Planning Director Position

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Planning Director

Position Overview
Performs highly skilled, professional and administrative work in the Planning and Development Services Department pertaining to land use and zoning and provides a broad scope of planning services for the City. Administers specified planning activities, performs studies, presents staff reports and supervises other staff in such endeavors as needed. Provides staff oversight and administrative assistance to various boards and commissions. Enforces the City zoning and development ordinances. This position serves the role of Zoning Administrator and Floodplain Administrator for the City. Works under the general supervision of the City Administrator.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to city staff and the public regarding planning, development, and zoning matters.
    Prepares plans and coordinates execution of planning and capital projects.
  • Provides staff support for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Subdivision Advisory Committee.
  • Conducts plan reviews to ensure compliance with land development, zoning, and sign regulations. Researches and prepares amendments to the zoning ordinance.
  • Attends boards, commission, and community meetings that extend beyond the normal work schedule.
  • Provides overall management of City-related planning functions
  • Maintains records and completes related reports. Issues certificates and approvals as appropriate.
  • Serves as development coordinator, coordinating, assisting, and informing the development community and property owners on all aspects of the entitlement, development, and building approval and permitting processes


  • Five years of increasingly responsible planning experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in architecture, urban/city planning, or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment. For continued employment, you must maintain such certification to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applications can be mailed or emailed to:
City of Travelers Rest
125 Trailblazer Dr.
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Attn: Shannon Herman, City Administrator