Town Planner – Wallace, NC | 10.4.18

Name of Employer: Town of Wallace

Employer Website:

Wallace, NC

Job title: Town Planner

Job Details / Description

The Town of Wallace, a growing community located in Duplin and Pender County is seeking an experienced individual to join our team as the Town’s next Planning Director. Wallace and the surrounding Coastal Plains region of North Carolina offer an appealing quality of life that provides something for everyone. Wallace is a commercial and industrial hub located in Southern Duplin County, and a thriving town full of historical charm with a growing population over 3,800.

The successful candidate will perform technical, professional and management work planning, organizing, and directing the planned development for the Town. An exciting opportunity exists to enhance the Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance; community and economic development and code enforcement. This position will require above average abilities to build interpersonal relationships, manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment, exhibit excellent oral and written communications, demonstrate grant management capabilities, and a broad working knowledge of planning and economic development activities.

Hiring range: $50,000 $55,000, with an excellent benefits package including 401-k contribution, LGERS membership, paid medical, dental and life insurance, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, with a preference of major coursework in urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, public administration, business administration, geography or related field is a minimum requirement. A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in a Planning and Code Enforcement field is required, in addition to some experience in grant management, historic preservation and economic development. CZO certification is desired. North Carolina planning experience preferred, but not required.

Must possess a valid NC driver’s license and ability to work flexible hours, including substantial evening meetings as needed. The successful applicant must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, and background investigation.

How to Apply

A copy of the job description may be requested at Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, application, and resume. Open until filled.

Applications may be downloaded online at

Mailed packets should be sent to:
Town of Wallace
Attention: Jackie Nicholson, HR Director
316 East Murray Street
Wallace, North Carolina 28466


Posted on

October 4, 2018

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