Principal Planner – Capitol Region Council of Governments

The Capitol Region Council of Governments is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and visionary professional to become our newest Principal Planner in the Regional Planning & Development Department.

This position is responsible for a variety of planning tasks including, but not limited to: providing planning, research, and policy analysis for the greater CRCOG region in various areas of land use and development, including housing, complete streets, economic development, and sustainability; project management of multiple CRCOG planning studies simultaneously, including the RFQ process, project scoping, consultant selection, contracting, and invoicing; grant management; and working with other staff members to help the Agency and municipalities complete land use and transportation planning projects and initiatives.

The successful candidate for Principal Planner will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, urban planning, urban studies, geography, environmental or sustainability planning, economic development, or similar focus.  This education should be supplemented by a minimum of seven years of relevant professional planning experience. A Master’s degree and AICP certification are preferred. An equivalent combination of training will be considered.

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Total Compensation

The current salary range is $74,613 – $96,996 for Principal Planner (Grade 5). CRCOG offers a competitive benefits package including a defined contribution retirement plan (currently 10% of salary with no match required); medical, vision, dental, life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; tuition assistance; and paid vacation and holidays. This is a full-time position with a 35-hour work week. We currently offer a hybrid office arrangement with an approximate 50% in-person requirement at CRCOG offices.

How to Apply

Please address your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Cheryl Assis, Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent as a single PDF file to, with the email subject of “Principal Planner, Regional Planning & Development.” The first review of resumes will be conducted on May 24, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

CRCOG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.