Added 09-12-2022


Job Description


Performs professional work in the Planning Department including providing coordinated guidance and aiding and assisting citizens, contractors, developer and other professionals by interpreting and enforcing the ordinances of the Town of Huntersville. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of a Principal Planner.

This posiition is open until filled with the first review of applicants to occur on September 9th.


Essential Duties of the Position


The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project. 

  • Reviews, approves and signs off on major, minor, and exempt subdivision plats.

  • Reviews, approves, and signs off on Zoning permits.
  • May review, approve, and inspect building permits.
  • Performs and coordinates final plat review with zoning and Register of Deeds to ensure compliance.
  • Receives and responds to questions regarding land use, subdivisions, planning and zoning issues, programs and services.
  • Prepares amendments and draft language for the Town’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.
  • Reviews commercial up fits and building permits for approved land development plans under the supervision of the Commercial Principal Planner.
  • Assists Senior and Principal Planners with the process of rezoning and other major subdivisions.
  • Takes complaints and forwards them to appropriate personnel; provides conflict resolution, enforces ordinances with tact and firmness. 
  • Serves as staff for Board of Adjustments.
  • Occasionally presents cases to Town Board and Planning Board.
  • Responsible for administering watershed/impervious regulations.
  • Guides citizens through planning and development process; prepares legal ads, staff reports and documentation of decision as needed.
  • Coordinates Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance hard copy updates.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.


Minimum Required Education and Experience


Knowledge of the Town's zoning, land use, and other ordinances and codes; principles and practices of community and economic development and public sector planning; governmental laws, programs, and services pertinent to the community and economic development and planning processes; and, environmental and socioeconomic implications of the planning process; skill in the collection, analysis, and presentation of technical data and planning recommendations; and, conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, and public presentations; ability to enforce codes with firmness and tact; prepare comprehensive reports and studies; express ideas effectively in both oral and written formats; and, establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, federal, state, regional, Town officials, and the general public. 

Bachelor's degree with coursework in planning, or related field, and two years’ experience in public sector planning. Master’s degree in Planning or related field may be substituted for some experience. 

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.


Supplemental Information


This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; worker is frequently standing, walking, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderate noise location (ie office setting).


Specific details

Job Type Employee
Job Status Full time
Compensation Type Per year
Compensation $46,631.18 - $60,387.37