Planning/ Zoning & Code Enforcement Director

Warren County Government
September 26, 2022
602 W Ridgeway Street, Warrenton, NC
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602 W Ridgeway Street
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  • Direct & coordinate all planning/zoning functions, programs, & activities for the county;

  • supervise Code Enforcement & GIS staff;

  • work to achieve county community, economic development and land use planning goals;

  • establish department goals & policies through meetings & communications with the County Manager, Board of Commissioners, & Planning Board;

  • supervise & participate in the preparation of various presentations, reports, ordinances, & zoning requests;

  • participate with other department directors in conducting multi-department assignments;

  • provide guidance & assistance to staff;

  • evaluate work performance of staff;

  • serve as professional advisor to Planning Board and Board of Adjustments;

  • discuss projects over the telephone & in-person with developers, engineers, surveyors, lawyers, real estate agents, & other interested parties;

  • work with committees & staff to carry out goals & policies;

  • direct the preparation of annual department budget;

  • monitor expenditures;

  • supervise the staff administration of various ordinances;

  • perform related tasks as required


This position reports to the County Manager.


$54,761-$84,879 annually


Thorough knowledge of the principles & practices of urban & regional planning & zoning; thorough knowledge of economics, finances & sociology as they apply to planning; ability to interpret & analyze technical & statistical information & to prepare & present technical oral & written reports; ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with associates, government officials, other agencies & the general public; any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning and considerable experience in professional planning. Master’s degree and/or AICP preferred.


Great opportunity for professional development and leadership role. Warren County recently updated our Comprehensive Development Plan and implementation of included recommendations will be a priority for the long-term growth and development of the County and an opportunity for a new Director. Warren County offers FREE employee-only health and dental insurance, affordable vision coverage, PTO and a standalone Employee Assistance Program.