Positions Currently Available

Planning & Zoning Administrator

The Town of Newport is accepting a Planning & Zoning Administrator.   The position will be responsible for administrative functions for planning, zoning, flood and minimum housing as needed.    The successful applicant will provide administrative and professional support to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Town Council.   Additionally,  they will  

  • Reviews development and related land use permit applications, site plans, subdivision plats, variance applications, etc.
  • Examines applications for compliance with established plans and ordinances, and applicable local, state or federal regulation.
  • Gathers, assimilates, interprets and analyzes a variety of data, requests, appeals and information pertaining to planning and zoning operation.
  • Receives, researches and processes zoning questions, requests and appeals.
  • Undertakes a variety of special projects and studies requiring the use of technical knowledge such as grant applications.
  • Prepares and issues zoning permits and flood permits; may assist with code enforcement
  • May update ordinances necessary to implement plans, policies, etc.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum qualifications include any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering or a related field with  6 months to 3 years professional experience in urban planning.     AICP helpful, but not necessary.    Starting salary range is $46,500-$51,000 with excellent benefit package.   Resume, town application, and references should be sent to Angela Christian – email  (achristian@townofnewport.com) or P. O. Box 1869 Newport, NC   28570


  The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer    Position open until filled