Planning / Entitlements Specialist

Gaskins + LeCraw
Duluth, Georgia

We currently have an open position for a Planning and Entitlements Specialist to work on a range of projects in a variety of local governments. The successful candidate must have at least 2 years of relevant experience in planning, entitlements and/or related fields. The position requires a self-motivated individual with knowledge of current and comprehensive planning, entitlements, government relations, project management and community engagement.

Due Diligence Reporting

  • Researches and drafts comprehensive land development/land acquisition due diligence reports
  • Manages report schedules to ensure deadlines are met

Local Government Facilitation

  • Project Tracking and reporting
  • Permit/Plat Expediting

Current Planning / Zoning

  • Prepares application package including Letter of Intent, Impact Analysis, other documents as required by local jurisdiction
  • Hosts community engagement
  • Present before elected and appointed board and councils

Project Management

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Participate in daily project status meeting with Supervisor

Comprehensive Planning / Master Planning

  • Prepare and Respond to Request for Proposals
  • Draft Comprehensive Plan / Master Plan Studies

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture or related field. (Bachelor’s required but Masters preferred).
  • 2 to 7 years of industry-related work experience with a planning consulting firm or a local municipality
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well with a range of a diverse group of clients from developers, contractors, engineers, elected officials, local government staff and the public
  • Ability to chair and facilitate meetings
  • Knowledge of public engagement best practices and innovative approaches
  • Possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel periodically locally and attend some meetings after hours
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Ability to work independently and work effectively in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience, 401K, benefits, paid time off, paid holidays and bonus.

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