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Assistant Planner/ Planner I

City of Cartersville

Posted: May. 4, 2018

End Date: May. 20, 2018

Job Summary:  Assist with daily planning department tasks and with the management and coordination of the City’s land use planning activities including short range and comprehensive plan implementation, historic preservation, zoning and annexation.  This position reports to the City Planner.
Major Duties: 
  • Assists in the review of development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations.
  • Conducts reviews of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, sign permits, variance requests, and re-zonings while coordinating with staff and communicating with developers, to ensure compliance with City's development regulations and zoning codes and policies.
  • Consult with citizens, department heads, and other officials of municipal, county, state, and federal governments in order to assist in the coordination of all phases of planning.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan in accordance with state law and guidelines in an effort to facilitate the development of an effective comprehensive plan that is coordinated across governmental boundaries.
  • Perform other current and long-range planning activities regarding growth management, transportation planning, zoning, annexation, etc, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local land use and zoning laws.
  • Conducts research in specific or general project areas.  Tasks may include writing and presenting formal and technical reports, working papers, and other correspondence.
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates.
  • Writes or assists in writing a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
  • Provide assistance in development of annual departmental operating budgets, operating programs and work schedules necessary to implement planning & development objectives.
  • Interprets and applies applicable state, county, city codes, ordinances and regulations as directed.
  • Attend all assigned regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Represent the City on various boards, commissions, and special task forces
  • Attend meetings, workshops and conferences pertaining to Planning and development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Required: 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of urban, regional, and community planning.
  • Knowledge of governmental regulatory codes and guidelines pertaining to planning, zoning and development related activities. Knowledge of City regulations, ordinances and policies
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with government officials, City employees, the general public, citizens, developers, business leaders and others.
  • Knowledge of basic techniques of residential and commercial development and construction management.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection
  • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
  • Knowledge of community civic organizations and available resources.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.        
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include MS Office, Internet, and GIS
  • Ability to administer programs and projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, or related field from an accredited college/university
    • 1-3 years of municipal/governmental planning experience (preferred).
  •  General knowledge of planning and development principles, as well as basic knowledge of local government administration procedures, real estate practices, economic and community development practices.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Those interested in applying for this position should email a letter of interest/resume to the Human Resource Department by May 20, 2018. HR@cityofcartersville.org or visit the website below.