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Community Development Director


Listing Summary

The City of Senoia is in search for a Community Development Director. Senoia is located 47 minutes south of the Atlanta International Airport approximately 47 miles on GA 85 S.  This is a good opportunity for someone who is seeking the quality of life a small growing town offers while playing a major role in leading the City to its next level of growth and development.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Coordinates the comprehensive city planning process: develops land use and economic goals and objectives, plans capital projects, ensures public involvement in the process, and coordinates the documentation of a city plan.
  • Administers the city zoning ordinance: drafts new ordinances, supervises the enforcement of existing ordinances, administers rezoning and appeals, and serves as a member of the area planning commission.
  • Serves as official secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning and Zoning Board; presents appeals to the boards and processes requests for zoning variances.
  • Administers the city land development regulations: issues land development permits, provides information to the public on development issues, and processes appeals.
  • Administers the city building codes, including directing the issuance of permits and supervising the provision of building inspection services.
  • Supervises the work of departmental personnel, prepares the departmental budget, and monitors expenditures under the current budget.
  • Administers city capital improvement projects, including assisting with the development of budgets, overseeing the design and implementation of improvements, and processing contractor payments.
  • Manages the use of the Geographic Information System (GIS) for all departments.
  • Facilitates the economic development of the city; oversees activities related to the Downtown Development Authority and related historic preservation functions.
  • Administers the annexation process, including processing annexation petitions and meeting with the public to provide annexation information.
  • Manages the acquisition of rights-of-way for the city: prepares acquisition documents, negotiates property acquisitions with owners, and records deeds or easements.
  • Manages the grants acquisition process: prepares the annual Community Development Block Grant application for the city and prepares applications for other departments as requested.
  • Oversees the work of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the city.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Benefit Package:

SALARY:                              Starting $80,013 – $124,022

VACATION:                         1ST Year of Employment-1 wk. at 6 months; 2nd wk. at 1 year

                                                2ND and 3rd Year of Employment -2 wk.

                                                4-9 Year of Employment -3 wks.

                                                10 Years to Retirement -4 wks.

SICK LEAVE:                      One day (8 hours) of sick leave earned per month for a total of 96 hours per year

11 PAID HOLIDAYS:         New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Veterans Day

HEALTHCARE/BCBS ANTHEM: Insurance for City employees is Free.  Costs of $669.68 is paid by the City on your behalf.  If you are covering family members, the following is deducted from your paycheck for additional covered persons.                                       


E/Spouse        334.84


Family             585.77

DENTAL/METLIFE:         Employee Insurance is Free.  Costs of $34.81 is paid by the City.  If covering family members, the following is paid out of your paycheck.


STD                                         Approx. $14.85 (figure based on age)

LTD                                         Approx. $23.65 (figure based on age)

Life Insurance with MetLife  $5.60


                                                E/Spouse                      36.08

                                                E/Children Only         42.90

                                                E/Family                      86.93

WORKERMANS COMP:   City pays approx. $1,195.63 per employee (Based on number of employees)

GMA PENSION FUND:     The City pays 2.5 % of your salary into a pension fund with GMA (Georgia Municipal Association). 

457B PLAN:                         You are allowed to contribute to the 457B Plan from your paycheck.

Deadline for applications is December 12, 2022. Please share this information with anyone you think may have the required qualifications and may be interested in this opportunity. 

Please submit application and resume to the City of Senoia P.O. Box 310 Senoia, Georgia 30276 or Harold Simmons, City Manager at

Thanks for your assistance.


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