Pay Range 17 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$19.7423$29.6135
Hourly (42 hrs.)$18.8022$28.2033
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.1016$21.1525

Community Development Planner

Range: $41,064.00 - $61,596.00 (17)
Position Number: 00025


POSITION SUMMARY: This position performs specialized work in support of community development, housing and revitalization projects in the City.


Coordinates and maintains various community development programs;

Acts as coordinator between City and contractors, consultants, and clients

Assists the Planning and Community Development Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Community Development Program

Maintains confidentiality of personal financial information of clients as required by law

Coordinates with other community agencies for resources to assist clients

Researches available grants; recommends potential grant programs; assists in completing grant applications

Assists in the preparation of Housing, Revitalization and Neighborhood Plans; and performs work to implement the same

Serves as grant administrator by maintaining required records for grants and other assigned projects and ensures required reporting is completed on-time

Prepares bid packages for bid openings; ensures advertising requirements are met for bid openings and public hearings

Documents and requests checks for contractors and consultants and from granting agencies; coordinates with Finance Department

Plans and conducts various community development and planning related workshops

Attends neighborhood meetings and community events to explain program offerings and to solicit interest in various grant programs offered through the City

Assists in budget activities

Performs other related duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office or at a renovation site. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, and cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves.


Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field

Sufficient experience to understand the major duties of the position usually associated with having held a similar position for two or more years

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Knowledge of HUD and State Department of Commerce guidelines and policies

Knowledge of the functions and goals of the Community Development, Downtown Development and Planning Programs

Knowledge of local and state housing codes as well as land development codes

Knowledge of land use and planning principles and practices

Knowledge of community resources for homeowners

Skill in the use of computers and other office equipment

Skill in the acquisition and administration of grants

Skill in oral and written communication

Skill in providing effective customer service

Rev. 08/13