Planning Principal Analyst (PPA219)
Successful candidate will be part of a large department and provide advanced technical and professional support for implementation of CMAP’s long-range comprehensive regional plan, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across departments in project work for the agency.
The individual in this position will oversee development of a regional land use model using the UrbanSim platform; will be responsible for developing a socio-economic forecasting methodology for future long-range comprehensive plans; and will oversee the development and maintenance of specialized datasets used for planning and policy analyses including a regional land use inventory and the Northeastern Illinois Development Database, among other regional inventories.
Principals primarily provide leadership to numerous projects, supervising the work of other staff; directly manage a small number of projects, with support from a team of staff; ensure a high quality of products across the program; assist in the selection of new projects; identify new strategic directions for the program, based on local interest and regional priorities; and many other activities. Overall, the position will have a high level of responsibility for the success of the planning research program, and will work collaboratively with other senior staff and agency leadership to manage and continually improve it. The position reports to the Deputy Executive Director of Planning. This position may require travel throughout the region and candidates must have the ability and willingness to work with communities across the region.
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