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Department: PLANNING & ZONING
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $47,407.35 - $63,525.85 Apply Now
The City of Forest Park is a diverse and growing community located approximately 10 miles south of Atlanta with a population of nearly 20,000 residents in Clayton County, Georgia, and 5 miles east of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Forest Park has many flourishing small, medium, and large businesses, and is home to Gillem Logistics Center (formerly Ft. Gillem) that is a bustling clean, warehouse distribution district with companies such as Amazon, Kroger, HD Supply, and other companies that deliver and provide goods and services to a large customer base throughout Metro-Atlanta and the Southeast. BlueStar Studios recently announced plans for a 53-acre production campus in Forest Park at Gillem Logistics Center that will house sound stages for traditional and virtual production. The City of Forest Park is also preparing to embark on the update of its Comprehensive Plan. We are looking for a creative, talented, professional planner interested in improving the quality of life for city residents and businesses through good planning, community engagement and problem solving.
The purpose of this job is to research and prepare information related to planning functions within the Planning & Community Development Department. Candidates should be a team player with the ability to work independently on assigned projects. As part of a team the position will coordinate activities for planning studies, review and prepare data related to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing site development plans, reviewing minor subdivision plats, administering development-related ordinances and regulations, assisting, and directing developers and individuals, approving zoning related permits, and performing additional tasks as assigned. Serves as technical advisor and provides staff support to the Planning Commission and the Architecture Design Review Board. Reports directly to the Director of Planning & Community Development.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATI ONS
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving urban planning, local/regional land use, zoning, land development plan review, site plan review, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
Candidates should enjoy working in a creative, learning environment, have the ability to meet deadlines, be able to adjust to changes as needed, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Skills in GIS and other planning tool platforms, as well as attention to details are a plus. The candidate should possess the ability to attend meetings and other events in the absence of the Director as required. Ability to accept open and responsive direction from management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The work is sedentary which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Work is performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.