Planner – G121

Columbus Consolidated Government
Columbus, Georgia


  • Reviews subdivision plans for compliance with existing zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations; prepares written staff reports to the Board of Zoning Appeals; maintains inventory of subdivision plats.
  • Evaluates Special Exception Use applications for wireless communication facilities and other land uses; conducts field inspections of proposed sites; prepares written staff reports; writes resolutions for City Council approval.
  • Collects and analyzes demographic data; prepares written demographic reports.
  • Serves as program coordinator for the Columbus Green Space Program; prepares annual Department of Natural Resources report.
  • Oversees the 2000 City Council redistricting process; realigns council district boundaries based on 2000 census data.
  • Assists in the modification of the local comprehensive plan and in the development of the local Unified Development Ordinance.
  • Participates in the redevelopment of several neighborhood plans by analyzing open space, housing, and demographic data.
  • Serves as secretary for the Board of Historic and Architectural Review; oversees historic district compliance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning.
  • Knowledge of the practices of site plan review.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws related to land use planning activities.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city and other local areas.
  • Knowledge of accepted planning practices and procedures.
  • Skill in developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Planning, Public Administration, Geography or a related field, (Master’s Degree in Planning preferred) and
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible related experience, or any combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Salary & Benefits
$44,860.02 Annually
The Columbus Consolidated Government is proud to offer an exceptional compensation and benefits package. Benefits include the following:

  • Low-cost Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • PERK Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • Free and Discounted Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

Take advantage of these free and discounted City Services offered to all City Employees.

  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Free Notary Services
  • Ride a Metra Bus for Free
  • Free Mulch
  • Free Fire/Safety Home Inspection
  • Sunray Cleaners discounts
  • Adopt a pet for Free from Animal Control
  • Driver’s Training for Employee Dependents
  • Oxbow/Bull Creek Golf Course discounts
  • River Center Discounts
  • Cell Phone Carrier Discounts

    Retirement Plan
    The Columbus Consolidated Government offers a defined benefit retirement plan to eligible employees who work in General Government and in Public Safety. Employees in the pension plan must meet both age and years of service requirements to qualify for retirement. The current vesting period is ten years, and the current pension contribution rate is 8% of your gross salary.

    Supplemental Retirement Plan
    The Columbus Consolidated Government offers a Deferred Compensation Plan or supplemental retirement plan that is tax deferred. This plan allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before federal and state taxes, to a retirement account. Your compensation is more than a paycheck, it allows you to plan for your financial future as well.

How to Apply

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