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Development Center Coordinator
City of Columbia
Columbia, SC
(updated Aug 27, 2014)

 

Transportation Planning Manager
County of Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC
(updated Aug 20, 2014)

 

Transportation Planner
Toole Design Group
Spartanburg, SC
(updated Aug 13, 2014)

 

Planner II
County of Columbia
Evans, GA
(updated Aug 2, 2014)

 

Planner
County of Glynn
Brunswick, GA
(updated Jul 11, 2014)

 

Principal Transit Planner
County of Greenville
Greenville, SC
(updated Jul 1, 2014)

 

Planning Director
City of Conway
Conway, SC
(updated Jun 30, 2014)

 

Planner
County of Greenville
Greenville, SC
(updated May 14, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Development Center Coordinator

City of Columbia
Columbia, SC

Job Summary: The City of Columbia is accepting applications for the position of Development Center Coordinator.  The purpose of this position is to perform advanced and accountable professional and administrative work in the coordination and navigation of the development review process; to provide professional, efficient, and courteous customer service at all times; and to perform related professional and administrative work as required.
Under the general supervision of the Development Center Administrator, the Development Coordinator will guide customers through the development review process from start to finish.  Responsibilities include acquiring and maintaining an excellent knowledge of the complex development review process; applying that knowledge to explain to internal and external customers the steps and information required for review; coordinating the work of multiple departments; utilizing software to track projects and direct actions; generating reports and correspondence related to the process; maintaining organized project records, plans, and files; and other work necessary to achieve a streamlined and user-friendly development review process. 

Education Training and Experience: This position requires a person who can provide unsurpassed customer service, who understands complex processes and systems, who possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, and who has an affinity for organization and details. Successful applicant must demonstrate ability to work well with others, especially as part of an established team. Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree in urban or regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, public or business administration, or other closely related field with two (2) years work experience in customer service to the public, preferably providing technical assistance in the application/permitting/development review process.

Salary: $38,935 with a competitive benefits package. 

How to Apply: To see the complete job posting and to apply, visit our website at www.columbiasc.net/employment

 

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Transportation Planning Manager

County of Spartanburg 
Spartanburg, SC

The County of Spartanburg, South Carolina is recruiting for the position of Transportation Planning Manager for the Spartanburg Area Transportation Study (SPATS).

Responsibilities: 

  • In coordination with the SPATS Policy Committee, the successful applicant will work with and coordinate between the Policy and Technical Committees providing information and guidance with respect to duties, responsibilities, and requirements of laws and procedures governing the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and its related activities.

  • Position will serve as Secretary to the Policy Committee and will serve as a member of the Technical Committee for transportation.

  • Position will liaison with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the preparation of the annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

  • Position will coordinate all intermodal transportation requirements including freight planning and passenger rail

  • Applicant will coordinate MPO transportation air quality conformity analysis

  • Applicant will supervise staff and consultants/contractors with respect to the development of special projects related to planning functional design contracts, land use/transportation analysis, and thoroughfare and transportation planning

  • Position will provide technical and professional information on MPO planning matters to elected officials, funding and regulatory agencies, the general public, and others as appropriate

  • Position will assist planning department staff with site plan and development review with a focus on transportation/traffic issues.

Salary Range: $50,861 - $64,084

Contact: Spartanburg County Human Resources 
County Administrative Building Room 1400
Telephone: (864) 596-2522
Fax: (864) 596-3615
Email: Jobs@Spartanburgcounty.Org
Website: http://www.spartanburgcounty.org/
Postal Address: 366 North Church Street Po Box 5666 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Applications are accepted until job is filled.

 

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Transportation Planner

Toole Design Group 
Spartanburg, SC

Toole Design Group is an exciting and growing consulting firm with a national reputation for excellence in multimodal transportation planning and design. We are currently hiring a Transportation Planner for our office in Spartanburg, SC.
This is an opportunity to perform work you love, while living in one of Americaís best and most affordable small cities. As the first Bicycle Friendly Community in the state, home to the first bike share system in the Southeast, and with dozens of trails, blueways, and outdoor events, Spartanburg is active livingís best kept secret. This is where the Carolina Panthers train each spring, and where for 40 years cyclists have been making the Assault on Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Located perfectly between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, Spartanburg revolves around rich cultural offerings, extensive educational opportunities, musical heritage, outstanding food, and a sweet hometown flair.
Toole Design Groupís work includes a wide variety of projects at the local, state and national level Ė including roadway, trail, bikeway and pedestrian facility planning, design and policy; expert consultation with local and state transportation agencies on non-motorized transportation issues, federal research, and a wide variety of master planning projects for the public and private sector. The ideal candidate will be a person with a strong commitment to sustainable transportation and who enjoys working with a skilled team of co-workers on projects throughout North America.

