Planner/Planner II – Chapel Hill, NC | 2.12.20

Name of Employer: Town of Chapel Hill

Employer Website:

Chapel Hill, NC

Job title: Planner/Planner II

Job Details / Description:

$40,395.00 – $70,675.00 Annually
The purpose of this position is to support department planning activities, including development plan review, advisory board staffing, research, project management, and community engagement.
Development Plan Review: Conducts development plan review using Town of Chapel Hill development standards; works with staff from other Town departments and organizations as part of Technical Review Team.

Staff Support: Provides staff support to Town Advisory Boards, committees, and the Town Council.

Project Management: Manages and oversees implementation of various planning related projects according to departmental work plan and with limited supervision.

Data Research and Analysis: Gathers complex planning-related data and prepares analysis for staff review as directed by supervisor.

Report Preparation and Presentation: Evaluates data and prepares plans and reports for distribution and presentation to the Council, Advisory Boards, Town departments, and the general public.

Customer Service and Community Outreach: Provides planning information as needed to community stakeholders, development applicants, and others; engages community stakeholders and the general public in planning initiatives to share information and solicit input.

Performs other related duties as required.

Such duties include review and analysis of development applications, providing assistance during the development review process, and supporting the administration and implementation of federal/state grants

Supervision Exercised: None

Physical Demands: The work requires sitting at a desk or table, with intermittent standing or stooping. The employee uses equipment requiring a moderate degree of dexterity.

Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office environment.

Job Candidate Qualifications:

An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of planning, zoning, land use, and inspection
Community engagement techniques
Project management
Federal, state, and local laws regarding land use regulation
Microsoft Office
Ability to:
Read and interpret ordinances, statutes, plans, plats, maps, blueprints, and similar documents
Read and understand development and planning related documents, site plans, other development related materials, technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents
Develop and communicate complex presentations in a public setting
Plan, organize, supervise, and carry out complex research projects effectively and simultaneously
Use development review software
Solve problems and make sound decisions; perform mathematical calculations
Maintain accurate financial records and prepare reports
Utilize a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
Utilize office equipment such as a calculator, copier, and facsimile machine
Work collaboratively, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, customers, and supervisors
Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)
Model behavior that is consistent with our value of RESPECT

A Bachelor’s Degree in city and regional planning or a related field such as landscape architecture, urban design, public administration, geography, or urban studies.

One to five years of experience in planning, design, public administration, geography, urban studies, or any related field.

Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license North Carolina issued by the state of NC and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites

How to Apply:

Follow this link to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 03/01/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Posted on

February 12, 2020

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