Planner II

Forsyth County BOC

Description of Job / Position
Forsyth County is looking for a Planner II for the Long Range Planning Division. The role of the Planner II is to provide professional support for long-range planning projects including comprehensive plan updates and ordinance amendments. This role requires working independently and as part of a team to address long-range planning issues that will involve research, analysis, plan review, and communications with a variety of stakeholders including government boards and agencies. This position also routinely provides information and technical assistance to the public.

Forsyth County, Georgia, is located 40 miles north of Atlanta with a population just over 225,000. The county has been one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and draws new residents through proximity to multiple job centers, an excellent public school system and a strong network of public parks as well as a robust housing market. Forsyth County borders Lake Sidney Lanier and is ideally located between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge mountains of North Georgia, which provides recreational opportunities throughout the year.

This position will be responsible for providing support for the coordination of comprehensive plan updates, ordinance modifications and other long-range planning projects; offers assistance to applicants and the public; performs staff technical reviews and reports; furnishes updates as needed for various planning initiatives; attends meetings and participates on various committees.

Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years 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.

A Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is encouraged.

Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range for this position $45,405.00-$70,378.00 DOQ.

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