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Process Planner


Listing Summary

The City of Woodstock, Georgia is seeking a Process Planner. This full-time position performs professional and technical support in the Planning Division of the Community Development Department by processing public hearing applications; updating social media platforms; completing plan review and site inspections; processing business licenses, sign permits, and sign waivers; and assisting on special projects and ordinance revisions. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operates as support staff to assigned management; executes a wide array of responsibilities.
  • Receives and processes public hearing applications from applicants; creates case files; sends notices; and completes the case file checklist.
  • Handles public notification associated with public hearing applications including the posting of signs and legal ads as required by local ordinance and state law.
  • Completes plan reviews as assigned including, but not limited to, site plans, house plans, final plats, architectural reviews, etc.; uses applicable local, state, and federal codes, zoning conditions, etc.; issues comments; and performs related follow-up correspondence.
  • Coordinates with other department staff.
  • Updates planning and zoning website, related apps, and social media platforms.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring all deadlines for department deliverables.
  • Performs field site inspections to ensure that sites are constructed according to the approved plans and to discover constructability issues with developments in the City of Woodstock; ensures compliance with approved plans and adopted codes as well as zoning conditions; and follows up with developers and builders through correspondence.
  • Completes planning and zoning research in support of department deliverables; researches ordinances in similar jurisdictions; drafts revised ordinances; presents to Mayor and City Council, and implements ordinance including educating the public.
  • Completes special studies.
  • Completes ordinance updates and drafts resolutions. 
  • Completes necessary preparation activities for agenda items before the Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Processes occupation tax and business license applications.
  • Reviews sign permit applications and performs related inspections; manages administrative variance cases; uses sign ordinance for all district to determine size, number, materials, and form of various signage; and creates a case file and use sign criteria questions to determine hardships present that could call to recommend permitting a non-conforming sign and presents findings to Planning Commission and Mayor and Council.
  • Coordinates projects with developers and consultants as well as with other City departments.
  • Responds to questions from the public, citizens, and elected officials; explains application procedures for rezoning/special land use permit requests; and assists citizens with inquiries regarding available data sources, ordinances, City maps, status of current and proposed projects, various elements of comprehensive plan, City/county boundaries, service delivery zones, and functions of the Department.
  • Evaluates requests and proposals for compliance with zoning district requirements; evaluates prospects for rezoning sites using zoning maps, City land-use plan, zoning laws, and regulations.
  • Creates weekly "Hot Sheet" and quarterly and annual reports; uses department zoning, building, and development services data to update Planning Commission and Mayor and City Council on housing statistics, permitting, plan review, and public hearing cases on a weekly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Attends meetings including evening meetings as requested.
  • Prepares and handles resolution forms, zoning certifications, and general correspondence.
  • Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in local government planning. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field; two (2) years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  A master’s degree in planning is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:

Requires a valid State of Georgia driver’s license or ability to obtain one within one (1) week of employment. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of urban and regional/community planning.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of downtown development and business/economic development.
  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical research methods.
  • Knowledge of City of Woodstock and Cherokee County zoning ordinances, development regulations, and land use policies.
  • Knowledge of local government operations with particular reference to City administration, public/private finance, and economics.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting zoning maps and site plans.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying zoning and development regulations.
  • Skill in basic mathematics.
  • Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.
  • Skill in use of personal computer and computer software related to this position.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other City employees, business owners/operators, City officials, agencies, groups, and individuals associated with planning issues. 
  • Ability to process information, applications, and forms requiring accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ability to prepare accurate, clear, and concise documents.
  • Ability to develop informative brochures and information packages.
  • Ability to understand complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Ability to drive and operate City’s assigned vehicle in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data; present information, ideas, and recommendations clearly and succinctly in written and oral form; and make presentations to large and small groups.

More information can be found at the City of Woodstock’s web site:

The City of Woodstock provides a competitive benefits and compensation package to eligible employees including paid time off, health, dental, vision, and employer-paid long-term disability as well as life insurance; and an employer-paid pension plan and 457 tax deferred savings plan w/employer match.

Starting Base Pay Rate: $45,832.58 annually and based on experience and qualifications.

*Position posted until filled.

All interested applicants must submit a completed online application. Apply at

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