The Senior Planner requires advanced professional planning experience of high complexity and variety. The Senior Planner leads or is significantly involved with larger, more complex planning assignments.
The Senior Planner would be able to exercise greater independence and judgment, receiving general supervision from Planning Director and Management. The Senior Planner may supervise staff and will be a team leader on various projects.
Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments
Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews consultant proposals
Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, annexations, site plans, plats
Develops project budgets
Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
Provides professional planning assistance on varied land use projects
Develops plans, studies and analyses
Works in program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, and others
Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans
Schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials
Presents reports and other findings to staff, Planning Board/Board of Adjustment, and Board of Commissioners and serves as liaison to committees
Attends evening meetings
Team leader for junior planners within organization on various projects
Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, affordable housing, economic development or land use
Knowledge and experience in construction processes
Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
Knowledge of effective writing techniques
Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS
Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers
Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems
Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
The Senior Planner requires a degree in planning or related field and professional planning experience. AICP Certification is preferred.
Salary range for this position is $40,500 - $67,000.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Wayne Herron, Planning Director, P.O. Box 399, Cornelius, NC 28031; fax: 704-896-2462; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or pick up an employment application at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC 28031.
The Town of Cornelius is an equal opportunity employer.