Director of Planning, Codes and Development
City of Clemson
: $68,784.00 – $95,000.00 Annually
Closing Date: 7/17/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

Position Overview
The City of Clemson, SC is seeking to fill the position of Director of Planning, Codes and Development.  This position, under supervision of the City Administrator and in accordance with general organizational requirements and accepted practices, directs and manages the Planning and Codes Department, which includes the divisions of Planning and Development, Building Codes and Zoning Administration.  Serves as an advisor to the City Administrator, Assistant City Administrator, Planning Commission, Architectural Review Board, Zoning Appeals Board, City Council, and other department heads on issues concerning land development and planning matters.  Facilitates and implements the long and short range plans for the City, its business districts, corridors, and neighborhoods.  Identifies complex obstacles to appropriate development growth and advances innovative and creative solutions to overcome them.  Oversees appropriate development projects and ensures compliance with site development plans.  Directs the operations of the Building Codes staff, which includes complex technical duties in promulgating and enforcing construction codes to ensure public safety.  Administers the operations of the inspections/plan review, property maintenance and permitting staff.  Oversees the City’s Rental Housing Program.  Works with City Council and various Planning Boards and Commissions, other City Departments and the public on planning and development issues.  Evaluates complex proposed development projects and determines compliance with City policies, objectives, and ordinances.  Works collaboratively with other City departments, developers, design professionals and contractors to ensure that new construction meets City development objectives.  Articulates City policies to the public.  Direct consultants, who carry out planning projects.  Attends meetings of the City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Architectural Review, and Board of Zoning Appeals.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field. Over 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning or a related field with at least 6 years of supervisory and administrative experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have a valid SC Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one.

Master’s Degree in a related field.
AICP certification.
Experience working in a college town environment.

How to Apply:
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