Sr. Planner

Employer
City of Union City
Union City, GA

Description

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the City.
  • While performing any procedure, all associates and contract personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is required.
  • Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.
  • Adhere to appropriate City operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops short and long-range ordinance amendments, preliminary development plan review and project implementation
  • Coordinates the Comprehensive Land Use Plan
  • Coordinates with the Community Development Director on matters relating to the use of land and zoning codes
  • Presents comprehensive land use changes and plans to Planning Commission; conducts site inspections and analyzes projects for compliance to Land Use Plan
  • Prepares ordinances related to zoning and land use issues; assists Community Development Director in interpreting/applying zoning ordinances
  • Prepares and presents Department recommendations to Planning Commission
  • Reviews preliminary plats, construction plans and survey plats to ensure conformance to policies and codes
  • Coordinates in long-range planning activities including project research, development of programs and presentations
  • Serves as the liaison between the development community and City Engineer
  • Assists applicants with interpretation of review comments as well as the Development Regulations, Subdivision Regulations and Zoning Ordinance
  • Works with other departments and governmental agencies providing data or research in areas such as land-use, codes and locating sites for future development
  • Meets with applicants and reviews potential developments; explains the procedures of the zoning process and assists the applicant with application procedures
  • Represents the City and department at various meetings including after hour meetings as needed

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting the Operations Department with Public Relations, Special Projects, Programs and Grants
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in City, or Regional Planning or related field;
  • Three (3) years work experience in related field;
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification desired;
  • Must possess valid State of Georgia driver’s license;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits
Salary ranges between $42,592.50 and $63,888.75 annually

How to Apply
Applications can be printed from our website at www.unioncityga.org submissions are accepted via email at chlewis@unioncityga.org or in person daily.

Deadline
Open until filled.