Director of Planning and Zoning

The City of Stonecrest
Stonecrest, Georgia

In November 2016, an Act of the Georgia General Assembly established the City of Stonecrest with distinct executive and legislative authority. Located 11 miles east of Atlanta in DeKalb County (the state’s fourth-largest county) Stonecrest has a population of 59,194. Stonecrest is solidifying its identity after almost five years as a city. The City of Stonecrest operates under a Council-Manager form of government.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Planning and Zoning leads the efforts of 3 Full-Time positions (one Administrative Assistant and two Planners) and manages a $653,000 budget for FY21. The director may also lead special planning studies in key areas of the city, review land use applications, development review, residential and non-residential growth analysis, and projections. Additionally, the director performs highly responsible administrative and supervisory work relating to the planning, organizing, and directing the general operation of the department. The director develops and implements policies, procedures, and protocols related to zoning code administration, and the planning, development, administration, and implementation of a comprehensive urban planning program for the city.

The City of Stonecrest, GA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

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Job Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a closely related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years related professional experience, of which, at least four (4) years must have been in a leadership, supervisory or management role
  • a valid (or the ability to secure) a driver’s license is required.
  • A master’s degree, and certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are desired.

The city desires to hire a dynamic, forward-thinking, visionary leader, with a proven record of accomplishments in municipal planning and zoning services. The new director will offer experience and competence in urban planning, land use, development, comprehensive planning, floodplain management, GIS, and community development. Additionally, the director should be knowledgeable of planning and development principles, “best practices,” particularly as it relates to managing growth responsibly, code administration, and ordinance development/enforcement.

Salary & Benefits
The City of Stonecrest offers a competitive benefits package that includes a salary range of $110,000 – $145,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should visit the website, complete the application, upload their cover letter & resume.

For more information about this position, please email Edward Williams or by phone at (214) 842-6478.

Apply Online

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than Tuesday, November 30, 2021.