Senior Planner

Position Title:                  Senior Planner

Department:                    Administration 

Work schedule:               Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (plus some evening meetings)               

Status:                               Full Time

FLSA Status:                    Exempt             

Planning Duties/Responsibilities

  • Facilitates community planning initiatives through identifying and guiding development opportunities to be consistent with the current zoning ordinances and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • Interprets comprehensive plan, zoning ordinances, and subdivision ordinances.
  • Reviews Town codes and regulations for compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Knowledge of Town codes and ordinances as well as related state and federal statutes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the comprehensive and strategic planning processes.
  • Executes strategies in planning, zoning, economic and community development in coordination with the Town Manager.
  • Identifies, secures and coordinates resources necessary to implement community development programs and potential funding opportunities.
  • Assist with grant application submissions.
  • Meet with prospective/current developers to ensure all written agreements are being adhered to per legal counsel and Town policies/procedures.
  • Represents Town in all Plan Commission-related meetings, Redevelopment Commission, Stormwater Management Board, Board of Zoning Appeals and Council Meetings.
  • Conducts Technical Review Commission meetings with applicable Town employees and relevant parties in preparation of monthly Plan Commission meetings.
  • Ensures that Town, federal, and state codes are followed, regulating the development review and design standards are followed and met.
  • Oversees employees that work in planning, zoning, inspections and enforcement areas.
  • Field Inspectors reports to this position.
  • Ensures that field inspectors are educated and trained to do their job effectively and responsibly.
  • Reviews Town permit applications for approval.

Education and Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in planning or related field and a minimum of two (2) years of professional planning experience. Relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of the required degree.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally deal with other people.
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to make formal presentations before boards, Town Councils, commissions, citizen’s committees, and other special interest groups using charts, maps, and graphic illustrations.
  • Knowledge of Town codes and ordinances as well as related state and federal statutes and regulations
  • Knowledge of governmental operations.
  • Knowledge of the comprehensive and strategic planning processes.
  • Ability to research and analyze data and ordinances to develop conclusions based upon resulting information.

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