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Data Analytics & Visualization Associate Planner #2405-211300-02

Date Opened
Friday, May 17, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Sunday, June 09, 2024 11:59 PM
Planning Design & Development
  • $56,011 - $70,014 Commensurate With Experience


In working to put communities and citizens first, the City of Charlotte’s Department of Planning, Design, and Development is committed to creating great places. The Department of Planning, Design, and Development is chiefly responsible for collaborating with community partners, guiding growth, sustaining the natural environment while also designing vibrant and inclusive avenues for citizen 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 Associate Planner will be part of the Data Analytics & Visualization Program Area of the Charlotte Department of Planning, Design, and Development.  This Program Area is part of the Long-Range Planning Division and provides GIS and analytical support to all other divisions in the department, as well as other city-wide initiatives.  The Associate Planner position has a moderate level of responsibility and is responsible for completing complex GIS-focused planning-related tasks. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary data analytics, visualization, and GIS resource for the Rezoning Program Area of the Entitlement Services Division. 
  • Responsible for creating GIS features, maps, and mailing lists to support the rezoning process.
  • Assist other Planning Divisions with their data analysis and mapping requests as needed.
  • Assist with data analysis and mapping needs of high-profile community-wide and regional initiatives, such as the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Charlotte Unified Development Ordinance, Alignment Rezoning and COORDINATE Our Future.
  • Foster relationships amongst other city departments to create a cohesive and collaborative working approach.
  • Ensure that Planning follows city-wide policies regarding data publishing, data maintenance, and data security protocols.
  • Embrace continuous learning, training and self-improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of GIS concepts and ability to create and maintain visually pleasing maps, spatial datasets, tables, and other geospatial data using sound cartographic principles.
  • General knowledge of urban planning and land development principles and practices.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain adequate and appropriate working relationships.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to use problem-solving and spatial analyses to answer Planning related questions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and express complex ideas succinctly.
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS suite of products, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS 10.7, ArcGIS Online, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to complete highly technical tasks efficiently and accurately, often under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to perform effectively and efficiently with moderate level of supervision.

Preferred Qualification

  • Four-Year degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science or related degree. 
  • Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Geography is preferred.
  • Must be proficient with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS 10.7, ArcGIS Online, Microsoft Office Suite, and familiarity with the geodatabase data model.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Scenario Planning concepts preferred.
  • One (1) – three (3) years professional planning experience required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-Year degree in Planning, Architecture, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science or related degree. 
  • Must be proficient with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS 10.7, ArcGIS Online, Microsoft Office Suite, and familiarity with the geodatabase data model.
  • One (1) year professional planning experience required. 

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.

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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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