This position, under the supervision of the Community Development Director, manages the Planning and Engineering Division of the Community Development Department and helps shape and guide the community to achieve its visions of being a high-quality community within the Triad, while maintaining its small-town atmosphere. The Community Development Manager is involved in all aspects of the community’s land use, transportation, parks and recreation, downtown, infrastructure and redevelopment planning.
This position represents Community Development staff and acts as liaison, providing support, technical advisor, verbal and graphic presentations to Community Appearance Commission, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and other community based organizations. It acts as technical advisor and liaison to other departments and surrounding municipality planning offices. Is required to work with citizens and public officials on planning projects. Analyzes plans and make recommendations related to the physical, social and economic development of the community and its neighborhoods. Performs complex research and makes demographic projections; prepares general or detailed design studies. Prepares staff reports for Planning Board and Board of Alderman consideration. Represents the Planning Board and the Community Development Department at public meetings. Provides and presents analyses and recommendations to Planning Board and Board of Alderman.
a master's degree in planning or related field and four years of professional
planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires AICP Certification within 2 years of hire.