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Job Title: Planner
Reports to: Planning and Economic Development Director
Department: Community and Economic Development Department
Work Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm weekdays generally; will require a minimum of three evening meetings per month and some weekends.
Annual Salary Range: $50,482 - $82,763 DOQ.
(This position is Exempt, and includes paid holidays and optional medical, dental, and vision benefits.)
Purpose of Work:
This is a professional planning position with the City of Decatur’s Community and Economic Development Department (CED). This position is responsible for the review of plans and development proposals, creation and presentation of reports, field inspections and assessments, interpreting and applying a variety of codes and ordinances, assists with updates and maintenance of the Comprehensive plan, identifies issues and suggests solutions achieved through community planning, promotes economic and community development, develops project budgets and administers the bidding process, serves as a liaison to the Planning Commission and similar boards, and develops local plans and coordinates on regional planning efforts.
Specific Job Duties:
This position requires technical knowledge in the fields of zoning, land use planning, and community design. This position will primarily play a role in areas of long-range planning, policy development and implementation, and will play a pivotal role on the city’s interdepartmental planning team. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with residents, city staff and the development community. Specifically the successful applicant:
Must be able to sit and stand for varying periods of time. Must be able to see, hear, speak, write, and operate office equipment such as phones, computers, fax machine, copy machine, radios, etc. Must be able to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 30lbs
This job description includes the major duties and responsibilities of the job and is not to be construed as all-inclusive. The duties listed here are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
How to Apply: Please submit your application by 5:00 PM, Monday, February 23, 2023 for assured consideration. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023. Interested persons should submit a one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and a resume. All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.decaturga.com/jobs.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Decatur is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.