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The City of Brookhaven, located in metro Atlanta, is seeking highly qualified applicants for a Planner I. This is an entry-level position within the Community Development Department.
The position of Planner II, also known as Associate Planner or Junior Planner, requires professional planning work of moderate difficulty. It is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibilities compared with the Planner I. The Planner II is expected to possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, or environmental planning. Although supervisors closely review the work of the Planner II, planners at this level receive somewhat less immediate supervision when compared to the Planning Technician or Planner I.
Essential Job Functions:
• Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations
• Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations
• Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations
• Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezonings
• Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas
• Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence
• Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning
• Develops long range plans for communities with common developmental issues
• Develops strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals
• Evaluates adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs
• Recommends priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plan
• Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls
• Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings
• Master's degree from an accredited college or university in city planning, public administration, architecture, engineering or closely related field;
• Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the planning profession;
• Or equivalent education, and/or experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices
• In-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, or environmental planning
• Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
• Knowledge of effective writing techniques
• Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs
• Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
• Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS
• Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees
• Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems
• Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions
• Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
• Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
• Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed
• Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all safety policies and rules and must be willing to report and/or act on safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
Incumbent is expected to meet attendance standards as determined by management. Must be available and willing to work according to the assigned schedule.
This employee is regularly required to perform sedentary and light work and exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. The employee is also required to balance, climb, finger objects, grasp, hear, make rational decisions, reach, use repetitive motion, speak, talk, visualize, and walk.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee regularly works in a normal office environment.
• The employee may perform some duties outdoors while conducting official business which will require limited local travel.
• Employee may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings, and may be required to assist in special events.
The City of Brookhaven has adopted under ordinance a required COVID vaccination for all newly hired employees.
The City of Brookhaven is an equal opportunity employer.p >