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Planner I


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The City of Lilburn is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Planner I.

This position accommodates an entry level or intermediate planner to perform technical work reviewing a wide variety of land development and building plans and applications to confirm specifications for compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and all criteria related to permitting and construction.  Work is under the general direction of the Director of Planning and requires some independent judgment and discretion. 


 Major duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews a variety of land subdivision, land use and building and development plans and specifications for compliance with applicable zoning, building and development codes and ordinances.
  • Assists in the management of permitting processes and data for construction projects, including administration of plan intake, review comments, permit application completeness, issuance, site inspections, sureties and post construction performance measures.
  • Provides technical assistance on codes and ordinances to customers, office staff and inspectors in the field; 
  • Supports the City Planner and Director in noting trends and making recommendations for amending the zoning ordinance, permit process or regulations, and assists with updates to the land use plan, maps, and codes.
  •  Consults with citizens, department heads, and other officials of municipal, county, state, and federal agencies to coordinate phases of plan review, permitting, inspections and platting.
  • Responds to general requests for information regarding annexation; zoning cases, permits or plans (Open Record Requests)
  • Prepares summary data for periodic census surveys, zoning uploads to GIS, and other statistical information as requested.
  • Represents the City on various committees or special task forces relating to planning and zoning as needed.
  • Supports the business of Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in preparing for and attending meetings as needed.
  • Develops presentations to supervisors, boards, civic groups, homeowners’ associations and businesses.  Maintains data on proposed and active projects, new subdivisions and streets, downtown development programs and city plans and projects as requested.
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of the comprehensive master plan, including population, housing, land use and transportation trends and initiatives, and inventory of historic resources.
  • Manages office equipment and supplies, research special equipment or software or hardware to improve efficiencies within the department.
  • Coordinates activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Talking, hearing, and seeing. Sedentary work; Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping, pushing, pulling, fingering, and grasping. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental design, public administration or related field with GIS experience. One year of professional experience in planning, GIS, community development, construction permitting or related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.


Knowledge of municipal zoning and infrastructure, planning programs and permitting processes, general business development. Knowledge of general planning theories and principles. Knowledge of city ordinances, codes, or other applicable local, state or federal regulations relating to economic development. Knowledge of CDBG and other Georgia grant programs and their administrative requirements. Skill in communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Skill in analyzing problems and developing solutions. Skill in public speaking, interpersonal relations, public and community relations techniques, including negotiation and conflict resolution. Skill in operating basic office equipment, i.e., computer and applicable software. Ability to administer programs and projects in a timely and effective manner. Ability to collect, analyze and make recommendations about data. Ability to establish effective working relationships with other City employees, business owners, homeowners, civic organizations, commissions and the general public. Ability to process information, applications, documents and forms requiring accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail. Ability to research and organize a calendar of competitive grant applications and prepare outlines to evaluate criteria for funding. Ability to drive and operate a City vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.


The expected starting salary for this position will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision coverage. Life insurance and long-term disability benefits are paid by the City. The City participates in the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Employee Retirement Defined Contribution 401(a) program and a Deferred Compensation 457 (b) plan. Interested candidates may submit an application online at or download the employment application from the city website. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references with the application. Completed paper applications can be sent to: Department of Human Resources Attn: LaTasha Akers (Human Resources Director) 340 Main Street Lilburn, GA 30047 For questions please call (770) 638-2233 or email The City of Lilburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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