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Planning Manager Job Opening

Human Resources
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-427-7505
Fax:  414-425-6428

Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dana Zahn, Human Resources Manager

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Franklin is seeking an individual with excellent organizational and management skills to become our next Planning Manager.  The City of Franklin, with a population of 36,816, is located on the far southwest corner of Milwaukee County.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides staff support to the Common Council toward their function as the decision-making body regarding City planning and zoning activities, especially in the area of providing recommendations of public policy, research and review of public policy and response to constituent comments.
  • Provides staff support for the Plan Commission, including providing information about proper planning practices, land use management trends and demographic trends and making professional recommendations with regard to planning projects.
  • Assists in communication and cooperation with developers that support the community development policies of the City.
  • Provides coordination and act as a clearinghouse of information for current planning cases between City departments and other government agencies.
  • Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the Planning Department budget.
  • Serve as the zoning enforcement officer for the City, with responsibility for ensuring compliance with zoning regulations contained in the Unified Development Ordinance.
  • Responsible for the preparation and implementation of the City’s comprehensive master plan.
  • Supervises Planning Department staff, which currently consists of 2 other Planners and 1 administrative staff.

View complete job description.  

Minimum Requirements:  Master's degree (M.A.) in Urban Planning or a related field (or a Bachelor’s Degree along with an A.I.C.P. certification); and four to ten years related experience and/or training.  At least one-year experience in a supervisory capacity.  

Salary & Benefits:  Estimated starting salary +/-$93,000, depending on qualifications, with excellent benefit package.

Please contact Dana Zahn, Human Resources Manager, with any questions via email or at 414-427-7505Interested applicants should submit their resume, with cover letter, to Dana Zahn.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.