Senior Planner – Lancaster County, SC

Opening Date: February 12, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position:  Senior Planner

Salary Range:  $55,000 – $59,000 / year

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.  The Planning Department is seeking a Senior Planner who is adept at working in a very dynamic environment. Projects include both urban and rural planning in Lancaster County.

The Senior Planner will be responsible for conducting 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 comprehensive plan efforts and improving zoning and development regulations.  This position will also work with various boards, commissions, and community groups as needed.  The Senior Planner may serve as the staff liaison for other boards and committees.  In addition, knowledge of GIS software applications and the ability to produce maps and graphic/statistical information is preferred.

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 two to five years of experience as a Planner; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

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