Pay Range 14 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$17.0237$25.5356
Hourly (42 hrs.)$16.2131$24.3196
Hourly (56 hrs.)$12.1598$18.2397

Assistant Planner

Range: $35,409.35 - $53,114.03 (14)
Position Number: 98709

  This position performs technical planning duties in support of the department.
Reviews administrative and minor site plans, subdivision proposals, annexation requests, and street closings; meets as a member of the Land Development Team with developers, engineers, and surveyors to discuss proposals; serves as Project Manager to the Technical Review Committee; advises developers and the general public in regards to requirements and protocols for development.
Prepares legal ads for publication; ensures the placement of rezoning notice and public hearing notice signs.
Prepares case write ups and supporting documentation under supervision.
Prepares necessary graphic displays for public hearings; prepares resolutions and ordinances; records ordinances and plats at Register of Deeds.
Maintains appropriate files and records.
Produces standards maps for the public.
Distributes zoning and related development information to the public upon request; 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.
Prepares technical studies and reports for the City Council, Planning & Design Review Board, Board of Adjustment, and City Manager.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning.
Working knowledge of ESRI suite of GIS Applications; which may include ArcGIS for Desktop 10.0 or higher.
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 Assistant Director assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor reviews work throughout stages of the development process for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, Unified Development Ordinance, North Carolina General Statues, Comprehensive Plan, Comprehensive Transportation Plan, Pedestrian Improvement Plan, Comprehensive Bicycle Plan, 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 administrative and  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, surveyors and engineers, attorneys, property owners, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, propose options to resolve problems and provide services.
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 bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field or associate degree with 2 years of related experience.
Experience sufficient to 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 within 3 months of employment.