Planning Manager

City of Duluth
Duluth, Georgia

The City of Duluth, Georgia, (pop. 30,000) is accepting applications for the position of Planning Manager in the Department of Planning & Development.

This position requires an experienced, customer service-oriented, and forward-thinking employee in the Department of Planning and Development. The employee must have prior planning project management experience at a senior planner level or higher, preferably in a metropolitan area experiencing rapid growth and redevelopment.

This position requires strong communication/presentation skills and must be able to confidently respond to questions from the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, City Council, and various citizen groups. This position will play a key role in advancing the City’s long-range planning by updating and implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental design, engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university required, Master’s Degree in an appropriate field strongly preferred
  • Five years or more of professional experience in planning, community development, economic development, project management or related work
  • Three years or more of supervisory experience
  • Professional certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is strongly preferred
  • Spoken/written fluency in a foreign language is beneficial, particularly Spanish, Korean, or Chinese

Salary & Benefits
The hiring range is $69,222 – $89,672 annualized (salary paid bi-weekly, Grade 31), with starting salary based on qualifications.

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How to Apply

Visit our website for a full job description, job application, and list of benefits: 

Your application package must include:

  1. Job application
  2. resume
  3. cover letter
  4. sample of staff report you’ve written
  5. Qualifications Questionnaire, which should be e-mailed, or delivered to:

Human Resources
City of Duluth
3167 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096-3263

For questions about the job duties, please email Bill Aiken, Planning & Development Director, or call him at 678-957-7274.

For questions about the application process, please call 770-497-5287 or email.