Planning & Inspections Director

County of Currituck
November 7, 2023
153 Courthouse Road, CURRITUCK, NC - North Carolina
Billing Address
153 Courthouse Road
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Open until filled


Under limited supervision, performs technical, administrative, supervisory, and professional work in
directing and coordinating the activities of the Planning and Inspections Department to ensure the orderly
growth and efficient administration of County resources. Work involves preparation of land use ordinances
such as those pertaining to subdivisions and zoning. Formulates, installs, modifies and improves master
and subsidiary plans for the County's physical, economic, and social development. Work also involves
serving as a technical advisor to the Planning Board, County Board of Commissioners, Board of Adjustment
and County Manager on matters relating to planning and development. Supervises a staff of professional,
technical and support personnel. Reports to the County Manager.

Plans, organizes and directs the activities of professional, technical and clerical personnel engaged in the
compilation, analysis and interpretation of data affecting community planning and building construction;
plans, develops and establishes departmental goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and ensures
that subordinates receive orientation and training required for assigned positions; assists and advises
subordinates as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise; performs yearly evaluations
of personnel.
Oversees and manages activities, policies, and procedures for the County’s planning, permitting and
inspections, and code compliance.
Performs various supervisory tasks in overseeing and managing the activities of assigned personnel;
instructs, assigns, and reviews work; maintains standards through the effective coordination of activities;
allocates personnel; acts on employee problems; selects new employees; provides recommendations
regarding disciplinary actions and discharge.
Develops and recommends policies for the Board; writes, reviews, and amends ordinances; ensures State
statutory requirements are met.
Serves as technical advisor to the County Manager, County Board of Commissioners, Planning Board,
Board of Adjustment, and other County officials; provides assistance to other County departments and
public agencies involved in long-range planning; provides input and advise regarding land use issues;
conducts research regarding various land use issues.
Prepares and administers departmental work plans and budgets; prepares and reviews contracts and
agreements; drafts recommendations.
Reviews complex development plans and permit applications of developers and property owners to ensure
compliance with various codes and ordinances; reviews requests for amendments to the County zoning
ordinance and makes recommendations to the County Planning Board.
Coordinates County planning and permitting activities with affected state, federal and private agencies.
Works with attorneys on court cases involving the department; converses with State agencies about
programs affecting County.
Receives and responds to detailed requests, concerns, and complaints from developers, contractors, the
general public and other involved parties; provides professional input to the County Attorney and the County
Manager in lawsuit situations.




Masters degree in urban or regional planning from a recognized and accredited university, and six to nine years of experience in rural or regional planning at the local government level in a management level position; AICP Certification preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license.


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