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Assistant Planning and Zoning Administrator

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Starting Salary Range:  $63,000 – $70,000

We are seeking a responsible professional to serve as the Town of Louisburg’s first Assistant Planning and Zoning Administrator.  The ideal candidate will plan and develop a variety of specialized professional and administrative services for the town government including assisting the Planning & Zoning Administrator, serving as code enforcement administrator, researching and working with special projects, and developing and administering land use related policy and procedures.

Considerable tact and independent judgement are necessary in dealing with the public and issue related stakeholders, other department heads, and town employees. Work involves analytical skills, management and legal knowledge, comprehensive knowledge of and understanding of planning principals, law and processes, budgeting, and office administrative abilities including use of word processing, spreadsheets and other traditional computer related tools.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Administer the following ordinances under direction of the Planning and Zoning Administrator: zoning, subdivision, floodplain management, watershed protection, historic preservation, and related land development and maintenance regulations.
  • Consult with developers, property owners, attorneys, surveyors, appraisers, real estate professionals, contractors, engineers and others regarding the Town’s land use regulations and their interpretation.
  • Attend Town Council meetings, as well as function as staff secretary to the Town Planning Board, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, and Housing Appeals Board. Also serves as the staff representative to other development and planning related committees, notably the Council of Governments. Staff assignments will be made at the direction of the Planning and Zoning Administrator.
  • Research cases, prepare agendas, and make presentations to Council and other Town Boards and Commissions as required.
  • Conduct long-range and comprehensive planning projects with responsibilities for review, action and implementation of subsequent policy needs.
  • Research, draft and recommend changes to policies and procedures, and other documents as required due to updates, legislative changes, and legal case law at the direction of the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Additional Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as required by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, zoning, land use, and other related land use planning ordinances and codes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of community, economic development, and public sector planning.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of governmental laws, programs, and services pertinent to the community and economic development and planning processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the environmental and socio-economic implications of the planning process.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern and effective land use and development planning principles and practices.
  • Comprehensive skills in collecting, analyzing, and presenting technical data and planning recommendations, and coordinating public participation processes.
  • Knowledge of the application of information technology to the work of the department.
  • Skilled in collaborative conflict resolution.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively make presentations to the public, Planning Board, Town Council, and other public/private agencies regularly.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, federal, state, regional, Town officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate projects involving various interest groups and complete the project within established time frames.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and studies.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively in oral and written forms and make effective public presentations.
  • Ability to provide leadership to committees, staff, facilitate meetings, build consensus, and work collaboratively with developers, town officials, and the community.
  • Knowledge and skill using ArcGIS software.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform the basic physical life operational functions of reaching, crouching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to examine and work with maps, operate a computer, inspect sites regarding planning issues, and do extensive reading.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience.  The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in city planning, public administration, architecture, geography or related field.  Possession and maintenance of AICP certification preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

The Town of Louisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: Administration
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Louisburg NC

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