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Job listing Senior Planner - City of Statesville, NC

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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs difficult professional work in developing and implementing planning policy in relation to land development regulations and activities; performs a variety of difficult administrative professional tasks in support of the Planning Department.

Receives direction from the Director of Planning and Development and Assistant Director of Planning and Development. On occasion, may exercise supervision over departmental staff.


Participates in review, research and implementation of major land development policies and ordinances;

Develops, reviews and implements land regulatory ordinances in relation to site development;

Conveys objectives and requirements of the department to the development community;

Analyzes, develops and communicates statistical data and reports and other demographic reporting;

Investigates and responds to difficult, complicated citizen inquires and complaints coordinating a staff response;

Recommends and assists in implementation of goals and objectives for the department; establishes schedules and methods for providing services;

Plans, coordinates and administers the activities and functions of Boards and Commissions, as assigned;

Processes and finalizes requests for annexation into the City;

Cross trains in various departmental functions to enhance service delivery;

Other related work as required.

JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: This position involves sedentary work requiring the employee to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Sufficient visual acuity is required to visually analyze data and figures; do extensive reading and use a computer terminal; do accounting and transcription; and use measurement devices. An employee in this position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of modern planning and development principles and of the social and economic implications of planning; thorough knowledge of modern land use, zoning, populations and sub-dividing concepts; ability to prepare comprehensive plans and studies; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, fellow employees, developers and the general public; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or related field and extensive experience in professional planning, land development regulation and policy writing; extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of transportation & GIS policies & practices high priority; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid N.C. driver’s license.
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