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Instructions for submitting an application and a list of required additional materials can be found in each job posting. You are welcome to drop off a completed application in person or fill out a written application at our headquarters, unless noted otherwise.

Click here to download our general job application.  Open the application in Adobe Reader for an editable form.

Foothills Regional Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap or national origin.


Current Openings

Transportation Planner

Foothills Regional Commission is seeking an experienced, creative individual to help us develop transportation plans and administer transportation planning programs for McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties.

The position will be responsible for the administration of the Foothills Rural Planning Organization (FRPO) program, which provides transportation planning services to three rural counties in western North Carolina. It will also provide transportation technical assistance to local government staff and elected officials, work with state and local staff on the development of long-range transportation plans and funding programs, and serve as staff to various stakeholder committees. The position may also be called upon to support other transportation and land use planning activities of the Foothills Regional Commission as needed. 

More information, including on how to apply, is available here.

Foothills Regional Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap or national origin.

UPDATED – Program Manager Position

Foothills Regional Commission is seeking a dynamic and qualified professional for the position of Program Manager in the Community and Economic Development Department. This position will work on a diverse set of projects, such as affordable housing, broadband and digital inclusion, economic development, land use planning, and more.

Work may include project development and management, grant writing and post-award management, research and data analysis, and local government technical assistance.

More information on the program manager position, including on how to apply, is available here.

Foothills Regional Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap or national origin.


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