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Planning & Zoning Manager

City of Tifton

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Planning & Zoning Manager
Community Development Department

City of Tifton
Posted: 1/26/2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Excellent Benefits
Salary: $47,000 (Depends on Qualifications)

The City of Tifton is seeking qualified, high energy applicants for the position of Planning & Zoning Manager for a strong department that will support a growing community. The city is looking for an effective leader who is committed to a highly professional and progressive department with knowledge of best practices and experience in the profession. The candidate should possess the ability to effectively engage builders and contractors, along with building trust with the department employees and the community.

The Planning and Zoning Manager would provide leadership to the department in the absence of the Community Improvement Director. This department and position makes a huge impact to the economic growth of the community and provides a pathway to possible career advancement opportunities within the department. The department is staffed with two (2) building inspectors, two (2) Code Compliance Officers, and one (1) administrative/clerical position. This position is a vital team member to the Community Development Department and a major contributor to a growing and model community.  

The ideal candidate would need to possess excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. This person would need to show commitment to partnering with staff and the community, with a background that demonstrates success in working with the community to engage partnerships.

Essential Duties:

  • Organizes, plans, evaluates, and administers the activities of Planning and Zoning such as permit application review, site plan review, requests for exceptions, enforcement and other activities pertaining to zoning
  • Coordinates planning, zoning, development issues, policies and procedures
  • Review of site plans for compliance with ordinances and regulations Confers with architects, engineers, developers, owners, attorneys, and organizations within and outside the municipality regarding problems that relate to planning, zoning, code enforcements, and development
  • Interprets Zoning Ordinances and other related codes and regulations
  • Provides staff support to commissions, boards, and committees
  • Coordinates the appeals process, if needed
  • Participates in the management and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Participates in professional organizations to maintain up to date knowledge of planning, zoning, development, and environmental best practices
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; and recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures
  • Duties are performed with considerable initiative and independent judgement under the direction of the Community Improvement Director. 
  • Provide leadership and direction to the department in the absence of the director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and two years of related experience preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Must complete applicable planning and zoning training, as well as other related course work, within two (2) years of employment.

How to Apply

Current resumes will be electronically sent to:  Emily Beeman, HR Director along with three professional references. A City of Tifton online application must be completed as well. For more information visit the City of Tifton’s job postings at Open until filled.


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