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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)

 

Planning Director
City of Aiken
Aiken, SC
(updated May 12, 2014)

 

Senior Planner
County of Dorchester
Summerville, SC
(updated April 22, 2014)

 

Floodplain Administrator *Update*
County of Greenville
Greenville, SC
(updated April 21, 2014)

 

Deputy Zoning Administrator
County of Greenville
Greenville, SC
(updated April 21, 2014)

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bachelor’s degree in Planning with Master’s level course work in the field; Master’s 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 Driver’s 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 City’s 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 City’s 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; Master’s 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 driver’s 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 City’s 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 résumé 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 County’s Comprehensive plan. This position also provides planning and technical assistance to some of the County’s community service providers. This position may also provide planning and zoning assistance to one of the County’s 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 Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, political science or a closely related field.  A Master’s 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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Planning Director

City of Aiken
Aiken, SC

The City of Aiken Planning Department is accepting applications for a Director.
Major duties include:
Acting on the direction of the City Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates the short and long-range planning activities for the City; evaluates and identifies present and future community needs; establishes planning or zoning priorities. Supervises professional, administrative, and technical personnel; interviews and hires personnel;  plans, schedules, and assigns work; ensures employees are instructed in correct methods and procedures; ensures employees are trained in safe operation of equipment; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure continuity and timely completion of work; reviews and evaluates employee performance. Keeps City Manager and City Council informed of Department activities; attends City Council meetings.
Prepares and presents annual budget and administers funds for the Department; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget. Meets with the public to respond to questions and resolve problems concerning planning issues regulations, and enforcement actions; performs public relations work within our community and state.
Oversees the review process for all applications for consideration by the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Design Review Board to assure timely action, compliance with regulations, and clear explanations to reviewing boards and commissions.  Meets with potential and actual applicants as needed.  Approves building plans for Zoning Ordinance compliance.
Oversees the review process for all applications for development which can be administratively approved to assure timely action and compliance with regulations.  Meets with potential and actual applicants as needed.  Approves submitted plans. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City departments, outside vendors, community leaders, other agencies, and the general public contacted in the course of work; attends meetings as needed; resolves problems or complaints. Interprets and enforces development regulations including the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations. Enforces conditions of approval imposed by City Council on annexations or rezonings.  Also ensures compliance with City utility agreements for property in unincorporated areas. Serves as secretary to the Planning Commission; attends and participates in meetings; prepares memoranda and makes presentations to explain issues; assists the Commission in preparation of the draft annual Action Agenda work program; assists the Commission in the preparation of the draft Comprehensive Plan; prepares drafts of proposed ordinances and policies; maintains records on development applications and approved projects. Attends meetings of the Design Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, and other boards and commissions as needed; ensures the formulation and preparation of agendas and drafts ordinances and policies. Recruits and manages the work of consultants preparing plans or studies. Approves building permits to verify compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and conditions of approval imposed by City Council.
Represents the City on staff committees of the Augusta Region Transportation Study (ARTS) and attends meetings of the South Carolina Subcommittee.
Participates in the review of the decennial Census data as it affects Aiken; reviews pre­Census and post­Census counts.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Planning, Business or Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.  Master's degree preferred.  At least six years related experience including three years supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Valid state driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record.  American Institute of Certified Planners (A.I.C.P.) certification is preferred.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience with benefits.

Applications will be accepted until June 13, 2014.  Apply at SC Works, 1571 Richland Avenue East or online at www.cityofaikensc.gov .   Resumes may be mailed to City of Aiken, Human Resources Department, Post Office Box 1177, Aiken, SC 29802

The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place.

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Senior Planner

County of Dorchester
Summerville, SC

Job Summary: Dorchester County, one of the nation’s 100 fastest growing counties, lies on the western edge of the prosperous and highly acclaimed Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (SC) metropolitan area.  The county boasts pristine natural resources like the Edisto River and Beidler Forest, nationally significant historic places, small towns, and burgeoning communities.  Dorchester County Planning & Zoning is a small but growing department based in Summerville, a community known for its historical charm and good schools. 

Dorchester County Government’s Vision Statement concludes, “In partnership with its citizens and businesses, it will play a leadership role in achieving a balance between growth, the environment, and preservation of the unique cultural and natural characteristics of Dorchester County. Dorchester County Government seeks a Senior Planner to help provide this leadership!  The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for current planning services but will also have the opportunity to participate in plan and ordinance updates.  The County administers a hybrid form-based code for a large master-planned community on 38,000 acres, as well as conventional zoning and land development standards.  The successful candidate will be coordinate development review for one of these codes.

To Apply Online: www.dorchestercounty.net

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Floodplain Administrator *Update*

County of Greenville
Greenville, SC

Job Summary: 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. Develops and delivers educational programs to the design professionals, builders and citizens of the County. Maintains the NFIP/ FEMA floodplain maps and flood studies for the County of Greenville. Administers and coordinates the Floodplain Buyout Program and Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

*This position is on 24-hour call status and is a member of the Disaster Damage Assessment Team.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study including civil engineering, floodplain management, emergency management, planning, environmental studies, engineering, hydrology/hydraulics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), governmental studies, etc. Extensive work experience and/or training with the appropriate level of expertise in the field of Floodplain Administration is required. Must possess Certification as a Floodplain Manager (CFM) or the ability to obtain within six (6) months. Registration as a South Carolina Professional Engineer is highly desirable, as is designation as a Professional Hydrologist. Must possess a valid SC driver's license (Submit SCDMV 10 year driving record with application).

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

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

Salary: $49,884.89 DOQ

Website: www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/OnlineApplications/

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Deputy Zoning Administrator

County of Greenville
Greenville, SC

Job Summary: This is a highly technical position, which, under administrative direction from the Zoning Administrator assists with and coordinates the daily operation of the Office of Zoning Administration as well as the Zoning Enforcement function of the County of Greenville. This position reports directly to the Zoning Administrator and does not supervise any employees; however this position will assume the duties of the Zoning Administrator in his/her absence.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of departmental goals and objectives.

  • Represent the Office of Zoning Administration in response to inquiries and requests for interpretation of the County Zoning Ordinance from citizens, developers, and design professionals.

  • Prepare staff reports and assist with presentations to the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, County Council and other governing bodies.

  • Review site plans and permits on behalf of the Office of Zoning Administration.

  • Teach and educate our citizens and the development community about planning, zoning, and development.

  • Provide direct input and be actively involved in modifications to our land development process, with the ultimate goal of providing efficient and exemplary customer service to our citizens and the development community.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in planning, economics, public administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning (specifically Planning and Zoning), redevelopment and economic development analysis, administration, enforcement and consultation or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the daily tasks of the job. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is highly desirable. Occasional evening and weekend meetings will be necessary.

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

Salary: $48,334.41 DOQ

Website: www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/OnlineApplications/

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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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