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Oconee County

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The purpose of this classification is to perform administrative/supervisory work functions associated with assisting in administering the Unified Development Code, Community Agenda, and other development-related ordinances. This position reports to the Planning Director.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Prepares staff reports and reviews for rezoning, special use approval, and variance requests for presentation to the Planning Commission, Development Review Committee, and the Board of Commissioners.

Serves as a liaison to developers, architects, engineers and others in answering questions.

Reads and interprets maps, plats, and site plans.

Compiles and/or monitors various administrative and statistical data pertaining to departmental operations; performs research as needed; makes applicable calculations; analyzes trends; prepares or generates reports; maintains records.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations per established procedures and within designated timeframes; distributes documentation or retains records as appropriate.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, preliminary plat reviews, plans, sketches, charts, calendars, or other documents.

Maintains and organizes system of all existing and new departmental files and records, both hard copy and electronically.

Copies and distributes forms, reports, correspondence, and other related materials.

Initiates/receives electronic transmission of documents.

Attends regularly scheduled and/or called public night meetings.

Conducts field visits.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections as appropriate; Utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, drawing, or other software programs.

Operates mapping and property data programs; assists the staff with site review and aerial mapping for presentations to the Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners.

Communicates with supervisor, commissioners, county officials, employees, other departments, developers, builders, architects, surveyors, planners, officials of other governments, property owners, the public, the media, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Reviews, processes and assists with sign permit application reviews.

Adheres to all county Safety Policies and Procedures.


Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree in Planning or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) to three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes planning or related field; 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.


Computer Skills: Requires basic to intermediate skills operating ArcMap, ArcGIS, ArcView or other similar ESRI mapping programs and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & Publisher)

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in an advisory and supervisory capacity.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion;  may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.


Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard, work station or public meetings.

Sensory Requirements:  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, depth, visual cues, and signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without routine exposure to adverse seasonal  environmental conditions. Some tasks require the ability to perform light and moderate fieldwork and tasks outdoors.

Oconee County, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


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