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City Planner

City of Forest Park

Listing Summary

Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Details: Salary Range: $44,305.93 - $59,369.95


The purpose of this job is to research and prepare information related to planning functions within the Planning, Building, and Zoning Department.  Under limited supervision, performs various administrative and professional planning duties.  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing of site plans, reviewing minor subdivision plats, administering development-related ordinances and regulations, reviewing plans, assisting and directing developers, approving zoning related permits, and performing additional tasks as assigned. Serves as technical advisor to Planning Commission and the Architecture Design Review Board. Reports to the Director of Planning, Building and Zoning.


  • Participates in planning projects that range from routine to moderately difficult.
  • Prepares a variety of materials, reports, and documentation for public hearings, various meetings, and board presentation. Provides presentations and detailed reports on development proposals to City Council, Planning Commissions, Architectural Design Review Board, and the general public.
  • Collects statistical data and perform statistical research and comparative analyses; assist in development of planning improvement and modify proposed objectives accordingly.
  • Evaluates zoning, land use, and planning proposals to ensure compliance with municipal codes, ordinances, and regulatory standards. Provides information to the public regarding development regulations.
  • Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues.
  • Oversees the work of consultants and interns.
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving urban planning, 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.

Special  Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills,  and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the planning process.
  • Skill in researching, analyzing, and summarizing planning data. 
  • Skill in making presentations of ideas and recommendations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement within established guidelines and supervisory direction.
  • Ability to work efficiently and tactfully with dissatisfied citizens and others.
  • Ability to interpret maps, site and building plans specifications.
  • Ability to perform routine to moderately difficult assignments under decreasing degrees of supervision and direction. 


The work is sedentary which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the  human body.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.


Work is performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

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