Senior Planner, Design – Chapel Hill, NC | 10.12.17

Name of Employer: Town of Chapel Hill

Employer Website:

Chapel Hill, NC

Job title: Senior Planner – Design

Job Details / Description

Data Research and Analysis: Gathers complex planning-related data and prepares analysis for staff review as directed by supervisor

Landscape Design: Plan review, Ordinance enforcement of Town tree protection and landscaping regulations, and monitor construction sites for continued compliance with requirements.

Project Management: Manages and oversees implementation of various planning related projects according to work plan and with limited supervision

Staff Support: Provides staff support to Town Advisory Boards, committees and internal and external customers

Report Preparation: Evaluates data and prepares plans and reports for distribution to the Council, Advisory Boards, Town departments and the public

Performs other related duties as required

Such duties include review and analysis of development applications, providing assistance during the development review process, and supporting the administration and implementation of federal/state grants

Salary: $22.65 – $29.89 Hourly

$1,812.19 – $2,391.15 Biweekly

$47,117.00 – $62,170.00 Annually

Job Candidate Qualifications


An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of planning, zoning, land use and inspection

Strong background in landscape architecture and design

Town’s land use related regulations

Federal, state, and local laws

Ability to:

Solve problems and make sound decisions; performing mathematical calculations

Maintain accurate financial records and preparing reports

Utilize a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications

Utilize such office equipment as a typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, and supervisors

Read and interpret ordinances, statutes, plans, maps, blueprints, etc.

Read and understand development and planning related documents, site plans, other development related materials, technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents

Develop and communicate complex presentations in a public setting

Plan, organize, supervise, and carry out complex research projects effectively and simultaneously

Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)

Model behavior that is consistent with our value of RESPECT


A Masters Degree in Planning or a related field


Five years of experience Planning or in a related field


Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license North Carolina issued by the state of NC and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites

How to Apply


Posted on

October 12, 2017

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