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Department:Community Development
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled

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, executes the review process, and closes 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 works 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. Prepares grant applications, budgets, records and reports related to projects.  Performs complex research, makes demographic projections, and prepares studies.


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.