Planner I

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners
Cumming, GA

Description of Job / Position
Interprets and applies County codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to zoning, land use, and site development; researches code-related issues in code books as needed; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations.

Provides information and technical assistance to citizens, property owners, land developers, contractors, architects, staff members, County officials, or other individuals/agencies regarding planning/zoning issues, land use issues, codes/ordinances, land development review procedures, site plan reviews, permits, fees, or other issues; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; assists the public at front counter with various issues.

Conducts review of land development permit applications, administrative variance applications , subdivision plats, architectural drawings, site plans, grading plans, elevations, legal descriptions, surveys, or other documentation for proposed projects; reviews development plans for new lots; reviews as-built drawings for certificates of occupancy; reviews applications for appeals/variances; meets with applicant, agents, or other parties as needed.

Determines whether proposed development complies with County codes/ordinances; prepares certificates of zoning compliance ,recommends approval or denial of applications; prepares staff technical reviews, , recommendations, and comments regarding proposed projects, a; approves subdivision plats for recording as legal document.

Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving urban planning, local/regional land use, zoning, land development plan review, site plan review, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Salary & Benefits
Salary – $42,657.00/year
Benefits – Health, dental, vision,
Forsyth County provides life, ad&d, long & short term disability at no cost to the employee. Generous 401k match.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Resumes may be attached to the application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete employment application.