Senior Planner - Long Range

Horry County Government

Conway, SC United States

The Senior Planner will be immersed in and responsible for a variety of long-range planning activities within the department, including, but not limited to, maintenance and updates to the Comprehensive Plan, development of area, community, neighborhood and other planning documents and studies, assistance with capital planning, drafting of regulatory changes to support planning efforts, preparation of technical memos and presentations, researching specific planning issues and developing reports, and managing special projects. The Senior Planner will coordinate and often facilitate meetings with various County staff and departments, community partners, special interest groups, and citizens. This position will also work with various boards and commissions as needed. Candidates should be able to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS • Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments • Manages complex planning studies, development applications • Reviews and processes complex projects related to Historic Preservation • Coordinate and oversee all planning activities and Historic Preservation program • Manage and prepare Planning & Zoning (P&Z) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) agendas. • Receiving and processing CoA-related complaints and working with the Historic Preservation Planner to assist customers pursuing compliance • Schedules and conducts meetings with Historic Preservation Commission • Presents reports and other findings to staff, planning and zoning boards and preservation commission • Attends one or more evening and weekend meetings as needed

TYPICAL KNOWLEDGE • Maintaining a working knowledge of the design guidelines applicable to protected historic properties • Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as land use, urban design, housing, historic preservation or economic development • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection • Knowledge of effective writing techniques • Knowledge of computer programs and applications, which may include GIS programs and applications. • Candidates should have ArcGIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite experience or be willing to learn these skill sets within one year of employment.

TYPICAL SKILLS • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with appointed officials or other decision-makers • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Historic or Cultural Resources Preservation
Salary Range
$58, 032 - $87,048

Contact Information

Rajiv Myana
1301 2nd Ave
Conway, SC
United States
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