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Planner I - Community Development Department

City of Locust Grove - Community Development

Posted: Jun. 14, 2019

End Date: Jul. 31, 2019

The City of Locust Grove seeks qualified applicants for the position of Planner I. This Position will perform professional planning and community development tasks by processing applications, building permits, and business license requests while monitoring zoning ordinance and code compliance. Attends a variety of meetings to present information and provide professional recommendations concerning various planning issues. 

Planner will work on a variety of projects incuding large-scale zoning amendments, updates to the Comprehensive Plan, and revisions to the existing zoning code. 

The City of Locust Grove is located approximately 35 miles SE of downtown Atlanta along I-75 between Atlanta and Macon and is currently experiencing growth at 7% to 10% annually. This provides plenty of opportunity for gaining more experience in a fast-paced development environment and be able to witness change in a short amount of time. 

Bachelor’s degree required in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred; AICP preferred; at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, zoning and development review, must possess valid State of Georgia driver’s license; equivalent combination of education and experience.
Pay Grade –   Planner I – Grade 62
                        Planner II – Grade 65 (after successful completion of Level I test period)