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Town Planner

Firm Name
Town of Holly Ridge
Firm Location
Holly Ridge, NC
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Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $48,700.34 – $72,208.85

Description: This is a full-time permanent position responsible providing land use planning services to citizens, business owners, property owners and developers to ensure our community is developed in accordance with the Town’s Land Use Ordinances and Comprehensive Growth Plan. Work involves high level professional planner responsibilities in the formation, installation, modification and improvement of the Town’s growth and development. Work involves coordination with a variety of other regional, local and state jurisdictions and agencies, considerable knowledge of the planning field, GIS, and local ordinances, and extensive public contact skills, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.
Duties involve: reviewing and approving applications, permits, subdivision plats, and development plans; zoning interpretations; preparing planning material for agenda packets; presenting cases to appropriate boards and Council, which involves some evening work; providing assistance to the public; and, other work as needed to deliver expected departmental services to stakeholders. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required with a proven ability to work effectively with both private and public sectors. This position is also responsible for the preparation of proposals and grant applications that will benefit the Town. This work will be performed in an office setting and the position reports directly to the Town Manager.
Requirements: High school graduate or GED; Experience in working with the general public and using self-management skills and interpersonal skills. Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in planning, geography, landscape architecture, or related field and experience in municipal, county or regional planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in urban planning or public administration preferred. Preference will be given to applicants certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or North Carolina Association of Zoning Officials (CZO), or who will be able to obtain certification in a short period of time.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or obtain prior to employment, a valid North Carolina Driver’s license and maintain said license during the term of employment. Experience working with computer programs is preferred. Because of the nature of this position, a strict criminal background investigation will be conducted during the hiring process.
Applications can be accessed on the Town website at or at Town Hall. Mail or bring resume with an application to Holly Ridge Town Hall, PO Box 145, Holly Ridge, NC 28445 ATTN: Interim Town Manager Heather Reynolds. Open until filled. EOE.

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Community Development, Land Use
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