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Grants and Planning Specialist

Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

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(Announcement) June 2022

The NEGRC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position 
of Grants and Planning Specialist within its Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division. The 
Grants and Planning Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting in local and regional efforts 
related to community/economic development, planning, grant writing, and grant administration.

The ideal candidate will have experience and working knowledge in several areas of local‐government 
administration including: grant application development and grant administration, policy analysis, 
and local and regional planning practices. They will also have professional or educational 
experience in historic preservation, community development, downtown development, and/or financial 
management. This position requires an ability to perform research, prepare and assemble written 
documents, and assist in various forms of public engagement.

➢   Demonstrated research and analytical experience
➢   Strong written and oral communication skills
➢   Organizational and time‐management skills
➢   Ability to prepare and make public presentations in a variety of local government settings
➢   Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines
➢   Ability to work independently but also on project teams
➢   Effective in working directly with elected officials, local government staff, and community 
➢   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in History, English, City and/or 
Regional Planning, Political Science, or similar area of study

➢   Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, City and/or Regional Planning, Public Administration 
or Policy, or related field
➢   Grant writing and administration experience
➢   Educational or professional experience in historic preservation planning
➢   Familiarity with Georgia procurement requirements
➢   Professional or educational experience in Downtown development/community development
➢   One year of related work experience

This position reports to the NEGRC’s Director of Planning & Government Services. The range for 
starting, annual salary is $45,000‐$50,000 based on experience and qualifications. A competitive 
benefits  package is provided.

To Apply:
Send a complete resume and cover letter to: Joyce Okoth, PGS Program Assistant, at Applications can also be mailed to: NEGRC, Attn:  Joyce Okoth, PGS Program 
Assistant, 305 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30605‐2795.

Review of received resumes will begin on July 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 
No telephone inquiries will be accepted.

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