• Planning and Development Director

    Posted: 06/07/2021

    The City of High Point's Planning and Development Department seeks to fill the Planning & Development Director position.
    Essential Tasks

    • Plans, directs, supervises and evaluates the work of division heads and staff carrying out departmental work program, monitors progress and makes changes;
    • Develops departmental budget, monitors and manages expenditures;
    • Works with staff and others to identify and address city needs, future trends, and critical issues;
    • Communicates with public officials and citizen groups concerning planning and development issues;
    • Formulates, guides and manages the planning work program;
    • Oversees the development and revision of city policies and strategies concerning growth and development;
    • Oversees the development review process including the review of annexations, rezonings, subdivisions, site plan and related development reviews;
    • Oversees the plan review process;
    • Sets goals, agendas and timetables for planning and development activities and projects;
    • Provides guidance to the Technical Review Committee and oversees coordination;
    • Provides technical and professional support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission;
    • Presents reports to City Council and provides technical and professional assistance;
    • Advises the City Manager and other officials on planning and development matters;
    • Assists with the recruiting, screening and interviewing of job applicants as vacancies occur and appoints the selected candidate;
    • Guides work plan priorities for division heads, sets objectives, target dates and evaluates work of key staff on annual, semi-annual or more frequent basis;
    • Hears and discusses staff concerns, grievances, and gives counsel and advice;
    • Reviews employee performance problems with division head and establishes course of action;
    • Improves staff’s professional skills through training and coaching;
    • Participates in activities of regional and inter-jurisdictional committees;
    • Discusses issues of mutual interest with regional planners, negotiates inter-jurisdictional agreements and represents City in joint planning activities;
    • Prepares speeches, articles, reports and other presentations dealing with the planned development of the area;
    • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies;
    • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in planning or related field
    • Supplemented by a master’s degree in planning and extensive experience in professional planning, including considerable supervisory experience
    • Must have The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification
    • Ten years responsible professional experience with management/supervisory experience and training
    • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
    Salary: $97,126-131,825 Annually with benefits
    Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s new job application system. To apply, please type the following link into your web browser:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highpointnc. By closing date of July 4, 2021.  The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.