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County Planner

Troup County

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Position: County Planner
Department: Community Development
Salary: Depending on Qualifications
Under general supervision and instruction this position performs professional planning duties.

Baccalaureate Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; Master's Degree preferred
Must have a current valid driver's license
Must have 3-5 years experience in related field; must have budgeting experience
Knowledge of land use planning principles
Knowledge of smart growth initiative and economic development principles
Knowledge of planning and zoning laws and procedures
Knowledge of the zoning ordinance development and review processes
Knowledge of comprehensive planning principles
Knowledge of county and department policies and procedure
Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
Skill in maintaining files and records
Skill in reading and interpreting maps
Skill in the interpretation of codes and ordinances
Skill in budgeting process and budget management
Skill in oral and written communication; skill in public relations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs long-range planning, including preparing and updating comprehensive plans
Conducts studies and develops housing, transportation, economic development and other plans
Implements activities in the comprehensive plan
Processes new and amended ordinances related to planning, environmental protection, zoning, and subdivision regulations
Coordinates and prepares necessary reports for annexation and de-annexation requests
Prepares population estimates and other demographic reports including Census updates
Coordinates the development review process for rezoning requests, special use permits, variances and subdivision plat
reviews, etc.; prepares related staff reports
Provides administrative support to the Board of Zoning Appeals Planning Commission; prepares agenda and agenda packets;
records meeting minutes
Responds to questions for developers and the general people concerning the development process
Organizes and prepares Troup County’s response to DRI requests
Coordinates and prepares all necessary Planning and Zoning compliance items per DCA requirements (CIE, Comp. Plan, etc.)
Keep up to date with all Planning and Zoning trends and legal changes
Attends meetings and presents agenda items to the Board of Zoning Appeals Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners
Reviews minor subdivision plats for administrative approval
Prepares the Planning and Zoning Budget
Updates zoning maps
Prepares grant applications
Prepares public notifications as required
Performs all other related duties as assigned
Employment Applications will be accepted Until Filled on Troup County's website @

Job #: 05212021 County Planner

Troup County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - A Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace

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