Town of Banner Elk, North Carolina


    The Town is now accepting applications for the following positions.


    ZONING AND TAX ADMINISTRATOR — The Town of Banner Elk is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Zoning and Tax Administrator.  General Statement of Duties: Performs difficult planning, zoning, administrative and specialized tax work in the administration of Town planning and zoning services and collection of ad valorem taxes; serves in the statutory role of Town Clerk.

    Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee is this class is responsible for a variety of specialized work requiring specialized training including administration of the Towns planning and zoning services, collection of ad valorem taxes and Town Clerk.  Planning and Zoning work includes interpreting and applying plans and ordinances; providing staff support to boards and commissions; issuing zoning and sign permits; plan review; and drafting ordinance amendments. Work as Tax Collector includes collecting current and delinquent taxes, editing tax scrolls, tax billing, discoveries and releases.  Considerable tact, courtesy, and firmness are required in the dealing with the public. Work as Town Clerk involves the Statutory responsibility for keeping the minutes of the Town Board meetings and for the publication, indexing, filing and safekeeping of Town Board proceedings in accordance with general statutes and local ordinances. Work requires specialized training, use of specialized technology, strong public contact skills and collaborative conflict resolution skills, attention to details and deadlines, and ability to establish and maintain accurate records and reports.   Work is performed in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, Town ordinances, and standard procedures governing the responsibilities of Town Clerks and Tax Collectors.  The employee works under the regular supervision of the Town Manager.  Work is reviewed through observation, community acceptance, and accuracy.

    Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing the responsibilities of municipal clerks and regarding the Machinery Act and other relevant tax laws and policies. Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of municipal government. Considerable knowledge of the laws, principles and practices regarding land use planning and zoning administration. Considerable knowledge of the general statutes concerning billing and collection of property ad valorem taxes and ABC privilege licenses. Considerable knowledge of standard and approved practices and procedures employed in the processing, safekeeping and utilization of official municipal records and document. Considerable knowledge of modern office administrative practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of the principles of grammar, spelling, and composition. Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to administrative office work and the use of specialized software applications including GIS. Skill in collaborative conflict resolution, public speaking and customer service excellence. Skill in the use of modern office technology with necessary skill and speed. Ability to exercise sound judgement in interpreting and applying relevant laws, codes, and ordinances and making decisions in conformance with laws, regulations, and policies. Ability to take notes of the proceedings of official meetings and to prepare accurate minutes reflecting the actions taken. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, community groups, political and legislative groups, department heads, employees, and the general public. Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.

    Desirable Education and Experience: Graduation from a college with a degree in planning, municipal or public administration or related field and considerable responsible experience in planning, zoning, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to complete Municipal Clerk and Tax Collector certifications from the School of Government. Ability and willingness to complete the Zoning Administration course from the School of Government. Possession of Notary Public.

    Salary- DOQ based on level of education, experience and certifications. Minimum hiring rate: $61,338, with Town benefits package. Application, resume and cover letter may be submitted to: Town of Banner Elk, P.O. Box 2049, Banner Elk, NC, 28604 Attention: Town Manager, or emailed to Rick Owen, Town Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Position open until filled. The Town of Banner Elk is an equal opportunity employer.

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