Planner I, II, or III


Employer
Gwinnett County Government
Lawrenceville, Georgia

Description
The Planning Division is responsible for long-range planning, zoning administration, and GIS mapping. The division prepares and presents staff findings, including written case reports and recommendations, to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, and Board of Commissioners. The division also manages local area planning and community engagement initiatives. The Planner I, II, or III position is assigned to the Current Planning section within the Planning Division.

Planner I:

  • Processes and reviews application submissions, including rezoning, change in condition, special use permit and buffer reduction requests
  • Assists in text ordinance amendments, planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepares reports and maps on land use topics
  • Acts as liaison between general public, community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials concerning zoning and land use matters
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments
  • Attends public hearings, evening and weekend meetings as needed

Planner II:

  • Prepares staff case reports for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners
  • Presents Variance cases to the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Processes Annexation requests
  • Reviews and processes Administrative Variance requests
  • Represents the Department at Atlanta Regional Commission and Community Improvement District (CID) meetings and events
  • Communicates with other County Departments and outside agencies
  • Attends Planning Commission and Board of Commissioner public hearings
  • Completes site visits for zoning-related applications
  • Completes other special projects including master planning, research and analysis of planning and zoning-related topics; community engagement and education and others

Planner III:

  • Serves as team lead for Planner I and Planner II positions and fulfills the role of Planning Manager, as needed
  • Prepares staff case reports for the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners;
  • Manages Pre-application meetings for zoning related applications
  • Coordinates closely with the Plan Review Division on reviewing land development plans
    Planner II duties

Effective 4/11/2023, this position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

Planner I (Grade C41(1)):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Public Policy, Political Science, or related field.
  • One year of related experience
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to competently perform the essential duties of the position

Planner II (Grade C42(1)):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field
  • Two years of Planning experience
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to competently perform the essential duties of the position

Planner III (Grade C43(1)):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or Planning
  • Four years of planning experience
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to competently perform the essential duties of the position

Planner III Preferred Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Planning, or related field
  • Three years of planning experience
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job
  • Professional level GIS experience
  • Experience working in a city or county planning department
  • AICP Certification or desire to pursue certification

For information related to position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills and Physical requirements, click here for Planner I, Planner II, or Planner III.

NOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

Salary & Benefits
Base Hiring Salary Ranges:
Planner I: $55,697.00 – $64,748.00
Planner II: $60,570.00 – $70,413.00
Planner III: $65,871.00 – $76,575.00

Our Benefits program is designed to support every aspect of our employees’ lives, from physical and emotional to social and financial.

Along with their salary, employees receive a variety of comprehensive benefits as part of their total compensation.

On average, our employees’ benefits are worth 48 percent of their base salary!

In other words, employees would spend nearly half of their pay to purchase these benefits on their own. For employees’ medical premium alone, the County contributes an average of 91 percent of the cost!

Health

Medical plans for active and retired employees
Dental and vision plans
Prescription drug plan

Wellness
Onsite Employee Wellness Center
24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Immunizations
Wellness education and incentive programs
Annual wellness fair

Family and Career
Training and professional development opportunities
Family planning benefits
Four weeks of paid parental leave

Time
Annual/Sick Leave
12 paid holidays per calendar year
1 paid floating holiday per calendar year

Money
Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care
Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) available
Health Savings Account (HSA) available
Retirement and Savings Plans
401(a) Defined Contribution
457 (b) Deferred Compensation
Longevity pay
Tuition reimbursement
Financial education programs

Protection
Basic, optional, and dependent life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Critical illness and accident insurance
Hospital indemnity insurance
Identity theft protection

How to Apply

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Deadline
06/25/2024