Planner I/Planner II/Senior Planner

Town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC - Work from Home

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

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Summary

The Town of Chapel Hill is seeking two collaborative urban planners and land use professionals to serve in the award-winning Planning Department.  The planners will be responsible for reviewing and managing development projects within the Current Development Division.  The ideal candidates will be motivated self-starters with abilities to effectively communicate between multiple stakeholders and work in a collaborative team environment.  These roles report directly to the Assistant Director of Planning and are eligible for flexible work arrangements, including telework.

About Town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is a progressively minded university town of approximately 60,000 residents.  We are the home of national champions, academic scholars, community activists, musical trend-setters, authentic local businesses, and much more.  The town is situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, one of three corners in the famed Research Triangle, and a few short hours from the eastern coastline.  We thrive on teamwork, collaboration, engagement, and open dialogue.  We are working toward building an inclusive, equitable, and resilient community for all who live, work, and play here.

Minimum Qualifications

 A candidate for these positions may be at a level of experience such that the initial offer is for a Planner I, Planner II, or Senior Planner position.  

Planner I: 

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and no work experience or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field with one year experience in planning, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.

Planner II: 

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and two years of professional work experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.

Senior Planner: 

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and five years of professional work experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.

 

Effective August 09, 2021, the Town will require either proof of vaccination for all employees or weekly testing of employees who have not verified their vaccination status.

 FLSA: Exempt- Flexible work arrangements and work from home are at the discretion of the department.

***Note: First review of applications will be no later than October 4, 2021***

Essential Functions

Note:  This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. 

Development Plan Review: Conducts development plan review using Town of Chapel Hill governing documents and development standards, works with staff from sister departments and organizations as part of Technical Review Team.

Project Management: Manages implementation of various planning related projects according to departmental work plan.

Staff Support: Provides staff support to staff liaisons, Town Advisory Boards, committees, and the Town Council.

Data Research and Analysis: Gathers planning-related data and prepares analysis for staff review as directed by supervisor.

 Report Preparation and Presentation: Evaluates data and prepares plans and reports for distribution and presentation to the Council, Advisory Boards, Town departments, and the general public. 

Customer Service and Community Engagement: Provides planning information as needed to community stakeholders, development applicants, and others; engages community stakeholders and the general public in planning initiatives to share information and solicit input.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of planning, zoning, land use and inspection; Town's land use related regulations; and federal, state, and local laws.

Work Environment

 While some of the work is performed in an office environment, the position requires interaction and relationship building and will entail some offsite meetings.  

License/Certification
A valid NC driver's and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites.  

Posted September 22, 2021, 1:06 PM PDT


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