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Regional Planner / Zoning Administrator

Position - Full Time with Benefits
Starting Salary - $43,694
Closing Date - Open till filled

Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Regional Planner / Zoning Administrator with primary duties of Code Enforcement, Land Use Planning, and Community Development. This position will be working directly with local governments to update and implement zoning and planning projects.  Duties may also include support of long-range land development plans, environmental planning, and infrastructure. 

Successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently; review information for accuracy and consistency; interpret regulations; determine when to seek guidance from superiors; and possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Position requires superb verbal and written communication skills to interact with a variety of individuals including co-workers, local government staff, general public, and elected officials.

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Payroll Specialist

Position - Full Time with Benefits
Starting Salary - $35,947
Closing Date - Open till filled

Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking to hire a Payroll Specialist. The primary purpose of this position is to perform responsible paraprofessional payroll and accounting functions.

An employee in this class is responsible for payroll and related payroll tax and retirement plan processes. Emphasis of the work is on developing and following procedures and work processes to ensure accuracy of payroll and compliance with federal and state laws regulating employment, leave, overtime, and Council pay and benefit policies. Work requires a more detailed understanding of the design and functionality of the Council’s pay and benefits program and how it is integrated into the Council’s accounting and budgeting process. Employees in this class exercise a considerable degree of independence of action on cyclical payroll processing and judgment in the interpretation and application of payroll and benefit policy and practices. Work requires judgment, discretion, and confidentiality when accessing payroll and personnel records. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Finance Director and is evaluated on attainment of individual performance objectives by regular conferences, observation, feedback from departments and employees, and review of reports.

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Finance Director

Position - Full Time with Benefits
Starting Salary - $72,000 - 82,000
Closing Date - November 5, 2018

Land of Sky Regional Council, located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, is seeking a committed finance professional to serve as its next Finance Director.  This is an exciting opportunity to live in one of the Southeast’s most desirable locations and be a leader in a nationally recognized regional development organization.

Land of Sky Regional Council, based in Asheville, North Carolina and serving Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties, works to foster collaborative relationships and champion creative solutions for relevant and emerging issues in our four-county region.  We reach across county and municipal borders to provide technical assistance to local governments and administer programs that benefit the region’s communities.

This position requires a four-year degree plus considerable experience in governmental finance, budgeting and accounting or auditing, experience in the management of grant programs, and effective supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Possession of a CPA license and/or graduate degree is preferred, but not required.  Candidates with experience in federal and state program compliance regulations are highly encouraged to apply.

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $72,000 to $82,000 with excellent benefits.

Apply prior to November 5, 2018 by submitting a cover letter, resume, current salary, and five professional references to justin@landofsky.org.  For confidential inquiries, please contact Justin Hembree at 828-251-6622.

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How to Apply?

To apply for any positions at Land of Sky Regional Council, please send a completed Land of Sky Regional Council job application, a resume and a cover letter. Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be accepted. EOE/AA/ADA Employer

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Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806
Fax to: 828-251-6353

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