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Director of Planning

City of Winder

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Director of Planning

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$81,110-$100,963
  • Posted Date:12/17/2021 7:33 AM

The City of Winder is actively recruiting for a motivated and community focused Director of Planning and Development. In this role, you will be a key member of a dynamic team committed to providing friendly, professional customer service to a fast growing and developing City. The development activity in the City remains strong and this position will be provided opportunities to work on a broad range of development and planning projects.

The responsibilities of this position span complex professional planning, development review, zoning administration, enforcement, and special projects. This position is appointed by the City Administrator who provides general oversight in terms of general goals and policies. Work includes supervision of professional, technical, and support staff and management of outside consultants.

The Planning and Development Director shall function with a high degree of independence and utilize sound professional judgement, demonstrate planning and organizational skills to establish and manage priorities, programs and staff. The Planning and Development Director shall be committed to the mission, vision and values of the City and demonstrate ethical conduct, community stewardship, individual initiative and responsive service. The Planning and Development Director shall demonstrate effective performance through clear, concise communication; collaboration; proper allocation and utilization of resources; sound decision-making; personal accountability; and responsibility

The ideal candidate has knowledge of planning, zoning, and land use principles, including the interpretation and implementation of laws, codes, rules, and regulations. In addition, the candidate should be skilled in providing positive, solutions-oriented, and effective customer service and promoting a culture of teamwork by treating coworkers, stakeholders, and applicants with respect and dignity and engaging in open dialogue with diverse voices.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Certification or candidate status as a professional community planner (AICP) is highly preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in planning, public or business administration, urban policy, civil engineering, or a related field. Master’s Degree in similar field is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible planning experiencing, including administration, place making, and zoning administration responsibilities. Three years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Professional reputation for being helpful, cooperative and courteous, in all dealings with the public, coworkers and others; and responsiveness to public inquiries and internal requests with a high degree of diplomacy, tact, accuracy, and professionalism.
  • Never been convicted of a felony.
  • A citizen of the United States or has obtained legal work status.
  • Must pass a detailed background investigation.
  • Work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required.
  • Must be able to pass a credit check.


To be considered for the Director of Planning and Development open position, you must complete the following below:

  • Complete the Online Job Application
  • Upload Resume to your online job application (position is open until filled).

Full-Time regular employees are eligible for the City's benefit package.

City Health Insurance Benefits Include:

    • Health Insurance-CIGNA HRA
    • Health Insurance- Cigna H.S.A
    • Dental-CIGNA
    • Dental – 100% paid by the City for Single Employee
    • Vision-CIGNA
    • Flexible Spending Account- TASC
    • Short Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
    • Long Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
    • Basic Life- AFLAC- 2.5 Times Base Annual Income City Paid
    • Dependent Life- AFLAC- $5,000 for eligible spouse and $2,500 for each eligible child City Paid
    • Voluntary Life-AFLAC
    • Group Accident-AFLAC
    • Group Cancer-AFLAC
    • Group Critical Illness-AFLAC
    • Wellness Rewards Program-Medical Participant

City Benefits:

  • Donating Sick Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • EAP Program


  • 401 (a) Retirement Plan: City 3% Contribution at 90 days of service 
  • 457(b) Retirement Plan: City Matching at 90 days of service up to 3% if employee enrolls and contributes at least 3%


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