Planning Principal Planner (PP219)
Successful candidate will be part of a large department and will provide advanced technical, professional and managerial 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 help to lead and manage the agency’s award-winning Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program and assist with the development of the agency’s new Local Capacity Building initiatives. CMAP is in the process of developing a set of targeted technical assistance services designed to build the capacity of local governments to resolve the increasingly complex issues they face in their communities. Initially the program will consist of four new or enhanced major components that support capacity building: the Agency’s existing Local Technical Assistance Program, Comprehensive Professional Development in the form of a Regional Leadership Academy, Coordinated Investment Studies similar to work currently being done in McHenry County, and a demonstration project for embedding staff as planners in local communities.
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 department, 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 requires travel throughout the region and candidates must have the ability and willingness to work with communities across the region.
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