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The City of Norcross is looking for a full-time Planner. This position is responsible for providing professional planning support for the Community Development Department. The purpose of this position is to provide Planning services to the Community Development Department. This position will be responsible for providing support for City Boards and Commissions and events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Composes and types a variety of correspondence, forms, reports and records.
  • Responds to requests from developers, contractors, real estate personnel, attorneys and the general public regarding city zoning, land use, and development codes.
  • Receives, directs and resolves requests, inquiries and complaints from the public.
  • Prepares staff reports as needed and assigned; accepts and processes applications; and prepares agendas and minutes, public notices, letters, signs and legal ads and may perform zoning inspections for Certificates of Occupancy/Completion as needed.
  • Responds to questions about the City’s Sustainability Plan and Sustainability Projects
  • Prepares information for public hearings and board meetings.
  • Attends public (evening) meetings.
  • GIS skills and capabilities are required.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public in the administration of specific zoning/planning program areas or ordinances, including information input and map development
  • Prepares public notices or property owner verifications where necessary.
  • Prepares maps, charts, and tables
  • Attends public meetings and events, assisting other development staff as appropriate.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of projects.
  • Responds to Open Records Requests; researches and writes zoning verification letters.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish language.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • One to five years of experience in GIS, planning, zoning and sustainability initiatives. AICP track candidate is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Any other duties as assigned by management.

Scope and Impact:

Job has recurring work situations involving some degree of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. Incumbent operates independently however collaboration is encouraged. Content of work priorities are determined by supervision.

Communications/Customer Contact:

Contacts are typically with co-workers, department heads, other city employees, other governmental entities, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, consultants, attorneys, real estate personnel, vendors, board members and the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services and direct public to appropriate resources.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of city and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of city codes and building codes.
  • Knowledge of permit process.
  • Knowledge of Sustainability and Historic Preservation efforts.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping practices.
  • Knowledge of the geographic boundaries of the city.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, procedures and maintenance.
  • Skill in maintaining records and compiling records.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.
  • Skill in communicating with the public.

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear clearly.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

Job Type: Full-time

Starting Salary $42,532.71 (minimum) up to $55,292.53 (midpoint) based upon qualifications/experience.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and updated resume to;

EOE/DFW; no phone calls, please

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