Responsibilities: The person hired for this position will participate in all stages of plan development including presentations, public participation, client meetings, research, fieldwork, mapping, and writing. This person will have strong project management and organizational skills, will be service-oriented, and will able to apply creativity and energy to innovative and unique projects nationwide. This position has the opportunity for travel and advancement.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelorís or Masterís Degree in urban planning, between two and five years of experience, excellent written, oral and visual communication skills, proficiency in GIS applications and Microsoft Excel, and experience using the Adobe Creative Suites. Direct experience working on South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and/or Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) projects is a plus. A broad knowledge base in urban planning with a transportation focus is essential along with specific knowledge in bicycle and pedestrian planning. AICP, RLA, PE or similar certification is preferred. degree in Planning or closely related field and two years experience with a planning agency required.

Salary and benefits: Toole Design Group offers competitive salaries and benefits. The salary for this full-time position is dependent on qualifications. Our benefits package includes health insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan that is matched by the company. We offer incentives to employees who use transit, walk or bicycle to work.

How to apply: If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please send a letter stating your interest and qualifications, resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three references (in PDF format). The total size of all files should not exceed 9MB. Toole Design Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply. Email responses to: HR@tooledesign.com (please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line). No phone calls, please.

 

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Planner II

County of Columbia 
Evans, GA

Job Summary: Columbia County is accepting applications for a Planner II in the Planning Department.  The position is responsible for current planning review, zoning and subdivision review, comprehensive planning, long range plans, capital budgeting, transportation and other related work.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience: Masterís degree in Planning or closely related field and two years experience with a planning agency required.

Salary: $44,395 annually and a vehicle allowance. 

Contact: Human Resources Application Station 
Phone (706) 868-3300
Fax (706) 868-3301
E-mail: mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Website: www.columbiacountyga.gov
Postal Address: 630 Ronald Reagan Drive Evans, GA  30809

 

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Planner

County of Glynn
Brunswick, GA

Job Summary: The purpose of this classification is to review site plans and land development applications for compliance with county codes and ordinances. This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees.

Essential Job Functions: Interprets and applies applicable state, county, and local codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, specifications, policies, and procedures pertaining to planning, zoning, land development and land use; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.  Provides information and technical assistance to citizens, property owners, land developers, contractors, architects, staff members, or other individuals/agencies regarding planning/zoning issues, codes/ordinances, building permits, plan reviews, procedures, forms, or other issues; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolutions; meets with customers as requested.  Conducts review of minor plan applications, preliminary plat applications, final plat applications, subdivision plats site plan applications, building permit applications, construction plans, telecommunication facilities applications, special use permit applications, variance requests, village preservation applications, Board of Appeals applications, or other documents. Determines whether proposed development complies with planning, zoning, and land use guidelines; recommends approval or denial of plans or permits.  Prepares and distributes correspondence pertaining to reviews; distributes plan for review as appropriate; directs staff development review meetings to discuss plan reviews; prepares staff reports with recommendations for presentation to boards/commissioners.  Presents agenda items with staff reports to Planning Commissions and Board of Appeals.  Represents the department in court as needed.  Maintains files/records of work activities and documentation. Researches various records and resources as needed.  Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, staff reports, technical study reports, agendas, agenda items, customer contact forms, maps, or other documents. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review, and modify data.  Conducts field visits for site approvals as appropriate.  Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience: Minimum Bachelorís degree in Planning with Masterís level course work in the field; Masterís degree strongly preferred; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes local government planning, zoning, site plan review, drafting, and personal computer operations.

Required Certificates/Licenses: Valid Driverís License.  AICP membership is preferred.

