Join the Team

Take your next step forward with Region 1 Planning Council, where we build consensus, communities, and camaraderie. We’re a team of friendly professionals with a passion for planning, development, and continuous learning (…and tacos, we love a good taco.) We take pride in our workplace and the positive impact we make on our region every day. Join us.

Career Opportunities



Region 1 Planning Council is seeking interns to promote and generate interest in careers essential to achieving its mission.


Land Use planner

The land use planner provides land use, environmental, and comprehensive planning to member organizations. This position conducts the planning process through coordination with Federal, State, local agencies and the public. 


Metropolitan Planner

The Metropolitan Planner participates in fulfilling the role of the RPC as an MPO to administer the federally required transportation planning process and provide transportation planning products to the member organizations. Produces planning work tasks typical of a metropolitan planning organization. Coordinates Federal, State, local agencies, and public engagement. 

From the 2018 Employee Engagement Survey: “What do you find most rewarding about working at Region 1 Planning Council?”

“[We] make a real and lasting impact on our region and community.”

“[We have] a collaborative work environment with great team members.”

Region 1 Planning Council is an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) and Equal Opportunity employer. Discrimination based on any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or unfavorable discharge from military service, is prohibited.