Senior Planner

Village of Pinehurst
March 30, 2021
395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, United States of America
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An employee in this class performs journey-level planning and design work to interpret and administer Village codes, regulations, standards, and plans. Work involves serving as staff resource for multiple volunteer boards and commissions related to planning and ensuring design and development projects meet applicable design and development ordinance standards and are consistent with good planning and land use principles.  The position also assists in responding to questions and inquiries regarding development regulations and various other local planning documents.  Work involves considerable public contact often in sensitive or emotional issues requiring good judgment, firmness, and tact.   Knowledge and skill in computerized drafting and architectural design, GIS, and illustrative presentation is required. 

  • Confers with and provides technical assistance to property owners, contractors, developers, engineers, architects and the public regarding conformance to standards, plans, specifications and codes; explains codes, requirements and procedures and evaluates alternatives.
  • Approves or makes recommendations for minor design and constructions changes; issues certificate of appropriateness or refers major changes to the appropriate board or committee.
  • Serves as staff resource for multiple volunteer Planning boards and committees; coordinates and attends Technical Review Committee (TRC), prepares pertinent documents and may make presentations to the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, and Village Council.
  • Responds to questions and inquiries on a variety of issues regarding the Village’s development regulations; reviews planning and development permit applications and requests for conformity applicable development regulations and plans.
  • Serves as coordinator of the historic district preservation program to ensure design and development meets ordinance and Village regulations; meets with builders, architects, and building owners to review ordinance requirements and review construction and design changes.
  • Conducts analysis, research and project coordination; reviews applications for work on historic properties; conducts site visits; prepares computerized and/or architectural renderings for consistency with historic district standards and guidelines and other illustrative materials for presentation.
  • Prepares and analyzes maps, GIS information and other graphical materials for the department, other Village departments and the public.
  • Researches records and maps to assist and provide information to financial institutions, attorneys and the general public, as requested; performs such research as necessary to gather and analyze such statistical and narrative data in preparation for board presentations.
  • Provides information to Moore County in the administration of the Village’s addressing program which is the responsibility of the County. 
  • Visits subdivisions and/or tracts of land under consideration of zoning, rezoning, variances, special use permits, etc., to determine applicability of various zoning and development ordinances, and prepares recommendations to boards and committees.
  • Performs related duties as required.


$51,973.00 - $77,960.00 Annually


Bachelor's degree in Planning, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Business or Public Administration; AND four years of experience as a professional Planner; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job. 

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid driver’s license.  American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) certification desired but not required. Certified Zoning Official (CZO) certification or the ability to obtain within 2 years of employment. 


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