PLANNING DIVISION DIRECTOR
$95,610.00 – $129,073.00 Annually
The City of Madison, Wisconsin is looking for a professional who is focused on innovative local government management, committed to the highest levels of ethical behavior and driven to help foster top-notch and inclusive services in an equitable manner and at an exceptional value to citizens. Rated as the top medium sized city (population 243,000) in the US by Livability.com, Madison has a highly educated work-force, a diverse and rich array of cultural and recreational activities, incredible natural beauty with its lakes and parks, and a growing economy focused on education, health care and technology. Madison is a city of neighborhoods that seeks continuous improvement in achieving opportunity for all.
This is a highly responsible managerial position responsible for directing the strategic, operational, and financial functions of the Planning Division. This division is primarily responsible for the development of the City’s Long-Range Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood development plans, land use planning, special project and physical development planning, current land use planning (project development review), preservation planning, neighborhood planning, urban design, CitiARTS, the department’s geographic information system and shared data systems, transportation planning and a metropolitan-wide comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning program through the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (the Metropolitan Planning Organization). This work is characterized by a high degree of independence and initiative in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the programs and operations of the Planning Division. This position reports to the Director of the Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development for the City of Madison, Wisconsin. Employment will be subject to a five-year employment contract negotiated by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council and a term of the contract requires residency in the City of Madison.
This position currently supervises approximately twenty-five urban and regional planning professionals. To view the full job posting, including information on our benefits and to apply online, please visit www.cityofmadison.com/hr. Applications must be received by May 1, 2016 to be considered.