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Community & Economic Development Senior Planner

Category: Other
Description:
WHO WE SEEK AN EXPERIENCED, CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL TO BE PART OF A HIGHLY-REGARDED EFFORT THAT WORKS ON COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SUPPORTING BOTH REGIONAL AND MEMBER GOVERNMENT PROJECTS. A POSITIVE, CUSTOMER-FOCUSED ORIENTATION, AN ABILITY TO DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND AN ABILITY TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING PEER IN STAFF AND INTER-AGENCY TEAMS IS DESIRED. WE SEEK SOMEONE WITH A DEMONSTRATED PASSION FOR HELPING COMMUNITIES DEVELOP AS RESILIENT, SUCCESSFUL PLACES. DESCRIPTION OF WORK THE SENIOR PLANNER IS PART OF A FAST-PACED, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY REGIONAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT ENGAGED IN LONG-TERM, REGIONAL SCALE ISSUES THAT INTEGRATE DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND MOBILITY. THE POSITION WORKS ON CONTRACT- AND GRANT-FUNDED PROJECTS, PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CONDUCTS ANALYSIS, DEVELOPS PLANS AND STUDIES AND FACILITATES COLLABORATION AMONG MEMBER GOVERNMENTS AND PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, ALL IN A COLLABORATIVELY MENTORED CONTEXT. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES MUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND POLICIES RELATED TO COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL DEMONSTRATE INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCES IN A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES, MOST NOTABLY RESILIENT COMMUNITIES, BUT ALSO HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND COMMUNITY ASSET MANAGEMENT. EXCELLENT RESEARCH AND SYNTHESIS SKILLS ARE REQUIRED. SUPERB COMMUNICATION (WRITING, SPEAKING), INTERPERSONAL, AND CONSENSUS-BUILDING SKILLS ARE IMPERATIVE, AS WELL AS THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, BUILD COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. THE PERSON MUST BE SELF-MOTIVATED, DILIGENT, AND ABLE TO WORK WITH LIMITED DIRECT SUPERVISION. EXPERIENCE WITH CONTRACT AND BUDGET DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION IS DESIRABLE. EXPERIENCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE. THE ABILITY TO USE MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED; GIS ABILITY IS A PLUS. WE ARE SEEKING A SKILLED TEAM MEMBER WHO CAN QUICKLY GET UP TO SPEED TO UPDATE THE REGION’S COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS) AND LEVERAGE THE TRIANGLE REGIONAL RESILIENCY ASSESSMENT AND OUR STAFF’S EXPERTISE IN HOUSING, WATER RESOURCES AND BROWNFIELDS TO BENEFIT THE TRIANGLE’S CITIES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: MASTER’S DEGREE IN PLANNING, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, OR RELATED FIELD, TOGETHER WITH FOUR YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY MORE RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. CANDIDATES WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN A RELATED FIELD, WHO HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEMONSTRATED ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE, AND WHO HAVE DOCUMENTED PARTICIPATION IN SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION (E.G. ASSOCIATED WITH PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION) MAY BE CONSIDERED. STARTING SALARY & BENEFITS HIRING RANGE: $53,086 TO $55,740 (SALARY RANGE: $53,086 TO $84, 938) HOW TO APPLY: VISIT HTTPS://WWW.TJCOG.ORG/ABOUT/OUR-JOB-OPPORTUNITIES FOR DETAILS.
Employer: Triangle J Council of Governments
Expires: 9/30/2019
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