The Charter Township of Garfield (population 16,256), which is the largest Township in Northern Michigan and located adjacent to the City of Traverse City, seeks a Deputy Planner.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelors degree in planning, environmental studies, geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or similar field. Candidates must be organized, able to work in a team environment, capable of clearly and concisely expressing ideas, exhibit good verbal and written skills, and have demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions. Three to five years municipal experience - such as site analysis, community development, land use planning, and/or zoning code research is a plus. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desired within one year of the hire date.

Position responsibilities include:

Coordinate and manage the development and maintenance of the Township’s Geographic Information System (GIS).
Provide technical support, information, and guidance to property owners, developers, other Departments, staff, and elected and appointed officials on planning and zoning policies, plans, and procedures.
Administration, preparation and presentation of staff reports to the Township Planning Commission, Township Parks and Recreation and the Township Board.
Attend meetings and prepare presentations for communication with Township Planning Commission, Township Board, Township Parks and Recreation and the public.
Assist in conducting special reports and projects, including gathering data, analysis, database management, evaluations, and recommendations.
Coordinate the preparation of all parks and recreation related documents, including updating a DNR approved Parks and Recreation Plan, grants, land acquisitions, budget, donations and conservation easements as well as serve as the principal liaison with the Garfield Township Parks and Recreation Commission and other Park related associations.

Screening of applications will begin on January 30, 2017. Position is open until filled. Please submit a copy of the job application along with your resume. A copy of the Job Description can be found here.

Send resume to:
Judith Battle, Administrative Assistant
3848 Veterans Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Fax Resume to (231) 941-1588

Phone (231) 941-1620