Job Opening

Planner II



Community & Economic Development


City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile Ferndale MI 48220

Salary Range

$53,155 – 66,387 Depending on qualifications

Exempt / Non-Exempt


employment type

Full Time


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The Planner II is primarily responsible for the administration of the City's planning and zoning program with additional job duties that include stewardship of the community's sustainability initiatives.


  • Facilitates the preparation, implementation, updates and maintenance of the Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and other development-related regulations as may be assigned.
  • Responsible for assisting in the coordination of the City Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Monitors architects, engineers, and private contractors for project specifications and work quality.
  • Prepares project, monthly, quarterly, and annual departmental and agency reports as required.
  • Coordinates activities with appropriate City department and/or private agencies.
  • Interprets and applies applicable state, county, and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Initiates, executes, and supports actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations and requirements tied to site plans, zoning, and land use.
  • Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests, and re-zonings.
  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.
  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.
  • Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning.
  • Assists in developing strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals.
  • Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
  • Performs related work as assigned, within the general knowledge, skills and abilities set forth.

For a full list of qualifications and to apply, use the link above.