Planner I, Current Planning – Fuquay-Varina, NC | 9.26.17

Name of Employer: Town of Fuquay-Varina

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Fuquay-Varina, NC

Job title: Planner I – Current Planning

Job Details / Description

The purpose of this position is to provide planning and zoning related customer service to the general public, design professionals, developers and the like. The Planner I will be actively involved in providing review for technical compliance with development plans; explaining and advising the customers on zoning, land use, transportation and other planning related issues; and supporting the general current planning needs of the Town.

Duties include:

  • Review of subdivision plats, site plans and other development plans for technical compliance with the Town’s Land Development Ordinance
  • Prepare and manipulate maps, charts, graphics and other data to illustrate various needs related to the Town’s planning efforts using ArcGIS
  • Assist in updating detailed land use and development related data and maps
  • Attend board meetings and present planning related matters that includes zoning, subdivisions, text amendments, and other information as required
  • Work with the general public in both daily interaction in person and by telephone, and in public meetings
  • Provide research and input into the development of ordinances, policies and procedures for the Town and department
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to solve common problems and advance organization wide initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Hiring rate: $45,642

Job Candidate Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field supplemented by an internship with a municipal planning department or one year experience that includes interpreting regulatory ordinances, developing maps and reviewing plans, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Supplemental Information:

  • Understanding of zoning concepts and municipal functions
  • Experience in public speaking, meeting facilitation and/or working with elected and appointed boards
  • Ability to prepare maps and data using ArcGIS
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with graphic software including InDesign and SketchUp preferred
  • General knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations related to development
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with the general public, development community and Town and other governmental staff

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit an electronic application or access PDF to make a paper submittal at:


Posted on

September 26, 2017

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