Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity: Planner II

The City of Southport, North Carolina, seeks a full-time qualified professional to fill the Planner II position. Southport is located on the coast in Southeastern North Carolina, where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. We’re known for our stunning scenery, our history, the maritime heritage of our forebears, and the salubrious breezes that cast a calm and welcoming ambiance over the residents and visitors of our little slice of heaven.

Responsibilities:  Perform complex work in the direction of all planning functions, including, but not limited to, planning, zoning, and subdivision regulations. Requires the ability to interpret and analyze technical data and prepare oral and written reports. Requires thorough knowledge of state statutes, procedures, and requirements relating to municipal government and CAMA Regulations. Performs code-related enforcement as required. Performs data collection, grant applications, analysis, and policy formulation. Performs related duties as assigned. Requires excellent communication and organizational skills.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, and Urban Studies required. A Master’s degree in Geography, Planning, or related field is preferred. 1) Five years of increasingly responsible experience in administering planning and zoning regulations for a municipal government. Experience should be progressively responsible project management and supervisory experience, 2) Previous municipal management and coastal experience preferred, 3) AICP membership preferred or ability to obtain within one year of employment, 4) Certified Zoning Official and Certified Floodplain Manager preferred, 5) Local Historic Preservation planning experience preferred.

Salary range: $55,000 – $70,000. The hiring salary is based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

Send resume, letter of interest, sample staff report, salary history, and 3-5 professional references in a Word or PDF document to: Gordon Hargrove, City Manager [email protected]Website: www.cityofsouthport.com. Submit your application materials by July 22, 2022. The City of Southport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.