Senior Planner/Planner

Hall County Government

Gainesville, GA

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: Senior Planner (range: $65,949 to $73,556 ) and a Planner (range: $62,771 to $70,012).

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Hall County Government is currently hiring a Senior Planner (range: $65,949 to $73,556 ) and a Planner (range: $62,771 to $70,012).


Researches and evaluates land use, zoning, and development applications to provide staff support for the Planning Commission; provides zoning information to the public; reviews applications for various permits to determine compliance with zoning requirements, and recommends code amendments. Approves plats, reviews site plans, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) applications, and assists with updates to the Land Use Comprehensive Plan.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (incumbents may not perform all duties):

  • Assists the public in researching zoning and development cases. Determines feasibility of requested zoning changes, describes procedures for obtaining permits, and advises applicants of potential problems and options.
  • Accepts, processes, and maintains zoning application forms. Reviews applications for permits, evaluates zoning and annexation cases, prepares staff reports, and recommends appropriate action.
  • Oversees and assists with preparation of official zoning maps, legal ads, staff reports, notifications, advising Planning Commission members, and notifying applicants.
  • Coordinates subdivision and zoning administration review with other departments, Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners.
  • Develops code amendments as needed. Collects, analyzes, forecasts, and publishes demographic and land use data. Maintains records and reports on zoning and permit activities.
  • Designs, coordinates, and executes special projects, including aerial mapping projects and consultant studies.
  • Coordinates meetings with the public, as well as private developers to resolve complex and controversial issues.
  • Represents the Department at various local and regional planning events.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in City Planning, Regional Planning or related field.
  • Three years of related experience. Experience in zoning administration and comprehensive planning is desired.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture or Public Administration or related field with one year relevant experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the jobs such as those listed above.

Posted May 16, 2023, 9:10 AM PDT

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