Planning Coordinator

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is seeking an Atlanta-based Process Coordinator for its Community Development team in the Office of Planning and Research. This position will work with on a flexible, collaborative team to support senior staffers who guide the planning activities of local governments (comprehensive plans, capital improvement plans, development impact fee administration, zoning and development regulations, etc.); regional commissions (regional plans, regional resource plans, contract management, etc.); intergovernmental coordination efforts (local service delivery arrangements, alternative conflict resolution programs, etc.); and, outreach and education programs (the Community Planning Institute and PlanFirst). The position will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the team’s business processes ensuring that documents provided for state review are appropriately logged and routed through the necessary internal channels to complete statutorily required functions within the mandated time frames. The Process Coordinator will employ technological tools to respond to performance trends and assist in implementing solutions that increase the team’s efficiency. This staffer will also provide some administrative assistance to fellow team-members by coordinating purchasing, correspondence, record-keeping, and incoming requests for information and assistance for the office.

While this position will support the State of Georgia’s Community and Regional Planning team, specialized training and hands-on experience in community/regional planning will be less helpful than a basic understanding of government processes. Well-suited candidates will be those who are deeply interested in the business of government and are committed to ensuring that it runs smoothly and efficiently. The best candidates will be individuals who can lose themselves in databases and spreadsheets and thrive by discovering new ways to do things that save time and resources. Personality traits like focus, flexibility, adaptability, responsiveness, and accountability are necessary for this team member.

DCA is a state agency dedicated to partnering with communities to help create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses. We offer a fast paced, challenging and dynamic work environment that requires innovative thinking, pride in quality work, and the ability to work as a versatile team player. DCA gives its employees the opportunity to do more than merely make a living. We are serious about helping Georgia’s families live more abundantly with a greater sense of hope and achievement. If public service and the desire to enrich the lives of others motivates you to do your best work, you should consider joining the DCA Team.

Job Requirements
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Mastery of Microsoft’s suite of office software (including MSAccess for database management and SharePoint for document/process management)
  • Data entry, records management, process management
  • Research, writing, and presentation skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to credibly represent the agency to internal and external partners, orally and in writing
  • Attention to detail; excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, and be a problem-solver
  • Comfort working on interdisciplinary project teams with diverse personalities and backgrounds
  • Ability to responsibly prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • A background and/or strong interest in public policy development/implementation/analysis

Agency-Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business, government, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience related to the area of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the agency specific minimum qualifications possess at least one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration or City/Urban/Rural/Community/Regional Planning; and/or,
  • At least one year of experience or a completed internship working in a government office (particularly in a community planning setting).

Position Requirements:
Job candidate for this position will be subject to a criminal background check, educational degree check, reference checks, and (because occasional travel is required) a motor vehicle records check prior to the extension of a job offer.

Note: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided. Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the interview process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need an accommodation for an interview, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) 679-4845.

High school diploma or GED AND completion of 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) at an accredited college or university. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.

Salary & Benefits
Advertised Salary: $40,000 – $42,500
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