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Planning Director

City Of Seneca
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Position Description - Planning Director

General Purpose:

Manages the current and long-range planning programs of the city related to the development and implementation of land use and related municipal plans and policies. Interprets and enforces adopted codes and related rules and regulations. Reports to the City Administrator. Supervises all department staff, either directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in land-use planning, urban planning, landscape architecture or a closely related field, and
  • Four (4) year’s experience in municipal planning;
  • Two (2) year’s experience related to inspection, building inspection, land use, public administration or a related field, or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and enforcement.
  • Extensive knowledge of land use planning programs and processes.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers including word processing, database and GIS applications.
  • Knowledge of code enforcement principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to various land use, nuisance, and public safety codes; and their location in pertinent manuals, books or other resources.
  • Working knowledge of inspection techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the community.
  • Skill in the area of drafting and designing.
  • Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with architects, contractors, developers, owners, lawyers, supervisors, employees, other departments, and the general public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field data, reports and systems.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, problems, and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions.
  • Ability to comprehend and articulate complex facts and relationships in detail and to summarize and write clearly, concisely, and legibly.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines as required by state, federal or local laws.

Applications are being accepted at City Hall.

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An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The city of Seneca does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status in employment or the provision of services.

Contact Info

221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678

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