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UCPCOG is Hiring a Regional Planner

UCPCOG is hiring a Regional Planner.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed application to Ron Townley, Planning & Development Services Director at rtownley@ucpcog.org . This position will be open until filled.

REGIONAL PLANNER: The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (Wilson, NC) is seeking a skilled professional to serve as a Regional Planner and assist the Planning & Development Services Department with meeting the priority needs of our 5-county region, member governments, and stakeholders to help ensure the growth of local and regional resources and improve communities quality of life.  Responsibilities include performing grant writing and award administration, project implementation, facilitation, research and analysis, professional and technical planning, project budgeting and basic finance. 

Specific tasks involve helping our successful team with grant and funding research, applications, and subsequent award administration and compliance, as well as project administration including fiscal tracking and reporting.  Current focus of this position is on our award-winning municipal water and sewer system support including state funded CDBG, CWSRF, and DWSRF projects.  Position includes developing and maintaining productive professional relationships, contractor management, as well as team coordination and occasional group facilitation.  Other work can include opportunities in the general topical areas of economic and community development, land use planning, infrastructure, housing and the environment.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong ability to work in an energetic and positive team-based environment as well as perform independently.  Position requires the capability to meet the needs of multiple clients and stakeholders including local government leadership, federal and state funders, and community residents with a positive, optimistic attitude.  Position requires a person with strong attention to details including regulatory compliance, stakeholder and project coordination, as well as fiscal and budgetary administration.

Minimum requirements: BA/BS in planning, administration or related field; relevant experience; excellent written & verbal communication skills; strong budget and computer skills including spreadsheets and Microsoft Office suite. Master’s degree and/or relevant professional certificates preferred.  Salary range: $42,618 to $63,927 DOQ. Excellent fringe benefits. EOE. Open until filled. 


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