Planner I

City of St. Marys
St. Marys, Georgia

The City of St Marys, located at the southeastern most tip of Georgia, is undergoing an unprecedented development boom. Over the next 10 years the City will change dramatically with close to 3 million sq feet of industrial development and 5,000+ units of housing.

The Community Development Department is looking for a junior Planner to help the City build a resilient future. This position will exercise an incredibly diverse set of planning skills from Resilience/Coastal Planning and Master Planning, to fielding basic zoning questions at the counter and everything in between. If you are interested in public service, municipal government and joining a dynamic team, come to St. Marys! We will support your path to AICP certification and general continuing educational development.

  • Provides information to the public related to zoning and land use questions.
  • Compiles information and attends weekly permit meetings.
  • Research city ordinances to assist customers.
  • Scans and files paperwork for the department.
  • Attend Historic Preservation and Planning Commission meetings in rotation with Senior Planner and meeting generates minutes.
  • Updates all aspects of the Community Development Department website.
  • Processes land use and zoning applications while preparing materials for the Historic Preservation and Planning Commissions in collaboration with senior staff.
  • Processes Laying Hen permits and related payments.
  • Processes sign and temporary sign permits and related payments.
  • Answers telephone and provides information and assistance to callers.
  • Performs other related duties independently and in a team setting.

Job Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree required; and
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • At least one year of related experience required; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform planning, zoning and land-use related work.

Salary & Benefits
This is a full time position at 40hrs/week and $19.40/hr.
Position is eligible for the City of St Marys Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

How to Apply

Apply Online