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    Cyburbian
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    Planning/code enforcement

    Why do towns advertise for a planner when they really just want code enforcement?
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    Quote Originally posted by Crabkey View post
    Why do towns advertise for a planner when they really just want code enforcement?
    Because code enforcement can be the most thankless job, and they hope to reel you in.

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    I see that you are from North Carolina. Unfortunetly, most entry level positions and some advanced positions in small towns involve code enforcement to some degree. I started out as a planning director in a small town in Western North Carolina. Over half my time was spent doing code enforcement. My advice advice to folks looking for entry level positions in NC, either embrace the code enforcement hat and have fun with it for a year or two; or go to larger city and do plan review and wield the power of the red pen. Both are experience builders that will yield big returns in years to come.

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