Planner

Bi-State Regional Commission   Rock Island, IL   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on January 14, 2023

PLANNER

Starting Salary: $3,672/month or higher depending on qualifications.

Responsibilities include: Participate in a variety of planning efforts with focus on data analysis for economic development and community planning. CDBG Grant applications and administration, grant writing, regulatory monitoring, and other regional planning needs. Knowledge of applicable laws related to these program areas. Present results in written reports, plans, and presentations. Use variety of data sources / tools including Census, IMPLAN, Tableau, Data Axel, ESRI Community Analysis, etc. to facilitate data analysis to integrate into planning process.  Ability to independently evaluate, select, and apply standards / techniques, procedures, and criteria, using critical thinking and effective problem-solving. Prepare and disseminate information in suitable format - memos, letters, agenda, minutes, technical and statistical reports / documents, e-mails, telephone - through extensive interaction with internal and external contacts.

Successful candidate will possess strong organizational, planning, verbal and written communication, project and data management, analytical and problem-solving skills. Computer skills required - MS Office Suite with spreadsheet proficiency. GIS and database analysis a plus. One to three years experience with city / regional planning and analysis, research and reporting, transportation planning, grant writing / administration and knowledge of state and federal fiscal reporting is preferred. Minimum BA/BS in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Political Science, or Economics required, or similar degree.

Benefits include: 3 weeks paid vacation first year, 12 days of sick per year, 11 paid holidays, ability to flex 40 hours/week over seven days and 80 hours; short and long term disability; employers pays approximately 85% of health premiums; continuing education reimbursement of 50%; and assistance with moving costs. Region's cost of living is below the national average.

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer