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Senior Plan Examiner – Highland Park, IL

The City of Highland Park, Illinois (population 29,763) is located 23 miles north of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan.  The Senior Plan Examiner/Inspector performs and supervises others in the performance of, skilled plan review and inspections of building plans and construction sites for compliance with applicable codes and conformance with approved plans and related customer service matters in the Building Division of the Department of Community Development.

Qualified individuals will have strong customer service skills that enable the provision of courteous, credible and accessible service that is responsive to customer’s needs and tactfully, fairly and firmly addresses compliance matters; The ability to independently plan, prioritize, and organize work and complete assignments within a deadline driven environment. Knowledge of the proper review of building plans for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances addressing project design, construction, alteration, repair and related zoning and land use matters. Knowledge of the purposes and objectives of building and zoning codes including the prosecution of violations of such codes.

The starting salary range is $33.92 – $42.40 hourly. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  Click [here] for more information.


Director of Community Development – Westmont, IL

Westmont’s population is 26,211 and it covers an area just over 5 square miles. The Village is located 18 miles from downtown Chicago in southeastern DuPage County. Westmont is perhaps best known as being the former home of the late “Godfather of Chicago Blues” Muddy Waters and the international headquarters of Ty Inc, makers of the world-famous Beanie Babies.  Westmont’s Strategic Plan lays out a bold vision for the community as it moves closer to celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2021.

The Director is responsible for guiding the Village’s land use planning efforts, overseeing the Building and Zoning operations, coordinating all matters concerning the Village’s 2 TIF districts, and managing a Department staff of 12 employees with direct reports including the Building Commissioner, Village Planner and Office Manager.  The Director reports directly to the Village Manager and serves as the primary staff liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission and participates on the community’s Economic Development Partnership, which is a public-private partnership between the Village and the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.

The starting salary range is $95,513-$117,010. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  Click [here] for more information.


Economic Development Director/Firm – Marengo, IL

The City of Marengo is seeking a qualified Economic Development individual or firm to proactively market opportunities for industrial and business development in the City in conjunction with City staff. The consultant will work on behalf of the City to identify the growing and emerging industry, office, and retail sectors and attract businesses that have the greatest potential in Marengo, or that fulfill an unmet need in the market. The type of work done by the consultant will have direct impact on improvement in the quality of life in Marengo, as the City plans and developers over the next decade. The City views this as a long-term project which could lead to a long-term relationship with the selected consultant.

The City of Marengo invites firms or individuals to submit proposals for Economic Development services and Marketing as described in this [Request for Qualifications (RFQ)].

Please read each section carefully for information regarding the proposal and submittal instructions.


Economic Development Director – Salem, Missouri

The City of Salem, located in South Central, Missouri, seeks a Director to serve the community with a collaborative and innovative approach. Salem is surrounded by spectacular scenic beauty and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Mining support, food distribution, raw wood products, and tourism are mainstays of the local economy. See full Recruitment Profile with candidate qualifications at salemmo.com/city/EconomicDevelopment.asp. Salary and benefits comparable with similar Missouri cities.

Qualified candidates should submit resume, salary history, and cover letter highlighting preferred qualifications in one integrated file, in confidence to recruitment advisor: mflentje@austinpeters.com before May 9.

For more information call 316-250-1344.