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Division Director (Planning and Development-Planning Division)

Gwinnett County
Laweranceville, GA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Zoning Administration

Would you like to work in a leading jurisdiction tasked with planning growth and development in the southeast?  Gwinnett County is a large, fast growing and sophisticated jurisdiction with bold planning ideas that are being implemented.  You will be involved in plans and projects as they are advanced while supervising a staff of professionals involved in all aspects of planning, zoning and data collection.


The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development promotes and enhances the quality of life of residents, visitors, property owners and the success of businesses.  The Department accomplishes its mission through programs and services that encourage high quality development as well as maintenance and revitalization of existing communities.  The Department consists of the Administration Division, Planning Division, and the Development Division.

Gwinnett County with a population of 930,000, of which 72% live in the unincorporated area, continues to experience substantial growth and new development focused around the Infinite Energy Center, Mall of Georgia and Coolray Field. Gwinnett County is part of metropolitan Atlanta and has exceptional county government administration and a high quality of life bordering on scenic areas of north Georgia and Lake Lanier.

The Division Director is responsible for leading the Planning Division which includes overseeing three functional areas: Current Planning (Zoning Administration), Long Range Planning, and Planning Data Services (GIS). The Division Director will work with the Department Director and Deputy Director developing innovative ideas and long range visions for unincorporated areas of the County as well as proactive styles of new planning, research, and analysis. The Division Director will advise elected officials, and appointed board members on planning-related matters be involved in the Gwinnett Chamber and Redevelopment Task Force, and attend Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners public hearings. In addition, this position provides managerial and supervisory support, staff evaluation, and budget preparation for the division.


  • Bachelor's Degree in City Planning, Political Science, Public Administration, Geography, or a closely related field (Master's Degree preferred); and
  • Nine (9) years of progressively responsible planning experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as those listed above.


Published on:
October 9, 2019 - 9:10am
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