The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is a regional planning agency assisting municipalities within the tri-county Charleston SC region to develop local and regional plans, as well as provide local governments with planning and technical support to improve the quality of life in the region.
The BCDCOG also serves as staff for the Charleston Area Transportation Study (CHATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), regional Economic Development District (EDD), provides direct support to local jurisdictions in comprehensive land use and land development planning, community development (CDBG) project development, and infrastructure project implementation, as well as coordinates planning and implementation of multi-jurisdictional environmental, land use and transportation planning initiatives.
We currently are seeking a professional planner with demonstrated experience as a strong project manager in land use planning and regulation, along with a passion for innovative planning and motivation, to collaborate on projects and programs that will have a positive impact on the region and local communities. Interested candidates should have documented ability to establish and attain goals, meet deadlines, work both independently and as part of a team, requiring adaptability and objectivity.
Responsibilities of this position include supporting: development of comprehensive plans, zoning and land development regulations; development and implementation of infrastructure improvement projects funded by various grant sources; coordinating and/or participating in regional environmental, growth and quality of life initiatives; and conducting other related activities such as data gathering, technical analyses and mapping. Duties involve ensuring compliance with state and federal funding, public notification and participation requirements, and grant documentation requirements.
The ideal candidates have a mix of planning knowledge and abilities including strong skills in data research and technical analysis, communications, presentations and computer programs. Experience in the use of analytical tools such as GIS, excel, knowledge of federal and state environmental processes and a proven ability to analyze complex issues and present results in concise reports and presentations is desired.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Economics or a related field with major emphasis in planning and a minimum of three years of professional planning experience. A Master’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Economics or a related field may be substituted for one year of required experience. AICP certification or the ability to obtain certification within a year of hiring at a senior planner level is also preferred.
Salaries are commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefit package includes group health plan, retirement benefits, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, optional 401(k) and supplemental insurance benefits available.
Qualified applicants please send your resume:
BCD Council of Governments
Attention: Cynthia Johnson
5790 Casper Padgett Way
North Charleston, SC 29406
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