Planning Director
Town of Awendaw
Closing Date: Until Filled

Implements the Town’s zoning ordinance and adopted plans and conducts a variety of planning
activities. Prepares long range planning studies to guide vision for Town’s future.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)
-Implements the Town’s zoning ordinance. Prepares zoning permits for new construction, additions, mobile homes, septic permits.
-Responds to citizen inquiries regarding zoning, development plans, zoning ordinance interpretation and other planning related matters.
-Staffs and advises Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission by attending meetings, preparing agendas, staff reports, minutes, etc.
-Reviews development proposals and applications for compliance with the zoning ordinance. Involves preliminary meetings with developer/owner. Meet with engineers, designers etc. re plan details.
-Makes recommendations to boards and commissions.
-Conducts site visits as necessary.
-Coordinate review of subdivisions with Town Engineer and surveyors. Approves all plats.
-Prepares amendments to the zoning ordinance and related applications.
-Directs the planning process to help citizens draft and implement Town plans.
-Prepares and recommends a variety of initiatives to implement Town plans, including zoning ordinance and other land development regulations.
-Prepares grant applications.
-Implements housing rehabilitation program.
-Reviews and evaluates reports from other governmental and private agencies such as BCD-COG, DHEC and Charleston County, affecting the physical, economic and social health of the community.
-Coordinates all activities with the Town Administrator as necessary.

Master’s degree in Planning or urban design and two years related experience or
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of related experience/training.
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification required.

Other Skills Required
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, legal documents, business periodicals, professional journals, and government regulations.
Ability to write reports, speeches, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to effectively present information to public groups and boards/commissions.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.
Ability to understand survey information and legal descriptions.
Ability to understand mapping techniques and subdivision requirements.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Gregory Saxton, Town Administrator at or by mail:
Post Office Box 520
Awendaw, SC 29429