Senior Planner – Concord, NC | 2.26.18

Name of Employer: Cabarrus County Government

Employer Website:

Concord, NC

Job title: Senior Planner

Job Details / Description

TITLE: Senior Planner

DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development


HIRING RANGE: $52,478.40-$59,815.60 annually

HOURS OF WORK: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-F (some evening meetings)

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs difficult professional work in handling a variety of assignments in the Planning and Development Department; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Planning Manager. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of long-range development and improvement plans; preparing graphic materials; conducting research; interpreting zoning and related codes; maintaining records and files; preparing reports; processing development applications; processing subdivision applications; researches, analyzes and reviews subdivision proposals; ensures proposals contain information required by the subdivision ordinance; uses Acela system to process cases and to issue permits; performs research using multiple computer systems; analyzes rezoning requests; works with petitioners, residents and planning commissioners to render written analysis; conducts field surveys for rezoning or subdivisions; process subdivision, rezoning and conditional use permit applications; issues zoning permits; identifies current land use, surrounding land uses, traffic patterns near site and general development activity of surrounding area; explains and interprets zoning and subdivision regulations to the public and elected officials; explains planning problems and procedures to the general public on inquiry; performs or assists in the development of studies, analyses and recommendations in connection with the current and long-range physical, social and economic development of the County; gathers, selects, compiles and analyzes data pertaining to characteristics of the area; analyzes demographic and geographic information regarding population estimation and projections; uses GIS to create maps and graphs for analysis, demonstration and publication; composes amendments for zoning ordinance; assigns and looks up addresses; provides plan, ordinance and NFIP map information to customers; serves as intake point of contact for Cabarrus Health Alliance Soil Suitability Analysis application; performs property and deed research; performs site plan review; conducts architectural review when required; processes cases for the Planning and Zoning Commission and for the Board of Adjustment; prepares reports and supporting graphic display materials descriptive of research and recommendations; serves as mentor to Planner and Planning Intern as needed; performs related tasks as required.

Job Candidate Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration or related field and 3-5 years of planning experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Thorough knowledge of how to use ArcMap to create maps and perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis. Possession of AICP certification is required. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning; thorough knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of urban planning; thorough knowledge of ordinances governing zoning and related codes; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports; ability to prepare and present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and representatives of other public agencies; customer services skills including dealing with difficult customers; comfortable making public presentations in small or large group settings, ability to work independently and in group settings. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Night meetings required.

How to Apply

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


Posted on

February 27, 2018

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