Senior Regional Planner – Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (Sumter, SC)

Opening Date:  February 13, 2019

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Hours:  Full-Time Position

Pay Information:  Starting salary range $45,000 – $55,000, subject to qualifications

Job Description:  The Santee-Lynches Region of South Carolina, comprised of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties, is a diverse and unique place.  Home to over 220,000 people, the region is slightly larger than the state of Delaware in area.  The region includes a mix of small towns, rural landscapes, and rapidly developing areas.  This presents both challenges and opportunities associated with strategic planning, development, allocation of appropriate and compatible land uses, infrastructure availability and adequacy, and quality of life.

Under the general direction of the Chief for Economic & Community Sustainability, this position will perform a variety of professional planning tasks in support of local governments and regional partners in South Carolina’s Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties, including development of innovative and appropriate tools to plan for the region’s future, including review and update of Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances. The successful candidate will also work to develop and implement planning projects for the Council of Governments in the areas of environmental and natural resources planning, transportation planning, economic development planning, and hazard mitigation planning.  The successful candidate will also be expected to lead team projects and mentor junior staff members in the organization.

Qualifications:  A Master’s Degree in land use planning, urban or regional planning, geography, landscape architecture, public administration, or a related field is required, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Proficiency using Geospatial Information Systems (i.e. ArcGIS) to map and analyze spatial data is required.  Experience with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) is a plus. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred, but not required.  Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.

How to apply:

Full position description may be found on Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments website here.

Please Send cover letter and resume to or mail to 2525 Corporate Way, Suite 200, Sumter, SC 29154.

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is an equal opportunity employer.