Planner II - Current Planning

Town of Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay Varina, NC
United States
Professional Areas: 
Code Enforcement
Community Development
Community Engagement
Land-Use Management
Transportation Planning
Zoning Administration
Other topics
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Preferred
Salary: 
Rate of Pay: $51,832.00 - $54,424.00

Fuquay-Varina, located in southern Wake County, North Carolina within 30 minutes of both downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, is one of the fastest-growing towns in North Carolina—the Town estimates that its population reached 30,000 in July 2018. Fuquay-Varina offers a rich quality of life, with an extensive park system, two vibrant downtowns poised for significant new investment, and a commitment to maintaining and enhancing its historic charm and sense of place.

Planner II – Current Planning

The purpose of this position is to provide planning- and zoning-related customer service to the general public, design professionals, developers, and the like. The Planner II will be actively involved in providing review for technical compliance with development plans; explaining and advising the customers on subdivision, transportation, zoning, land use, and other planning-related issues; and supporting the general current planning needs of the Town.

Duties include:

•  Review of subdivision plats, site plans, and other development plans for technical compliance with the Town’s Land Development Ordinance
•  Prepare and manipulate maps, charts, graphics, and other data to illustrate various needs related to the Town’s planning efforts using ArcGIS
•  Assist in updating detailed land use- and development-related data and maps
•  Attend board meetings and present planning-related matters that includes zoning, subdivisions, text amendments, and other information as required
•  Work with the general public in both daily interaction in person and by telephone, and in public meetings
•  Provide research and input into the development of ordinances, policies, and procedures for the Town and department
•  Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to solve common problems and advance organization-wide initiatives
•  Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in planning or related field, although a master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of one year working in a municipal planning office. Advanced skills in computer software and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS.

Supplemental Information:

•  Understanding of subdivision and zoning concepts, as well as municipal functions
•  Experience in public speaking, meeting facilitation and/or working with elected and appointed boards
•  Ability to prepare maps and analyze data using ArcGIS
•  Ability to work independently and multi-task
•  Experience with graphic software such as InDesign and SketchUp preferred
•  Skill in organizing department’s work, managing deadlines, and maintaining attention to detail in a high-growth, fast-paced environment.
•  Ability to interact and communicate effectively with the general public, development community, and Town and other governmental staff

Published on:
April 17, 2019 - 9:01am
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