Planning Director – Burgaw, NC | 7.2.19

Name of Employer: Town of Burgaw
Employer Website:
Burgaw, NC
Job title: Planning Director

Job Details / Description

The Town of Burgaw, a growing and vibrant community in Eastern North Carolina, is seeking a Planning Director to coordinate and oversee the town’s planning program, nuisance code enforcement, and related work as required. Must be knowledgeable of NC planning laws, federal regulations, and planning and zoning principles and practices. Must possess a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in planning, geography, public administration, or other related field; master’s degree in planning or related field preferred. Salary range is $47,588-$66,623 DOQ.

Job Candidate Qualifications


  • Knowledge of the principles of budgeting and finance
  • Knowledge of citizen involvement techniques and processes
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office, internet applications, and GIS
  • General knowledge of federal regulations, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USAME)
  • Practical knowledge of GIS technology, including map production and interpretation
  • In-depth knowledge of transportation activities as they relate to planning
  • In-depth knowledge of economics, municipal finance, and sociology as they apply to planning
  • Thorough knowledge of planning and zoning principles and practices of municipal planning
  • Thorough knowledge of NC planning laws and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of zoning, subdivision, code enforcement, and flood regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of planning
  • Ability to organize and conduct complex planning and research studies and to formulate relevant recommendations based on such studies
  • Ability to manage and supervise effectively
  • Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment within general policy guidelines
  • Ability to understand, enforce, and promote accurate awareness of the Town’s zoning and subdivision ordinances
  • Ability to manage multiple, high-priority assignments
  • Skill in interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, and dealing with the general public
  • Skill in oral and written communications
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills


Successful candidates must possess a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in planning, geography, public administration, or other related field or, preferably, a master’s degree in urban planning or related field. Some professional experience is required. Management or supervisory experience is preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants may pick up a job description and an employment application at the Town of Burgaw Municipal Building located at 109 N. Walker St, Burgaw NC or download here. Please return completed applications and resumes to Kimberly Rivenbark at 109 N. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 or email Position open until filled.


Posted on

July 2, 2019

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