Pay Range 23 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$30.7913$46.1869
Hourly (42 hrs.)$29.3250$43.9875
Hourly (56 hrs.)$21.9938$32.9906

Assistant Director of Planning & Development Services

Range: $64,045.82 - $96,068.74 (23)
Position Number: 2492

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Planning & Development Services


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the oversight and management of assigned functions within the Planning and Development Services Department. Work is assigned by the department director. This position carries on the duties of the director in his/her absence.


Specific Duties:
Performs and manages complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis
Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws
Oversees specialized planning functions such as large-scale new development proposals and environmental studies
Provides overall management of division-related issues within assigned work areas
Advises the Planning Director on all planning-related matters
Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning-related issues
Serves as liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and other boards and commissions as assigned
Assigns work to professional staff and ensures appropriate training is provided
Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities
Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications
Handles sensitive personnel matters
Participates in budget preparation and administration, monitors and controls expenditures
Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings
Serves as acting Planning Director in his or her absence

Performs other tasks and projects as assigned


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. The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. 


Minimum Requirements and Experience (Including Licenses):
Thorough knowledge of urban planning and development and local government policies and procedures
Thorough knowledge of specialization such as zoning, historic preservation, and economic development
Research methods and statistical principles related to urban growth and development
Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including recent changes
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management
Budgeting procedures and techniques
Recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to municipal planning and administration.
Knowledge of local government procedures and practices
Citizen involvement techniques and processes
Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, or GIS
Must be innovative, detail-oriented, experienced in highly visible/controversial projects
Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments
Strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels Strong analytical skills to interpret research data for reports and apply mathematic techniques in practical situations
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management
Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
Requires a master's degree in planning or a closely related field and at least five years of experience in the planning profession. May accept candidates possessing a bachelor's degree in planning or a related field and seven years of professional planning experience. Three years of supervisory experience is required. AICP certification preferred. 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.