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The Planning and Economic Development Division Director provides strategic leadership and direction to the Division’s multiple sections including Community Planning and Outreach, Economic Development, and Long-Range Planning. This newly created Division manages major economic development initiatives, supports small businesses, maintains Gwinnett’s 2040 Unified Plan, creates, and implements master plans, and provides support to the County’s existing neighborhoods through community-based planning and outreach efforts. This position provides direction by overseeing and leading strategic planning and economic development initiatives, collaborating with various stakeholders, including government officials, community members, and other relevant organizations, ensuring the efficient and sustainable growth and development through the implementation of comprehensive planning strategies and policies as well as fostering economic growth, attracting businesses, and creating job opportunities.
Public Speaking Duties
Public engagement activities such as community meetings and workshops.
Present planning reports, studies, and recommendations to government officials and community members.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development or a closely related field
Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above
Master's degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development or a related field
Four years experience as a manager
Proven experience in a leadership role within the planning field, preferably in a local government setting
Strong knowledge of urban planning principles, practices, and regulations
Strong knowledge of economic development principles, strategies, and best practices
Familiarity with local government operations and policies