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Senior Planner - Long Range

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SENIOR PLANNER – LONG-RANGE. ORIGINALLY, VISITORS FROM NEAR AND FAR TRAVELED TO THE QUAINT TOWN THAT IS TODAY CALLED FUQUAY-VARINA SEEKING THE HEALING POWERS OF THE FUQUAY MINERAL SPRING. TODAY, FUQUAY-VARINA IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COMMUNITIES IN NORTH CAROLINA. SINCE 2000, FUQUAY-VARINA HAS GROWN BY 267% WITH A POPULATION OF 31,000.

THE TOWN IS RISING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES CREATED BY TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS RECENTLY COMPLETED OR TAKING PLACE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A GROWING POPULATION: CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ARTS CENTER FEATURING A 296-SEAT THEATER; A $34 MILLION EXPANSION OF TERRIBLE CREEK WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT WHICH TRIPLES THE TREATMENT CAPACITY; CONSTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES PROJECTS INCLUDING A NEW TOWN HALL AND POLICE STATION; NUMEROUS ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS ARE IN DESIGN OR CONSTRUCTION INCLUDING COMPLETION OF JUDD PARKWAY, A LOOP AROUND FUQUAY-VARINA. SINCE 2010, THE TOWN HAS HAD $45 MILLION IN ROADWAY INVESTMENT BACKED WITH $15-$20 MILLION IN FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS; PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICES; A 35-ACRE, NORTH CAROLINA CERTIFIED SHOVEL-READY INDUSTRIAL PARK. PROXIMITY TO EMPLOYMENT CENTERS, A RICH QUALITY OF LIFE AND A SMALL-TOWN ATMOSPHERE WITH PLENTY OF AMENITIES CONTINUES TO DRAW PEOPLE TO OUR TOWN WHICH OWNS AND MAINTAINS 22 PARKS WITH MORE THAN 450 ACRES. OUR PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT OFFERS A FULL RANGE OF PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES TO STAY ACTIVE.  DOWNTOWN FUQUAY-VARINA IS A NORTH CAROLINA MAIN STREET COMMUNITY AND BOASTS TWO BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN DISTRICTS WITH A VARIETY OF SHOPS, BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS AND BREWERIES. FUQUAY-VARINA HAS BEEN RANKED AMONG THE SAFEST TOWNS IN NORTH CAROLINA BY HOME SECURITY ADVISORALARMSNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HOME SAFETY AND SECURITY AND SAFEWISE. NERDWALLET INCLUDES FUQUAY-VARINA ON ITS BEST CITIES FOR YOUNG FAMILIES IN NORTH CAROLINA AND THE 3RDBEST PLACE IN NC FOR HOME OWNERSHIP. HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

SENIOR PLANNER – LONG-RANGE PLANNING. THE SENIOR PLANNER – LONG-RANGE PLANNING REQUIRES ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PLANNING EXPERIENCE OF HIGH COMPLEXITY AND VARIETY. THIS POSITION OFTEN LEADS OR IS SIGNIFICANTLY INVOLVED WITH LARGER, MORE COMPLEX PLANNING ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS, AND SHOULD POSSESS GREATER INDEPENDENCE AND JUDGMENT WHILE RECEIVING GENERAL SUPERVISION FROM THE PLANNING DIRECTOR. THIS POSITION SUPERVISES ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT STAFF AND OFFERS THE POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE ADVANCEMENT.

DUTIES INCLUDE: MANAGES COMPLEX PLANNING PROJECTS, DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AND REVIEWS CONSULTANT PROPOSALS, PERFORMS ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL WORK RELATED TO VARIETY OF PLANNING ASSIGNMENTS, REVIEWS AND PROCESSES COMPLEX LONG-RANGE PLANS AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, INCLUDING LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLANS, PERFORMS OVERALL PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF LONG-RANGE AND OTHER PROJECTS LED BY THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, INTERACTS FREQUENTLY WITH THE COMMUNITY AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS, PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL PLANNING ASSISTANCE TO/AND OVERSIGHT OF PLANNING STAFF MEMBERS ON VARIED LAND USE AND ZONING CONCERNS, WORKS COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHER STAFF AND DEPARTMENTS TO SOLVE COMMON PROBLEMS AND ADVANCES ORGANIZATION-WIDE INITIATIVES, SUPERVISES LONG-RANGE PLANNING SUPPORT STAFF, REPRESENTS THE TOWN AMONG LOCAL AND REGIONAL LONG-RANGE AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING EFFORTS AND COMMITTEES. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: THE SENIOR PLANNER – LONG-RANGE PLANNING REQUIRES THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE TO HAVE GRADUATED FROM A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY PREFERABLY WITH A MASTER'S DEGREE IN URBAN PLANNING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OR RELATED FIELD AND CONSIDERABLE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC SECTOR PLANNING INCLUDING SUPERVISORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE. AICP CERTIFICATION IS PREFERRED. THE SALARY RANGE IS $50,353 - $52,871.

TYPICAL SKILLS: EXCELLENT ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PREPARING AND PRESENTING PLANNING REPORTS AND PROJECTS
ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHILOSOPHIES, PRINCIPALS, PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES OF URBAN PLANNING, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES, PROFICIENCY IN STANDARD MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE ,EXPERIENCE WITH GRAPHIC SOFTWARE INCLUDING INDESIGN AND SKETCHUP PREFERRED. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT. ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THE CORE VALUE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY, ACTIVE LISTENING, AND DIPLOMACY IN INTERACTIONS WITH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS, PROPERTY OWNERS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE: www.fuquay-varina.org​ UNDER EMPLOYMENT OPPOUNITIES.

 

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Employer: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Expires: 12/20/2019
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