Opening Date: July 17, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description: We are looking for team members who bring specialized expertise and willingness to build long lasting relationships.  In this position, you will work in a team environment to help with a broad range of planning needs which includes: performing planning, zoning, project management, research and development, public engagement and other development activities for private and public sectors in the areas of current and advanced planning.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a project manager for writing/updating comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, small area plans, planning studies, and other planning projects
  • Performs current and long-range planning tasks concerning land development, transportation planning, preservation of open space, and historic preservation
  • Entitlement Coordination with local agencies including (annexations, rezones, PUDs, pre-plats, final plats, conditional use permits, etc.)
  • Write staff reports for rezoning applications, conditional use permits, ordinances and related procedures; interprets zoning ordinance and development regulations
  • Collect, organize, analyze, and report data and information from various sources, including various governmental entities
  • Prepare land use assessments and zoning analyses
  • Facilitate public meetings, including community meetings, visioning exercises, character preference surveys and design charrettes
  • Prepare and present information to elected and appointed boards and authorities, local government staff, and citizens
  • Coordinate planning and related activities with local, and regional government staff
  • Conduct programs/projects evaluations
  • Build stakeholder relationships; prepare and participate in neighborhood meetings
  • Write land use and development regulations
  • Research planning issues and compose staff analysis/position on projects/programs
  • Collaborate with project managers, planners, engineers, and other subject matter experts

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in city, urban or regional planning, urban design, public administration, geography or related field
  • 3+ years of related experience in public or private sector planning experience
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • A working knowledge of planning and zoning principles and practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret, federal, state, and local regulations
  • Proven written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Exemplary work ethic
  • Availability to attend night meetings
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including strong communication, planning and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in urban and regional planning, or a related field and two (2) years of professional planning and community development experience
  • Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Preference given to candidates with experience working in a local government answering zoning questions and reviewing plans and facilitating planning charrettes and soliciting stakeholder involvement
  • Preference given to those with urban design, construction management and GIS experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes should be submitted for consideration via email to, or by fax to (404) 684-7033.

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