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Planner - Entitlement Services #2404-211400-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 11:59 PM
Planning Design & Development
  • $64,841 - $81,051 Commensurate With Experience


The City of Charlotte’s Department of Planning, Design, and Development is committed to creating great places. This Department is chiefly responsible for collaborating with community partners, guiding growth, sustaining the natural environment while also designing vibrant and inclusive avenues for resident enjoyment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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.




The Planning Department is seeking an experienced urban planner to join the Entitlement Services Division. This Planner position will have a range of responsibilities in conjunction with the preparation and analysis of rezoning cases and zoning compliance throughout the city. 
These responsibilities may include some or all of the following: technical writing, planning research and analysis, plan review, development proposal review, policy development, meeting facilitation, presentations to elected and appointed officials, and geographic information services support.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to the rezoning process.
  • Support departmental efforts in planning and regulatory processes and projects.
  • Review and comment on development and planning related proposals. 
  • Support initiatives involving the public and community groups.
  • Prepare and interpret planning reports, regulations and analyses.
  • 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 regulations to interdepartmental teams, external stakeholder groups, and similar under supervision.
  • Facilitate and participate in meetings with staff, other departments and members of the public.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science or related degree. 
  • Planning background with emphasis in application of regulatory tools such as zoning.
  • Site plan review experience with experience analyzing and assessing complex urban rezoning petitions.
  • Thorough understanding of planning policy and implementation of policy through regulations.
  • Ability to confidently communicate with excellent public speaking, writing skills and group facilitation skills.
  • Skilled at multi-tasking.
  • Ability to perform effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s degree 
  • AICP or other certifications 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with one year of relevant work experience or a Master's degree.


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. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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