Plan Review Coordinator

City of Norcross
Norcross, Georgia

The City of Norcross is looking for a full-time Plan Review Coordinator. The purpose of this position is responsible for providing professional planning support for the Community Development Department.

This position aims to work with developers on plans, review plans, sign permit applications, and coordinate the plan review process. This position also supports the Senior Planner and Sustainability Planner for the Planning and Zoning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Architectural Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, and Sustainable Norcross Commission, processing applications, preparing staff reports and agendas and attending their meetings when applicable. The incumbent in this position will assist the Community Development Department with implementing the City’s Unified Development Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan and other short and long-range planning studies.

Job Requirements

  • Composes and types a variety of correspondence, forms, reports and records.
  • Responds to requests from developers, 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 City’s development review process.
  • Prepares staff reports for City Boards, and other entities as needed and assigned; processes
    and accepts applications for and prepares agendas and minutes, public notices, letters, signs
    and legal ads for said Boards and performs ARB and Zoning inspections for Certificates of
  • Responds to questions about the City’s UDO, Comprehensive Plan and Sign Ordinance
  • Prepares information for public hearings and board meetings.
  • Attends public (evening) meetings of the Boards support is provided for when needed.
  • Must be fluent in Spanish
  • GIS skills and capabilities are desired

Education and/or Work Experience

  • 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.

Scope and Impact

  • 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.

Communications/Customer Contact

  • 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.

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.

Working Conditions

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.

  • 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.

Salary & Benefits
Starting Salary 38,221.34 (minimum) up to 49,687.74 (midpoint) based upon qualifications/experience

  • Medical, Dental and Vision – Starting on the 1st day of the month following your hire date
  • Two Personal Holidays – Immediately
  • Vacation – accrue up to 80 hours annually
  • Sick Leave – accrue up to 80 hours annually
  • Bereavement Leave – Immediately
  • 457(b) Plan – Upon eligibility

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

EOE/DFW; No phone calls, please