Select Page

ST JAMES TOWNSHIP JOB POSTING
TOWNSHIP PLANNING ASSISTANT


St James Township, Beaver Island, is seeking an individual to support the work of its planning commission. The successful applicant will help the Township and planning commission implement master plan and township goals. The assistant will help prioritize projects; determine scope of work and funding requirements; and be the project coordinator in getting funding which may include liaison with grant writers.

Major Job Responsibilities:
• Work with Planning Commission to review Beaver Island Master Plan to develop a 5-year Strategic Plan and Prioritized Operational Plan
• Assist Township with Capital Improvement Plan and budget requirements
• Work with Township project teams to lay out project funding and grant requirements as needed
• Follow-thru with project teams until project completion
• Assist Zoning Administrator in developing a Zoning Ordinance Update Plan
• Attend monthly Township Board meetings
• Attend Planning Commission meetings as needed
• Attend other Township boards and committees as needed

Education/Experience Requirements:
• High School graduate or equivalent; some college preferred
• Familiar with the budget process
• Has worked in an organizational structure with grants, budget, planning or other analytical functions

Key Skills Required:
• Analytical
• Planning
• Computer Skills
• Works well with people in a group setting
• Self-Motivated

To view Job Descriptions and Application Document follow link at http://www.stjamestwp.org/ Expected Hours: 8 hours in office/week. Additional time spent in meetings will be on stipend. Pay: $20/hour

Applications Must be Received by
Applicants should send a completed application and letter of interest by email:
Kathleen McNamara mcnamara.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

For Further Information Contact:
Supervisor Kathleen McNamara mcnamara.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

Expected Timeline:
• December 17 2020: Positions Posted, Posting Will Remain Open Until Position Filled
• January 8, 2021: Applications Due by 5:00PM
• Mid-January 2021: Applicant Hired and Begins Work


JOB DESCRIPTION,
ST JAMES TOWNSHIP, BEAVER ISLAND, MICHIGAN

Planning Assistant Status: Part Time General Township Operations
Township Supervisor
Adopted November 2020

Position Purpose and Objectives
Would help the Township tie into the Beaver Island Master Plan with our planning commission, township boards and committees in order to prioritize projects; determine scope of work and funding requirements; and be the project coordinator in getting funding which may include liaison with grant writers

Scope and Environment
In office up to 8 hours per week, year around. Additional time will be spent attending planning commission, township board and other committee meetings. There will be stipend pay for attending these meetings. Hourly pay as per the Township Schedule of Wages.

Essential Job Functions
• Work with Planning Commission to review Beaver Island Master Plan to:

o Develop a 5-year Strategic Plan
o Develop Prioritized Operational Plan


• Assist Township with Capital Improvement Plan and budget requirements
• Work with Township project teams to lay out project funding and grant requirements as needed
• Follow-thru with project teams until project completion
• Assist Zoning Administrator in developing a Zoning Ordinance Update Plan
• Utilize Township website as public education and communication tool
• Attend monthly Township Board meetings
• Attend Planning Commission meetings as needed
• Attend other Township boards and committees as needed
• Work with Peaine Township officials and board members as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
• Analytical
• Planning
• Computer Skills
• Works well with people in a group setting
• Self-Motivated

Minimum Qualifications
• High school graduate or equivalent, some college preferred
• At least one (1) year of work experience with budget, planning or analytical functions