Planner II

Southern Georgia Regional Commission
Valdosta, Georgia

This is an advanced level position that is responsible for professional and technical assistance to local governments in comprehensive planning, hazard mitigation planning, local development regulations, and other specialized land-use and resource planning activities.

Job Requirements

  • Provides professional and technical assistance to member local governments in the area of
    regional planning to assist in determining the best use of land and resources for homes,
    businesses, transportation, solid waste and recreation; researches, develops, updates and
    writes comprehensive plans and and studies.
  • Develops, analyzes, interprets and explains socio-economic, demographic and service
    related data in support of land plan development.
  • Assists governments in developing short- and long-range land use, transportation and
    resources plans, including urban area development plans, full and partial Comprehensive
    Plan updates, Hazard Mitigation Plans, and local ordinances.
  • Assists with the implementation of Comprehensive Plans and Regional Plans.
  • Assists in updating locally adopted ordinances and regulations, including reports and plans; performs current planning and zoning tasks such as subdivision reviews, pre-application meetings, zoning verifications, plat reviews, zoning amendments including zoning text amendments, map amendments, special exceptions, variances, and conditional use reviews.
  • To assist in these efforts, work involves meeting with various committees, councils, planning commissions, etc.
  • Notifies local governments about state mandated planning; provides assistance to local
    governments on state compliance issues.
  • Provides information to answer public, governmental, media or private sector inquiries
    about comprehensive planning.
  • Researches, develops, and presents reports to local governments including competitive
    applications for incentives.
  • Assists other planners with comprehensive planning and transportation projects as
  • Makes public presentations to various boards and commissions, and provides staff
    support to various planning commissions, cities, and counties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits
Full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary DOE/Q.

How to Apply
Send resume to SGRC,
1725 South Georgia Parkway W., Waycross, GA 31503 or by email.

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Position open until filled.