Employment Opportunities  >>  Community & Economic Development, Planning

Planner II

Gwinnett County Government

Posted: Apr. 27, 2018

End Date: May. 31, 2018

The salary grade for this position is C421.

The function of the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development is to promote and enhance the quality of life of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses of Gwinnett County.  The Department accomplishes its mission through programs and services that encourage high quality development as well as maintenance and revitalization of existing neighborhoods.  The Department consists of the Administration Division, the Planning Division, and the Development Division.

The Planner II position is assigned to the Planning Division. This position is responsible for performing lead activities while reviewing requests for rezoning to ensure compliance with County, state and federal ordinances and laws.

  • Serves as a lead to staff to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction.
  • Reviews and approves request for rezoning for compliance with applicable ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations and other engineering principles and approves permits when required.
  • Consults and assists contractors, engineers, attorneys, other government agencies, and the general public on interpreting ordinances, laws, rules and regulations, and resolves related problems.
  • Assists in researching and preparing reports based upon county growth, land requirements, and other planning issues.
  • Answers questions on the phone and via e-mail from the general public and the development community concerning development in the County.
  • Attends night meetings as required.
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or Planning;
  • Two years of planning experience;
or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job, such as those listed above.

  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-site Medical Wellness Center
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year 
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 day accrual per year
  • Sick leave: 13 day accrual per year
  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs 
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Funeral Leave 
  • Longevity Pay after 3 years (full-time status)
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Employee discount programs
  • Retirement Benefits include:
    • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
      * Employees can choose a contribution rate of 2.5%,5.0%, or 7.5%
      * Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
      • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
    • Deferred Compensation Plan
      * If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).