Name of Employer: New Hanover County
Employer Website: www.nhcgov.com
Job title: Long Range Planner
Job Details / Description
New Hanover County is seeking a motivated professional to perform long range planning duties in the Planning and Land Use Department. This position works in coordination with the current and long range planning team to implement New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Plan and other projects and initiatives to promote more efficient development patterns within unincorporated New Hanover County.
Typical work activities include demographic and land use research, policy and data analysis, community-level planning, and public outreach. Duties include evaluating and preparing written reports on amendments to long range plans, development codes, the Official Zoning Map, and other related proposals; serving as a staff liaison in a variety of long range planning focus areas, including transportation; preparing technical studies and reports; and preparing or assisting in the preparation of grant applications. The hiring range for this position is $49,236-$66,469 plus a competitive benefits package. Salary will be determined based on qualifications, internal equity, budget, and market considerations.
Job Candidate Qualifications
This job requires strong analytical skills, competence in managing multiple ongoing projects, building and developing partnerships with stakeholders to ensure the comprehensive plan vision is achieved; and the ability to clearly communicate technical information through written reports, memorandums, and presentations. Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field and two years of professional level experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
Must have excellent customer service, oral and written communications skills, and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent computer skills, including the ability to create graphic designs and professional documents. Experience in zoning administration, development review, transportation planning, GIS, and implementation of a comprehensive plan is preferred. Must have good driving record.
How to Apply
This position is opened until filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received through July 21, 2019. Applicants who previously applied are still under consideration and do not need to re-apply.