Planning Coordinator (Planning, Design and Development Department)
Charlotte Planning, Design and Development
Charlotte, NC United States
Summary: This is an advanced mid-level project management position responsible for leading planning teams and managing planning processes/projects, particularly related to public engagement and outreach.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead one or more interdisciplinary and interjurisdictional team(s) focused on developing 14 Community Area Plans.
- Work with GIS team, City Innovation and Technology and other City departments to develop data and maps as part of the Community Area Plan Process.
- Partner with staff in other city departments to develop budgeting and infrastructure planning activities in priority geographic areas.
- Engage with local stakeholders as part of the Community Area Plans.
- Assist with management of updates and amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan.
- Monitor projects to ensure compliance with adopted policy and pursue remedies for non-compliance.
- Provide constructive feedback on City processes and procedures that impact the goals of the Comprehensive Plan as part of the Community Area Planning process.
- Respond to request for information in a timely manner, prepare reports to elected and appointed bodies and their committees and make presentations as needed.
- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Must be able to work some evening and weekend hours, as required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of planning and development as well as engagement principles and practices;
- Good understanding of, and ability to integrate, a range of concerns and disciplines into planning and regulatory projects and engagement activities;
- Excellent communicator and able to facilitate small and large groups;
- Proficiency in hosting virtual meeting platforms;
- Initiative and self-motivation in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment;
- Proven record of working successfully with other staff and the public; and
- Ability to work independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment.
- AICP or other certifications (AIA, GISP, LEED, PE, etc.).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, ability to use ArcGIS 10.2 and familiarity with the geodatabase model.
- Four-year degree in urban planning or related field with three years of thorough professional planning experience;
- Excellent public speaking and writing skills, along with computer skills for accomplishing administrative tasks as well as for graphics, mapping, design, research, analysis, presentations and other planning work; and
- Experience in facilitating diverse groups of people and incorporating their voices into the planning process.
- Familiarity with zoning ordinances and other development related regulations and processes.
Application deadline - February 7, 2023