Planner II – Raleigh, NC | 7.2.18

Name of Employer: City of Raleigh

Employer Website:

Raleigh, NC

Job title: Planner II

Job Details / Description

The City of Raleigh is seeking a Planner II to join a dynamic and fast-paced planning department. This position will perform a variety of planning-related duties, with a focus on writing text changes to the city’s zoning code, known as the Unified Development Ordinance. This position will also be involved with the Board of Adjustment. The position may perform complex technical work in the field of municipal planning, perform research, investigation, and preparation and presentation of written reports that focus on planning policy and development regulations. Work is largely self-directed and requires effective communication skills with an emphasis in outreach and community engagement; strong organizational skills; and the ability to work both individually and collaboratively.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as project manager for text changes to the Unified Development Ordinance.
  • Conducts and participates in meetings to communicate planning policy and regulations to citizens.
  • Meets with and advises municipal officials, commission members, and citizen groups in complex planning matters; provides information and administrative support and assists in formulating policies and objectives.
  • Acts as liaison with various City groups, organizations, and affiliates.
  • Conducts and leads community outreach and engagement efforts.
  • Administers contracts to vendors and consultants.
  • Assists in the interpretation of the Unified Development Ordinance.
  • Compiles social, economic, and planning data used in the analysis of community planning problems.
  • Collects and analyzes demographic, land-use, and economic statistics in order to maintain and update mapped information and computer-based information system.
  • Researches planning rules and procedures to determine compliance of real estate development proposals.
  • Prepares and presents oral and written reports; directs the preparation of special maps, charts, and other materials for inclusion in presentations.
  • Evaluates and analyzes, development projects and rezoning requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has limited supervisory responsibilities, although there may be opportunities to provide direction and supervision to staff who are engaged in planning-related projects

Job Candidate Qualifications


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in planning or public administration or field directly related to assignment and five years of related professional planning experience. Master’s degree highly preferred.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, GIS software. Adobe Creative Suite working knowledge preferred.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Regular driver’s license may be required.

American Institute of Certified Planner preferred.

Please submit a writing sample with your application.


Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of planning administration.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and practices of project management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).
  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed (based on assignment).
  • Providing project/program management, organization and logistics coordination.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, technical documents and presentations.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

How to Apply


or in Person at:

Human Resources

222 W. Hargett St.

Raleigh, NC 27602

email inquires

Position #2018-00419



Posted on

July 2, 2018