Plan Review Coordinator

City of Norcross
Norcross, Georgia

The City of Norcross is looking for a full-time Plan Review Coordinator. This position is responsible for providing professional support for the Community Development Department. The purpose of this position is to work with developers and citizens on plans and plan submissions, review plans and sign permit applications for coordination into the plan review process. This position also provides support to the Community Development Department in preparing documents necessary to fulfill tasks related to day-to-day operations of the Department including assistance with tasks related to support of citizen-led Boards and Commissions. The incumbent in this position will also assist the Community Development Department with implementation of both the City’s Unified Development Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan along with other short- and long-range planning studies.

  • Composes and types a variety of correspondence, forms, reports and records.
  • Responds to requests from developers, citizens, contractors, real estate personnel, attorneys and the general public regarding city zoning, land use, and development codes.
  • Receives, directs and resolves requests, inquiries and complaints from the public.
  • Reviews residential, commercial and industrial plans for conformance with applicable zoning codes and conditions and coordinates the import of such documents into the City’s development review process.
  • Processes and accepts applications for and prepares agendas and minutes, public notices, letters, signs and legal ads for Boards and assists in the process for Inspections and Certificates of Occupancy/Completion.
  • Responds to questions about the City’s UDO, Comprehensive Plan and Sign Ordinance
  • Prepares information for public hearings and board meetings.
  • GIS skills and capabilities are desired
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.
  • Job has recurring work situations involving some degree of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. Incumbent operates independently however collaboration is encouraged. Content of work priorities are determined by supervision.
  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, department heads, other city employees, other governmental entities, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, consultants, attorneys, real estate personnel, vendors, board members and the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services and direct public to appropriate resources.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of city and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of city codes and building codes.
  • Knowledge of permit process.
  • Knowledge of the City of Norcross Unified Development Ordinance.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping practices.
  • Knowledge of the geographic boundaries of the city.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, procedures and maintenance.
  • Skill in maintaining records and compiling records.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.
  • Skill in communicating with the public.
  • Skill in communicating in Spanish.
  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear clearly.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Construction Management, Political Science, or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • One to five years of experience in a planning, zoning and development related office. Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
  • Must be fluent in Spanish

Salary & Benefits
Starting Salary $39,750.19 (minimum) up to $51,675.25 (midpoint) based upon qualifications/experience.

EOE/DFW; no phone calls, please

How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and updated resume to Human Resources.