Planning & Community Development Director – Salisbury, NC | 10.11.18

Name of Employer: City of Salisbury

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Salisbury, NC

Job title: Planning & Community Development Director

Job Details / Description

The Planning & Community Development Director will perform professional work providing general oversight and direction to City planning operations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, implements and manages department goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary to provide planning services.
  • Manages the daily operations of the Planning and Community Development department including the administration of code services functions.
  • Prepares the annual division budget; monitors expenditures and provides general budgetary oversight.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for presentation to the City Council.
  • Writes ordinances and drafts policies as required.
  • Performs personnel functions including hiring, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals.
  • Develops and leads staff to meet the organization’s expectations for productivity, quality and goal accomplishment.
  • Oversees HUD funds, including CDBG and HOME funds.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding planning operations; responds to requests from elected officials related to special programs, presentations and constituent services.
  • Addresses legislative issues such as annexation, local bills and statutory charges; monitors the General Assembly when in session.
  • Promotes planning efforts through participation in community and statewide organizations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City officials, contractors, public groups and general public.

Salary Range: $67,760.85 – $98,000.00

Job Candidate Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in municipal planning, geography, urban design, public administration, or related field and considerable experience in municipal planning and community development, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience overseeing a Planning department and well versed in
  • short and long term planning with an emphasis on innovative housing initiatives.
  • Experience in an entitlement community, as it relates to CDBG funding, preferred
  • Possession of or ability to obtain certification from the American Institute of Certified
  • Planners within six months of employment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the advanced principles and practices of municipal planning and community development and recent developments in the field

How to Apply

First review of applications: 11/16/18

Closing Date: Open until filled


Posted on

October 11, 2018

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