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South Holland, IL - Director of Planning, Development and Code Enforcement

The Village of South Holland, IL (pop. 22,030 - 2010) located in Cook County and a southern suburb 3 miles outside of the Chicago city limit, was incorporated in 1894.  Originally a farming community, in the 1960’s it transitioned into a bedroom community, with a large industrial park. The village is approximately 7.28 mi2 and features about 7,600 single family homes, 600 vibrant businesses, 30 parks, 30 churches, and a modern community center.  The Village has no apartment buildings and no liquor stores.  Its motto of “Faith, Family and Future” speaks to the deeply held values of the community.  The Village government is well regarded by its residents as being good stewards who deliver excellent essential services.  Consequently, the village enjoys tremendous political stability.  The community operates under fiscally sound management, with a team of professionals under the direction of a Village Administrator. 


The Village is seeking a full-time Director of Planning, Development and Code Enforcement. Services provided by the Department include, Property Divisions and Determinations; Conditional Use Permits; Variances; Issuance of Permits; Contractors Licenses; Mobile Vending and Day Care Licenses; Building Code Compliance; Inspections; Municipal Ordinances and Codes; Property Standards; Housing Court; Flood Assistance; Flood Zone Determination; Flood Rebate Program; and Flood Related Issues. The Director is responsible for all residential and commercial plan reviews, and coordinates all reviews referred to outside consultants; oversees on-site inspections of footing, foundation, framing, electrical, mechanical, and related inspections of both new and existing buildings for compliance with approved plans and applicable code regulations. This person serves as part of a team, along with the Village Administrator and Economic Development Director, to work collaboratively on business attraction, retention, expansion and redevelopment.  The Department is comprised of 6 full-time employees, including the Director, and 6 part-time employees, supported by up to 6 seasonal workers. The Department uses several 3rd party agreements to provide specialized services related to the assigned duties of the Department. The most recent Village Budget allocates $1.5 million for funding the Department. The overall Village general fund budget is $25 million.  

In seeking to fill this position, the Village is emphasizing leadership capacity, and the ideal candidate will also possess certain relevant technical expertise. 


The following list provides the required attributes a candidate must have in order to be successful in working for the Village of South Holland:

  • Innovative, collaborative and experienced professional with demonstrated leadership capacity who also excels in the areas of management, interpersonal communication and customer service.
  • Strong communicator with a humble confidence and approachability to interact with the community, Village officials, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Technologically astute in order to evaluate and adopt technology enhancements to the Department.
  • A commitment to the organization and the senior management team of the Village.
  • The ability and desire to coach and mentor staff in order to foster personal growth and leadership talent. 

Preference may be given to candidates who also have:

  • Experience in a supervisory capacity of a building department or technical instruction in building technology & construction, and construction management. 
  • Knowledge of building, construction, zoning and planning codes.
  • A Degree in construction management, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building construction, engineering or related field.
  • Certificates in Plan Review, Building Inspections and Code Enforcement.
  • Ability to understand and interpret design drawings construction specifications and contract documents.

The annual salary for this position is $80,888 - $111,026, DOQE plus excellent benefits. The successful candidate is required to reside in the Village of South Holland within one year of the date of hire. 

Candidates must apply by July 29, 2020, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work related references to to the attention of Paul M. Harlow, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240 The Village of South Holland is an equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted:May 26, 2020

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