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Senior Planner

Shape the future of Hilton Head Island! Dive into an exciting role as our Senior Planner, where innovation meets community engagement, and every project brings our Town closer to tomorrow's vision.

The Senior Planner performs a variety of professional planning, analytical, and project or team leadership tasks related to the implementation of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and administration of the Land Management Ordinance.

Essential Duties:

Comprehensive Planning and Analysis - Drives Town Council goals and the Town Manager's Work Program; leads research and updates for the Comprehensive Plan; handles LMO amendments and zoning activities.

Project and Infrastructure Development - Oversees project budgets and infrastructure development; leads special projects with research, site inspections, and interdepartmental coordination.

Public Engagement and Service - Manages application processes and compliance; serves as a liaison with Boards and Commissions; provides guidance on development regulations and planning inquiries to stakeholders and the public.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related field; and
  • Five (5) years of experience in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or related.
  • Valid Driver's License.

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This is an exempt position (not eligible for overtime) with a salary range of $70,516 - $96,089.

Our comprehensive benefit package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, vacation, and sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, a healthcare reimbursement arrangement, and a generous matching 401(k) plan.  Relocation assistance is available for candidates relocating to the area.  This position may be available on a hybrid/remote basis.

Join us and play a pivotal role in the evolution and beautification of Hilton Head Island. Be part of a dedicated team that values community, innovation, and the natural beauty of our town. Apply today and help craft the blueprint for our island's bright future!

The Town of Hilton Head Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The position will remain open until filled.

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