City of High Point

High Point, NC United States

The City of High Point Planning and Development Department seeks to fill a Planner position to perform routine and moderately difficult professional work in the handling of a variety of assignments within the Development Services Division. The person hired for this position will contribute to the review of land development plans, board action applications, commercial construction projects and zoning permits; and related work as required.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provides general information to the public regarding development regulations, including understanding of zoning, subdivision and other standards, and the development review process;
  • Assists developers, architects, engineers and general public with specific regulatory requirements and procedures for development projects;
  • Reviews or assists in the review of moderately difficult land development plans for compliance with development regulations, including sketch plans;
  • Assists in supporting street addressing functions within the department;
  • Evaluates and assists in the review of voluntary annexations, rezonings, text amendments, special use permits, street closings, variances and other development proposals;
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments, collect data and information, analyze and summarize existing conditions, derive conclusions, make recommendations, and prepare technical reports;
  • Assists in the review and processing of construction permits for zoning compliance (including commercial, residential, and zoning permits);
  • Presents oral reports to boards and commissions and attends meetings as needed;
  • May be required to drive to various locations to accomplish assignments;
  • Assists division head and staff as needed;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.


  • Formal Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, architecture, public policy or a closely related field with at least one (1) year of experience; OR
    • High School Diploma with 5 years of progressive planning and/or project management experience.
  • Knowledge:
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning;
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection;
    • Knowledge of effective writing techniques;
    • Knowledge of computer programs and applications, which may include Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Skills:
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, developers and the public.
    • Ability to read and interpret development plans;
    • Ability to work with computer software as it relates to development;
    • Ability to comprehend and apply development ordinances and regulations;
    • Knowledge of theories, principles, techniques and practices of urban and regional planning;
    • Ability to prepare and present technical reports in oral and written form
  • Supervision
    • Not required.
  • Certifications
    • None required.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy or related field.

Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s job application system. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.  To apply, please type the following link into your web browser:

This job will remain open until filled.  The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$43,434+ Depending on Qualifications

Contact Information

Andy Piper
211 S. Hamilton St.
Suite 316
High Point, NC
United States
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