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Job listing Senior Planner - City of Concord, NC

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The City of Concord is now hiring for Senior Planner!

Apply online at http://concordnc.gov

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to provide planning services for current and long range planning projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides development assistance and review by interpreting zoning and codes, advising developers on appropriate measures and processes, coordinating with reviewing departments to ensure compliance with development ordinance, issuing development permits, and conducting zoning inspections.

Creates and implements long-range plans and participates in a variety of meetings to gather and disseminate information related to applicable planning projects or programs.

Creates, manages, and edits geographic information system data by utilizing software to maintain and update existing data, including zoning layers and city limits, and creates custom map products and analytical reports

Advises consultants on various issues related to projects and reviews planning documents to ensure adherence to applicable guidelines, standards, and provisions.

Prepares a variety of reports for various Federal, State, and local agencies by gathering, preparing, editing, and disseminating information; drafts resolutions, ordinances, reports, memorandums, and other professional documents to elected officials, administration, business leaders, internal staff, and members of the community.

Coordinates planning projects by creating conceptual site plans, preparing maps, communicating with developers and investors, organizing and participating in community input sessions, seeking grant opportunities, conducting site analysis on potential community development properties, and serving as main point of contact for development projects.

Prepares a variety of marketing materials, including newsletters, advertisements, brochures, and other related collateral material.

Supplemental Functions:
Performs other similar duties as required.

Job Specifications and Qualifications:


Modern planning principle and practices

Social, economic, and business implications of planning

Available community services

Construction and/or development procedures

Research methods and techniques

Project management principles and practices

Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations

Customer service principles

Applicable Federal, State, and local programs and their requirements, specifically HUD

Community development and housing issues

Public and private funding sources of community development programs

Federal program administration regulations and reporting procedures

Technical writing methods and techniques

Home marketing concepts
  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications
  • Preparing comprehensive plans and studies
  • Compiling and analyzing data
  • Composing technical reports
  • Managing projects
  • Preparing a variety of business correspondence
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Marketing new and existing houses that are for sale
  • Conducting research
  • Developing plans
  • Preparing reports
  • Coordinating citizen activities
  • Preparing agreements and contracts
  • Analyzing real estate sites
Licensing and Certifications:
Valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must meet the City criteria for an acceptable driving record.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class require: standing, fine dexterity, walking, lifting, carrying, sitting, reaching, handling, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, vision, foot controls, bending, crouching, hearing, twisting, talking.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree.

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Political Science, Geography, Public Administration, Architecture, or Economics from an accredited college or university, with at least three (3) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.
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