Planner / Assistant Zoning Administrator

City of Brevard

Brevard, NC United States

Duties and Responsibilities

The City of Brevard Planning Department is a small but busy and multifaceted team which is currently looking for their newest team member. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fast-paced environment where your work will cross all disciplinary boundaries from zoning administration to long-range planning, developing a wide breadth of knowledge. Responsibilities may include managing city projects, negotiating easements and overseeing the construction of greenway trails, as well as floodplain development, grant writing, code enforcement, preparing reports for City Council, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and various committees, and giving presentations at public meetings. The position will also review and evaluate development plans and subdivision plats, interpret and apply the Unified Development Ordinance and other regulations, offer consultations to developers and citizens helping them to make good decisions about the use of their property while safeguarding our natural resources.   Throughout our work, we strive to make connections between people, places, urban form, nature, and the built environment by continually evaluating and updating adopted plans and refining land use regulations and Code of Ordinances. The department relies on teamwork to work toward common goals and encourages independent thinking and initiative and the ability to use theoretical and practical aspects of urban planning to benefit the organization and the citizenry at large. 


The City of Brevard

Nestled in a quiet valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brevard is a family-oriented small town with abundant cultural and natural resources. Visitors from around the world come for the shops, music, festivals, waterfalls, trails, rivers, quiet forests, and our easy-going small-town charm.  If you like mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, camping, rock climbing, or a myriad of other outdoor activities, Brevard is the place for you. Brevard is widely known as the “Cycling Capital of the South” and has taken the lead on securing funding, overseeing design and construction of the Brevard-Transylvania County portion of the 19.4-mile Ecusta Trail in addition to the completion of the Estatoe Trail. Additionally, the City recently approved a new Downtown Master Plan and is currently working on updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan and a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The goal is to continually improve downtown and to build and connect all sections of the Brevard Area Trail System (BATS) identifying new meaningful connections along the way. With an incredible climate (average temperature of 71 degrees) and exceptional quality of life, development is booming. Be sure to bring your raincoat too, Brevard averages 67-inches of rain annually.



Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in with a degree in planning, public administration or related field and experience in municipal planning, zoning administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and ACIP preferred. Special Requirements:  NC Driver’s License;   Ability to obtain Certified Zoning Official and Certified Floodplain Administrator within 4 years of employment.



The City offers a generous benefit package including membership in the NC Local Government Retirement System; 401k match; 100% employee-only paid health, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance, 12 paid holidays, 10 paid vacation days, 12 paid sick days, onsite Employee Health and Wellness Center, fitness reimbursement program, and a variety of voluntary products to meet your needs. 


If interested please complete the City of Brevard application at


The City of Brevard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
Hiring Range: $42,572 to $60,000

Contact Information

95 W Main Street
Brevard, NC
United States