Planning and Development Services Director – Winston-Salem, NC | 6.26.18

Job Details / Description

Take on the dynamic opportunity of being the next Planning and Development Services Director for the City of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The Planning and Development Services Director leads this combined department and works with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the community’s vision. Working for two organizations with a shared vision for the future, the Planning and Development Services Director must be an excellent communicator, collaborator and strategic thinker who will be part of the executive team providing leadership and oversight to carry out the goals of the organization. The position is open due to the retirement of a high-performing Director.

About the Department and Position: The Planning and Development Department is a joint City-County agency serving Winston-Salem and unincorporated Forsyth County as well as the smaller municipalities of Bethania, Tobaccoville, Rural Hall, and Walkertown. The Planning Board was established by a special act of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1948 to provide consolidated planning services to the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. As such, it is the oldest consolidated city-county agency in North Carolina. In 2013, the city-county planning and inspections functions were merged into one department. Guided by the award winning, joint City/County comprehensive plan Legacy 2030, the Department helps to make the community a great place to live, work, and play by working to create a strong and diverse economy, and thriving and livable neighborhoods. More information about the Department can be found at

Candidate Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience: A master’s degree in planning, public administration or related field required with 10 or more years of experience in professional planning and development review including proven leadership ability and experience. Knowledge of building and zoning code administration and enforcement preferred, as well as AICP certification. There is a residency requirement to live within Forsyth County within six months of appointment to the position. The salary range is $107,654.62 – $161,481.93 annually. Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package. Visit to learn more.

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system (or copy and paste into your browser). Applications will not be accepted through the City or County’s system. Resumes and digital portfolios may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. All inquiries should be emailed to Application review begins July 15, 2018 and onsite interviews and skill assessment will be held in Winston-Salem for selected finalists in late August. The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC


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June 26, 2018