Senior Planner – Greater Myrtle Beach Area, SC | 8.15.18

Employer: Horry County Planning & Zoning


Greater Myrtle Beach Area, SC

Job title: Senior Planner

Job Description

Horry County is seeking a Senior Planner to assist in the development review operations of its fast-paced Planning Department.

Salary Range: $49,456 – $53,000

The Senior Planner will be responsible for a variety of development and current planning activities including, but not limited to, development review, preparation of technical memos and presentations, the drafting of zoning and land development regulations, and researching specific planning issues to develop reports. This position will may also work with various boards, commissions and community groups as the need arises. Work involves providing technical guidance to department staff, and considerable public contact often in sensitive or emotional issues requiring judgment, firmness, and tact. The Senior Planner should also be able to prepare and makes presentations on controversial or complex topics to key public officials, public groups, agencies, boards, and other groups.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in urban and regional planning or a related field, such as Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resource Management, Urban Design, with a minimum of one to two years of progressive experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience in one or a combination of the following planning areas is necessary in order to perform duties of the position: development and/or construction project review, surveying, transportation planning, urban design or architecture.

  • Strong computer skills with experience with ArcGIS and PC based planning, mapping and design programs is desired.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, community groups, government officials and development professionals.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and negotiation skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple programs, projects and tasks to meet varying deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws and local zoning, land use, and other ordinances and regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic land development and construction issues, processes and terminology.
  • Demonstrated history of developing and maintaining positive, service-focused relationships in the community and the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with co-workers, committee volunteers, public officials, the news media, and members of the general public
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work either with a multidisciplinary team or independently.
  • Candidates must be willing to furnish writing and mapping samples at time of interview and be able to pass required pre-employment physical and background check.

How to Apply

Close Date: 9/7/2018 5:00 PM

Point of Contact:

John P Danford, AICP, CFM | Principal Planner



Posted on

August 15, 2018

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