Regional Planner II
Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Kernersville, NC United States
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council is hiring! Consider a move to Kernersville, situated between Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. We would like to know what you can bring to our team working on regional planning.
You are the right person for the Regional Planner II if you are energetic, motivated, and work independently. The PTRC is the lead regional organization for the 12 counties of the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Providing services and project management to member governments in the area of land development planning and zoning administration is a priority for the person in this position. Assisting with public engagement and local and multi-jurisdictional plan development and the update of zoning ordinances is an aspect of work.
The ideal candidate for the Regional Planner II is passionate about regional projects and supporting PTRC's member governments. You will use your superb verbal and written communication skills to interact with a variety of individuals, including local government staff, granting agencies, the general public, and elected officials. Additional duties may include work on environmental initiatives, including air and water quality, support of transportation, trail, recreation or economic development initiatives and planning. You will be responsible for collecting, maintaining, and providing information on integrative planning projects for member governments, governmental agencies, and the general public. Occasionally, you will work with an intern and/or volunteer to carry out these services. Job posting will close at 11:59 pm on September 22, 2021.
The candidate for the Regional Planner II would have a Master’s degree in planning or a related field with a minimum of 5 years' experience in planning or related field. The candidate should also have accomplished an AICP professional certification and can distinguish themselves with a CZO, GISP, or additional certifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. General knowledge of local and regional land use planning principles and practices, along with intermediate knowledge of ArcGIS systems and software, including basic data processing using Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) would be ideal. Using your strong analytical and critical thinking skills while reviewing information for accuracy and consistency, interpreting regulations, and determining when to seek guidance from superiors is essential in this role.
If you are selected to fill the role of Regional Planner II, you will need to present a valid North Carolina Driver's License, pass the pre-employment drug screen and background screening process. Travel throughout the 12-county region is required to carry out program duties. Other travel may be required on occasion.
All of our PTRC staff is required to complete a six-month probationary employment period.
Salary is dependent on qualifications. Organization provides excellent benefits including NC Local Governmental Employee's Retirement System (NCLGERS) and participates in the PSLFP.
For additional details, and to apply, please visit https://www.ptrc.org/about/job-openings-careers.