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Principal Planner, Town of Mount Pleasant

Position Category: Planning, GIS

Job Duties:
  • Performs complex, professional level work in the field of planning, zoning, and development services, including preparing long-range plans and policies, reviewing plan amendments and requests for zoning district changes, reviewing subdivision and site plan submittals, and preparing and maintaining zoning code and land development regulations. Also prepares various complex studies and reports, conduct research and analysis, provide lead direction and guidance to junior staff, provide staff support to various Committees, Boards, and Commissions, write grants, and manage special projects.
  • Provides technical assistance to private developers, engineers, architects, contractors, citizens and elected and appointed officials to interpret Town plans and land use regulations. Prepares and presents staff reports, analyses, and recommendations for a variety of complex zoning land use approvals. Reviews complex, large-scale development proposals for compliance with applicable land use, environmental, zoning, and design regulations, issues correction requests, certifies compliance, and conducts follow-up inspections.
  • Prepares ordinances or revisions to ordinances related to land use and development issues in compliance with and to implement the Comprehensive Plan and other policy direction. Facilitates, prepares, drafts, and presents elements of the Comprehensive Plan and documents the public response. Manages Comprehensive Plan implementation by writing ordinances, creating special area plans, conducting and use analysis, and initiating interagency work/study groups.

  • Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Public Administration and five years of experience in municipal planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid South Carolina driver’s license is required. Certification from American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred. Oversees annexation petitions for presentation to Town Council for consideration.

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The Town of Mount Pleasant is an Equal Opportunity Employer.