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Planner I (Community Development Manager) Planning and Zoning PZ/17 $45,000 - $55,000 JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for professional-level work in interpretation of zoning and development regulations; providing customer service to citizens, developers, and others; the review of plats and plans for compliance of city codes related to planning, zoning, subdivisions, and developments; and the development of planning documents. MAJOR DUTIES • Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations. • Assists in the preparation of planning documents to be submitted to local, state, and federal agencies or programs. • Assists in the review of moderately difficult development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations. • Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies. • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepares reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, occupancy rates, and other related information. • Assists in the evaluation of rezoning, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals. • Acts as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans. • Coordinates review of public and private development projects. • Provides information to the public regarding development regulations. • Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues. • Conducts field evaluations and assessments. • Attends evening and weekend meetings as required. • Other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning. • Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as transportation, land use, or affordable housing is desired. • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection. • Knowledge of effective writing techniques. • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations. • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS. Planner I, Planning and Zoning Page 2 SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The City Administrator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor reviews completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include City policies and procedures, County policies and procedures, and the Official Code of Georgia. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require interpretation when applied. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of professional-level planning duties. The variety of ordinances and the ability to interpret and utilize those policies properly increase the complexity of the occupation. • The purpose of this position is to ensure that all ordinances related to planning, zoning, subdivisions, and other developments, within the city are adhered to properly. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, local and state agencies, developers, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically for providing services; or to give or exchange information. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects. • The work is typically performed in an office, library, or computer room. • The employee will occasionally make site visits to developments. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study preferred. • At least one (1) year of related area experience preferred.p >