City of Novi
  • Novi, MI, USA
  • 48620-57129 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City of Novi (population 65,000+) is seeking a Planner to join the Planning Division of the Community Development team. This is a professional urban planning position at the staff or support level, responsible for site plan review, ordinance interpretation, application of the recommendations of the Master Plan, and related planning functions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Plan Review Center on all aspects of site plan review, Zoning Ordinance interpretation, report writing, and preparation of planning studies.
  • Acts as project manager for proposed development projects by coordinating the review letters of professional staff and consultants, and assisting applicants through the City's review procedures from initial project conception through construction.
  • Interprets and applies codes, the zoning ordinance and other regulations to various development applications including site plans, plats, and rezoning applications.
  • Presents site plan review reports, planning and zoning reviews and makes professional recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.


Successful candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Public Administration, or a related field. Master's degree and AICP certification is preferred. Candidates shall possess a demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with community leaders, public agencies, private organizations, business clients, coworkers and the general public. Must have a valid State of Michigan Driver's License and a minimum of one year of professional planning experience with a local government agency.

Salary: $48,620 - $57,129, DOQ, with a comprehensive benefit package

Snapshot of our Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off including 13 paid holidays per year
  • Robust Employee Wellness & Engagement program. Past events have included Beautification Day, Mental Health Awareness Seminars, Cooking Well Series, Taco Tuesday, Heart & Vascular Screenings, and Yoga at Work!
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Cafeteria Health Insurance Plan
  • Dental insurance provided by the City of Novi
  • Life insurance provided by the City of Novi
  • 401a retirement plan & retiree health savings account with employer contribution
  • Optional Roth IRA & 457 retirement plans
  • Various personal and professional growth training resources
  • Tuition reimbursement program and Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility

To Apply: Open until filled. Apply promptly with completed City of Novi application, cover letter and resume by visiting For questions, contact the Human Resources department at or (248) 347-0452. EOE

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