Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Range: $54,793-$80,885

General Description of Duties
The Town of Harrisburg, NC is currently seeking a Senior Planner. This position performs intermediate to complex planning work for current and long-range planning efforts. Work includes reviewing comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, subdivision, and development plans for compliance with town regulations; conducting site inspections for zoning, landscape and architectural requirements; preparing staff reports and making presentations to various boards; and assisting with special projects.

The Senior Planner will also participate in the development review process by meeting with developers and architects; reviewing various aspects of land and site development projects; coordinating the review process with other internal departments for review and recommendations; assisting with preparation of agenda and information packets for the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment for rezonings, annexations, subdivisions, text amendments, and other requests required for Board and Council review and approval; maintain GIS data layers for multiple department projects; create data and display in map form for Town departments; and work with various data types, processing information for elected and appointed boards to assist with decision making.

The Senior Planner serves as the staff liaison to the Town Council, Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Work requires considerable knowledge of GIS systems including application of software, hardware, and peripherals to planning needs; ability to read and understand the Town’s development and zoning ordinances; skill in public speaking and meeting facilitation; and skill in communicating ordinance requirements to the public, developers, builders, real estate brokers, property owners, etc.  The work is supervised by the Planning and Economic Development Director and is evaluated through conferences, accuracy, and effectiveness of work results, and feedback from officials and the public.

Salary range of $54,793-$80,885, dependent upon qualifications.
Graduation from a college or university with a degree in urban planning, architecture or a related field; preferably a master’s degree in planning or closely related field.
Also requires a minimum of three to five years-experience in local government planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Certified Zoning Official and American Institute of Certified Planners certification preferred. Must have a valid NC Driver’s License.

Submit resume, references and salary requirements to Open until filled. EOE.

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