Planner – Concord, NC | 4.19.18

Name of Employer: Cabarrus County

Employer Website:

Concord, NC

Job title: Planner

Job Details / Description

TITLE: Planner

DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development


HIRING RANGE: $45,323.20-$51,656.80 annually

HOURS OF WORK: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-F (some evening meetings)

Job Candidate Qualifications

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs intermediate professional work in handling a variety of assignments in the Planning and Development Department. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Planning Manager. Responsible for preparing graphic materials; conducting research; interpreting zoning and related codes; serving as intake for CHA Soil Suitability applications; maintaining records and files; preparing reports; processing development applications; processing subdivision applications; assisting in the preparation of long-range development and improvement plans. Researches, analyzes and reviews subdivision proposals; ensures proposals contains information required by the subdivision ordinance; uses Acela system to process cases and to issue permits; performs research using multiple computer systems; analyzes rezoning requests; works with petitioners, residents and planning commissioners to render written analysis; conducts field surveys for rezoning and subdivisions; identifies current land use, surrounding land uses, traffic patterns near site and general development activity of surrounding area; issues zoning permits; explains zoning and subdivision regulations; makes public presentations; explains planning and zoning procedures to the general public on inquiry; performs or assists in the development of studies, analyses and recommendations in connection with the current and long-range physical, social and economic development of the County; gathers, selects, compiles and analyzes data pertaining to characteristics of the area; analyzes demographic and geographic information regarding population estimation and projections; attends committee, board and related meetings; creates maps and graphs for analysis, demonstration and publication; composes amendments for zoning ordinance; assigns and looks up addresses; provides plan, ordinance and NFIP map information to customers; serves as intake point of contact for Cabarrus Health Alliance Soil Suitability Analysis applications; performs property and deed research; performs site plan review; conducts architectural review when required; processes cases for the Planning and Zoning Commission and for the Board of Adjustment; prepares reports and supporting graphic display materials descriptive of research and recommendations; performs related tasks as required.

How to Apply

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, geography, public administration or related field; some planning experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of how to use ArcMap to create maps and perform GIS analysis. AICP certification is preferred. Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning; knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of planning; knowledge of ordinances governing zoning and related codes; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports; ability to prepare and present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and representatives of other public agencies; customer services skills including dealing with difficult customers; comfortable making public presentations in small or large group settings, ability to work independently and in group settings. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Night meetings required.

CLOSING DATE: April 27, 2018

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Posted on

April 19, 2018

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