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Gwinnett County, historically one of America’s fastest-growing counties, and now one of the nation’s most diverse is looking to hire a Planning Manager for our Planning and Development Department. Located approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, Gwinnett County combines the best of big-city and suburban living. With a 2019 estimated population of 936,250 residents and an anticipated 2040 population of more than 1.3 million, Gwinnett County is currently the second largest county in the state. Key planning-related priorities from the County’s 2040 Unified Plan include redevelopment and revitalization, alternative modes of transportation, creating activity centers and walkable/mixed use development, addressing traffic congestion on major facilities, and housing affordability. With a comprehensive housing study and a diagnostic report addressing barriers to missing middle housing underway, assessing current and future housing needs is a major priority of the Board of Commissioners.
The Gwinnett County Planning and Development Department includes three divisions: The Administrative Division; the Development Division; and the Planning Division. With approximately 120 employees the Department provides services related to planning, zoning, development, permits, licenses, inspections, and code enforcement. The mission of the Department is to promote and enhance the quality of life of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses of Gwinnett County. The Department accomplishes this mission through programs and services that encourage high quality development as well as maintenance and revitalization of existing neighborhoods.
This Planning Manager position is within the Planning Division which manages current planning, long-range planning, and planning data services for the County. Current planning activities include zoning administration, maintaining the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), supporting the Planning Commission, and related tasks. Long-range planning activities include master planning, community education, and other special projects. Planning data services activities include creating and maintaining Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, producing maps, and other special projects.
This position reports to the Planning Division Director and is responsible for the following job duties: