City of Covington
Covington, Georgia

The Planner acts as a staff reviewer on planning issues for the City of Covington including but not limited to annexations, rezonings, variances, special use permits, certificates of appropriateness, and text amendments. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning & Zoning. The selected candidate will coordinate with city officials, code enforcement officers, and permit analysts to develop plans and programs to create smart communities, accommodate growth, and revitalize neighborhoods. Duties at this level include but are not limited to providing quality customer service to all stakeholders, applying analytical and technical review of zoning and land use applications, assisting with proactive rezonings, and coordinating with the Historic Preservation Commission, Tree Board, Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Parking Authority and the Redevelopment Authority.

Job Requirements
Minimal education and experience qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, urban/environmental design or related field from an accredited college or university required; and one to seven years of professional-experience in planning, community development, or related work in the public or private sector.

Salary & Benefits
The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of Planner in the Planning & Zoning Department. Depending upon qualifications and experience this position would hold the title and salary of a Planner I, II or III with an annual entry-level rate of $48,880 to an annual maximum rate of $80,849.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position you must complete a city of Covington application. We do not accept resumes in lieu of applications. Qualified applicants may apply by downloading an application packet or stop by City Hall (2194 Emory Street, Covington) to pick one up. All applications must be filled out completely.

You may email the application to the HR Department, drop it off at City Hall between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or you may mail your application to: City of Covington, Attn: HR department PO Box 1527, Covington, Georgia 30015.