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Zoning Coordinator

Powder Springs

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Employment Opportunity

City of Powder Springs


Job Title:  Planning & Zoning Coordinator         Community Development Department

FLSA: NE                                                             Range: $22.15/hour - $34.33/hour


Job Summary:  This multi-faceted position administers zoning and subdivision regulations, the primary tools used by the City to guide City objectives to accomplish stated goals;; and coordinates and administers the land development process. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Community Development Director or designee.


Major Duties:

  • Administers City zoning ordinances.
  • Prepares amendments to UDC; updates UDC; receives and processes public inquiries concerning UDC.
  • As directed, conducts site visits for construction areas.
  • Maintains official files relating to zoning administration and ordinances.
  • Coordinates with Code Enforcement Officers and Licenses & Permits Coordinators on City zoning administration issues.
  • Completes all development plan reviews.
  • Serves as staff member for the Planning & Zoning Commission; attends meetings and public hearings; coordinates preparation of staff reports on proposed actions; submits meeting minutes; coordinates notice and posting requirements.
  • Processes applications for zoning proposals; reviews plats and plans against zoning stipulations on conditions applicable to sites; conducts site visits.
  • Coordinates zoning verification and certification; determines proper zoning classification; reviews zoning files to determine applicable stipulations.
  • Administers annexation applications; processes applications for completeness and consistency with governing regulations; coordinates with other City departments regarding provision of services for annexed properties
  • Performs other related duties as required.



Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Knowledge of local and state ordinances and laws and Unified Development Code (UDC).
  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of intergovernmental agreements and provisions.
  • Knowledge of geography of City.
  • Knowledge of procedures for site plan, preliminary plat and final plat review and approval.
  • Knowledge of general design requirements and review procedures; knowledge of historic property design guidelines.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment.

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  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to prepare reports, plans, and studies and to accurately interpret ordinances and codes.
  • Ability to research public records, interpret and apply information appropriately.
  • Ability to handle multiple interruptions, adjustments to priorities throughout the day
  • Ability to analyze and diagnose problems as well as research and interpret codes,

regulations, standards, plans and specs, legal descriptions, and various governmental documents.

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret complex, technical information.
  • Knowledge of development regulations concerning land use and environmental matters.

Supervisory Controls:  Work is assigned by the Planning/Community Development Director or designee according to department and City goals.  The Director  or designee has direct supervision of this position.  Work is spot-checked while it is being done and after it is completed to check for accuracy.


Guidelines:  Guidelines include land use laws, Georgia Planning Act, Zoning Procedures law, state and federal regulations, intergovernmental agreements, subdivision regulations,

development standards and regulations; City codes and ordinances and UDC.  These guidelines are somewhat general, but most are specific, requiring minimal judgment in application.


Complexity: The position consists of varied analytical and technical tasks.


Scope and Effect:  The purpose of this position is to administer zoning and subdivision regulations for existing and future development in the City to meet the City’s goals and objectives for growth management; coordinate and administer the development plan review process;


Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with the general public, property owners, business owners, real estate developers, attorneys, architects, engineers, elected officials, and City, county, state and federal officials.



Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems and provides services.


Physical Demands:  The employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel or reach.  Work requires some lifting up to 25 pounds. 


Work Environment:  The work is typically performed in an office, but this position may require outdoor meetings and assessments at project sites.


Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  None.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field;  two years of experience in local government planning or related area, zoning, and plan review; equivalent combination of education and experience.






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The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.  Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at or you may visit Powder Springs City Hall at 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127 to request an application.


Submit completed application to:

City of Powder Springs,

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

P. O. BOX 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127


Open Until Filled

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