Durham City, County Director of Planning – Durham, NC

Name of Employer – City of Durham

Employer Websitewww.durhamnc.gov

Job title – Durham City-County Director of Planning

Job Location (City & State) – Durham, NC

Job Details / Description

The City and County of Durham, North Carolina, operating under a Council/Commission-Manager form of government, seeks a Director of Planning to lead the planning department and work with internal and external stakeholders delivering the community’s vision.  Working for two organizations with a shared vision, the Planning Director must be an excellent communicator, collaborator and strategic thinker who will be part of the executive team providing leadership and oversight to carry out the goals of the organization.

About The Department and Position: The Director of Planning works under the direction of the City and County Managers to direct the City-County Planning Department. The Durham City-County Planning Department is the planning agency for the City and County of Durham. The Department works with the community to develop long-range and special area plans containing policies to direct growth. Guided by a joint City/County strategic economic development plan and the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to make Durham a great place to live, work, and play by working to create a strong and diverse economy, and thriving and livable neighborhoods. The Director works with seven different boards, committees and commissions to fully collaborate across the City and County with a high degree of citizen engagement.  The City-County Planning Department accomplishes its work with 44 dedicated employees and a budget of $3.5M. More information about the Department can be found at https://durhamnc.gov/338/City-County-Planning.

There is a residency requirement to live within the corporate city limits of Durham within 18 months of appointment to the position. Hiring range is $93,600.00 – $135,000 annually. Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package. Visit www.durhamnc.gov/HRbenefits to learn more.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Education and Experience:  Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration, business administration or closely related field; over nine years of related experience including progressively responsible public sector management and supervisory experience; and a minimum of 6 years of direct experience in planning. AICP certification is highly preferred.

How to Apply

To view full ad and apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system (or copy and paste https://www.developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/ into your browser). Applications will not be accepted through the City or County’s system. Resumes and digital portfolios may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. All inquiries should be emailed to durhamhiring@developmentalassociates.com. The ad closes and application review begins January 10, 2017 and an assessment center will be held in Durham for selected finalists February 16-17, 2017. The City and County of Durham are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.


Posted on

December 8, 2016

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