Planning and Development Manager

Application deadline:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 4:30pm


City of Danville


This upper level management position involves the oversight of grants, planning, and development activities and the application of professional planning knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of life and improve the welfare of the community by creating a more convenient, equitable, efficient, and attractive urban environment. Specific duties include supervising the planning and development division staff; overseeing the updating and implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan; guiding the creation, adoption and implementation of other community plans; coordinating and conducting the review of development proposals; administering land use control ordinances; analyzing proposed zoning, subdivision and annexation applications; obtaining and administering the Division's grants and other funding sources, including: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the Brownfield Redevelopment Program, Danville Area Transportation Study (DATS), Motor Fuel Tax (MFT), and other grants and funding sources as obtained from time to time; overseeing the building safety division and permitting / registration process; providing staff support to elected and appointed officials on community planning matters; conducting planning related research and analysis and managing certain development incentive programs; reporting to the City Council and its committees; and assisting citizens and businesses with planning and zoning related matters.

Other Information: Employees of the City of Danville are expected to be honest, courteous and helpful to the public and handle matters in confidence. The City Council has adopted a “Code of Ethics” that is applicable to all employees and officers of the City.

Residency Requirements: Employees and Officers of the City of Danville must establish their principal residence in Illinois, within the City of Danville corporate limits within six months following successful completion of their probationary period unless otherwise approved by the Mayor.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Qualifications: The following are considered as minimum qualifications. Extensive related experience will be considered in lieu of these position requirements if they represent similar skills, knowledge, and levels of responsibility.

Education: The minimum educational requirements for this position are:

- Employee must possess a four (4) year degree in urban planning or a related field.

Experience: Candidates for this position must possess the following experience, or experience deemed to be equivalent to the following:

- At least three (3) years of progressive practical experience in this field or in a closely related field.

- Experience working in or with local, state, or federal government.

- Experience working in a team environment.

- Experience working with committees/groups.

Required Skills: The following skills are basic to the functions of this position. Candidates should possess these skills or be able to show their ability to develop these skills within 30 days of their start date.

  • Knowledge of urban spatial structure and the way in which cities function.
  • Knowledge of plan- making and project evaluation.
  • Ability to envision alternatives to the physical and social environments in which we live.
  • Understanding of the social and environmental impact of planning decisions on communities.
  • Ability to work with the public and articulate planning issues to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to interpret complex rules and regulations.
  • Understanding of the legal foundation for land use regulation.
  • Understanding of the interrelationships between the economy, transportation, health and human                       services, and land use regulation.
  • Strong organizational and technical skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage departmental budgets and implement funding alternatives.
  • Mastery of Geographic Information Systems and Microsoft Office Software.

Required Licenses: The person holding this position must have the following licenses or be able to obtain the same within 30 days of their start date:

  • Illinois Class D Vehicle Operators License

The complete job description and application are available on the City website,

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Years of experience: 

  • 3 - 5 years

Required degree level: 

  • Bachelor's degree

Worksite Info: 

City of Danville Public Works 1155 E. Voorhees Danville, IL


The City of Danville offers a comprehensive benefit package including: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Earned Time Leave.