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Job listing Regional Planning Director - Eastern Carolina Council of Governments (New Bern, NC)

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Eastern Carolina Council of Governments seeks a Regional Planning Director. This position supervises a staff of professional planners and technical personnel local government planning services. Responsibilities include working with the member governments, local, state and federal agencies, businesses, NGO’s, non-profit and academic organizations to identify issues and challenges in the region; directing professional staff with a variety of backgrounds and types of projects; providing oversight to project application and program/grant management tasks; providing advice to the Executive Director and Board on ways and means of implementing regional planning and development strategy; developing and recommending adoption of new initiatives, funds, priorities and plans to the Board; and supervising and participating in provision of local technical assistance and development including meeting facilitation, regional and state-wide planning efforts and related activities. Work includes supervising in hosting two RPOs. Work requires extensive knowledge of the planning and development field, of local government structure, needs and problems, and is characterized by independent managerial and professional judgment and initiative; skill in facilitating consensus in varied groups of stakeholders; and budget, staff management and leadership skills. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Executive Director, and is evaluated through conferences, reports, success in receiving funding and in meeting project goals, progress on projects, and feedback from the clients and staff.

Master's degree in Regional and/or Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field and considerable progressively responsible local governmental or regional planning experience including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license and access to a car on a regular basis that may be required in the performance of work. Hiring Range $62,107-76,894 DOQ. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume & PD 107 to Eastern Carolina Council, PO Box 1717, New Bern, NC 28563 or jmiller@eccog.org. Eastern Carolina Council is an EOE. Open until filled. To see complete job description go to eccog.org/local-governments-jobs

Leighann Morgan
Deputy Finance Director
Eastern Carolina Council
P.O. BOX 1717
NEW BERN, NC 28563
252-638-3185 EXT. 3001
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