Planner - GA

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Date Posted     December 13, 2016
City / Organization     Glynn County, GA


This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees.


Summary: The purpose of this classification is to review site plans and land development applications for compliance with county codes and ordinances.


Essential Job Functions: Interprets and applies applicable state, county, and local codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, specifications, policies, and procedures pertaining to planning, zoning, land development and land use; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Provides information and technical assistance to citizens, property owners, land developers, contractors, architects, staff members, or other individuals/agencies regarding planning/zoning issues, codes/ordinances, building permits, plan reviews, procedures, forms, or other issues; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolutions; meets with customers as requested. Conducts review of minor plan applications, preliminary plat applications, final plat applications, subdivision plats site plan applications, building permit applications, construction plans, telecommunication facilities applications, special use permit applications, variance requests, village preservation applications, Board of Appeals applications, or other documents. Determines whether proposed development complies with planning, zoning, and land use guidelines; recommends approval or denial of plans or permits. Prepares and distributes correspondence pertaining to reviews; distributes plan for review as appropriate; directs staff development review meetings to discuss plan reviews; prepares staff reports with recommendations for presentation to boards/commissioners. Presents agenda items with staff reports to Planning Commissions and Board of Appeals. Represents the department in court as needed. Maintains files/records of work activities and documentation. Researches various records and resources as needed. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, staff reports, technical study reports, agendas, agenda items, customer contact forms, maps, or other documents. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review, and modify data. Conducts field visits for site approvals as appropriate. Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations. Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Education, Training and Experience: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Planning with Master’s level course work in the field; Master’s degree strongly preferred; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes local government planning, zoning, site plan review, drafting, and personal computer operations. 


Required Certificates/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. AICP membership is preferred.

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