Brief Description of the Job Under direction of the Planning Administrator, the Senior Development Planner is a broad supervisory level classification assigned to one of two specific functional planning areas – long-range and current planning. Long-range planning includes managing the development and implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan to advance the vision and values for the City’s built environment. Oversees the creation and administration of sub-area plans, master plans, including corridor plans, for the community. Manages the coordination with City staff and leadership, regional jurisdictions, community agencies, community organizations, and expert consultants. Current planning includes the administration of the land development process and the interpretation and enforcement of the City’s land management ordinances. Provides project management for current planning efforts, to include comprehensive and area plan development.
The Senior Development Planner supervises, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of professional and technical staff responsible for the review and creation of land use studies, land development ordinances, and development project applications. Acts as project manager for technical and complex cases; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies, procedures and timelines and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Manages public outreach and engagement to ensure that planning activities and policies are informed, inclusive and consistent with stated goals and outcomes. Provides staff support to various boards and commissions. Monitors measurable data (metrics) and indicators to be used in analysis and updates of plans and policies. Prepares reports and presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council, and the community through effective written, visual, and oral communication. Recommends actions for land management ordinance updates and provides staff supervision to planning staff. Attends meetings that extend beyond the normal work schedule.
Job Requirements Formal Education: Bachelor’s degree in planning, design, public administration, or a related field is required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
Experience: Over four years of experience in planning, design, development review, public administration, and/or a related field are required.
Driver’s License Required: Class D South Carolina license.
Certifications and Other Requirements: Must maintain continuing professional development requirements for Local Planning or Zoning Officials per SC Code 6-29-1310. American Institute of Certified Planners certification preferred.
Greenville is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth and innovation, urban development, arts, and entertainment. Our employees play a vital role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping its future. The City employs over 900 individuals in a diverse array of services. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender/sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veterans' status, or genetic information. The City of Greenville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.