The purpose of this classification is to utilize discretionary authority in the review of various development applications for compliance with County codes and ordinances and to perform the preparation of and revisions to the comprehensive plan and related long-range planning documents. Employees in this class are expected to be fully functional in the review of permit applications and other matters under the jurisdiction of the division. Work is distinguished from the Planner I classification by the level of independence and direct supervision received.
Forsyth County is looking for a Planner II for the Policy Planning Division. The role of the
Planner II is to provide professional support for policy planning projects including
comprehensive plan updates and ordinance amendments. This role requires working
independently and as part of a team to address policy 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 25 miles north of Atlanta with a population of just over
244,000. 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 policy 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
- 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
$50,600.00 – $83,491.00 Annually DOQ
How to Apply