Principal Planner- Burlington, NC- 6.24.20

Name of Employer: City of Burlington
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Job City: Burlington
State: NC
Job title: Principal Planner

Job Details / Description:

$54,454.00 – $89,856.00 Annually

Performs responsible professional work in the management of a variety of assignments within the Planning and Community Development Department, primarily in the areas of development review/coordination, plats, annexations, and text amendments; does related work as required.

An employee in this class has broad responsibilities in current planning and development activities. Employee provides policy guidance to current planning, development, zoning, technical review process, etc. Assists in the review of annexations and processes and evaluates land development plans for compliance with development regulations. Explains regulatory problems, procedures and development regulations, including subdivision and other standards, and the development review process to developers, architects, engineers and citizens. Daily work may include resolving conflicts between citizens concerning design issues, presenting City leaders planning needs that address an active versus passive approach to future issues and anticipating problems. Employee exercises decision making regarding the allocation of time and resources to project management, including the Unified Development Ordinance. Position requires the ability to coordinate with and provide support to boards and commissions and the public, and attend meetings as needed. Work performance is evaluated through daily discussions and under the regular supervision of the Planning Manager. This classification is considered non-exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Job Candidate Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or a related field, and at least two to three years of experience in local government planning, or some substantially equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree is preferred.

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June 24, 2020

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