Planner, Assistant or Associate, Long Range
York County
Salary: $52,818 – $81,858 or $55,459 – $85,951

Closing Date: Until filled

About Us

York County is located in the Piedmont region, between the Broad River and the Catawba River. Its diverse landscape is home to family-friendly towns/cities, a progressive urban region and lakefront communities. We are excited that you want to join our team and recognize that our employees are the foundation for our success.

Mission Statement – York County provides quality public services in an open, efficient, and responsive manner.
Vision Statement – York County provides an environment where all citizens and businesses can thrive and succeed. 

About Our Opportunity

We are excited to invite you to apply to join our team as an exempt, full-time Assistant or Associate Planner position to join the Planning & Development Services Department. We are currently looking to hire either an Associate or Assistant Planner for our Planning division depending on candidate qualifications.

This position will assist in the development and maintenance of the County’s long-range planning process, including evaluating, updating, and preparing those elements considered critical, necessary, and desirable to guide the development and redevelopment of York County. You will also assist in the Planning Commission in its responsibility for compliance with the South Carolina Local Government Planning Enabling Act of 1994, including the development, amendment, and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan for York County

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates, publishes, and distributes GIS maps, plans, reports, and recommendations associated with the plans and programs of County development to public officials, agencies, utility companies, civic/educational/professional organizations, and the general public.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints, and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibilities from both internal and external customers.
  • Assists in the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan goals and objectives, including zoning code research and revision, pedestrian and bicycle planning, housing policy initiatives, and any other initiatives identified in the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Assists in the preparation of updates to the Comprehensive Plan, including mandatory elements pertaining to population, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, transportation, resiliency, and land use.
  • Conducts comprehensive surveys and studies of existing conditions and probable future development.
  • Assists in writing grants for program and project funding.
  • Prepares staff reports concerning official map revisions, zoning ordinance amendments, subdivision and land development; and general policies and procedures to facilitate the implementation of planning elements.
  • Provides managerial and technical support to consultant teams hired to draft Comprehensive Plan updates, to prepare studies or ordinances revisions, or any other programs or initiates to implement the Comprehensive Plan goals and strategies.
  • Attends training, conferences, and seminars to enhance job knowledge and skills

Education, Experience, and Special Certifications:

Assistant Planner

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Two (2) years of planning, zoning, land use, or related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) is preferred. 

Associate Planner

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Four (4) years of planning, zoning, land use or related experience.
  • American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) is preferred. 

Applicants with equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

To Apply: For full job description and to apply:

Contact: Susan Whitaker,