Senior Planner

City of Duluth
Duluth, Georgia

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

This position plays a critical role in the collaborative nature of the Planning and Development Department. As such, the Senior Planner must have a broad understanding of cities, towns, and villages and the ways that people interact in such environments. This position will work closely with other planners, engineers, developers, elected officials, architects, design professionals, and citizens to design the neighborhoods, streetscapes, and public spaces throughout the City of Duluth. This position participates in short- and long-range planning initiatives, comprehensive planning, land-use planning, graphic design, and presentation. Qualified applicants must have the ability to maintain the big picture goals of the City while creating and implementing detailed plans to achieve those goals. Qualified applicants ought to have experience in a studio-based environment that focuses on the interconnectedness of a variety of fields and professions surrounding planning and design. This position provides the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of the planning and design process, from research and development to public participation and project implementation. Must be able to work individually as well as with a team, and work independently with minimal supervision.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning & Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Geography, or a related field is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Designation as a Certified Planner (AICP) is desirable but not required.
  • Four to five years of work experience in a professional-level capacity in a planning-related area is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of the Adobe Creative Suite, Bluebeam Revu software, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Desktop Publisher; and with internet browsers is required.
  • The ability to speak a foreign language, particularly Korean or Spanish, is preferred but not required.

Salary & Benefits
Hiring range is $56,992 – $69,482 (annualized; paid bi-weekly), (Grade 27) with actual starting salary based on qualifications.

How to Apply
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Job application, cover letter, resume, and the required Supplemental Questionnaire may be e-mailed.