The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Now Hiring: Community Development Intern

CLOSING DATE:             March 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

HIRING RANGE:            $15.00 - $18.00/hour, D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK:        Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for the summer season (approximately May - August).

The Village of Algonquin is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and reliable individual to join our team as a Seasonal Intern in the Community Development Department this summer.


Works under the guidance and direction of the Community Development Director and Deputy Director; however, this position may be assigned to work with the Senior Planner and/or Building Commissioner, if needed.


Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, assistance with the following:

  • Customer service
  • Perform field inspections
  • Production of maps using GIS
  • Permit review and processing
  • Residential zoning request reviews
  • Development and site plan reviews
  • Ongoing departmental special projects
  • Conducting on-site field work and data collection
  • General office work, including scanning and filing of plans
  • Other related duties as required


Education/Experience: Current or recent participation in an undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, geography, architecture, or a related field is preferred.  The position requires a valid driver’s license.

Skills: Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment is required.  Strong ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner; excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to work well in a team-based environment; moderate knowledge of local government practices, procedures, and operations; ability to understand and follow written and oral directions; ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; familiarity with GIS and Adobe Suite is a plus.


Interested candidates are required to complete and submit an employment application and resume.

The Village is an equal opportunity employer.