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Zoning & Planning Liaison

Forsyth County Government

Listing Summary

Salary: $50,600.00 - $83,491.00 Annually DOQ

Position Information

The purpose of this classification is to assist Board members with citizen concerns and the development of conditions for zoning applications, conditional use permits and similar applications; ensuring the conditions can be enforced as needed.  

Job Summary

Communicates and coordinates with appointed and elected officials on the preparation of zoning conditions.  Participates in multiparty meetings and conversations between commissioners, developers, and their agents; clarifies and compiles information to prepare and write conditions, ensuring the conditions uphold the intent of the district commissioner.  Assists various elected officials by writing and compiling zoning conditions; provides recommendations to ensures zoning conditions are clear, effective, and in compliance with County’s code/ordinances.
Communicates and interfaces with various county departments to ensure proposed conditions are consistent with codes and ordinances and are enforceable.  Coordinates and tracks the progress of zoning applications and assigned projects.
Maintains a current and thorough knowledge and understanding of the UDC accurately applying codes in the preparation of conditions.   Reviews, revises, and organizes zoning conditions of applications that are to be submitted for approval; assures zoning conditions are clear, effective, efficient to enforce, and in compliance with County’s code/ordinances.
Provides timely response to requests for information from members of the Board of Commissioners.
Interfaces with Planning Commissioners; attends, meetings, compiles pertinent information relating to zoning and conditions, tracks the progress of the application.  
Provides information regarding the interpretation and application of, zoning conditions.
Works independently in a highly visible position, advising clients, County Manager, and various officials regarding current project progress or issues.
Serves as a liaison between citizens and the Board of Commissioners assisting with prioritizing concerns and facilitating resolutions.
Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.
May require after hour, or an alternated working schedule to attend meetings or visit field sites
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Paralegal, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development, Business Administration, or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes governmental paralegal, or urban planning, local/regional land use, zoning, land development, plan review, or business development; or any equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Requires possession and maintenance of a valid Georgia driver’s license.

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