Salary: $35,670 - $48,872 DOQ

Contact: Glynn County Human Resources Department, (912) 554-7170

Email: jobs@glynncounty-ga.gov

Website: www.glynncounty.org

Postal Address: 1725 Reynolds Street, Suite 102, Brunswick, GA 31520

The deadline to apply is July 25, 2014

 

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Principal Transit Planner

County of Greenville/GPATS
Greenville, SC

Job Summary: The Greenville County Department of Planning and Code Compliance is seeking to hire a Transit Planner and Grants Manager to provide staffing for the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as it assumes the status of the Greenville Urbanized Area's (UZA) Designated Recipient and Direct Recipient for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Apportionments. 

Responsibilities: This position will oversee the sub-allocation of FTA Section 5307 and 5340 funding to the UZA's transit providers, serve as Planner and Grants Manager for all Sub-Recipients including reporting to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and FTA, and management and distribution of FTA Section 5310 and 5339 funding. This position will report to the Greenville County Transportation Planning Manager within the Department of Planning and Code Compliance. 

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Transportation, Urban Planning, Transit Planning, or related field. Master's degree preferred in equivalent field. Two (2) to three (3) years of experience with FTA regulations, and in developing, applying for, and reporting on FTA Section 53 funding grants is required. AICP preferred.

Salary: $48,334.41 DOQ

Contact: Keith Brockington kbrockington@greenvillecounty.org

Website www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/OnlineApplications/

Postal Address: 301 University Ridge, Suite 3800, Greenville, SC 29601

 

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Planning Director

City of Conway
Conway, SC

Job Summary: The City of Conway is accepting applications for the position of Planning Director. This position performs professional work organizing and directing the planning, zoning, and GIS activities of the City. Responsibilities include supervision of department staff, development and administration of department budget, and coordination of a variety of activities related to growth, long range planning, development and redevelopment within the City. This position works with developers, engineers, and architects to ensure that development meets city objectives and regulations. Articulates city policies to the public. Advises and supervises staff in evaluating development applications. Attends city council and development review meetings including, but not limited to, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Community Appearance Board. Oversees grants, coordinates with other planning agencies, and enforces the Cityís Unified Development Ordinance. Work is performed under the supervision of the City Administrator.
The successful candidate for this position must have the ability to evaluate potential development by providing guidance and suggestions for achieving City development objectives; coordinate with other departments regarding potential developments; identify obstacles to appropriate development and help determine ways to overcome them; interpret city development regulations and policies for staff, elected officials, boards, and commissions and the public; implement and enforce the regulations of the Cityís Unified Development Ordinance. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the advanced principles and practices of urban planning; a thorough knowledge of current economics, municipal finance and sociology as it applies to planning; knowledge of current developments in the field of planning; general knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as it relates to planning and subdivision design; general knowledge of the principles and practices of zoning code enforcement. This position integrates with the general public on a regular basis, placing a high priority on exceptional customer service.

Minimum Training and Experience: A degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Public Administration, or related field; Masterís Degree preferred. A minimum of six years of experience in municipal planning, professional planning, or related industry or any equivalent combination of education and training. A driverís license valid in the State of South Carolina is required for this position. 

Salary: Entry level pay for this position is $69,319 with room for negotiation DOQ.

How to Apply: For an application, please visit the Cityís website at www.cityofconway.com or contact Conway City Hall, 229 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526, or (843) 248-1760. Applications may also be obtained from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, 200A Victory Lane, Conway, SC 29526. Interested persons should submit an application and rťsumť to the City of Conway, Attn: Cynthia C. Howard, Human Resources Director, PO Box 1075, Conway, SC 29528. The deadline to apply is July 25, 2014.

 

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Planner

County of Greenville
Greenville, SC

Job Summary: This position is located in the Long Range Planning section and therefore conducts community and area planning with the goal of implementing the Countyís Comprehensive plan. This position also provides planning and technical assistance to some of the Countyís community service providers. This position may also provide planning and zoning assistance to one of the Countyís municipalities. Excellent oral and written communication, as well as GIS skills are required.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree in planning, geography, political science or a closely related field.  A Masterís degree is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in city or regional planning or zoning, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is highly desirable.  Attending and participating in evening and weekend meetings is an essential function of the job and will be required from time to time.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should complete an online application via the Greenville County website (link below).

Salary: $42,391.05  DOQ

Website: www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/OnlineApplications

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