Job Details

Planning Director
Town of Wendell, NC
Job Description

The Town of Wendell in Wake County, NC, seeks a customer service focused and visionary leader for their next Planning Director. The department will play a major role in meeting the community’s strategic goals and ensuring that new initiatives are implemented through innovative programming, funding, and creative partnerships. The new Director will be highly visible in the community and perform difficult and complex professional and administrative work in directing the current and long-range planning activities for the Town, which includes economic and community development. About the Department and Position: The Planning Department consists of four (4) full-time staff, all with tenure under three years. The Director will oversee an operating budget of approximately $500,000 and a capital budget over $3 million in FY 2021. The Planning Director appears before the Town Board, advisory boards, and public groups; serving as lead staff to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Appearance Commission, and Economic Development Committee with the goal of assisting the Town Manager in meeting community strategic initiatives. The Planning Department has a strategic focus to oversee and encourage growth in Wendell. With over 2M square feet of commercial space and 3000 residential units in process, Wendell is positioned to take advantage of the projected quick growth in the next 10 years. Check out current projects here:

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration, business administration or closely related field is required along with a minimum of five to seven years of progressively more responsible planning experience, including considerable supervisory experience. AICP certification is preferred. Hiring range is $81,187 - $121,780 with excellent benefits. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Holiday, and other leave, Straight compensation time for exempt employees, Local Government Employee Retirement System with 5% Supplemental Retirement. Salary commensurate with experience. Residency is not required.

Job Details
$81,187 - $121,780, DOE
Job Function:
Planning Director
Position Type:
Full Time
Town of Wendell
15 E Fourth St
Wendell, NC 27591-9042
United States
Population: 6,035
Form of Government: Council-Manager

Related Content

Career Resource Guides

Resources on understanding the looming talent crisis, hiring a manager, assisting first-time managers, building an internship program, planning for succession, and more.

Breaking into Local Government

A complimentary guidebook for career-changers looking to break into local government management.

ICMA Job Hunting Handbook for Local Government Professionals

Job hunting can be time-consuming and anxiety-producing!

Preparing for an Interview

Following are some recommendations as you prepare for your interview.