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Senior Planner

Category: Other
Description:
THE TOWN OF WAXHAW, NC (POP. EST.17,500) IS SEEKING A SKILLED AND QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL TO JOIN THE PLANNING STAFF IN THE POSITION OF SENIOR PLANNER. WAXHAW IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES SOUTH OF CHARLOTTE OFFERING BOTH SMALL TOWN CHARM AND BIG CITY AMENITIES. WAXHAW CONSISTENTLY RANKS AS ONE OF THE SAFEST TOWNS IN NC AND IS A POPULAR AREA, APPEALING TO FAMILIES AND ALL OTHERS LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY BUT ACTIVE COMMUNITY. THE PERSON IN THIS POSITION WILL PERFORM PROFESSIONAL PLANNING OF MODERATE TO COMPLEX DIFFICULTY; RESEARCH, ANALYTICAL, URBAN DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DUTIES TO ENSURE THE ORDERLY GROWTH OF THE TOWN AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF TOWN RESOURCES. POSSESSES AN IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF LAND USE PLANNING, SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS, GENERAL STATUTES, URBAN DESIGN, NORTH CAROLINA STATUTES AND TRANSPORTATION AND PERFORMS RELATED WORK AS REQUIRED. WORK IS PERFORMED UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION AND INCLUDES PRIMARILY COMPLEX INDEPENDENT PROJECTS WITH LIMITED TEAM PROJECTS. THE TOWN OF WAXHAW ORGANIZATION IS FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND FLEXIBLE. YOU WORK HARD FOR US, WE WORK HARD FOR YOU. EXPERTISE IN PLAN REVIEW IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS POSITION. THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PLANNING, URBAN DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT AND BE ABLE TO ASSIST IN THE REVIEW AND VERIFICATION OF ALL APPLICATIONS INCLUDING SUBDIVISION AND ZONING. ARTICULATE AND ABLE TO ADVISE APPLICANTS AND BOARD MEMBERS OF APPLICATION STATUS AND COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES. WORK INVOLVES COLLECTING LAND USE DATA FOR USE IN PREPARATION OF TOWN PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ZONING REGULATIONS. A STRONG EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL WRITING OF GRANTS AND TEXT AMENDMENTS IS DESIRED. STRONG TECHNICAL SKILLS INCLUDING WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT AND THE ADOBE SUITE/INDESIGN IS ALSO DESIRED. ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CO-WORKERS, CITIZEN INTEREST GROUPS, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS EXPECTED, AS WELL AS THE ABILITY TO HANDLE MULTIPLE ASSIGNMENTS CONCURRENTLY AND BALANCE PRIORITIES. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WITH THE WRITTEN WORD; ABILITY TO ANALYZE INFORMATION AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS. GRADUATION FROM A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH EMPHASIS ON URBAN PLANNING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OR RELATED FIELD IS REQUIRED; PREFERABLY A MASTER’S DEGREE IN PLANNING OR CLOSELY RELATED FIELD. CERTIFIED ZONING OFFICIAL AND AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PLANNERS CERTIFICATION PREFERRED. THE SENIOR PLANNER POSITION PREFERS FIVE OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN A MUNICIPAL PLANNING. EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING THAT PROVIDES THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES MAY BE CONSIDERED. COMPETITIVE BENEFITS! COMPLETE APPLICATION AND UPLOAD RESUME AT WWW.WAXHAW.COM. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU! WAXHAW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Employer: Town of Waxhaw
Expires: 5/17/2019
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