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Planner #2208-211400-02

Date Opened
Friday, August 26, 2022 8:00 AM
Close Date
Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:00 PM
Planning Design & Development
  • $62,952 to $70,821 commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Position will be within the Community Planning Program Area of the Long Range & Strategic Planning Division of the Department.  Area of focus will be assisting with the development of community area plans, long range policy plans and other policy, regulatory and outreach initiatives.  The position will help to support the department’s Community Planning Academy.   

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and prepare components for planning staff reports related to area planning, comprehensive planning, and land development related policies.
  • Review and comment on land development and planning related proposals as well as other proposals involving land use [place types], zoning, community design and land development changes.
  • Prepare information for the public using graphics, maps and written documents on comprehensive planning policies, goals and strategies, land use regulations, community design and other public planning policies and standards.
  • Support a rezoning customer service area team and participate in rezoning pre-submittal meetings and contributing to rezoning case staff analyses. 
  • Coordinate public meetings, events, and workshops logistics.
  • Provide support to planning and regulatory processes and projects.
  • Review and comment on development and planning related proposals. 
  • Support initiatives involving the public and community groups.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments on planning and regulatory matters.
  • Represent City’s planning position and policies with other agencies and the public.
  • Present planning recommendations and proposed policies to interdepartmental teams, external stakeholder groups, and similar under supervision.
  • Facilitate and participate in meetings with staff, other departments, and members of the public.
  • Foster relationships amongst Planning Department Divisions to create a cohesive and collaborative working approach. 
  • Some night and weekend work is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Skilled in working on multiple projects and fulfilling multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to collaborate within and outside the department to achieve positive impacts on the community.
  • Ability to perform effectively and efficiently with moderate level of supervision. 
  • Willingness to embrace continuous learning, training, and self-improvement.

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in in Planning, Architecture, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science, or a related field of study
  • AICP or other certifications (AIA, GISP, LEED, PE, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-Year degree in Planning, Architecture, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science, or a related field of study 
  • Five or more years related work experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years professional planning experience.  

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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