VACANCY – Director of Planning – CLOSED

Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations
Director of Planning
General Definition of Work
Performs complex professional and administrative work developing and directing the planning and zoning administration activities of the County; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Manager.  Supervision is exercised over all department personnel.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks
Planning, directing and supervising the planning and zoning programs within the County; coordinating department activities with County Manager and department directors; preparing and maintaining files and records; preparing reports.
The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Performs grant writing and coordination of fiscal and administrative duties as they relate to grant budgeting pertinent to the planning and development process.
Attends meetings and acts as staff advisor to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjusters and other advisory bodies and citizen groups and departments on planning matters.
Directs and oversees the development and enforcement of all land development planning, zoning, watershed, annexation, policies and ordinances.
Provides technical and professional advice; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public.
Provides information on land use applications, ordinances, codes, plans, and related planning programs, services, or regulations to architects, engineers, developers, contractors, owners, community groups, and interested persons.
Reviews and issues development and related land use permit applications, site plans, subdivision plats, soil erosion and storm water plans and permits, etc.
Assigns, directs and supervises activities of department personnel; ensure adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; assists and advises subordinates as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise.
Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates; including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, granting leave, appraising and discipline, etc.; submits such records and reports as required by County management.
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the principles, practices, current literature and recent developments in the field of planning and zoning; general knowledge of civil processes related to enforcement activities; some knowledge of GIS systems; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports; ability to interpret various rules and regulations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, associates and the general public; ability to plan, assign and coordinate the work programs of office and staff; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to prepare clear and comprehensive financial and administrative reports; ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; thorough knowledge of local, regional, state and federal codes, ordinances, regulations and laws applicable to land use and development in the County; thorough knowledge of governmental programs, grants and services pertinent to the planning and development process; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and physical design as generally related to planning and development; considerable knowledge of the environmental and socio-economic implications on the planning process as well as geographical layout of the Region; considerable knowledge of County zoning ordinances and related land use regulations. 
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, geography or similar related field and a minimum of 6 years professional experience in planning activities with a minimum of 1 year supervisory and project management experience.
Physical Requirements
This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects; work requires balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly and quickly; hearing is required to preceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripherial vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, to determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work.
Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
Minimum Annual Salary:
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Application Process:
To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety.  Your application must be signed.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.
Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:
Hertford County
Attn: Latoria Harrell, HR Specialist
115 Justice Drive, Suite 1
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: (252) 358-7805
Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)       
Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ AA.
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