Pay Range 19 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$21.7918$32.6877
Hourly (42 hrs.)$20.7541$31.1312
Hourly (56 hrs.)$15.5656$23.3484

Senior Planner

Range: $45,326.97 - $67,990.46 (19)
Position Number: 11111

  This position performs technical and professional planning duties in support of the department.
Essential duties for a senior planner in the Planning Program Area include the preparation of short and long-range development and improvement plans; preparing graphic materials; conducting research; interpreting zoning and related codes.
Essential duties for a senior planner in the Land Development Program Area include the review of site plans; subdivision plans, administration of zoning, subdivision and floodplain development regulations; preparing staff reports.
Manages or assists in the development of studies, analyses and recommendations in connection with the current and long-range development plans for the City;
Gathers, selects, compiles and analyzes data pertaining to characteristics of the area;
Analyzes demographic and geographic information regarding population estimation and projections;
Creates maps and graphs for analysis, demonstration and publication;
Composes amendments for ordinances;
Attends committee, board and related meetings; represents the City relating to planning issues;
Researches, analyzes and reviews subdivision and site plan proposals; ensures proposals contains information required by City ordinances;
Analyzes rezoning requests; works with petitioners, residents and planning commissioners to render written analysis;
Conducts field surveys for rezoning or subdivisions; identifies current land use, surrounding land uses, traffic patterns near site and general development activity of surrounding area;
Explains and interprets zoning and subdivision regulations to the public and elected officials;
Explains planning problems and procedures to the general public and elected officials;
Prepares various grant applications;
Management of Department and consultant projects and contracts;
Prepares reports and supporting graphic display materials descriptive of research and recommendations;
Maintenance of files and records;
Performs related tasks as required.
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.
Rev. 7-07