POSITION: Planner II 

EMPLOYER: City of Rolesville, NC

CLOSING DATE:  Position Open Until Filled

COMPENSATION:  $51,639.00 - $76,426.00 

TO APPLY:  Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rolesville/helpandsupport/applicationguide#apply-for-a-job# 

DESCRIPTION:  The Town of Rolesville, a community of about 9,000 residents, is a Northeast suburb of Raleigh. With the population increasing, Rolesville is one of the fastest-growing towns in North Carolina, and with that trend expected to continue. The Planning department plays a critical role in Rolesville and is responsible for collaborating with partners in the community, guiding growth, and sustaining the small-town feel as well as protecting the natural environment. The Town is looking for an experienced Planner II to continue to take the Town to new heights and create a space that will continue to attract new residents and businesses. The ideal candidate must exhibit the initiative to promote sound growth & development and have the ability to balance the needs of a diverse community in the changing economic environment. The position will be within the Planning Department and will focus on various aspects of municipal planning, zoning, & development functions.

Examples of Duties. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Assists with issues such as, but not limited to, current planning, long-range planning, annexation, zoning map and text amendments, code enforcement, plan review, building permit issuance, certificate of occupancy, and UDO administration Assists with developing, implementing, and administering planning and zoning policies, ordinances, and procedures Provides program and/or project management, planning, and analytical support. Assists with the Town of Rolesville's building inspection program, in cooperation with Wake County, including plan review, permitting, fee collection, field inspections, and certificates of occupancy issuance Researches issues, and prepares and presents recommendations to staff on various planning studies, including land use, rezoning, and subdivision development Identifies, develops, implement and maintains processes and practices that encourage, support and promote effective, comprehensive and meaningful citizen engagement. Assists in the development of long-range and strategic planning; participates in budget development, preparation, and administration. Assists and works with various boards and community groups as directed Attends monthly meetings of the Town of Rolesville Mayor and Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, and Board of Adjustment as needed
Attends occasional meetings of community groups Presents to various boards and community groups as needed Gathers information if requested by a board or community group as needed Assists Town staff and citizens with their digital mapping needs Meets with potential developers to discuss the approval process for development in the Town of Rolesville Serves as primary for UDO/ Zoning Code Enforcement Researches in comparison with other municipalities in best management practice to draft the zoning policies, ordinances, and procedures Responds to citizen complaints, questions, and requests for information pertaining to zoning districts, yard setbacks, sign regulations; through various communication methods (face to face, telephone, and email) Leads the Rolesville Development review process Writes legal advertisements for upcoming public hearings based on the guidelines set forth in the relevant General Statutes. Calculates development fees based on the current fiscal year fee schedule Maintains a calendar for due dates and expiration dates for fees and permits. 

Typical Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of general statutes relating to municipal planning; Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices pertaining to municipal planning; Thorough knowledge of the philosophy underlying the laws and regulations pertaining to municipal planning; Thorough knowledge of municipal planning purposes, principles, and techniques; Thorough knowledge of emerging planning and zoning legislation; Thorough knowledge and understanding of the framework of municipal government; Thorough knowledge of how to deal with the public in combative situations all while remaining respectful and professional; Good knowledge of statutes, rules, and regulations relating to community development; Good knowledge of quantitative methods and research techniques; Working knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of municipal planning
Working knowledge of the building permitting and inspection process and requirements; Ability to develop area wide planning and development programs in accordance with modern practices and standards; Ability to prepare and present, in a clear and concise manner, oral and written reports; Ability to analyze complex planning problems and to present viable recommendations for their solution; Ability to prepare comprehensive master plans and to maintain such plans with technical accuracy; Ability to deal effectively with public and community groups concerned with municipal planning; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Town officials, the general public, and various groups and agencies; Ability to enforce ordinances with tact, firmness, and fairness. 

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