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Planning Director

Category: Other
Description:
 SUMMERFIELD (POP. 11K+) IS SEEKING A QUALIFIED PLANNING DIRECTOR FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN NORTHWEST GUILFORD COUNTY AND THE PIEDMONT REGION OF NORTH CAROLINA. THE TOWN OPERATES AS A LIMITED-SERVICES GOVERNMENT AND HAS EXCELLENT SCHOOLS, PARKS, A DEVELOPING TRAILS SYSTEM, AND VERY LOW TAXES.THE PLANNING DIRECTOR WILL INFLUENCE A BROAD VARIETY OF PLANNING WORK AND THE POSITION OFFERS EXPERIENCE IN MANY ASPECTS OF THE PLANNING PROFESSION AND INCLUDES ENGAGEMENT WITH CITIZENS, DEVELOPERS, LOCAL OFFICIALS, AND STATE AND REGIONAL AGENCIES. WHILE THE POSITION INVOLVES SHORT-TERM NEEDS, THE FOCUS IS LONG-RANGE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MATURING COMMUNITY THAT WILL SOON HAVE A NEW DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. THE IDEAL APPLICANT IS MOTIVATED, ORGANIZED, THRIVES IN A COLLABORATIVE BUT SMALL-STAFF ENVIRONMENT, AND CAN THINK LINEARLY AND STRATEGICALLY.  DETAILS: SUMMERFIELD’S PLANNING DIRECTOR PERFORMS PROFESSIONAL PLANNING SERVICES, SUPERVISES ONE PLANNER, AND REPORTS TO THE TOWN MANAGER. THE POSITION REQUIRES EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF LAND USE PLANNING AND THE DIRECTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE AND GUIDING SHORT- AND LONG-TERM PLANNING NEEDS. DUTIES INVOLVE: REVIEWING APPLICATIONS, PERMITS, PLATS, AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS; ZONING INTERPRETATIONS; PREPARING PLANNING MATERIAL FOR AGENDA PACKETS; PRESENTING CASES TO APPROPRIATE BOARDS AND COUNCIL, WHICH INVOLVES SOME EVENING WORK; OVERSIGHT OF CODE ENFORCEMENT (CURRENTLY CONTRACTED); OVERSIGHT OF GIS DATABASE AND MAPPING; PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO THE PUBLIC; AND, OTHER WORK AS NEEDED TO DELIVER EXPECTED DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES TO STAKEHOLDERS. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS ARE REQUIRED WITH A PROVEN ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS. SUMMERFIELD HAS LIMITED SERVICES AND CONTRACTS FOR BUILDING INSPECTIONS AND SOME ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES. THE TOWN DOES NOT HAVE PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER AND IS SERVED BY WELLS AND PRIVATE SEPTIC SYSTEMS. WATERSHED PROTECTION IS ENFORCED BY PLANNING STAFF WITH SUPPORT FROM AN ENGINEERING FIRM. A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PLANNING OR A RELATED FIELD IS REQUIRED, BUT A MASTER’S DEGREE IN PLANNING OR A RELATED FIELD IS STRONGLY PREFERRED, WITH 5+ YEARS OF PLANNING EXPERIENCE AND A PROGRESSION OF INCREASED PLANNING RESPONSIBILITIES. A COMPETITIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE IS OFFERED WITH A $60,500–$67,500 SALARY RANGE, DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. THE TOWN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND THE POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. PLEASE MAIL (E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED) A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND SALARY HISTORY TO: TOWN OF SUMMERFIELD ATTN: TOWN MANAGER POB 970 SUMMERFIELD, NC 27358
Employer: Town of Summerfield
Expires: 1/3/2019
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