoning and subdivision ordinances, planning processes, and/or long range or current planning
  • Experience with GIS systems and ability to navigate layers and parcel information (preferred)
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