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Planner I

City of Suwanee

Listing Summary

The City of Suwanee is looking for a Planner I.  The Planner I position is an entry level position with the Planning and Inspections Department.  This is a professional level position.  The position involves professional level duties and judgement.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of rezonings, ordinance amendments, special use permits, variances, waivers, and other proposals.
  • Develop or assist with the development of reports to be presented to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and/or City Council.
  • Reviews or assists in reviews of development proposals including preliminary plats, final plats, site plans, development plans, clearing plans, grading plans, house location plans, residential drainage plans, and other plans associated with land development and land subdivision.
  • Assists with Code Enforcement related to, but not limited to, property maintenance; the Buffer, Landscape, and Tree Protection Ordinance; and the Sign Ordinance.
  • Assist Code Enforcement Officer with more complex and chronic issues.
  • Assist the Planning Director with long range plan studies including updates to the comprehensive plan


A bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, or a related degree is required along with 1 to 2 years of experience.  A master’s degree may substitute for experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer programs and applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of GIS or willingness and ability to learn
  • Skills in technical writing
  • Skills in oral communications
  • Skills in problem solving
  • Skills in working on several project and issues simultaneously
  • Ability to meet with engineers, architects, planners, attorneys, business owners and developers
  • Ability to Interpret and apply complex ordinances.
  • Ability to develop recommendations for amendments to existing codes and prepare new ordinances as needed.
  • Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings / hearings.

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