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Regional Planning Assistant Director

Company: Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Location: Kernersville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

CATEGORY: PlanningEOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.DescriptionYou want to be a leader and direct various planning services to the Piedmont Triad region? Consider a career move to Kernersville situated between Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, in central North Carolina. You are the right person for the Regional Planning Assistant Director if you possess strong leadership skills, experience managing professionals within a diverse team, and knowledge of regional planning principles. The PTRC is the lead regional organization for the 12 counties of the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Working closely with the Regional Planning Director on planning service areas that include transportation, land use and ordinances, watershed, climate resiliency, outdoor recreation, trail and open space and other planning issues critical to our local government member needs and regional challenges is a priority for the person in this position. Primary duties include working on: Manage the development and implementation of division goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area (e.g. transportation, land use, water, resiliency, recreation and trails). Utilizing input from team members determine appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; work with the regional planning director and finance director to allocate resources accordingly. Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement efficiency adjustments. Plan, direct, coordinate, and implement, the regional planning work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key personnel across all departments at PTRC to identify opportunities for collaboration. Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields of regional planning; incorporate new trends, trainings and practices into the department as appropriate in collaboration with PTRC Leadership.POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The candidate for the Regional Planning Assistant Director would have a master's degree in planning, geography, public administration, environmental science, or in a related field, with at least 5 years' experience. Candidates can distinguish themselves with AICP or additional certification. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for the position. The Assistant Director must have knowledge of regional planning principles and supervisory experience. Working knowledge of various software including basic data processing using Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint). A successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently; review information for accuracy and consistency; interpret regulations; determine when to seek guidance from superiors; and possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Position requires superb verbal and written communication skills to interact with a variety of individuals including co-workers, local government staff, granting agencies, general public, and elected officials. If you are selected to fill the role of Regional Planning Assistant Director, you will need to present a valid North Carolina Driver's License, pass the pre-employment drug screen and background screening process. Travel throughout 12-county region is required to carry out program duties. Other travel may be required on occasion. All of our PTRC staff is required to complete a six-month probationary employment period. Job posting will remain open until filled. PM21ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: At the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC), we work to implement creative regional solutions to improve the lives of the community. When you visit our vibrant office conveniently located in Kernersville, the center of the Triad, you find our passionate staff members working diligently to fulfill our mission. Our office is on the southside of the Interstate 40 at the NC Highway 66 interchange. It is a 20-minute drive to downtown Greensboro, Winston Salem, or High Point. Our location is equipped with an electric charging station. Our organization has seven core departments; Area Agency on Aging, Criminal Justice, Economic Development, Community Development Services, Management Services, Regional Planning, and Workforce Development. Our staff in each department specializes in serving its niche of the Triad community. PTRC employees are constantly looking for ways to innovate and expand our programs. We look for ways to enrich our lives in and outside of the workplace. If you are passionate about serving the public and desire to grow and expand your skillset, the PTRC could be an excellent fit for you! The PTRC hires and retains staff that is at the top of their field. See why our employees love working at the PTRC.SALARY RANGE: Salary up to $80,000 DOQ. Organization provides excellent benefits including NC Local Governmental Employee's Retirement System (NCLGERS) and participates in PSLFP.EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: ExemptFULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeLOCATION: NC, KernersvilleOPEN DATE: 6/20/2022PI182991578

Keywords: Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Winston-Salem , Regional Planning Assistant Director, Executive , Kernersville, North Carolina

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