Employment Opportunities  >>  Community & Economic Development, Planning

Planner II

The City of Sandy Springs

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018

End Date: Oct. 9, 2018


Requires professional planning work of moderate complexity. It is characterized by specialized knowledge of the planning field. The Planner II is expected to possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as comprehensive planning, housing or transportation. The Planner II works under limited supervision.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Planner II include:
  • Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations
  • Reviews various development applications including plats, permits and site plans for compliance with the Development Code
  • Handles petitions for zoning changes such as rezoning’s and conditional use permits
  • Assists with updates and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan, Development Code and Technical Manual
  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports and correspondence
  • Attends a substantial number of evening and weekend meetings

 Duties and Responsibilities Details

  • Provides with tact a variety of information to the public including conditions of zoning and land use regulations. Responds to Open Records Requests from time to time. Interacts regularly with elected officials
  • Discusses potential projects with applicants, including property owners, developers and design professionals. Explains filing procedures and analysis criteria.
  • Handle rezoning, variance and conditional use permit cases from submittal through decision. Solicits and compiles comments from other parties. Writes staff reports that include analysis of the proposal and recommendation. Presents findings at public meetings.
  • Researches land use and zoning issues and proposes text amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Development Code and Technical Manual. Coordinate proposed updates with colleagues in other divisions and departments. Present findings to elected officials and the public.
  • Demonstrates leadership by providing support to Planner Is and by identifying regulations in need of improvement.


  • Minimum of a bachelor degree with four years of experience in the planning profession.
  • Equivalent combination of training, education, and experience will be considered.
  • Experience with local government preferred.
  • Ability to read site plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision.
  • Familiarity with urban planning principles.
  • Valid Georgia motor vehicle operator’s license is required.


The position is a full-time position. Work hours will include evenings as necessary.

Salary and Benefits

The Collaborative offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Collaborative does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The firm will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Contact Information

Please send cover letter and resume to info@thecollaborative.com. No phone calls please.