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Transit Planner/Grants Manager
County of Greenville/GPATS
Greenville, SC
(updated April 15, 2014)

 

Planner II
Town of Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, SC
(updated April 11, 2014)

 

Planner
County of Abbeville
Abbeville, SC
(updated April 9, 2014)

 

Planner I
County of Lancaster
Lancaster, SC
(updated April 2, 2014)

 

Director of Planning
County of Columbia
Evans, GA
(updated March 17, 2014)

 

Floodplain Administrator
County of Greenville
Greenville, SC
(updated February 24, 2014)

 

Principal Planner
City of Bluffton
Bluffton, SC
(updated February 18, 2014)

 

Senior Planner
City of Bluffton
Bluffton, SC
(updated February 18, 2014)

 

Municipal Planner
SAFEbuilt
Coastal, SC
(updated February 17, 2014)

 

 

Transit Planner/Grants Manager

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: $42,391.05

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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Planner II

Town of Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, SC

Job Summary: Planner II performs duties involving planning and community enhancement with a focus on the commercial development review process. This includes site plan review; coordination and tracking of all projects subject to commercial design review; coordination with all departments and offices of the Town as well as outside agencies involved in the commercial development process; and developing and implementing plans for improving coordination and expediting the approval process. The employee may also be involved in other community enhancing projects highlighting the history, culture, and natural amenities of the Town to include special and grant projects. Duties may include being a staff representative to a board or commission. Employee is required to perform all similar or related functions.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning or City Planning or related field with 3-5 years of related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Experience with site review and landscape architecture strongly preferred.

Salary: $40,198/Annually. With benefits total compensation is $52,257/Annually

To apply on-line:  Go to www.tompsc.com

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Planner

County of Abbeville
Abbeville, SC

Summary: Responsible for planning; development review and control; plus zoning enforcement. Ensures the proper implementation of department objectives and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Oversees all functions related to the planning of land management, zoning enforcement, subdivision/mobile home/community design review and development, GIS development and implementation, and comprehensive plan preparation. Monitors the progress of all activities to ensure that resources are efficiently used and that projects stay on schedule. Conducts research and consults with various government officials regarding economic, social and physical factors affecting growth in the County. Studies the impact of various private and public planning projects on the County. Makes arrangements for residential, commercial, industrial and community land use. Develops and recommends ordinances and ordinance amendments regarding County Planning. Coordinates the Department's interaction and assistance with the other County Departments; the Planning Board; The Zoning Board of Appeals; and the public. Responds to inquiries and directives from the County Director regarding special projects and programs. Prepares comprehensive reports and presentations of planning project activities and recommendations. Directs the preparation and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan for the development of the County. Attends various Council and Board meetings, public hearings, public functions, etc., as required. Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the County Director, County Council, Planning Commission, subordinates, County department heads and employees, attorneys, engineers, consultants, developers, surveyors, utility companies, citizen groups and the general public.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AICP preferred.

Apply: Please submit résumés and/or applications to Abbeville County, 901 W. Greenwood St., Suite 2800, Abbeville, South Carolina 29620. Applications are available online at www.abbevillecountysc.com. Accepting applications until position is filled.

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Planner I

County of Lancaster
Lancaster, SC

Under limited supervision, will be part of a team responsible for all planning activities within the county & its 2 municipalities (Town of Heath Springs & Town of Kershaw) which includes administering rezoning cases, Board of Zoning Appeals cases, & subdivision regulations by reviewing preliminary plans & approving final plats; provide staff support to various County boards by attending night meetings, be able to work effectively with the public, have excellent public speaking skills & writing skills, experience & skills with using GIS for creating County maps, & must work efficiently & timely to meet deadlines; as well as any other related duties required by the Planning Director. 

Requirements: A Bachelors degree in Planning and/or Geography with three to five years of experience in County or Municipal Planning, Public Administration, or related area; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Salary:  $39,060 (negotiable based on qualifications)

Apply in the Human Resource Department (County Building, upstairs, room 203) or send resumes to PO Box 1809, Lancaster SC 29721 through Friday, April 25, 2014; applications are available at www.mylancastersc.org & must be accompanied by a resume.

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Director of Planning

County of Columbia
Evans, GA

Columbia County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a Director of the Planning Services Division which includes Planning and Zoning and the Geographic Information Services Departments.  The position is responsible for directing work that establishes policy and assures compliance with relevant ordinances and guidelines related to planning, zoning, land use, subdivision, commercial and industrial development, alcohol licenses and occupational taxes.

A Bachelor‘s Degree with emphasis on urban planning, development or a closely related field required;   Master’s Degree and AICP preferred. Five to ten years supervisory, project management and organizational development experience is required. Evidence of a muti-disciplinary approach to planning and development from both government and private perspectives is preferred.

