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Regional Rural Planner

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission

Posted: Oct. 4, 2018

End Date: Dec. 31, 2018


This is a mid-level position in the field of comprehensive planning and related activities. Employee in this position, will, under a moderate level of supervision perform a wide range of activities including the development of local and regional Comprehensive Plans, Solid Waste Management Plans, Land Use Plans, Zoning Ordinances, Zoning maps, Subdivision Regulations, and development and Capital Improvement Programs. Employee will also be expected to develop and write grant applications. Employee will be in training to provide technical assistance to local Planning Commissions involving rezoning, subdivision development and other land use issues. Performs any other duties as assigned. Reports to the Planning Director.

Must have strong analytical skills, ability to resolve problems from a practical standpoint, excellent verbal and oral communication skills and ability to relate well to staff and local governmental officials and the public. Must be able to organize, develop, analyze and otherwise reduce large amounts of data and concepts and ideas into clear, concise reports, plans or documents. Must possess sufficient expertise with computers and word processing to effectively accomplish the duties assigned. Must be able to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. Must have the ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines. Must have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration, Transportation or closely related field. (Individual open positions will vary in terms of the most appropriate degree depending on the particular type work load of the organization). AICP Certification is preferred.   Must have at least three to four year’s planning experience. Must be willing to attend meetings outside of normal work hours. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s license.