Senior Planner - Current Planning

Cumberland County

Fayetteville, NC United States

Position Overview

 * Salary will be determined by applicants qualifying education and experience* 

This position is located in the Planning Department.  Employees in this class perform professional planning and supervisory work in development of work in current and long-range planning projects for the County.    

Examples of Duties

  • Employee may supervise the daily activities and services of an assigned Planning Program/Area
  • Implements project management including work plans, objectives and target dates for the assigned program; prioritize work; identify program needs; ensure programs and activities comply with County programs and applicable State and/or federal requirements
  • Participate on Departmental planning, goal setting, and budgeting
  • May supervise program staff
  • Perform a variety of duties associated with supervising staff to include hiring, assigning work, ensuring professional development and training, establishing performance standards, evaluating work, and providing guidance,
  • Serve as a liaison to various local, State and federal agencies regarding assigned program

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in urban or regional planning, geography, public administration, engineering, community development, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in governmental planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 AICP certification is preferred

A formal transcript will be required. College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Human Resources, 117 Dick St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Driving is an essential function of this position. To be considered, you must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.  If your driver’s license is from another state, you will be required to obtain and show proof of a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of hire.

Negative drug screen and background check are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of zoning, land use, and other ordinances and codes, especially in their assigned program area
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of community and economic development and public sector planning and/or landscape design
  • Knowledge of governmental laws, programs, and services pertinent to the community and economic development and planning processes
  • Knowledge of the environmental and socio-economic implications of the planning process
  • Knowledge of GIS systems including application of software, hardware and peripherals to planning needs
  • Skills in the collection, analysis, and presentation of technical data and planning recommendations
  • Skills in conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, and public presentations
  • Ability to supervise and provide constructive feedback
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, federal, State, regional, County officials, and the general public
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and studies
  • Ability to express ideas effectively. AICP certification is preferred
Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$53,334.71 - $70,145.41 Annually DOQ

Contact Information

Sandra Walker
117 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC
United States
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