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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$46,200.00 - $69,300.00 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





6/11/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Brief Description

Job Summary
Under general direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, coordinates and executes all annexation processes within the planning division. Performs professional planning work requiring strong technical knowledge, collaboration, analysis and problem solving. Regularly interacts with staff, leadership, other jurisdictions, and the public in the coordination, and implementation of the city`s annexation program. Provides staff support for Planning Commission items related to annexation requests. Attends board, commission and community meetings that extend beyond the normal work schedule.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Research, Plan, and Develop Strategies for Annexation/Project Development: In coordination with planning management and staff, develop and implement policies and strategies designed to promote annexation on a systematic basis. Initiate and coordinate annexation projects that utilize planning redevelopment, economic development, housing and neighborhood data and resources. Identify existing neighborhoods and future commercial/residential developments as prospects for annexation. Research other municipalities to understand successful programs implementation such as tax incentives, financial assistance programs, and target for city implementation. Understand concepts, impact, and identify development needs of each client and how the city might participate and benefit. Conduct strategic geographical analysis of the city limit line. Research annexation tools/methods to spur future development and revenue growth within the geographical, legal, and complexity of the South Carolina law. Assist individuals, neighborhoods, and businesses to determine the costs and benefits of annexation into the city. Coordinate the effective transfer of services between jurisdictions and impacted city departments and divisions. Oversee public concerns about city services provided.

Serve as Annexation Program Liaison: Develop and make presentations to neighborhood groups, business associations and other stakeholders to promote understanding of the citys annexation program. Participate in department marketing and public relations efforts. Plan, attend and lead public hearings. Receive and respond to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance. Prepare required documentation to process annexation petitions. Prepare correspondence to parties to convey requirements and procedures. Manage the preparation and maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records.

Provide Technical Support for Annexation and Development Activity: Interpret adopted codes and ordinances pertaining to annexation. Meet with city staff and permit applicants to discuss development regulations pertinent to annexation. Review civil and architectural plans and specifications, inspect sites to view context, provide comments to other staff and applicants on conformance/compliance issues, and correspond with applicants as appropriate. Review and analyze the impact of annexation proposals on parking, traffic, infrastructure, and various other factors. Propose creative conditions or alternatives to mitigate concerns that may arise from such analyses. Work with applicants to amend projects according to city regulations and design principles. Prepare a variety of studies, reports, and related information to aid in annexation decision-making process.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Bachelor`s degree in planning, development, real estate, architecture, business, public relations, public administration, or a related field.
Over two years of experience in planning, real estate, public relations, public administration, or a related field.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Citys annexation regulations, policies, procedures, and strategies.
Annexation systems, approaches, and strategies.
Federal, state, and local laws pertaining to annexations.
Requirements as to form, content, and recording necessary to validate legal documents.
Tax incentives and financial assistance programs.
Concept and principles of conduction cost/benefit analysis.
Principles and processes for providing excellent customer service.
Modern practices in record-keeping functions.

Ability to:
Understand, interpret, and apply existing annexation policies.
Coordinate a variety of interrelated areas of annexation preparation.
Conduct research and analysis and prepare related reports, documents, and presentations.
Analyze the impact of annexation proposals on parking, traffic, infrastructure, and various other factors.
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 conceptual outline.
Exercise independent judgment and decision-making abilities necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Effectively handle potentially stressful, negative interactions that require high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.
Use elements of persuasion to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Work cooperatively with the public, city management, elected officials, annexation applicants, attorneys, development professional, realtors, Planning Commission, neighborhood groups and the public.
Work in a diverse, team-oriented environment.
Communicate at a superior level verbally and in writing, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences.
Maintain accurate and organized records.
Prioritize workload and manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and complete assignments in a timely manner.
Read and understand legal terminology relating to annexations, governmental regulations, legal documents, financial reports, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals procedures, as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.
Work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.
Write reports, contracts, formal presentations, prepare business letters, summaries, and/or technical and legal documents and correspondence using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Use general office equipment including telephone, printer, scanner, fax, copier, calculator and computer with Microsoft Office Suite,
Proficiently operate a camera and drive a vehicle.
Utilize specialized software and systems to include permit tracking system, Photoshop, SketchUp, and InDesign.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Office Environment.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires fine dexterity, sitting, handling, vision, hearing and talking. Occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, foot controls and twisting. Light strength demands include exerting negligible amounts constantly, 10 pounds frequently, or up to 20 pounds occasionally.

Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures. Occasionally requires frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously and working closely with others as part of a team.

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.

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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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