The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is hiring full-time employees at the
Assistant level in the Planning Department, with an emphasis on long range planning, multi-modal transportation, governance, and/or land use and zoning. Some CMAP positions are
contingent upon securing and retaining grant funding. Currently funding is secured for the
Assistants positions through August 31, 2021, with the possibility to be renewed.
CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its
partners are implementing ON TO 2050, a new long-range comprehensive regional plan to help
the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that
address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and
other quality-of-life issues. To learn more about us visit www.cmap.illinois.gov and details
regarding benefits are at www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers#benefits.
Provide intermediate technical and professional support of CMAP’s long-range comprehensive
regional planning, the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, and research, data analysis,
and mapping work to contribute to the agency’s long-range and local planning efforts. Planning
projects may include intermediate level comprehensive plans, corridor or subarea plans, zoning
revisions, studies of special topics such as housing or economic development, and similar
planning activities. Research and analysis projects may include intermediate level GIS mapping,
data processing, quantitative spatial analyses, and the development and documentation of new
business intelligence tools and products, and methodologies for quantitative analysis.
Perform technical work researching, analyzing and writing technical planning documents and
supporting public planning projects and initiatives, and related work. Contribute to other
CMAP activities, including but not limited to the implementation of ON TO 2050, the agency’s
general activities in policy, programming, and planning. Some in-region travel and
evenings/weekends are required; candidates must have the ability and willingness to work with
communities across the region.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Geography, G.I.S., Computer Science, Statistics,
or a related discipline is required. A Master’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Geography,
G.I.S., Computer Science, Statistics, or a related discipline, some professional experience in
planning, policy analysis, or related field is preferred. Multilingual preferred. The salary range
available for this position is $45,900 – $56,919. Compensation will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should apply online at https://cmap.hyrell.com. This position will close on
February 7, 2020.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning does not sponsor H1B visas.