Senior Planner – Long Range

Holly Springs, NC
Holly Springs, North Carolina

As the Senior Planner for the Town of Holly Springs you will be a part of a team of planners that have a passion for collaboration, creativity, and innovation in a growing and dynamic community. Your role as Senior Planner will be to lead a group of planners engaged in long-range planning projects focused on urban design, place-making, and mobility for the Development Services Department.

Holly Springs is a fast-growing community located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. Our Town’s vision is to provide an unmatched quality of life that reflects the joys of small town living in a safe, family-friendly community that residents and businesses are proud to call home. The Senior Planner position is a position in our Development Services Department that brings together planners, engineers, and building code officials to promote collaboration, innovation, and efficiency for the development process. The annual starting salary is $76,938.58 ( pay grade N). The work schedule is business hours with occasional evenings and weekends.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Leading a variety of comprehensive plans, small area plans, corridor plans, and special projects relating to land use, urban design, historic preservation, affordable housing, and sustainable development.
  • Engaging with multidisciplinary partners on long-range planning projects such as transportation planning, parks and recreation planning, and utility planning.
  • Leading workshops, meetings, community outreach events, and public hearings to engage with the community.
  • Implementing the Comprehensive Plan through policy updates and the review of annexation and rezoning petitions.
  • Assisting in the implantation of the Town Council’s strategic plan initiatives for the Development Services Department.
  • Maintaining demographic statistical data, analyses, reports and graphics.
  • Coaching, mentoring and providing direction to direct report team members.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or a related field.
  • 5 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants with less experience may be considered. An AICP certification is required, however the chosen candidate will have the ability to obtain within a timeframe based on class offerings.
  • Knowledge and/or skills in urban design, land use, community development, and/or economic development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage or facilitate complex projects relating to land use and development programs such as comprehensive plans, small area plans, corridor plans, or other plans related to the growth, development, and redevelopment
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary – starting at $76,938 based on qualifications and experience.
  • Annual pay increases for performance review.
  • Competitive benefits package, including life, medical and dental insurance, LGERS retirement system membership and a 5% Town contribution to 401(K).
  • Remote work up to 2 days per week.
  • Career learning and professional development.

How to Apply

Apply Online 

Include a cover letter and resume.

Open until filled

This is an immediate opening and the position is open until filled. First review of applications will occur beginning June 24, 2024.