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Planning Supervisor


Listing Summary

Salary : $54,900.00 - $90,586.00 Annually DOQ

Position Information

The purpose of this classification is to supervise and conduct reviews of residential plans related to architectural design to ensure compliance of proposed plans with applicable codes, ordinances and conditions.

Job Summary

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts interviews and selects new employees; and responds to and resolves employee problems and customer complaints.
Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; ensures that plan reviews are completed in a timely manner according to department standards; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; develops work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; and reviews/approves time sheets and leave requests.
Ensures staff compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Supervise the residential plan review staff, oversees residential plan review for compliance with County codes, ordinances and zoning conditions.
Interprets, applies, and enforces County codes, ordinances, regulations pertaining to architectural design requirements, zoning conditions, and other applicable federal, state and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures.
Organize and conduct meetings with customers, architects, builders, contractors, property owners, and the public to assist with the plan review process.
Performs field inspections as required to review construction of architectural design requirements, zoning conditions and related requirements in relation to plans/specifications.
Conducts review of plans, architectural renderings and related documents to verify compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and zoning conditions.
Identifies noncompliance issues and corrections required for plans to achieve compliance with codes; ensures necessary corrections are made to plans and meet compliance prior to issuance of permits.
Provides information and technical assistance concerning residential architectural plan review activities, code requirements, code interpretation, code compliance, and related issues; assists the public in preparing applications for plan review submittal; discusses status of plan reviews, problem areas, and changes/needed corrections with property owners, builders developers, contractors, and architects; recommends solutions to problems; responds to questions or complaints, research problems, and initiates problem resolution; provides information and technical expertise to other staff members.
Prepares and maintains records of plan review activities; enters data into computer; calculates and records pertinent information into computer system.
Monitors status of problem requests; performs follow-up on projects as needed.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, plan review submittal forms, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, building plans, site plans, complaints, architectural drawings, plan revisions, blueprints, photographs, product information, ordinances, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs.
Operates a variety of equipment and tools associated with work activities, which may include a motor vehicle, calculator, and general office equipment, camera, engineering scale, or measuring devices.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, County officials, inspectors, property owners, contractors, architects, engineers, utility companies, local/state/federal agencies, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Attends and conducts various meetings as needed.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable codes, regulations, and standards; reviews new codes and changes to existing codes; maintains an awareness of new methods, materials, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends seminars, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.
This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.
Assists the public with various issues.
Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed. Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Architecture or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training involving urban planning, architecture, local/regional land use, zoning, land development plan review, site plan review, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.  

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