Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban & regional planning (or related field); or an equivalent combination of education with experience in project management, transportation planning and/or engineering. Master’s Degree and AICP Certification preferred.
The Planner is a part of the planning and engineering team responsible to assist in implementing the Kernersville Development Plan and Vision. This position is under the general direction of the Community Development Manager and is involved in all aspects of planning for the community’s land use, transportation, parks and recreation, downtown, infrastructure and redevelopment activity. The Planner is also the project manager for the engineering and planning review of construction projects, executing the review process, and closing out the development reviews of the Planning and Engineering Division. The Planner exercises considerable independence in carrying out the programs and projects of the Planning and Engineering Division.
This position is required to work with citizens and public officials on planning and engineering projects. Analyzes plans and makes recommendations related to the physical, social and economic development of the community and its neighborhoods. Prepares staff reports for Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Board of Alderman consideration. An employee in this class supervises and participates in performing moderately complex and difficult planning tasks in connection with the design and construction of public infrastructure to promote SMART growth. Responsible to coordinate inter and intra-governmental activities. Prepares grant applications, budgets, records and reports related to projects. Performs complex research, makes demographic projections, and prepares studies. Assignments are received orally or in writing, and require independent judgment and initiative in planning work and making decisions.
Essential Duties and Illustrative Examples of Work
Essential duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & and techniques of planning.
Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, transportation, economic development or land use.
Exposure to civil engineering design processes and procedures and surveying.
Considerable knowledge of construction techniques and processes.
Ability to operate ESRI software.
Considerable knowledge of mapping processes and techniques, processes, and procedures.
Working knowledge of legal processes involved in encroachments and land acquisitions.
Ability to read plans and specifications.
Ability to communicate effectively with the general public, contractors, and other employees.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.
Ability to plan and organize work and maintain the necessary records and reports in the leadership capacity.
Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning, transportation and engineering.
Well-developed knowledge of one or more engineering and planning disciplines, such as urban design, transportation, infrastructure design or land use planning.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and technical procedures and governmental regulations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Make persuasive presentations on complex topics to top management, public groups and/or boards, and employees.
Write plans, reports, correspondence, procedures and other required documentation.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to work with detail, problem solve, and communicate problems.
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, grasping, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to compile and compute data and statistics, operate a computer terminal, do extensive reading, and use measuring devices.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban & regional planning (or related field); or an equivalent combination of education with experience in project management, transportation planning and/or engineering. Master’s Degree and AICP Certification preferred..
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status