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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$49,200.00 - $73,800.00 Annually


131 Falls Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



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Brief Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, assists with administering the city`s land management and related ordinances. Works collaboratively with city departments on environmental and sustainability programs and initiatives. Provides staff support for various city boards and commissions including the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, Design Review Boards, Board of Zoning Appeals and Technical Advisory Committee. Communicates and engages with the public on sustainability matters. Administers land development regulations. Investigates violations of the Land Management ordinance. Conducts reviews to ensure compliance with land development and sign regulations. Provides technical assistance to City Staff and Public regarding Land Development regulations and sustainability programs. Researches and prepares amendments to the Land Development regulations. Attends boards, commission and community meetings that extend beyond the normal work schedule.

Job Duties

Essential Functions

Coordinate Sustainability Programs and Initiatives: Develop, facilitate, and track the implementation of City sustainability plans by engaging with the community and City departments to establish and advance the Citys environmental, energy, and climate goals. Develop initiatives to reduce the Citys greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against its carbon footprint. Convene regular meetings of a technical committee comprised of staff from multiple departments to coordinate on sustainability projects. Assess the need for, draft, and participate in the implementation of new policies and ordinances and/or changes to official city planning documents to integrate sustainability principles. Establish and maintain performance tracking methods for sustainability goals. Analyze and measure success and cost effectiveness of programs. Collaborate with community partners and respond to public inquiries. Promote and raise awareness of the impact of emerging sustainability issues and keep current on applicable policies and best practices. Promote the Citys sustainability efforts through education, training, marketing, conference participation, and other activities. 40%

Provide Staff Support for Boards & Commissions: Review development proposals with prospective applicants, particularly with regard to environmental and sustainability considerations. Inspect sites to view proposal context. Work with developers to improve proposed developments in keeping with City plans, sustainability goals, and design guidelines. Evaluate development applications in relation to City policies and comprehensive plan principles and use creativity to work with applicants to modify proposed developments according to best practice urban design and sustainability principles. Conduct joint City Staff application reviews. Prepare legal notice ads for Publication. Provide planning analyses of development proposals and prepare staff reports. Prepare agendas, meeting materials, and facilities for board and commission meetings. Confer with board/commission chairs and orchestrate meetings. Present oral staff reports to boards and public. Edit meeting minutes. 25%

Conduct Reviews to Ensure Compliance with Land Development Regulations: Meet with City staff and permit applicants to discuss development regulations pertinent to permit applications, with a particular focus on sustainability components. Review civil and architectural plans and specifications. Provide comments to other staff and applicants on conformance/compliance issues. Correspond with applicants as appropriate. Work with applicants to amend projects according to City regulations and design principles. Maintain record of decisions in City tracking system software. 25%

Research & Prepare Amendments to Land Development Regulations: Identify development issues inappropriately addressed by current land development regulations. Consult with Zoning Administrator and Division Manager to develop a course of action. Review literature for best practices. Confer with other staff agencies where appropriate regarding issue. Develop proposed ordinance language for staff consideration. Prepare agenda item for Planning Commission consideration.5%

Investigate Violations of the Land Management Ordinance: Identify violations via complaint or recognition in field. Inspect properties to confirm violation. Confer with property managers/owners. Issue violation notices where voluntary compliance does not occur. Re-inspect properties to verify compliance. Collaborate with zoning enforcement officer to issue municipal court summons where noncompliance occurs. Testify in court. Confirm compliance with courts order. Work with property owners to determine easiest means of compliance. 5%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Bachelors degree in planning, design, public administration, environmental science/engineering, sustainability studies, or a related field.

Over two years of experience in planning, design, sustainability, development review, public administration, and/or a related field.

Must meet professional development requirements for Local Planning or Zoning Officials per SC Code6-29-1310.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in a related field.

Driver`s License Requirements

Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements

Knowledge of:

Comprehensive knowledge of the city ordinances, codes and regulations pertaining to land management.

Technical knowledge of environmental and sustainability planning, policies, and objectives.

Philosophies, practices, principles, and techniques of city planning process as they pertain to accepted comprehensive planning methodology.

Modern principles and practices, technical legal issues and research methods of city planning, zoning, urban economics, transportation planning, demographics, and environmental management.

General concepts of architecture, landscaping, grading, drainage, and traffic and transportation engineering as they relate to the process of urban planning.

Methods of collecting and analyzing data and preparing complex technical reports and studies.

Ability to:

Implement effective strategies to improve environmental performance and stewardship.

Interpret and administer within delegated authority, applicable legislation, rules, and regulations.

Prepare new rules and regulations and initiating research and physical planning techniques in localand regional planning.

Address civic organizations and committees and present ideas and findings clearly and concisely.

Apply and interpret adopted land management ordinances and related standards.

Communicate at a superior level verbally and in writing, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences.

Effectively manage interactions that are generally contentious and involve confidential discussions or situations where conflicting interests are apparent.

Use of effective judgment and discretion in discussing and resolving issues.

Work cooperatively with City management, elected officials, applicants, attorneys, development professionals, Planning boards and commission, neighborhood groups and the public.

Effectively handle stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact.

Use elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Plan and coordinate logistics for public meetings.

Maintain accurate and organized records.

Prioritize workload and manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and complete assignments in a timely manner.

Frequently apply a high degree of independent, logical, evaluative, and/or professional thinking to originate and develop procedures, techniques or ideas within the parameters of a broad conceptualoutline.

Work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.

Write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations and/or technical and legal documents, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal document, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.

Use personal computer, printer, scanner, phone, fax, copier, calculator, camera, and car.

Utilize various systems to include Photoshop, SketchUp, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and permit review and tracking system.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Primary Work Location: Office environment.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.

Physical Demands: Constantly requires hearing, visions, talking, fine dexterity, and sitting. Frequently requires reaching and twisting. Occasionally requires handling, pushing/pulling, bending, standing, and walking. Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally.

Mental Demands: Constantly requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Frequently requires tedious or exacting work and working irregular schedule/overtime. Occasionally requires performing work in a noisy/distracting environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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