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Employment opportunity: SSMMA full-time planner


SSMMA is a Council of Government representing 46 communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties. SSMMA is involved in transportation, housing, economic development, open space, environmental, broadband and other issues important to our member communities and our region. SSMMA’s GIS department supports these activities and maintains the South Suburban Atlas which provides efficient, innovative and high quality GIS services to members of the South Suburban GIS Consortium. For more information on SSMMA, please see our website

PositionDescription The Planner will be responsible for the following tasks: • Collect, organize, analyze, and input data used by SSMMA Housing staff and South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority (SSLBDA) staff to identify, evaluate, and make inferences on trends used to assist with decision-making  using ArcGIS and Microsoft Excel. • Conduct research and prepare resultsfor use by SSMMA staff on planning initiatives, site development opportunities, and local ordinances. • Update and maintain records pertaining to properties donated, purchased, or considered by the SSLBDA. • Provide planning technical assistance to SSMMA staff, member municipalities and regional partners. • Work to promote Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the SSMMA region in conjunction with Enterprise Community Partners. • Assist SSMMA member municipalities with TOD and housing plans. • Collaborate with municipalities and partner organizations on regional planning initiatives. • Assist with updating the SSMMA housing website. • Participate in SSMMA-related events

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