Opening Date: November 25, 2019
Closing Date: Open until 12/13/19
Under direction from the Zoning Administrator this position processes rezoning applications (prepares reports, case graphics, and other information as needed); reviews site plans and building permits for compliance with County regulations; performs research related to specific properties and their history; and provides assistance to the public on land use questions. Consequence of error may be high, so ability to interpret information quickly and accurately is important. As a principle planner, the employee is expected to conduct themselves in a manner that engenders trust from their manager, the department, and elected/appointed officials. Principle Planners are also expected to see the consequences of actions within the department, on other departments and agencies, and in the greater community, and bring forward solutions to a wide variety of issues before and as they appear. Occasionally leads staff work projects and may assist with the administration and supervision of employees and interns. Provides a high level of customer service at all times; projects and maintains a positive image on behalf of Greenville County when dealing with a wide range of customers, from elected officials to the public. Exercises sound service techniques such as listening, asking pertinent questions, communicating effectively and problem solving. Must be able to anticipate positive and negative outcomes of personal and departmental actions and address solutions. Knowledgably
represents the department to the public, County and municipal officials, commissions and boards, planning stakeholders, staff members and County personnel, and other agencies in a variety of settings, sometimes controversial, in community planning related areas as required. Communicate clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally; develop clear presentations for a variety of audiences that can explain planning concepts; facilitate public meetings, make compelling public presentations on a wide variety of planning topics, sometimes in contentious situations. Identify and respond to community, Planning Commission, Administration and County Council issues, concerns and needs. Develop and administer division goals, objectives and procedures in concert with Comprehensive Plan and Departmental goals and objectives. Analyze planning initiatives, requirements and policies and make recommendations for needed revisions to the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations and Zoning Ordinance. A master’s degree in city and regional planning and 5 years’ experience in urban, regional or community planning work; or a bachelor’s in planning or a related field and any equivalent combination of training and 7 years’ experience. Certificates and Licenses: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation is preferred. Possession of a valid South Carolina Driver’s License.