Director of Planning & Community Development
Manages the Planning and Community Development Department. Maintains compliance with the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Petersburg and ensures development is consistent with the City’s plan. Updates the Comprehensive Plan. Facilitates the Capital Improvement Program process and manages the process and program. Processes special use permits, rezoning and amendment applications and reviews permits.
Advises the City Manager and City officials on planning and community development matters. Encourages and promotes economic development through land use and regulations. Provides oversight of the planning, development review, and site plan process. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, sociology or a closely related field. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in urban planning or related field and Certified with the American Institute for Certified Planners (AICP). Requires extensive, progressive experience in planning with two to five years of experience in public planning.