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


Range: $41,064.00 - $61,596.00 (17)
Position Number: 2432

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical planning duties in support of the department.
Reviews all site plans, new subdivision proposals, annexation requests, and street closings; meets with developers, engineers, and surveyors to discuss proposals; serves on Technical Review Committee; advises developers and the general public in regards to requirements and protocols.
Prepares legal ads for publication; ensures the placement of rezoning notice and street closing notice signs.
Prepares case write ups and supporting documentation.
Prepares necessary graphic displays for public hearings; prepares resolutions and ordinances; records ordinances and plats at Register of Deeds.
Maintains appropriate files and records.
Updates all GIS data sets used to produce department maps; prepare special maps and graphics as needed; produces standards maps for the public.
Administers the floodplain ordinance and the Community Ratings System; interprets ordinance to the general public; maintains appropriate records; prepares and mails annual letters to flood hazard area property owners and insurers, banks, and real estate offices.
Administers zoning code and subdivision regulations pertaining to variance requests; advises developers and general public of proper procedures; reviews applications; prepares adjoining property notices; makes public presentations to the Board of Adjustment; writes Board orders.
Responds to inquiries from developers, citizens, and staff regarding planning, zoning, subdivision, and land development.
Conducts training sessions on topics related to planning, zoning, subdivision, and land development, as needed.
Prepares technical studies and reports for the City Council, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and City Manager.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning.
Knowledge of GIS applications, including ArcView, ArcMap, and ArcInfo.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations.
Knowledge of research methodology and standard statistical procedures.
Skill in the operation of computers and other standard office equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Chief Planner assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, North Carolina General Statutes, the Growth Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, Airport Zoning Ordinance, and relevant city, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.  The unique nature of each case contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical planning duties for the city.  Successful performance facilitates and promotes well planned city development and growth.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, elected officials, vendors, builders and contractors, attorneys, property owners, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. 
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
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.