Planner II

Coweta County Government
Newnan, Georgia

Planner II performs complex skilled technical work monitoring, managing and providing technical assistance on planning issues and projects, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the County Planner.

Essential Functions

  • Performs professional, analytical, and technical work in administering federal, state, local grants, and capital projects in support of community development, transit and community services as well as support of Departments with other major organization-wide projects.
  • Assists in preparing and administering grant applications; updates and maintains records and agreements for compliance with federal, state and other applicable regulations.
  • Assists the County Planner with the development and updates to the Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Transportation Plan and other specialized planning projects, such as water use and resources, land use and development, transportation systems, community facilities, and others.
  • Coordinates updates and amendments to local and regional transportation plans.
  • Assists the County Planner with DRI requests
  • Assists the Department of Community Development with the development review process for rezoning requests, and various development activities; and prepare related staff reports.
  • Attends/participates in professional group meetings as appropriate; serves on committees as needed; makes presentations; performs public information activities as needed. Attends and participates in various transportation and committee meetings related to Federal, State, regional and local agencies and programs.
  • Responds to routine requests for information or assistance from employees, officials, the public, or other individuals.
  • Reviews and makes technical recommendations on planning and development activities as assigned.
  • Participates in conducting specialized transportation and land use studies and coordinates County and public involvement related to transportation planning programs and projects.
    Coordinates with Federal, State, regional and local agencies and staff on transportation planning, project programming.
  • Coordinates project funding, developments and updates with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) on behalf of the County.
  • Attends local public meetings and committee meetings as required; attends various transportation related meetings with Federal, State, regional and local agencies or commissions.
  • Assists staff in the preparation of cost estimates, plans, recommendations, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Encourages and promotes a culture of excellent customer service.

Job Requirements
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of ordinances governing land use and related codes; thorough knowledge of theory and techniques of comprehensive planning, zoning and transportation planning principles. Knowledge of grant writing and administration. Knowledge of state planning laws and applicable federal regulations. Thorough understanding of the relationship between land use, zoning, and transportation; general knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis; ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written formats; ability to prepare and present technical reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with coursework in planning, public administration, community development, or related field and a minimum of 4 years of planning experience with local government programs.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires walking and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires standing; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements
Completion of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Plan Development Process, and other related certifications as needed.
Valid driver’s license in the State of Georgia with a favorable driving history (MVR)
Favorable background history as determined by review of Local, State, and Federal records.

Salary & Benefits
Medical, Dental, and Vision. Life insurance and Short Term Disability
457 Defined Contribution Plan
Detailed benefits list provided upon request

How to Apply
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If you experience any issues, or if you need assistance applying, please contact Community & Human Resources at: 770-254-2604