Planning Director- Mills River, NC- 6.24.20

Name of Employer: Town of Mills River
Employer Website:
Job City: Mills River
State: NC
Job title: Planning Director

Job Details / Description:


Performs technical, professional, and management work in planning, organizing, and directing a department responsible for long range planning, zoning administration, code enforcement subdivision administration, and planned development for the Town.

An employee in the positions directs the planning, zoning, and community development activities in the Town to ensure coordinated guidance and regulation of the orderly growth and development of the Town. Position serves as the Town’s representative to a number of external agencies and boards that are involved in planning and transportation in the region. Work involves the administration and enforcement of the Town’s zoning and subdivision regulations and planning program as described in the “Illustrative Examples of Work”. Work requires public contact, sometimes extensive, with private groups, civic organizations, county and town officials, and the general public in the promotion, development, and direction of the planning and growth of the community. Employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in applying technical principles and land use practices specific to the Town in daily operations. Employee also serves as the lead for website development and maintenance, information technology support and other related duties.


Employee must be able to communicate issues effectively. Tact and courtesy are of paramount importance in frequent public contact, often under stressful conditions. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated through observation, review of records and reports, and in conferences.

Job Candidate Qualifications:

Minimum requirements include completion of a Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, landscape architecture, or related field and five years of experience working for a public or private organization with a planning/zoning program. Experience working with elected and appointed boards. A Master’s degree in planning, public administration, or related field is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be used to meet the minimum requirements.

How to Apply:




Please submit completed applications to:

Daniel Cobb, Town Manager
Town of Mills River
124 Town Center Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

A cover letter, résumé, and professional references may be submitted in addition to (not in lieu of) a completed employment application.

This position is open until filled.

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Posted on

June 24, 2020

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