Town of Bluffton, SC

General Definition of Work
The Planner position within the Growth Management Department Planning & Community Development Division provides a range of planning and community development services in a dynamic and growing community setting. This position requires the incumbent to possess a planning background and skill in administering, coordinating and conducting development and other technical reviews as part of the Town’s land use regulatory programs.

The Planning & Community Development Division functions generally include the administration and implementation of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, Old Town Master Plan, Development Agreements, Unified Development Ordinance, Community Development Program, and providing support and oversight to numerous Town Boards, Committees, and Commissions, particularly Town Council, the Planning Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission. The nature of the work performed requires the excellent customer service skills with a “how can I help” mentality and the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with the elected and appointed officials, senior staff, other Town departments, Town employees and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office and field environment. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Planning & Community Development Manager or designee, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

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