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County Planner

Dawson County

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This position is to utilize discretionary authority in the review of various development applications for compliance with County Codes and Ordinances and to perform the preparation of and revisions to the comprehensive plan and related long- range planning documents. This position creates a vision of transportation systems and land use policy that considers transit, alternative transportation, future corridor preservation, freight planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning and Intelligent transportation systems as well as land use issues. 

• Contributes to the maintenance and update of the County's comprehensive planning documents in conformance with the Minimum Planning Standards of the State of Georgia.
• Performs research, data collection and analysis pertaining to long range planning; including but not limited to the comprehensive plan, the green space plan, the short-term work program, subarea plans, historic preservation, capital improvement programming, transportation planning, environmental protection, and economic development.
• Utilizes discretionary authority to interpret and apply County Codes, Comprehensive plan, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to zoning, land use, and site development; researches code related issues in code books as needed; initiates actions necessary to correct deviations.
• Reviews plans and development projects for changes or impacts to transportation conditions. Prepares reports and recommendations on zoning and other related requests.
• Performs all facets of professional transportation planning work, including but not limited to development, tracking and management of a wide variety of transportation studies, policies and ordinances. • Performs professional level duties either working independently of as part of a project team. Integrates work with other agencies and departments as well as coordination with other regional planning efforts.
• Coordinate efforts with other agencies and departments including but not limited to County Engineer, Public Works Director, GDOT, GMRDC, etc.
• Responds to inquiries, requests, questions and problems from the Board of Commissioners, County Manager, Director or other government agency and the general public. May also make presentations to the Board of Commissioners and represent the Department at public hearings, civic meeting or other functions. 

• General knowledge of the development process both commercial and residential.
• Knowledge of state laws, local ordinances governing land use, and development and the construction process
• Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, zoning and land use.
• Ability to present information conveying the importance of preserving and protecting natural resources in a clear and convincing manner to a wide audience.
• Familiarity with trip generation, project level traffic volumes, travel demand models and highway capacity analysis
• Any combination of education, training, and experience that provided the required knowledge and skill is acceptable.
• Knowledge of the geography of the county including roads, streets, subdivisions, and waterway areas.
• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with a Bachelor's degree in urban planning or a related field and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience. A Master's Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.
• Possess a valid Georgia driver license and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).  
• Applicant must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.

Salary: $47,750.00 plus benefits

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