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Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development

City of East Point

Listing Summary

This position, under the administrative direction of the Director of Planning and Zoning, is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing operations related to planning, development, zoning and enforcement issues within the Department and acts as the Director in his/her absence.

Major Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and monitors overall operation of assigned areas;
  • Assists in the development of the long range planning program with goals, objectives, implementation measures and alternatives, public information and participation systems;
  • Delivers oral and written presentations at public hearings and meetings; prepares information and reports for agencies and organizations with summary of issues and alternatives;
  • Assists the Director on a regular basis with financial and budgetary matters;
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates employees; advises staff on technically difficult projects or interpretation and application of laws, policies, procedures and regulations; interviews and recommends applicants for vacant positions; 
  • Designs, implements and coordinates seminars, makes presentations at technical forums, serves on panels and performs other public speaking responsibilities as needed;
  • Assists and advises Director and Planning Commission regarding planning and development issues;
  • Serves as a technical resource to other departments, agencies and individuals including citizens, engineers, consultants, builders, developers and construction professionals;
  • Coordinates local area planning and redevelopment studies, as well as updates to the Comprehensive Plan;
  • Reviews and processes plans for all development activity to ensure zoning compliance;
  • Provides detailed land use and impact studies as well as other technical analyses including Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Interprets and advises customers and the general public on development activities and interpretation of relevant codes, ordinances and regulations; 
  • Serves as liaison between county, regional, state and other local government planning contacts;
  • Performs duties of Director in his/her absence;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited college or university; Master's degree preferred; five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, zoning and development review with one (1) year in a management or supervisory role; American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification preferred, and can be substituted with relevant experience; knowledge of SmartGrowth Principles, Urban and Comprehensive planning process; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience a plus; must possess valid State of Georgia driver’s license; equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

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