Planning Director – Spartanburg County, SC

Opening Date: December 19, 2018

Closing Date: Applications accepted through January 31, 2019

Position: Planning & Development Director

Salary Range: $68,304 – 88,795

Job Description: Planning Director performs complex professional and difficult administrative work directing and coordinating all planning functions, programs and activities of the County Planning Department; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Administrator.  Supervision is exercised over all department personnel.

Essential Functions/ Typical Tasks: Planning, directing, coordinating and supervising planning programs, services, staff and functions; coordinating work with County Administrator and department directors; directing staff and technical resource support to the Planning Commission and other boards and commissions as assigned by the County Administrator.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning; comprehensive knowledge of economics, municipal finance and sociology as they apply to planning; comprehensive knowledge of land use planning and performance based zoning; general knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and environmental engineering as they relate to municipal planning; ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare and present technical oral and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, local officials, other agencies and the general public; ability to develop and execute methods necessary to build staff capacity, expertise, and throughput in order to meet citizen expectations in a high growth environment; ability to develop and execute frameworks to educate staff, development community, and general public for the effective execution of new ordinances and regulations.  

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning supplemented by a Master’s degree and extensive experience in professional planning.  APA or AICP certification desirable.

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