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Regional Planner/Senior Planner

Category: Other
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WHO WE SEEK: CENTRALINA REGIONAL COUNCIL SEEKS AN ENERGETIC, SELF-DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL FOR THE POSITION OF REGIONAL PLANNER / SENIOR PLANNER TO ASSIST IN THE COORDINATION OF LAND USE, TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTHY COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND AGENCIES IN THE REGION AND EXHIBIT STRONG CUSTOMER SERVICE AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST ALSO HAVE GREAT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND INTERNAL DRIVE. OUR ORGANIZATION: CENTRALINA REGIONAL COUNCIL IS AN INNOVATIVE REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY LOCATED IN CHARLOTTE, NC WITH A MEMBERSHIP THAT INCLUDES 60+ LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE GREATER CHARLOTTE REGION. CENTRALINA WORKS WITH INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES AND LEADS MAJOR PROJECTS THAT TRANSCEND LOCAL AND REGIONAL BOUNDARIES. OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD REGIONAL COLLABORATION AND SPARK LOCAL ACTION TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITY AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WORK AT WWW.CENTRALINA.ORG. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK: PROJECTS WILL INCLUDE BOTH REGIONAL AND LOCALLY FOCUSED INITIATIVES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION CHOICE (TRANSIT, BIKE/PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS, EMERGING TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES), LAND USE POLICY AND CODES, ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS AND ASSISTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH A VARIETY OF PLANNING RELATED PROJECTS. DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN PLANNING AS APPLIED TO TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE PLANNING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES AS WELL AS GENERAL PLANNING PRINCIPLES. • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF GOVERNMENT, LAWS AND SERVICES PERTINENT TO PLANNING PROCESSES. • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY AND LEAD VARIOUS MEETINGS AND EVENTS, MAKE PRESENTATIONS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS AT PUBLIC OR PROJECT MEETINGS. • ABILITY TO COORDINATE THE PREPARATION OF OR PREPARE PRESENTATIONS, CHARTS, MAPS (GIS), GRAPHS AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIVE MATERIALS FOR PRESENTATIONS. • ABILITY TO PERFORM A VARIETY OF DUTIES INCLUDING RESEARCH, DRAFTING PLANS AND REPORTS, GRANT DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, BUDGET DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, ETC. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AT A GLANCE: BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PLANNING, PUBLIC POLICY, URBAN DESIGN, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, GEOGRAPHY OR RELATED FIELD AND AT LEAST THREE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE; MASTER’S DEGREE PREFERRED. LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCE IS DESIRED. HIRING SALARY DEPENDING ON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, EXCELLENT BENEFITS. APPLICANT MUST POSSESS A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO PHYSICALLY PERFORM THE BASIC LIFE OPERATION FUNCTIONS OF STANDING, WALKING, TALKING, HEARING, AND REPETITIVE MOTIONS AND THE ABILITY TO LIFT 20 POUNDS OF FORCE OCCASIONALLY. HOW TO APPLY: INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND A RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO: ADMIN@CENTRALINA.ORG WITH “REGIONAL PLANNER / SENIOR PLANNER POSITION” IN THE SUBJECT LINE. DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. EOE.
Employer: Centralina Regional Council
Expires: 8/23/2022
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