Assistant Planner

$53,000 - $68,100 yearly
  • City of Naperville
  • 400 South Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, USA
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Planning

Job Description

The City of Naperville seeks a motivated and degreed individual to serve as Assistant Planner for the Transportation, Engineering and Development Business Group (TED).  As a key member of our Planning team, and reporting to a Senior Planner, this position provides technical support to planning and zoning boards and commissions, reviews and expedites applications for variances, conducts plan and permit reviews of modest to moderate scope & complexity, and responds to inquiries related to zoning and planning matters.


Working in a team environment, the Assistant Planner’s additional responsibilities will include: 

  • Receiving development applications (and supporting documents) that are submitted by developers, then  reviewing the documentation for conformance to City zoning and development codes, regulations & ordinances.  Requesting revisions as necessary.
  • Reviewing development applications and supporting documents to ensure timely completion and communication to applicants.
  • Preparing variance applications for review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, including scheduling public hearings, preparing staff reports & ordinances, and presenting to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  
  • Reviewing permit applications for conformance to City codes and regulations.
  • Representing TED at meetings with developers and other City department representatives to contribute technical planning and zoning expertise in regard to development proposals.
  • Responding to inquiries from developers, realtors, organizations, City departments, and the public regarding planning & zoning matters and activities.
  • Assisting other City staff with zoning/code compliance inspection activities.
  • Preparing correspondence, reports & spreadsheets related to zoning and planning activities.
  • Contributing to the development and improvement of development and plan review processes.   Performing research as necessary


At a minimum, applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or a related field, plus meaningful internship experience or related municipal work experience.  Additional years of planning work experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.  A valid State of Illinois Class D Driver's License is also required.  
Preferred candidates will possess strong analytical and proven communication skills, plus strong knowledge of project management principles.  Also important to this position are computer skills, and experience in report preparation.
The full salary range for Assistant Planner is $52,812 - $83,387.
The full salary range for Community Planner is $62,740 – $99,054

Additional Information

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 149,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Money Magazine and other publications consistently identify Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live and raise a family. The City has gained national recognition for its family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate and vibrant downtown area.  
Naperville is also a great place to work!  The municipal government employs 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories.  In return for your “great service all the time,” you will be provided with career growth opportunities, a dynamic work environment, an innovative team of professionals, plus a competitive benefits package.

The City of Naperville accepts only online applications.  Apply by going to the City’s website ( and click “Careers.” Scroll down and click “Assistant Planner” to view the job’s details.  Then simply hit “apply.”   
It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include/enter all requested education, work experience, and other information.  Incomplete applications are subject to rejection.  
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The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066