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Planning and Community Development Director

Category: Management
Description:
PENDER COUNTY IS SEEKING A TRANSFORMATIONAL, PROGRESSIVE AND EMPOWERING INDIVIDUAL FOR THE DIRECTOR POSITION IN THE PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BRING TO THE TABLE A TRACK RECORD OF INNOVATIVE, HIGH-LEVEL LEADERSHIP, AND EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO BE A SERVANT LEADER OF THIS DIVERSE AND HIGH-FUNCTIONING DEPARTMENT. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHALL HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS APPLIED TO NATURAL RESOURCES, POPULATION, CULTURAL FEATURES AND OTHER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL MATTERS; COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF ZONING POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING METHODS OF DEVISING AND REVISING ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES AND IN OBTAINING COMPLIANCE; COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF STATE LAWS PERTAINING TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING; GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES; ABILITY TO WRITE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PLANNING AND PERSONNEL REPORTS AND PAPERS; ABILITY TO IDENTIFY, WRITE AND ADMINISTER FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS; ABILITY TO PLAN AND DIRECT A COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING PROGRAM; ABILITY TO PLAN AND SUPERVISE THE WORK OF SUBORDINATES; ABILITY TO DEAL TACTFULLY AND EFFECTIVELY WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND PROFESSIONAL GROUPS; ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH ASSOCIATES. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHALL HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE WITH COURSEWORK IN PLANNING, GEOGRAPHY, OR RELATED FIELD AND CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN MUNICIPAL PLANNING INCLUDING SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE, OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. MASTER'S DEGREE PREFERRED. POSSESSION OF OR THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN AICP DESIGNATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT. POSSESSION OF CZO DESIGNATION IS PREFERRED. PENDER COUNTY OFFERS A GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE, INCLUDING HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE NC STATE HEALTH PLAN, EMPLOYER 401K CONTRIBUTION, NC STATE RETIREMENT, AND VARIOUS ANCILLARY BENEFITS. FOR THOSE THAT WOULD BE COMMUTING, PENDER COUNTY OFFERS CONNECTIVITY VIA INTERSTATE 40, US HWY 17, AND MANY OTHER STATE HIGHWAYS. APPLY TODAY TO SEE WHY PENDER COUNTY IS THE BEST PLACE TO WORK. PENDER COUNTY IS A FAST GROWING COUNTY WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 60,000. THE COUNTY IS WELL POSITIONED FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT WITH STRATEGIC PRIORITIES RELATED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EXPANSION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, GROWTH MANAGEMENT, QUALITY OF LIFE AND EDUCATION. PENDER COUNTY OFFERS STATE OF THE ART COMMERCE PARKS, INCLUDING PENDER COMMERCE PARK AND BURGAW’S INDUSTRIAL PARK. PENDER COUNTY TAKES A PROGRESSIVE AND BUSINESS-FRIENDLY APPROACH TO ASSIST COMPANIES IN JOB CREATION AND INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTY. A VARIETY OF LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE, AND PENDER COUNTY IS WELL-POSITIONED WITH ITS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND CONTACTS TO ASSIST IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL CLIENT EXPANSIONS AND LOCATIONS.
Employer: Pender County Government
Expires: 1/23/2020
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