In working to put communities and citizens first, the City of Charlotte’s Department of Planning, Design, and Development is committed to creating great places. The Department of Planning, Design, and Development is chiefly responsible for collaborating with community partners, guiding growth, sustaining the natural environment while also designing vibrant and inclusive avenues for citizen enjoyment.
The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
This is an advanced mid-level project management position responsible for leading planning teams and managing planning processes/projects, particularly related to public engagement and outreach.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead one or more interdisciplinary and interjurisdictional team(s) focused on developing 14 Community Area Plans.
- Work with GIS team, City Innovation and Technology and other City departments to develop data and maps as part of the Community Area Plan Process.
- Partner with staff in other city departments to develop budgeting and infrastructure planning activities in priority geographic areas.
- Engage with local stakeholders as part of the Community Area Plans.
- Assist with management of updates and amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan.
- Monitor projects to ensure compliance with adopted policy and pursue remedies for non-compliance.
- Provide constructive feedback on City processes and procedures that impact the goals of the Comprehensive Plan as part of the Community Area Planning process.
- Respond to request for information in a timely manner, prepare reports to elected and appointed bodies and their committees and make presentations as needed.
- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Must be able to work some evening and weekend hours, as required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of planning and development as well as engagement principles and practices;
- Good understanding of, and ability to integrate, a range of concerns and disciplines into planning and regulatory projects and engagement activities;
- Excellent communicator and able to facilitate small and large groups;
- Proficiency in hosting virtual meeting platforms;
- Initiative and self-motivation in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment;
- Proven record of working successfully with other staff and the public; and
- Ability to work independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment.
- AICP or other certifications (AIA, GISP, LEED, PE, etc.).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, ability to use ArcGIS 10.2 and familiarity with the geodatabase model.
- Excellent public speaking and writing skills, along with computer skills for accomplishing administrative tasks as well as for graphics, mapping, design, research, analysis, presentations and other planning work; and
- Experience in facilitating diverse groups of people and incorporating their voices into the planning process.
- Familiarity with zoning ordinances and other development related regulations and processes.
Four-year degree in urban planning or related field with three years of thorough professional planning experience
Master’s level degree and one year relevant experience.
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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