Three Rivers Regional Commission
Franklin, Georgia

The Three Rivers Regional Commission is seeking to hire an additional Planner within the Planning Department. In this position, you will be assisting communities within our 10 county region with a wide variety of community development, planning and economic development related initiatives. Areas include comprehensive planning, regional planning, economic development, hazard mitigation, personnel management, environmental planning, transportation and transit planning. In addition to community development and planning, this position involves grant writing for local governments to fund projects such as infrastructure improvements, trail development, and various other community needs.

This is a professional position that engages in administration, project management, and innovative solutions in coordination with member governments. It involves the application of considerable knowledge, research, and planning in matters of government, public administration, historic preservation, transportation, housing, economics, and related matters. To achieve this, we work closely with state and federal agencies including the Department of Community Affairs/Historic Preservation Division (DCA and HPD), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC).

Job Requirements
The candidate should, at a minimum, have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field from an accredited college or university and two to five years of related experience and/or training. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or Urban Planning is welcome. Grant application development and administration experience is ideal. They will also have knowledge of local government administration, the ability to perform research and prepare written documents, and assist in various public engagement settings.

Additional Qualifications

  • Possess a team mindset is required.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal ordinances, laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of grant programs and funding sources from public, private and non-profit sectors.
  • Knowledge of the day-to-day functions of local, state, and federal governments.
  • Functional knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to read, manipulate, analyze and interpret data from various sources.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend professional journals, government regulations, reports, and business correspondences.
  • Ability to decipher federal and state regulations and instructions.
  • Ability to work successfully on multiple projects at one time.
  • Skill in communicating professionally both orally and in written form.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times and in a wide variety of professional situations.
  • Valid Class C Driver’s license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) is required.

Salary & Benefits
Salary + benefits + 10 paid holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance offered, Free Retirement Benefit up to 6% with option to fund a separate 457 plan.
Salary: $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year with negotiation.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and copy of degree or certifications to:
Email Mandy Nicholson, HR Director
Applications can also be mailed to P.O. Box 818, Griffin, GA 30224
You can also apply through Indeed.