Town Planner – Beech Mountain, NC | (8.29.17)

Name of Employer: Town of Beech Mountain

Employer Website:

Beech Mountain, NC

Job title: Town Planner

Job Details / Description

Beech Mountain is a resort community in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a full time population of 350 located near Boone, North Carolina and Appalachian State University.  At a height of 5,506’ (feet) above sea level Beech Mountain is the highest town in eastern America.  The appeal of the area is great with numerous outstanding recreational opportunities readily available.  Some of these activities include, snow skiing, snow tubing, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and loads of other outdoor activities.  As a resort community the town’s population swells in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 during peak summer and winter seasons.  Second homeowners and tourists flock to the town in winter months to ski at Beech Mountain Resort and in the summer to take advantage of the mild climate, numerous recreational opportunities, and amenities of the Beech Mountain Club.

An employee in this class plans, organizes and performs the planning and development activities including current and long range planning programs involving physical, economic and social future of the Town.  Work involves high level professional planner responsibilities in the formation, installation, modification and improvement of the Town’s growth and development.  Duties include staffing and consulting with boards and committees on development issues in the Town including zoning, subdivision, transportation, park and open space, community appearance, and related issues.  Work involves coordination with a variety of other regional, local and state jurisdictions and agencies, considerable knowledge of the planning field, GIS, and local ordinances, and extensive public contact skills, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills. Work is performed in an office environment under the general supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and progress on planning issues and projects.

Benefits:  Salary – DOQE, NC Local Government Retirement, Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401k, vacation, sick leave, life and short term disability coverage.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in planning, geography, landscape architecture, or related field and experience in municipal, county or regional planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s degree in urban planning preferred.

How to Apply

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To Apply:  Submit completed Town application (available online at, cover letter, and resume to or mail to:

Town of Beech Mountain

Attn: HR Officer Jennifer L. Broderick, MMC

403 Beech Mountain Parkway

Beech Mountain, NC 28604


Further questions can be answered at 828-387-4236.  Town of Beech Mountain is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted on

August 29, 2017

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