Senior Planner – Indian Trail, NC | 8.5.19

Name of Employer: Town of Indian Trail
Employer Website:
Indian Trail, NC
Job title: Senior Planner

Job Details / Description

TITLE: Senior Planner
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Neighborhood Services
REPORTS TO: Planning Director
SALARY RANGE: $46,568.00- $75,673.00

Performs planning projects and policy development. Position serves as project manager for development and land use applications. It requires the application of well-developed analytical skills in urban design, land use, code enforcement, and other subjects related to planning. Requires attendance at public meetings and hearings and work is performed under the supervision of the Planning Director.

Assists in the development and administration of current land use policies and programs.

Assists in the preparation of planning reports including recommendations and supporting data for approval and submission to Town Council, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and other relevant boards and agencies.

Assists in the preparation of written, oral and visual reports to hearing bodies, committees, community groups, and private organizations to explain Town policy and the impact of planning and development on the community.

Provides support to technical research studies and assists in preparing statistical reports and recommendations for drafting or revising local ordinances and plans, projecting trends and monitoring socioeconomic changes.

Responsible for the review and management of conditional re-zonings, site plans, major subdivisions, and other permitting processes.

Responsible for updates to the Comprehensive Plan and managing implementation tasks.

Identifies improvements to organizational processes and functions.

Responsible for taking a leadership role in the implementation of an updated Unified Development Ordinance (anticipated 2019 adoption).

Responsible for making zoning interpretations to clarify meaning of individual Unified Development Ordinance sections.

Responsible for managing other Planning and Code Enforcement staff and encouraging professional growth/development.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with major coursework in urban planning, geography, public administration or another related field. Masters Degree preferred. Five years of professional planning related experience, including two years supervisory experience. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, AICP certification; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have significant experience in the review of commercial site plans, subdivision plats, and in the review and processing of rezoning applications.


Knowledge of principles, practices, regulations and techniques in the field of municipal land use planning including zoning, transportation, community development, urban design, etc.; Knowledge of the comprehensive plan development and implementation processes and other long range planning processes; Ability to research planning issues, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations and prepare and present effective staff reports; Knowledge of computer applications related to work including ArcMap GIS and Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to interpret, apply and explain complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances; Ability to conduct complex planning research projects; Ability to interpret architectural plans, engineering site plans, and other land development instruments; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other Town employees, Town officials, development professionals, and the public; Ability to present ideas effectively orally and in writing; Ability to provide exceptional customer service skills in execution of all job functions; Ability to problem solves and apply creativity in decision making.

Possess or be working towards the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid state driver’s license

How to Apply


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August 5, 2019

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