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Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking a Principal Planner/Zoning Administrator, that will review and process applications for zoning changes, special exception uses, variances and subdivision plats. Prepare staff reports; serve as Secretary for the Planning Advisory Commission. Review and interpret overlay and special zoning guidelines, answer zoning inquiries. Provides assistance to other staff regarding zoning and land development. Research and draft ordinance amendments and development of a new comprehensive plan. Meet with citizens, developers, design professionals and city staff; conduct presentations to the various boards and the City Council. Improve operations and work processes to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service. Performs other related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to zoning and subdivision administration. Knowledge of the zoning and subdivision processes. Skill in effective communication, both orally and in writing. Skill in leadership. Ability to prepare and present reports. Ability to prepare and write zoning and/or planning ordinances.


Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, or a related field is required. Master's Degree is preferred. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. 


The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary for this position is $ 52,425.67 Annually


Benefits include the following:


Low-cost Medical Insurance                                                                                       Retirement Plan
Dental Programs                                                        
Supplemental Life Insurance                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

Prescription Drug Card

Retirement Plan

Life Insurance Plans

Deferred Compensation Plans

Vacation Leave

11 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program


How To Apply:


Candidates will be evaluated throughout the recruiting period.


Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Reather Hollowell

Director of Human Resources
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-225-3631



An Equal Opportunity Employer


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