Planning Director – Clayton, NC | 11.24.17

Name of Employer: Town of Clayton

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Clayton, NC

Job title: Planning Director

Job Details / Description

The Town of Clayton, North Carolina, has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced planning professional to assume the role of Planning Director. Clayton is just 20 minutes from the North Carolina state capital, Raleigh, and is the fastest growing town in Johnston County. Since 2000, the town has doubled in population with 20,000 residents calling Clayton home. It’s become an international biopharmaceutical hub and is a community repeatedly recognized as one of the best, safest and most affordable places in the state and country to live and raise a family. Clayton is an extraordinary community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader with excellent customer service skills, directing the work of staff responsible for development, planning, zoning code enforcement, nuisance and minimum housing code enforcement, and other related programs for the Town.  Work involves providing guidance for the orderly long-range growth and current development of the Town and supervising staff in conducting studies, enforcement of zoning and related codes, planning, development review, design projects, and grants management and administration.  The right candidate will perform complex managerial, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing and supervising the department. This position reports to the Economic and Community Development Director and is a key member of the management team.

All employees for the Town of Clayton, NC must demonstrate a commitment to customer service and a collaborative team approach to continuous improvement. We celebrate each other’s success and commitment to public service.

Job Candidate Qualifications

The Planning Director position requires a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Urban or Regional Planning or closely related field and considerable professional and management experience in urban planning; or a bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of education and experience.  AICP certification preferred.

How to Apply

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Position closes December 22, 2017


Posted on

November 24, 2017

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