Community Planner

Eastern Carolina Council
September 15, 2022
PO Box 1717, New Bern, NC, United States of America
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PO Box 1717
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Do you enjoy working on a variety of projects and positively impacting multiple communities? Eastern Carolina Council of Governments (ECC), located in New Bern, NC, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Community Planner position. ECC serves a nine-county region that has a land mass of 5,710 square miles and a population of approximately 644,000 people. The successful candidate will be actively involved in a wide variety of planning work that will require working with local elected officials, staff members, and citizens on a regular basis. Position duties may include, but are not limited to:


  • Drafting and amending land use controls, official maps, and various types of plan
  • Conducting specialized research; gathering and analyzing relevant data for projects; documenting services and benefits; drafting feasibility reports.
  • Administering and/or supporting federal and state awarded grant project
  • Providing technical assistance in specialty areas of work to local government units, including grant and loan applications, planning and zoning, water and wastewater planning, American Rescue Plan, and disaster and recovery /resilience planning.
  • Providing GIS assistance for economic development, transportation, environmental, utility, and other planning projects.
  • Providing planning and zoning support to municipalities and count
  • Reviewing applications for permits and advising communities on approval; advising public on design and compliance issues; meeting on-site with citizens and developers to review codes and regulations.
  • Making presentations to groups; conducting public meetings.


How to Apply

Email completed North Carolina PD-107 application (available online), letter of interest and resume to Executive Director David Bone at [email protected] The position is open until filled.

EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer).


The Community Planner position requires traveling within ECC’s nine-county region, attending some evening meetings, and occasional overnight travel. ECC values professional growth and development and therefore, supports opportunities to obtain and maintain professional certifications and attend planning conferences. Excellent benefits package including 401k and LGERS. Hiring range starts at $45,934; salary DOQ.


The ideal applicant will be a motivated individual with demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication, writing, oral presentation, and organizational/time management skills. This position requires the planner to work on a variety of different tasks, often at the same time.  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Planning or related field and experience in municipal, county, or regional planning or in work in the technical field of expertise as a consultant or professional; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.