City Planner

City Planner

Community Development
Posted 1 week ago

DEPARTMENT: Community Development

DATE POSTED: May 8, 2019

SALARY: $53,794 – $86,070

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled       

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:  This position requires a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or related field from an accredited college or university; and three (3) years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  American Institute of Certificate Planners (AICP) certification preferred.   Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License.

NATURE OF WORK:  This position is a highly skilled professional position responsible for supervising, coordinating, and administering the City’s planning and zoning functions. This position is also responsible for skilled planning technical work including annexation, rezoning, and variance application reviews, sign reviews; code enforcement overview; and providing research and organizational support to the Director of Community Development and other staff. Work involves preparing and maintaining the City’s development plans and reviewing various permit applications for compliance with the City’s land use plan, regulations, zoning ordinance and other development policies; and conducting planning research and analysis.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:  Performs and manages complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research, and analysis.  Reviews and analyzes site plans, variance requests, special exception requests, and building elevation applications; and provides staff recommendations to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission, the City, and the county.  Coordinates the monthly plan review process, individual plan review, and analysis and report writing, including coordination with other City departments, county departments, state departments, and developers.  Meets and communicates on Planning Department issues, including website and social media updates.  Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities within the department.  Prepares and recommends ordinances and planning policies.

Reviews development plans, construction drawings, site plans, landscape plans, tree protection plans, and subdivision plats for compliance with City ordinances.  Reviews annexation, rezoning, and variance applications.  Serves as primary liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of the Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission.  Prepares and presents technical reports and staff recommendations on selected topics; attends P&Z Commission and City Council meetings as needed.  Provides technical assistance and staff support to City Council and staff during the review of submitted development plans and zoning applications.  Provides planning information and guidance to the public.  Monitors the progress of approved development plans and zoning applications for continuing compliance with City specifications and ordinances.  Prepares updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Capital Improvement Element, Short Term Work Program, and other technical reports.  Prepares, updates, and maintains the City’s Future Land Use Plan, Zoning Map and development plans, and maps.  Prepares monthly reports, forms, and correspondence for the planning department.  Requests information from or provides assistance to federal, state, and county agencies, businesses, utilities, and other agencies regarding planning and development issues.  Assists in the preparation of the P&Z Department budget and controls expenditures to meet the budget.  Enforces City ordinances related to zoning and administrative issues.  Inspects sites before, during, and after construction for development plan compliance and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.  Reviews business licenses, assesses home occupation applications, and inspects installations for compliance with development plans, landscape, and tree protection ordinances.  Reviews and approves sign permits.  Coordinates enforcement actions with the Code Enforcement Officer.  Coordinates and communicates on City projects, plan designs, and City Council meeting agendas.  Responds to zoning inquiries and related open records requests; handles zoning verification letters.  Serves on Art and Architecture Review Committee.  Assists with long-range plans and grant proposals.

Manages consultant contracts.  May operate City vehicle in the performance of duties and/or to attend training programs.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is sedentary work and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, fingering, hearing, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, polygraph, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history, (copy of drivers’ license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY:  Applications must be submitted to City of Fayetteville, 240 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214 or emailed to  For a more detailed Job Description, contact Human Resources at 770-719-4183.

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The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.