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Peninsula Township is known for its nationally acclaimed Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program involving farmland preservation. A scenic rural residential and agricultural community in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, the township is seeking candidates to interview for the full-time position of Director of Planning and Zoning.

Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in planning or related field, with advanced planning degrees, AICP certification, or substantial experience in a planning position. Experience as a planning assistant or director, is desired for the job, as well.

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Because intense development pressures occur in this unique micro-climate area of Michigan, familiarity with farming practices and farmland protection techniques, including purchase/transfer of development rights and conservation easements, is valuable.

Position responsibilities include oversight of proposed subdivision, condominium, and planned unit developments; special use permits; and site plan evaluation for compliance with township ordinances. Other tasks include activities surrounding Master Planning, public policy, and analysis of applicable local, state and federal regulations as they affect township planning.

Therefore, the candidate must possess superior organizational, communication, and computer skills. The township operates on a four-day work-week, with most work performed in an office setting.

Monthly evening meetings for the Planning Commission and Township Board are required. Competitive salary with benefits is offered, based on qualifications and experience. Visit Peninsula Township’s website and/or apply by sending a current resume, salary history, and three professional references to Peninsula Township Clerk, 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49686.

The deadline for this job application is December 1, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is found. No email or fax responses will be accepted.

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