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Special Projects Coordinator for Community Development

Powder Springs

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Position Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Job Title:                    Special Projects Coordinator for Community Development

Department:              Community Development

Pay Grade:                 112

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt                                   Salary Range: $47,826.61 – 74,131.24


This position is responsible for assisting personnel within the Community Development Department with implementation of functions of department, including code enforcement, land development, building permitting, business licensing, planning, zoning, economic development, GIS, stormwater compliance, and floodplain management. The position reports to the Community Development Director, is substantive and professional, and is not administrative or clerical although administrative tasks are required as they are of all employees.


  • Assists the department with processing applications for zoning, permitting, and licensing.
  • Assists with comprehensive plan updates, implementation of short-term work program, helping prepare or revise development regulations; and implementing special projects.
  • Helps to ensure that projects are moving through their processes, helps with plan review and consultant review; helps with invoice review and approval.
  • Assists the department staff or the grant writer with preparation of grant applications.
  • Helps with processing of business licensing.
  • Assists in the administrative needs for code enforcement actions.
  • Runs reports in city software systems.
  • Conducts research as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree; Related experience a plus. Master’s degree in relevant field a plus.  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred. Must have the ability to obtain American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification within shortest time frame applicable to experience and education level at date of hire.  For new hires, within one year of employment, prepare to test and scheduled for the AICP exam and register for the certification program.  Within 18 to 24 months, test and earn the AICP Candidate designation. Within 36 months, submit education, employment, and experience to meet the AICP professional planning practice requirements and achieve AICP certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of comprehensive and current planning principles, policies, procedures, techniques, and their implications.
  • Knowledge of local and state ordinances and laws and Uniform Development Code (UDC).
  • Knowledge of development regulations concerning land use and environmental matters.
  • Knowledge of demographic research techniques.
  • Knowledge of code enforcement processes.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment.
  • Skill in dealing with the public.
  • 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 and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, city personnel, developers, and the public.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public.



The work is sedentary work. The employee is occasionally required to exert a light amount of force. Work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk. This position occasionally requires time out in the field, which may require balancing, climbing, or stooping.


Work is typically performed in an office environment.

                        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 visit 1114 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs, GA 30127 8:30am-4:00pm M-F to receive an application.


Please submit letter of interest and resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director City of Powder Springs

P.O. Box 46 Powder Springs, GA 30127

Closing Date: 6/24/2024

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