Chief of Planning & Development

Chief of Planning & Development
Organization Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Location Brighton, Michigan
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jun 1, 2022

Chief of Planning and Development

LOCATION: Administrative Office in Brighton, MI

BARGAINING UNIT / LEVEL: Superintendent/Department Head Level 13x

SALARY RANGE: $105,109 – $116,315 annually DOQ

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the general direction of the Director, position oversees the planning processes and the development of an effective, comprehensive master plan designed to promote the Metroparks regional park system. Manages grant strategy for the Authority. Manages staff in the development of recreational programming.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Park Management or related field, Master’s degree preferred. Applicants with 8 or more years of related service will be given credit toward meeting the minimum educational requirements and will be considered for the position.
  • Five years of experience in Urban Planning, with at least 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in development and effective management of budgets.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of regional and metropolitan planning, resource management, and related fields as applied to planning and implementing a system of parks and recreation facilities on a regional or metropolitan basis.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, filing and record management systems, computer applications such as word processing, data base programs and spreadsheets, and other office procedures.
  • Ability to perform difficult data reduction using statistical methods and techniques.
  • Ability to design effective methods of collecting, analyzing and presenting required information.
  • Ability to read and understand design plans and specifications to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with the concept and goals of the project.
  • Ability to effectively delegate authority and responsibility while maintaining appropriate levels of operational control.
  • Ability to make strategic decisions pertaining to staff and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the Board, the public, outside agencies and employees.
  • Ability to engage communities in the planning and development process.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and varied hours including weekends and holidays, depending upon marketing events and programs.
  • Ability to travel locally, and statewide.
  • Ability to implement new initiatives and demonstrate creativity.
  • May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Ability to perform essential duties.
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