Planner – City of Shelby, NC

Opening Date: May 11, 2018                     Closing Date: Until Filled

Position: Planner, City of Shelby, NC

Pay Rate: $18.18/hour

Job Description: Responsible for assembling and analyzing social, economic and other data for city planning activities, as well as, performing technical work to create, update and manipulate GIS datasets and related information; including the production of mapping products for external and internal use. Performs a variety of planning work, such as preparation of project outlines, selection of data sources, land use analysis and community development projects. Assists with updates and maintenance of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and other long range plans. Develops strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land uses consistent with community goals. Identifies community problems, issues and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning. Other duties include: preparation of plans and graphics for the Planning & Zoning Board meetings; assisting with the land use planning, grant preparation and research; producing and maintaining surveys, studies, drafts, map and graphic displays; and assist in the analysis and interpretation of data pertaining to city planning, community development and zoning.

Minimum Qualifications and Other Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in planning, social or engineering sciences or related field and a minimum of two (2) years progressive experience in local government with demonstrated communications skills. This position requires advances knowledge of GIS applications and concepts. Experience with ArcGIS 9.2, ArcSDE, ArcGIS server and web mapping applications is strongly preferred.

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