Downtown Planner – Aberdeen, NC | 5.14.19

Name of Employer: Town of Aberdeen

Employer Website:

Aberdeen, NC

Job Title: Downtown Planner

Job Details / Description

The Town of Aberdeen, a growing community located adjacent to Pinehurst and Southern Pines is seeking a dedicated candidate to fill a Downtown/Economic Development Planner position. Aberdeen and the surrounding Sandhills region of North Carolina offer an appealing quality of life that provides something for everyone. The successful candidate for this full-time position will have the opportunity to lead the efforts of Aberdeen’s fully recognized Main Street Community. In response to the quality work environment offered by the town and the exciting opportunity to develop and build a dynamic economic development program, this position will require above average abilities to build interpersonal relationships, manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, exhibit excellent oral and written communications, demonstrate grant management capabilities and a good working knowledge of economic development opportunities both within and outside of our downtown area. This planner is responsible for managing complex projects including short and long-range planning activities, grant administration, redevelopment and economic development opportunities, and downtown revitalization. This position requires flexibility and a willingness to assist the day-to-day operations of the Planning Department including entry and coordination of permits through the Town’s permitting software and primary responsibility for the accurate and timely submission of required documents and reports to grantor and governmental agencies. The position will also assess community and downtown development needs, develop plans and programs to address those needs, manage a current Downtown Master Plan effort, assist with coordination of downtown events and festivals, encourage and oversee infrastructure improvements, and maintain an inventory of available commercial properties throughout the town’s jurisdiction. This position will be the staff liaison for the Historic Preservation Commission, the Downtown Aberdeen Advisory Committee, and the Downtown Aberdeen Advisory Board. Report submittals and meeting presentations to the town’s elected body and other agencies can also be expected along with other duties as determined by the Planning Director. Position reports directly to the Planning Director.

Hiring range: $39,512 – $45,000, with excellent benefits package including 5% 401-k contribution, LGERS membership, paid medical, dental and life insurance, 12 paid holidays + paid birthday day off, vacation and sick leave, annual longevity payment, and career development opportunities.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university, with a preference of major course work in urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, political science, public administration, business administration, geography or related field is a minimum requirement. Additional experience in project management, grant administration, and economic or downtown development is highly desirable.

How to Apply

Priority consideration will be given to those applications received by Friday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m. For additional information regarding this position, please visit the Town’s website at

Applications may be submitted online at
or mailed to: Town of Aberdeen Attention: HR Director PO Box 785, Aberdeen, NC 28315 Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted on

May 14, 2019

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