Columbia County, a progressive community of 100,000+ population, offers an excellent work environment and benefits. Salary of $81,128 annually, vehicle and cell phone allowance included. Applications will be accepted until position is filled online at www.columbiacountyga.gov or visit the Human Resources Application Station, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans, GA 30809. Phone (706) 868-3300,  Fax (706) 868-3301, Email questions mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov  EOE

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Floodplain Administrator (Engineer)

County of Greenville
Greenville, SC

Under general supervision, conducts plan review and routine inspections involving structures and development in or near the Floodplain area of the County to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances of the County, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the ISO Community Rating System (CRS).  Provides training to staff, citizens, engineers and builders/ contractors in related areas as required. Interfaces with builders and public on specialized regulation questions and concerns. Develop and deliver educational programs to the design professionals, builders and citizens of the County.

Essential Functions (These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Exercises good customer service techniques, such as listening, effective communications and problem solving, (i.e., acts according to the county's customer service standard).

  • Communicates with a variety of individuals including staff, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, utility companies, homeowners, general public, etc.

  • Discusses problems and solutions with appropriate parties regarding compliance of County codes and ordinances and other pertinent regulations

  • Receives, investigates and answers various complaints from the general public, owners, etc.

  • Works in concert with other County, State and Federal Agencies in the administration of various programs relating to floodplains.

  • Trains and mentors other staff in the administration and implementation of the regulations governing development in the Floodplain.

  • Develops and delivers continuing education programs for contractors, realtors, insurance agents and design professionals.

  • Inspects development in the floodplain.

  • Reviews and/or examines architectural and engineering plans for compliance with codes; discusses problems and solutions with appropriate parties.

  • Prepares and processes a variety of reports, records and information such as inspection reports, letters to contractors, architects, and engineers.

  • Keeps abreast of current codes and code changes by attending meetings and seminars.

  • Maintain the NFIP/ FEMA floodplain maps and flood studies for the County of Greenville

  • Administers and coordinates the Floodplain Buy Out Program

  • Monitors Federal and State floodplain legislation and initiates required changes to the County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

  • Oversees development of  Floodplain studies by consultants

  • Administers FEMA/ State/ County Federal grants and projects as  they relate to the floodplain

  • Administers and updates Multi- hazard Mitigation Plan

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Responsible to ensure that safe work methods are followed to prevent injuries.

  • Prepares and presents information to County Council, Construction Board of Appeals and Board of Zoning Appeals and other organizations.

Additional Duties:

  • Is on 24-hour call status and is a member of the Disaster Damage Assessment Team.

  • Represents Greenville County with the State Hazard Mitigation Association, Professional Engineers Society and other related groups

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of codes, regulations and ordinances relative to the field Floodplain Administration, the National Flood Insurance Program and the ISO/ Community Rating System.

  • Ability to detect code violations and recommend appropriate action.

  • Ability to analyze problems, recommends solutions, and prepares clear and concise reports documenting same.

  • Ability to navigate and utilize ArcView GIS software

  • Review subdivision plans and grading permit applications to determine future elevation of structures, stormwater detention units, roads, bridges etc. with regard to the regulated floodplain. 

  • Determine if compensatory floodplain storage and/or flood studies are required to demonstrate no adverse impact to the floodplain

  • Review and comment on flood studies, hydrologic/hydraulic models and related information submitted by the registered engineers. 

  • As necessary, coordinate submittals of this data to DHS-FEMA to facilitate changes in the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and respond to FEMA comments

  •  Review and comment on elevation certificates prepared by registered engineers, surveyors and/ or architects.

  • Interpret flood profile elevation data and utilize for all development projects within the studied watershed.  Perform calculations as necessary to properly locate applicable base flood data for a specific project

  • Participate in floodplain program audits conducted by the DHS-FEMA, SC Department of Natural Resources and the Insurance Services Office

  • Ability to communicate both in verbal and written format to achieve the objectives of this position

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle as well as various types of specialized equipment.

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of plans, blueprints, drawings and federal and state regulation with respect to engineering principles to administer the Floodplain Program.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Job Specifications:

  • College graduate with extensive work experience in or a related field with the appropriate level of expertise in the field of Floodplain Administration

  • Registration as a South Carolina Professional Engineer, Civil or ability to obtain within a one year period.

  • Must possess a valid SC driver's license.

Education, Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must possess a Bachelor degree (minimum) in Civil Engineering or other related Earth Science

  • Registration as a South Carolina Professional Engineer

  • Certification as  a Floodplain Manager

  • All certifications must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

  • Professional Hydrologist designation desired

  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license. (Submit SCDMV 10 year driving record with application)

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with arms and hands; use hands or fingers to operate, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computer and various office equipment. The employee must have the ability to exert up to forty pounds of force occasionally and/or the ability to lift 50 pounds, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.   Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to focus. 

