Employer: Durham City-County Planning Department
Job title: Planner
Hiring Range: $43,198 – $51,837
Performs site plan, subdivision, and plat reviews using the Unified Development Ordinance, performs site investigations, and responds to citizen inquiries. Position will serve as staff liaison to the Board of Adjustment. The selected candidate will provide support to the Board and process all quasi judicial cases to include special use permits, variances and appeals. This is accomplished by conducting research, managing and processing development proposals, and ensuring compliance with ordinances and guidelines. Other duties include assisting the public with development related information and assisting with special projects
The primary responsibility of this position is to perform site plan, subdivision, and plat reviews using the Unified Development Ordinance.
Under the direction of a supervisor provides planning expertise in a specialized program area. Programs include but are not limited to: zoning enforcement, site compliance investigations, rezoning and use permit processing, strategic planning, historic preservation, environmental protection and conducting several types of development review programs. Attends and makes presentations at meetings with the public, elected leaders, and appointed boards; Reviews site plans and plats, for compliance with ordinance requirements and development objectives. Conducts patrols and investigations within the jurisdiction. Conducts citizen information programs and neighborhood meetings on planning projects. Prepares legally required notifications including on-site placards, mailed notices, and legal advertisements. Conducts research studies, manages data and prepares reports for consideration by advisory boards, elected officials and the public. Prepared materials may become permanent governmental policy or ordinance or (in the case of enforcement) may be the basis for civil citations.
Provides customer service by answering questions regarding Planning and Development functions and ordinances and providing support for walk-in inquiries.
Provides support and leadership to citizen groups, special task forces, appointed boards and commissions, and elected leaders by organizing and publishing meeting agenda, preparing reports, and making presentations.
Other duties include assisting the public with development related information and assisting with special projects
Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, geography, architecture, or related field
Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, or must be able to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of hire
How to Apply
Closing Date: 8/20/2018