Town of Nags Head

Nags Head, NC United States


The Town of Nags Head is looking for a dynamic Planner to join our team!   This position administers the Town’s Zoning Ordinance, reviews residential and commercial site plans and permit applications for compliance with rules and ordinances related to zoning, CAMA, stormwater, soil and erosion control, provides information and assistance to citizens, staff and officials, maintains records and files and prepares related to the work and makes initial and final field inspections.


•  Reviews residential and commercial development applications for compliance with the Town’s adopted UDO. 
•  Evaluates and responds to zoning related questions via phone, email and walk-in customers; assists with permit applications. 
•  Enters data into data management software related to processing permits, final inspection sign offs and research for previous permit records. 
•  Verifies surveys are up to date with current and valid information such as setbacks, lot coverage, elevations, flood zones, wetlands, CAMA, parking, septic. 
•  Performs property information research and checks deeds and plats for legal and non-conforming use. 
•  Checks building plans for bedrooms to ensure septic and parking requirements matches plans. 
•  Performs on-site zoning inspections (initial and final) to ensure compliance with issued development permit. 
•  Serves as CAMA Local Permit Officer, reviews CAMA minor permit applications and interprets CAMA rules and regulations. 
•  Assists with sand relocation projects and makes site visits while work is in progress to ensure compliance with plans. 
•  Prepares variance requests for review by Board of Adjustment. 
•  Participates in preparation of text amends and special use permits. 
•  Supports and performs long-range planning initiatives. 
•  Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
•  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field and some experience working with construction permitting processes; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge and skills   
•  Possession of valid NC driver’s license 
•  Thorough knowledge of technical ordinances, codes and regulations pertaining to land use, zoning, subdivision, site design and minimum code areas. 
•  Knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices and techniques of urban planning.  
• Thorough knowledge of legal procedures related to enforcement of laws and ordinances and regulations.  
• Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to the work. 
• Skill in collaborative conflict resolution, customer service excellence and teamwork. 

Special Requirements
•   Obtain CZO certification within 12 months of assuming position. 
•   Obtain local CAMA Permit Officer certification within 12 months of assuming position
FLSA Status

The Town of Nags Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
55,697 - 72,406