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Director of Planning and Community Development

Barrow County Board of Commissioners

Posted: May. 4, 2018

End Date: Jun. 1, 2018

Barrow County, Georgia, seeks a creative, experienced, and innovative Planning and Community Development Director with extensive planning experience and a proven track record of navigating complex planning and development issues.

As the 28th fastest growing county in Georgia with a population that has grown by 50 percent since 2000, Barrow County is a highly desirable community to live, work, and play!  With a land area of approximately 163 square miles, Barrow County is a fast-growing and dynamic county of 76,000 ideally located between Atlanta and Athens. The County offers superior, affordable housing, world-class entertainment and recreational opportunities, and educational excellence in its local schools. A high quality and pleasant pace of life within minutes of Atlanta's amenities make Barrow County and its cities – Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham and Winder – a desirable location for a professional career in local government.

Major Duties:
Under limited supervision, performs technical, administrative, supervisory, and professional work in directing and coordinating the activities of the Planning and Community Development Department. Work involves overseeing the day-to-day operation of the department with the goal of promoting and enhancing the quality of life for residents, visitors, property owners and businesses of Barrow County. Administers County ordinances and Federal and State laws as mandated. Advises Board of Commissioners on zoning and development issues and manages staff members. Reports to the County Manager.
Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban studies, public administration, or related field and six to nine years of experience in rural and urban planning at the local government level; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Prefer certifications from Georgia Planning Association, Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators, and American Planning Association or the ability to acquire any certifications necessary within the first year of employment.
Full Job Description Available in Human Resources (mthrasher@barrowga.org)

All positions are advertised on the Barrow County website @ www.barrowga.org 

Barrow County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.