This position is responsible for the effective administration of the provisions of county zoning ordinances and policies and advises county
staff and external customers on matters relating to zoning and rezoning of property. Work is assigned by an administrative superior in terms of general instructions and is reviewed for the nature and propriety of the final results.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Administers the provisions of the county zoning ordinance including regulations for signs, subdivision regulations, and various zoning and land use codes.
- Prepares analysis and recommendations on requests for property rezoning and conducts site inspections as needed.
- Reviews commercial development plans, subdivision plats, final and revised final plans for approval or denial based upon applicable policies and ordinances.
- Represents the county in meetings with developers, engineers, citizens, community organizations and others regarding planning and zoning activities; attends after hour meetings as needed.
- Interviews applicants, researchers and processes zoning and variance requests.
- Assists with information for the annual review of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and proposed zoning code changes.
- Serves as an advisor on zoning issues to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Commissioners.
- Answers inquiries and provides written and verbal information to the general public on adopted zoning practices and policies.
- Works with various county and state agencies on special projects as needed.
- Prepares staff comments for Development of Regional Impact reviews.
- Ensures completion of legal provisions of rezoning and variance applications.
- Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.
- Knowledge of department and county policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of zoning and short and long-range planning.
- Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local zoning laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of the provisions of the county zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and property platting processes.
- Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
- Skill in compiling information and preparing reports.
- Skill in operating modern office equipment.
- Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.
- Ability to research and interpret maps, professional drawings and development standards.
- Ability to exercise judgment in dealing with complex factors.
- Ability to interpret vague or ambiguous zoning language.
- Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public and establish effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to perform work while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and stooping.
- Ability to occasionally lift light to moderately heavy objects.
- Ability to see, hear, and speak.
- Work is typically performed in an office with occasional field trips to work sites.
- 1) Associate’s degree in City Planning, Urban Planning or a related field.
- 2) Five (5) years experience directly related to zoning issues.
- 3) OR have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
- 4) Current and Valid State of Georgia driver’s license.
- 1) Bachelor’s degree in City Planning, Urban Planning or a related field.