Sr. Community Development Planner – Wilson, NC | 2.14.19

Name of Employer: City of Wilson

Employer Website:

Wilson, NC

Job title: Sr. Community Development Planner

Job Details / Description

This position performs specialized work in support of community development, housing and revitalization projects in the City. Specifically, this position:

  • Coordinates and maintains various community development programs.
  • Acts as coordinator between City and contractors, consultants, and clients.
  • Assists the Planning and Community Development Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Community Development Program.
  • Maintains confidentiality of personal financial information of clients as required by law.
  • Coordinates with other community agencies for resources to assist clients.
  • Researches available grants; recommends potential grant programs; assists in completing grant applications.
  • Assists in the preparation of Housing, Revitalization and Neighborhood Plans and performs work to implement the same.
  • Serves as grant administrator by maintaining required records for grants and other assigned projects and ensures required reporting is completed on-time
  • Prepares bid packages for bid openings; ensures advertising requirements are met for bid openings and public hearings.
  • Documents and requests checks for contractors and consultants and from granting agencies; coordinates with Finance Department.
  • Plans and conducts various community development and planning related workshops.
  • Attends neighborhood meetings and community events to explain program offerings and to solicit interest in various grant programs offered through the City.
  • Assists in budget activities.

Job Candidate Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the major duties of the position usually associated with having held a similar position for two or more years.
  • Knowledge of HUD and State Department of Commerce guidelines and policies.
  • Knowledge of the functions and goals of the Community Development, Downtown Development and Planning Programs.
  • Knowledge of local and state housing codes as well as land development codes.
  • Knowledge of land use and planning principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of community resources for homeowners.
  • Skill in the use of computers and other office equipment.
  • Skill in the acquisition and administration of grants.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in providing effective customer service.

How to Apply

All interested applicants must apply online. Resumes may be submitted but are NOT a substitute for the electronic application.

To apply please visit and search for Senior Community Development Planner.

Position Open until March 15 or until filled.


Posted on

February 14, 2019

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