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Planning Director

Category: Management
Description:
THE TOWN OF WOODFIN (POPULATION APPROX. 8,100), A GROWING TOWN ADJACENT TO ASHEVILLE, NC, SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED PLANNING PROFESSIONAL TO COORDINATE ITS OVERALL LAND USE, COMPLIANCE, AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. THE EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE OF AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL ASSIST THE TOWN IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS: • PRESERVE THOSE QUALITIES THAT ARE CRITICAL TO THE TOWN’S CHARACTER AND IDENTITY, • OVERSEE AND PROJECT MANAGE A COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLANNING PROCESS THAT INFORMS A VISION FOR THE TOWN OVER THE NEXT 10-20 YEARS, • UPDATE AND REVISE THE TOWN’S LAND USE ORDINANCES TO ALIGN WITH THAT VISION, AND • APPLY MODERN PLANNING THEORY AND STRATEGIES THAT BALANCE THE INTERESTS OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, THE TOWN’S ADVISORY BODIES, THE PUBLIC, AND THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY DURING A PERIOD OF DYNAMIC GROWTH. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL PERFORM OR OVERSEE THE TECHNICAL PLAN REVIEW PROCESS; REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND ZONING CODE ENFORCEMENT; ISSUANCE OF PERMITS; MAINTENANCE OF TOWN PERMITTING, COMPLIANCE AND MAPPING DATA; AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE AREA OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. THE PLANNING DIRECTOR SUPERVISES ONE PLANNER POSITION AND REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE TOWN MANAGER. GRADUATION FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH 3 YEARS COMMUNITY PLANNING OR COMPARABLE WORK IS REQUIRED, THOUGH CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN FOR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CANDIDATES HAVING CERTIFICATIONS IN PLANNING, FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATION AND/OR ZONING. STARTING SALARY RANGE IS $74,000 - 84,000, DOQ, PLUS BENEFITS. SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME AND COMPLETED TOWN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO RECRUITING@WOODFIN-NC.GOV. A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE TOWN WEBSITE, HTTPS://WWW.WOODFIN-NC.GOV/DEPARTMENTS/ADMINISTRATION/-_JOBS.PHP. OPEN RECRUITMENT FOR THE POSITION ENDS AT 5 PM, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022.
Employer: Town of Woodfin
Expires: 9/30/2022
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