City of Raleigh

Raleigh, NC United States

This Planner position is located in the Land Development Division and provides professional support of municipal planning for a variety of operations and functions including non-construction permit review, land use planning, recorded map review, and zoning permit review.  In addition, the position focuses on current planning, zoning, and development review for residential and non-residential permits. Fence permits, residential additions, zoning permits, and commercial building and site plans are examples of work types reviewed by this position. Incumbents provide professional journey-level planning work in assigned tasks.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide planning and analytical support related to programs, projects and planning function of area of assignment; assist in managing and coordinating development plan review and support activities.
  • Research and gather information related to planning efforts; prepare reports, maps, charts, data, presentations and/or other materials derived from research and analysis.
  • Facilitate communications and project work with internal and external stakeholders; coordinate and develop work plans; monitor project status; provide updates and recommendations to leadership.
  • Prepare and review technical documents and correspondence which may include design schematics, graphs, charts, and detailed design plan documents.
  • Evaluate land development processes and permitting procedures; recommend improvements; facilitate and assist in implementing new processes and approved program changes. Assist with special project administration and coordination.
  • Serve as a liaison and representative of assigned area and coordinates and supports partnerships with other departments, external organizations, and community groups.
  • Identify, develop, implement and maintain processes and practices that encourage support and promote effective, comprehensive and meaningful citizen engagement.

Positions assigned to the Land Development Division may be assigned to: 

  • Providing permit research; developing review case processing.
  • Review recorded map and site plans 
  • Issue zoning permits and process non construction permits
  • Managing project permitting
  • Implementation of the Unified Development Ordinance


Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in planning or public administration or field directly related degree to assignment and two years of related professional planning experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Additional Information

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles and practices of development review and permitting processes.
  • Principles and practices of planning administration.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management. Principles and practices of project management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research. Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies. Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment. 
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Managing a project or program.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices. 
  • Gathering data, analyzing fndings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting fnancial information and statistics. Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, technical documents and presentations.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$44,860.00 - $82,992.00