Senior Planner HC Government

Job Description

The Senior Planner will be immersed in and responsible for a variety of long-range planning activities within the department, including, but not limited to, maintenance and updates to the Comprehensive Plan, development of area, community, neighborhood and other planning documents. The Senior Planner will coordinate and often facilitate meetings with various County staff and departments, community partners, special interest groups, and citizens. This position will also work with various boards and commissions as needed.


Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments • Manages complex planning studies, development applications • Reviews and processes complex projects related to Historic Preservation • Coordinate and oversee all planning activities and Historic Preservation program • Manage and prepare Planning & Zoning (P&Z) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) agendas. • Receiving and processing CoA-related complaints and working with the Historic Preservation Planner to assist customers pursuing compliance • Schedules and conducts meetings with Historic Preservation Commission •


Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Architecture, Historic Preservation, Engineering, Environmental Science, or other related field with a minimum of one to two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Candidates should have ArcGIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite experience or be willing to learn these skill sets within one year of employment. Candidates must be willing to furnish writing and mapping samples at time of interview and be able to pass required pre-employment physical and background check.

Typical Skills

Knowledge of computer programs and applications, which may include Adobe CC, AutoCAD, SketchUP, GIS programs , 3D applications, transportation modeling, and database management.

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