  • This position is considered indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the time. Occasional field work required and is subject to extreme summer and winter temperatures and requires working in all climate variations.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the County and employee and is subject to change by the County as its needs and requirements of the job change.

To Apply go to the Greenville County website Click Here.

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Principal Planner

Town of Bluffton
Bluffton, SC

The Town of Bluffton announces an exciting opportunity for a full-time Planner to work in the Department of Growth Management. Incorporated in 1852 and home to approximately 15,000 residents, Bluffton is located on the banks of the May River and is within close proximity to Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah, GA.

As assigned, manages staff and functions of the Planning and Growth Management Department and the implementation of Town’s Comprehensive Plan, and administration of the Town’s Development Agreements and Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance. The nature of the work performed requires the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with the Deputy Town Manager, other Town departments, Town employees and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office and field environment. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Planning and Community Development Manager, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and strategies in the field of urban and regional planning, to include planning, zoning and land use law; comprehensive knowledge of local government political processes and operations as it relates to planning and development issues; comprehensive knowledge of fundamental development codes, ordinances and code enforcement, thorough knowledge of principles of architecture, landscape architecture, land  management concepts, traffic engineering, civil engineering, and Geographic Information Systems; some knowledge of building inspection; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the  Planning and Community Development Manager,  other Town departments and Town employees and the general public; ability to effectively motivate and influence others; ability to identify core issues and resolve problems; ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language; ability to understand and follow oral and written policies, procedures, and instructions; ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks; ability to use logical and creative thought processes to make decisions and develop solutions according to written specifications and oral instructions; ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required, with Master’s degree preferred, in urban and regional planning, public administration or related field; 7 years of relevant experience with municipal planning experience including supervisory experience; or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Special Requirements: AICP certification is preferred. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of South Carolina.

Salary low sixties, depending on experience and qualifications. EOE. We offer excellent benefits & great place to work.

Visit our website to apply: http://www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/Departments/human resources.htm

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Senior Planner

Town of Bluffton
Bluffton, SC

Salary low sixties, depending on experience and qualifications. EOE. We offer excellent benefits & great place to work. The Town of Bluffton announces an opportunity for a full-time Senior Planner to work in the Department of Growth Management. Incorporated in 1852 and home to approximately 15,000 residents, Bluffton is located on the banks of the May River and is within close proximity to Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah, GA.

This is a responsible professional planning position which requires the incumbent to possess a high level of skill and technical background in administering, coordinating and conducting technical reviews as part of the Town’s land use regulatory, planning, and community development programs. Duties include: development plan review; subdivision review; annexation review; planned unit development review; reviewing and updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan; conducting or supervising data collection, research, and analysis for reports and studies; preparation of planning and project analysis; long range plan implementation and management of capital improvement projects; write and present regulatory requirements and policy initiatives; and, administration of the community development program. Work requires close coordination with Senior Staff, Town Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission, Affordable Housing Committee, other county and municipal planning and development departments, developer representatives, consultants and the general public.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree or equivalent preferred in Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Political Science, Economic Development, Community Development or related field; Five (5) years of planning/community development experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP Certification is preferred. Experience with Adobe software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and other similar products is desired.

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of South Carolina.

Salary low fifties, depending on experience and qualifications. EOE. We offer excellent benefits & great place to work.

Visit our website to apply: http://www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/Departments/human resources.htm

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Municipal Planner

SAFEbuilt
Coastal, SC

Immediate Opening for an experienced Community Planner to provide zoning and planning consultation to local governments. LSL is the planning arm of SAFEbuilt, a dynamic municipal services firm. Geographic expansion and consistently high marks from our clients have created demand for additional planning talent with this highly respected, creative, and energetic community planning group. We serve a variety of clients in several states and seek planning professionals with solid experience as a consultant or municipal planner. A new opportunity is available for a highly skilled, committed, and experienced planner for our Coastal South Carolina offices.

Seeking mid-level Municipal Planning professionals with 5 to 8 years’ experience in zoning, land use planning and development reviews to contribute, learn, and grow. This attractive opportunity offers up the chance to work with our respected planning team on a wide-range of challenging assignments in a multi-state area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as project manager/lead planner for specific municipal clients
• Conduct development reviews
• Advise client communities regarding development requests
• Attend regular Planning Commission meetings
• Work as part of a consulting team on comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and related projects
• Assist with marketing and business development efforts within the region

EDUCATION

Degree in planning or related field along with excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. AICP certification and some consulting experience are highly desirable. We’re seeking talented and energetic professionals looking to ramp up their career in a challenging and rewarding professional environment. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@safebuilt.com or apply
online at: www.SAFEbuilt.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer

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