City Planner

Notice of Job Opening


Date: January 24, 2020

Department: Community Development

Pay Range: Depending on Qualifications


Perform professional planning functions for the orderly development, redevelopment and growth of the city. Work in conjunction with the development staff to make the best use of city’s land by taking into account the future needs of the city’s population.

Examples of Work

Researches and prepares reports for the Board of Planning & Zoning Appeals related to land use requests including annexation, rezoning, special use permit and variance applications. Provides written and oral presentations with findings and/or recommendations to Board of Planning & Zoning Appeals as well as Mayor and City Council.

Prepares required updates to the Comprehensive Plan, including the Community Work Program.

Assists with the preparation, revision and update of the City Code of Ordinances, including the zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance and other ordinances that relate to growth and development of the city.

Works with the Geographical Information System (GIS) staff to maintain current and up to date Character Area Map, Official Zoning Map and develop aerial photo maps, zoning maps, site maps or other maps as needed to complete job requirements.

Meets with the public, developers, architects, engineers, and realtors regarding zoning, sign, landscape and subdivision ordinance information.

Reviews development plans for compliance with zoning ordinance and other development regulations.

Reviews subdivision plats for compliance with zoning and subdivision ordinance requirements.

Works with other city departments such as public services, public utilities, police, and fire as it relates to development plan review to ensure compliance with existing codes or ordinances.

Prepares grant applications and performs grant administration related to federal, state and other pertinent grants to advance implementation of adopted plans.

Coordinates procurement and provides oversight of professional consultants/contractors.

Performs zoning administrator duties such as preparing zoning verification letters, fielding questions regarding zoning ordinance interpretation, and providing zoning approval for business license, sign permit, and building permit applications.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to work independently, establish work priorities and manage time effectively.

Ability to work collaboratively with other city staff and staff of neighboring jurisdictions to advance planning and development initiatives.

Ability to quickly grasp the complexity and develop understanding of the city’s zoning ordinance and development regulations.

Ability to perform skilled technical work overseeing and implementing planning and community development projects.

Ability to read and interpret ordinances, site plans, architectural designs, and landscape plans.

Ability to learn and utilize New World Software, particularly the community development model for tracking permits, inspections, business license, reporting, etc.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Willingness to attend evening meetings

Possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License

Necessary Training

Graduation from college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree or greater in planning, political science or economics or closely related field and three (3) years of full-time experience in planning and zoning related functions or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Advanced degree desirable.


General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037, hr@lagrangega.org