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Principal Planner- Historic Preservation, Town of Bluffton

Position Category: Planning, GIS

Position Hours:
Full time, Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Job Duties:
  • Supervising of and participating in advanced, complex planning activities, such as serving as project manager for historic preservation related projects, complex development applications, and policy programming
  • Performing complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis
  • Serving as liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and the Board of Zoning Appeals; interacting with local citizens, planning, design and construction professionals and interested parties on a daily basis

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with master’s degree preferred, in urban and regional planning, public administration or related field
  • 10 years of relevant experience with extensive municipal planning including a supervisor position
  • A demonstrated track record in innovative planning, zoning and code administration at the local level including experience with historic preservation, smart growth, sustainability, affordable housing, transportation planning, neighborhood planning; or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work

Pay Info:
Grade 22

How to apply:
To apply, please visit our website at and fill out an employement application. Send your completed application, resume and cover letter to