Planner

Employer
Oconee County Board of Commisioners
Watkinsville, GA

Description of Job / Position
The purpose of this classification is to perform administrative/supervisory work functions associated with assisting in administering Zoning, Land Subdivision and other development-related ordinances. This position reports to the Planning and Code Enforcement Director.

Job Requirements
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Prepares staff reports on rezones, plats, construction plans for presentation to the Planning Commission, Development Review Committee, and the Board of Commissioners.
  • Serves as a liaison to developers, architects, engineers and others in answering questions.
  • Reads and interprets codes, regulations, maps, plats, plans and blueprints.
  • Compiles and/or monitors various administrative and statistical data pertaining to departmental operations; performs research as needed; makes applicable calculations; analyzes trends; prepares or generates reports; maintains records.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations per established procedures and within designated timeframes; distributes documentation or retains records as appropriate.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, preliminary and final plat reviews, preliminary site plan and construction plan reviews, sketches, charts, calendars, or other documents.
  • Maintains file system of departmental records.
  • Copies and distributes forms, reports, correspondence, and other related materials.
  • Initiates/receives electronic transmission of documents.
  • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections as appropriate; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, drawing, GIS or other software programs.
  • Communicates with supervisor, commissioners, county officials, employees, other departments, developers, builders, architects, surveyors, planners, officials and representatives of other governments, property owners, the public, the media, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
    Adheres to all county Safety Policies and Procedures.

Additional Functions

  • Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Design, or closely related field; supplemented by two (2) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes planning and public administration; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess, or obtain within 60 days of employment, and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License.

Salary & Benefits
$39,503 – $56,741

How to Apply
Fill out employment application online and submit the application along with a resume to jfaulkner@oconee.ga.us.