Georgia Local Government Access Marketplace

The leading source of local government job opportunities in Georgia.

Listing< Detail
All listings

Assistant Director, Planning & Zoning

Henry County

Listing Summary

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to supervise the day-to-day operations and staff of the Planning and Zoning Department. This position  Serves as Secretary for the Zoning Advisory Board; attends Board of Commissioner’s meetings and Zoning Advisory Board meetings; Provides zoning information to the public; Prepares staff summaries and recommendations on development proposals; Researches, develops, writes, and proposes new development ordinances; Prepares and publishes legal notices; notifies adjacent property owners and relevant neighbors; Conducts field inspections; Trains, assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel. Develops and implements policies and procedures; Reviews platting, special exception use applications, and neighborhood revitalization planning activities; Evaluates zoning and subdivision proposals for code compliance.

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.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.

Recommends, updates, and implements policies and procedures for area of assignment: reviews efficiency and effectiveness of operations, methods, processes, and procedures; develops, recommends, and implements new and revised policies and/or processes; and ensures all work activities comply with established policies and standards.

Assists in developing and administering budget for the department: makes recommendations regarding budget allocations for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and prepares and submits financial records and documentation.

Interprets and applies County zoning codes and growth management plans: coordinates comprehensive zoning and plan amendments and updates, Geographic Information System integration, and compliance with local, state, and federal codes, rules, and regulations; coordinates data collection and analysis; reviews and provides professional assessment on various land planning practices; and provides site plan reviews as needed.             

Receives and responds to inquiries and concerns regarding zoning issues and County planning initiatives: provides information and answers questions regarding zoning enforcement, community planning plans and programs, and related work activities; interprets and explains division policies, procedures, and plans; conducts and attends meetings; and makes presentations.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Communicates with County officials and administrators, supervisor, other County employees, clients, developers, contractors, government agencies, neighborhood, civic and environmental organizations, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Additional Functions:

This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified as necessary. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, City and Regional Planning or related field required, supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in community development and planning operations, including lead or supervisory experience; Master’s Degree in Planning is preferred.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Possession and maintenance of certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data.  Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, and evaluating employee job performance.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable, such as zoning files and applications, meeting minutes, resolutions, plats, construction plans, etc.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.


Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


Henry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Listing ends on: