City of Fountain Inn
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000

Closing Date: Until filled

Purpose of Classification

Under general supervision, researches, analyzes and manages assigned planning functions and special projects.
Participates in related board functions and effectively communicates with interdepartmental as well as external
customers. Reports to the Planning and Development Manager. Work Schedule: M-TH, 1⁄2 Day Friday; public meetings as needed.

Essential Functions

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals.
    Coordinates research and provides suggestions for implementation of best practices or identifies emerging issues for a proactive view to strategic planning in our growing City.
  • Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected & appointed officials.
  • Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations. Reviews or assists in the review of development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations.
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies. Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates.
  • Coordinates community engagement of public and private development projects.
  • Provides information to the public regarding development regulations.
  • Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues. Interacts with the public, City departments, and others outside the work unit to obtain and provide information and assistance in a variety of circumstances. Accurately, promptly, and diplomatically responds to requests for information. Communicates orally and in writing with the public, outside agencies, coworkers and other City personnel providing accurate technical information and recommendations.
  • Coordinates with the City’s Building Official.
  • Ability to communicate information between applicable partiesstrategically, using good judgment and discretion for effective and efficient execution of duties.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends meetings, seminars, training sessions, and local and national planning conferences, as appropriate.
  • Communicates with City officials, supervisor, other City employees, contractors, developers, architects, engineers, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy record.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Zoning or a related field preferred and/or Master’s Degree; supplemented by two years of experience in planning, zoning, or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license.
  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Extensive knowledge of planning programs and processes; ability to research
    and familiarize with local zoning laws; working knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Suite and GIS

To Apply:

Contact: Rebecca Mejia-Ward,