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Berkeley County

Berkeley County

Software Engineering
Moncks Corner, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Job Summary and Essential Functions

This position typically provides performance of a variety of professional and technical duties related to current land use development and/or zoning compliance and enforcement; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow employees and citizens.


  • Assists the Director in management of the Planning work program by preparing for and facilitating internal technical review committee meetings, managing the concurrent plans review process, conducting related training initiatives for staff, and developing programs to improve operational efficiency.
  • Reviews applications for zoning permits, subdivision and other plats submittals, single-site development and subdivision plans, rezoning, waiver, special exception, and variance, and other submittal types as assigned to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Assists in the administration, implementation, and preparation of materials related to periodic updates of the Berkeley County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance, Land Development and Subdivision Regulations Ordinance, policy guidances, SOPs, and other technical memoranda.
  • Assists with preparations for and routinely attends regularly scheduled Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), and County Council meetings/hearings.
  • Provides exemplary customer service to citizens by effectively communicating zoning and land use information/requirements.
  • Evaluates, prepares, and assists in the peer review of staff reports for zoning reclassification applications and other technical reports/studies.
  • Inspects site and subdivision improvements for compliance prior to Certificate of Occupancy, plat/plan approval, or other applicable authorization, as applicable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Prepares technical reports, contemplating land use suitability, compatibility, adequacy of transportation, public facilities, and utilities through coordination with applicable County departments and agencies.
  • Assists in the implementation of the County's comprehensive plan as well as provides
  • technical assistance toward statutorily-mandated 10-year updates and 5-year reviews.
  • Administers the County's Zoning and Development Standards and Land Development and Subdivision Regulations ordinances and provide technical support for any ordinance amendments.
  • Assists in the preparation of materials for the County's Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, and County Council meetings/hearings.
  • Works closely with the County departments as well as other applicable local, state, and regional agencies in the review of site/subdivision plat/plat submittals, permit applications, development of maps, technical reports/documents, and processes.
  • Provides technical review of subdivision and single-site development plans as well as plats.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical and spatial data to inform policy strategies and long-range planning initiatives.
  • Reviews applications for and, upon demonstrated compliance, issues applicable authorizations.
  • Effectively communicates to a variety of stakeholder audiences the applicable standards, submittal requirements, and processes.
  • Is highly organized and capable of managing multiple projects and assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Work


  • Master’s degree in Planning, Urban Studies, or closely related field required.
  • Five (5) years of related planning experience with at least two (2) years of experience in team and/or project management.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification required;
  • Or equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • Four (4) years of related planning/public administration experience;
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • Two (2) years of related planning experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred; and
Special Requirements:
  • Must have and maintain a valid South Carolina’s driver license with a safe driving record;
  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview;
  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience using ArcMap and related applications.
  • Experience in daily planning, including plans review and the development entitlements process.
  • Skill in excellent communication, both oral and written.
  • Skill in using mainframe systems and advanced personal computers including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Ability to use small office equipment, computers and highly technical computer applications.
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain an effective working relationship with other departments, agencies and the public.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and exercise sound judgement.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing duties and protect operations by retaining the confidentiality of protected information.
  • Ability to use computers and highly technical computer applications.
Physical Demands

This position requires the employee to sit and use hands to handle, finger or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions

The work is regularly performed in-office in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Must be able to attend evening Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission and/or County Council meetings when requested. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during special events or emergency situations.