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Planner II

City of South Fulton

Posted: Nov. 2, 2018

End Date: Nov. 17, 2018

City of South Fulton, Georgia
Classification Specification
Min $43,589        Mid $54,413        Max $65,237
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform duties related to conducting specialized planning activities. Responsibilities include conducting analytical and statistical studies to determine the impact of proposed development on the public. This classification performs diverse planning assignments under limited supervision; may provide lead direction to assigned staff in addition to playing a lead role in interdepartmental teams and planning projects. 

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs specialized planning activities in various areas, such as comprehensive planning, transportation, land use, and recreational planning.
Provides technical assistance to public and private organizations/individuals: reviews program applications and recommends appropriate actions; verifies that proposed sites or business locations are located within City's jurisdiction or redirects to correct government entity; identifies current applicable regulations and approved conditions controlling the site; assists with program specific documentation; and plans, develops, and participates in planning projects.
Researches and evaluates project data; oversees and prepares plans, designs, specifications, and project budgets; reviews site plans for compliance with the conditions of zoning, building setback and subdivision regulations for issuance of construction permits; review plans for compliance with sign regulations; communicates with other City departments for comments about proposed uses; and issues signs and administrative permits.
Develops and updates various City databases, such as maps and infrastructure; Performs administrative functions in support Board of Zoning Appeals and the Community Zoning Board: notifies Board members of scheduled meetings and briefings; prepares and provides agendas, voting forms for petitions and minutes of previous hearing; records meeting attendance and voting actions; transcribes minutes and creates official meeting reports; and prepares payment vouchers for members; Serves as a staff planner to appointed committees, advisory boards, and commissions; Prepares and analyzes comprehensive rezoning and use permit recommendation plans.
Intakes and processes infrastructure surety bonds in accordance with City of South Fulton regulations and Departmental standard operating procedures: maintains files and database for development projects with bonds; ensures that bonds are in good standing; ensures that required infrastructure is built as approved and per required standards prior to release of bonds;  redeems bonds as appropriate, per the terms; and coordinates with surety companies, banks, principles and developers and the City Attorney's Office.  
Assists in preparing grant proposals and funding recommendations; Schedules and participates in public meetings and hearings.

Additional Functions:
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in planning, architecture or a related field required; supplemented by one year of experience in a planning related discipline; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Valid driver’s license required.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.