Planning & Zoning Liaison

City of Savannah
Savannah, Georgia

This position performs field inspections, enforces the City’s Zoning Ordinances, and participates in the review of construction plans to ensure compliance with zoning ordinances.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Reviews building, sign, demolition, and permit requests for conformance with the zoning code.
  • Reads and interprets zoning maps / ordinances; advises and instructs builders, contractors, architects, attorneys, engineers, the general public, and other government personnel regarding zoning requirements.
  • Answers inquiries from customers by letter, telephone, and in person; resolves citizens’ complaints and problems within the legal and policy guidelines of the department.
  • Advises clients on the status of site development and construction plans and specifications.
  • Provides information and direction for site development; serves as a liaison among developers, design staff, and various city departments.
  • Prepares and presents informational programs to public and private groups.
  • Works with other city departments and city personnel to organize and coordinate events, programs, and projects.
  • Prepares written reports to citizens with requests and complaints; compiles regular reports.
    Investigates complaints from customers and implements corrective action as needed; maintains sound public relations with customers.
  • Provides information for map and text amendments; receives Zoning Board of Appeals requests and prepares notices and signs; attends Zoning Board of Appeals and MPC meetings.
  • Reviews building plans / signs permit applications; reviews and evaluates business licenses applicants’ requests for zoning compliance; reviews and approves beverage license applications and certificate of occupancy permits.
  • Enforces the design standards and provisions for the preservation and protection of historic buildings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years of experience in zoning or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Requires Georgia Zoning and Property Standards Inspector Certification within 6 months of employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Additional Requirements: Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.

Salary & Benefits
$41,259.00 Annually

How to Apply

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