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Planner I – Long-Range

Category: Other
Description:
FUQUAY-VARINA, LOCATED IN SOUTHERN WAKE COUNTY WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF BOTH DOWNTOWN RALEIGH AND RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING TOWNS IN NORTH CAROLINA. THE POPULATION REACHED 30,000 IN JULY 2018 AND IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH 35,000 BY 2020. FUQUAY-VARINA OFFERS A RICH QUALITY OF LIFE, AN EXTENSIVE PARK SYSTEM, TWO VIBRANT DOWNTOWNS POISED FOR SIGNIFICANT NEW INVESTMENT, AND A COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING AND ENHANCING ITS HISTORIC CHARM AND SENSE OF PLACE. PLANNER I – LONG-RANGE THIS POSITION PROVIDES PLANNING- AND ZONING-RELATED CUSTOMER SERVICE TO DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, CONTRACTORS, DEVELOPERS AND CITIZENS. THE PLANNER I WILL BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL STATISTICAL DATA NEEDED IN DEVELOPING LONG-RANGE PLANS AND PROJECTS FOR THE TOWN OF FUQUAY-VARINA. THIS POSITION INCLUDES A GREAT DEAL OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC AND OTHER TOWN DEPARTMENTS. TYPICAL FUNCTIONS * PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS RELATED TO THE TOWN’S LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, INCLUDING ZONING AND SUBDIVISION STANDARDS. * WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH TOWN STAFF TO SOLVE COMMON PROBLEMS AND ADVANCE ORGANIZATION-WIDE INITIATIVES. * PROVIDE RESEARCH AND INPUT INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORDINANCES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES. * UTILIZE ARCGIS TO PREPARE MAPS, CHARTS, GRAPHS, AND OTHER GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS THAT ILLUSTRATE STUDY FINDINGS AND VARIOUS OTHER PROJECTS. * WORK AND INTERACT DAILY WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN THE FORM OF WALK-INS, TELEPHONE CALLS, AND PUBLIC MEETINGS. * ATTEND BOARD MEETINGS AND PRESENT PLANNING RELATED MATTERS THAT INCLUDES ZONING, SUBDIVISIONS, TEXT AMENDMENTS, AND OTHER INFORMATION AS REQUIRED. TYPICAL KNOWLEDGE * UNDERSTANDING OF ZONING CONCEPTS AND MUNICIPAL FUNCTIONS. * EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING, MEETING FACILITATION AND/OR WORKING WITH ELECTED AND APPOINTED BOARDS. * ABILITY TO PREPARE MAPS AND DATA USING ARCGIS. * ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND MULTI-TASK. * PROFICIENCY IN 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 INTERACT AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC, DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, AND TOWN AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL STAFF. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PLANNING, OR A RELATED FIELD SUPPLEMENTED BY AN INTERNSHIP AT A MUNICIPAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT; OR ONE YEAR OF EXPERIENCE THAT INCLUDES INTERPRETING REGULATORY ORDINANCES, DEVELOPING MAPS, AND REVIEWING PLANS; OR ANY EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE.
Employer: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Expires: 12/16/2018
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