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Planner II

Gwinnett County


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SALARY
$57,685.00 - $95,181.00 Annually


THE POSITION: Planner II
Gwinnett County, historically one of America’s fastest-growing counties, and now one of the nation’s most diverse is looking to hire a Planner II for our Planning and Development Department. Gwinnett County combines the best of big-city and suburban living and is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. With a 2019estimated population of 936,250 residents and an anticipated 2040 population of more than 1.3 million, GwinnettCounty is currently the second largest county in the state. Key planning-related priorities from the County’s 2040Unified Plan include redevelopment and revitalization, alternative modes of transportation, creating activity centers of 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.
The available Planner II position is within the Department’s Planning Division which manages current planning, long-range planning, and planning data services for the County. Long-range planning activities include master planning, community education, and other special projects. Current planning activities include zoning administration, maintaining the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), supporting the Planning Commission, and related tasks. Planning data services activities include creating and maintaining GIS data, producing maps, and other special projects. This position reports to the Planning Manager and is responsible for the following job duties:
Serves as backup point of contact to Planner I for customer service needs;
Prepares staff case reports for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, and Board of commissioners;
Presents Variance cases to the Zoning Board of Appeals;
Processes Annexation requests;
Reviews and processes Administrative Variance requests;
Represents the Department at Atlanta Regional Commission and Community Improvement District (CID)meetings and events;
Communicates with other County Departments and outside agencies;
Attends meetings with residents, developers, design professionals, and others;
Attends Planning Commission and Board of Commissioner public hearings;
Completes site visits for zoning-related applications;
Completes other special projects including master planning, research, and analysis of planning and zoning-related topics; community engagement and education and others; and
Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, or related field; and
Two years of planning experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as listed above.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree in Planning, or related field; and
Three years of planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as listed above;
professional level GIS experience;
Experience working in a city or county planning department; and
AICP Certification or desire to pursue certification.

SALARY
$57,685.00 - $95,181.00 Annually


THE POSITION
Gwinnett County, historically one of America’s fastest-growing counties, and now one of the nation’s most diverse is looking to hire a Planner II for our Planning and Development Department. Gwinnett County combines the best of big-city and suburban living and is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. With a 2019estimated population of 936,250 residents and an anticipated 2040 population of more than 1.3 million, GwinnettCounty is currently the second largest county in the state. Key planning-related priorities from the County’s 2040Unified 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.
The available Planner II position is within the Department’s Planning Division which manages current planning, long-range planning, and planning data services for the County. Long-range planning activities include master planning, community education, and other special projects. Current planning activities include zoning administration, maintaining the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), supporting the Planning Commission, and related tasks. Planning data services activities include creating and maintaining GIS data, producing maps, and other special projects. This position reports to the Planning Manager and is responsible for the following job duties:
Serves as backup point of contact to Planner I for customer service needs;
Prepares staff case reports for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, and Board of commissioners;
Presents Variance cases to the Zoning Board of Appeals;
Processes Annexation requests;
Reviews and processes Administrative Variance requests;
Represents the Department at Atlanta Regional Commission and Community Improvement District (CID)meetings and events;
Communicates with other County Departments and outside agencies;
Attends meetings with residents, developers, design professionals, and others;
Attends Planning Commission and Board of Commissioner public hearings;
Completes site visits for zoning-related applications;
Completes other special projects including master planning, research, and analysis of planning and zoning-related topics; community engagement and education and others; and
Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, or related field; and
Two years of planning experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as listed above.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree in Planning, or related field; and
Three years of planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as listed above;
professional level GIS experience;
Experience working in a city or county planning department; and
AICP Certification or desire to pursue certification.

 

Listing ends on:

9/30/2022