Planning Director

The Town of Tryon is currently seeking self-motivated and detail oriented applicants for the position of Planning Director.

Tryon is located in Polk County, just southeast of Hendersonville and minutes from I-26. The town boasts a rich equestrian history with a focus on historic preservation and creative mixed-use development. Tryon is home to a beautiful and bustling downtown with years of history.

The successful applicant will be a team player prepared to join a supportive and experienced staff. The Planning Director will be responsible for leading Tryon through many new projects such as ordinance revisions, bike-ped plans, and policy revisions.

The Planning Director position will be responsible for all administrative functions of the planning department including development review, zoning permitting, long range planning, code enforcement, minimum housing review, and serving as staff to the Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Adjustment. Other work duties include GIS, community education, and enforcing regulations governing use of Lake Lanier lake bed.

The position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in planning or other related field; a master’s degree is preferred; and at least 3-5 years of professional experience in planning. AICP preferred.

The Town of Tryon offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Salary depends on qualifications and experience. The Town of Tryon is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumes, and completed application to the Town of Tryon, Attn: Zach Ollis, 301 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782, or electronically to   Applications must be received by March 16th, 2018.