Planning Director -Lancaster County, SC

Opening Date: February 19, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position:  Planning Director

Salary Range:$75,000 or DOQ

Duties and Responsibilities:  Lancaster County, South Carolina is one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina.  The County borders Charlotte, North Carolina to the north, and is located in the Catawba Regional COG area of service.  The County is seeking a Planning Director who is adept at working in a dynamic environment, and experienced in reviewing and revising Comprehensive Plans and Unified Development Ordinances. Projects include both urban and rural planning in Lancaster County, and require coordination and communication with other county departments and outside agencies.

The Planning Director is responsible for supervising the department and ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of all planning services to the County and municipalities, including rendering approval or denial on all cases presented to the County Planning Commission. Responsibilities include ensuring technical reviews of development plans, in addition to other current planning activities including, but not limited to, preparation of staff reports, reviewing letter of credits, assisting with updating the comprehensive plan and improving zoning and development regulations.  This position will also work with various boards, commissions, and community groups as needed.

Desirable Training and Experience:  Qualified candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, or related field, such as Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resource Management or Urban Design with six to nine years of experience as a Planner, three years of which have been at a supervisory level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. AICP Certification is preferred.

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