Effingham County – Planner

Works with Planning and Zoning Manager and County Engineer to coordinate development plan reviews, land disturbance permits, and final plat review and engineering inspections.
Serves as liaison with consultants, developers, public agencies, and the public regarding the permitting and review process.
Coordinates Sketch Plan review process.
Reviews sign and building permit applications for zoning compliance, with special consideration for development in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and wetlands areas.
Provides support for the Community Rating System (CRS)/county floodplain management program.
Attends Planning Board meetings as needed.
Coordinates the department’s participation in long-range planning projects including transportation, stormwater, comprehensive growth management, and solid waste.
Coordinates with other county departments and authorities on plan development and updates.
Provides staff support to the county Transportation Advisory Board (TAB).
Develops presentations on department programs for organizational and community meetings.
Assists the Planning and Zoning Manager in researching and writing updates and amendments to ordinances and development regulations.
Participate in professional organizations to maintain up-to-date knowledge of planning, zoning, development, and environmental best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related field.
Local government planning experience, or a combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Strong communication, research, and writing skills, and the ability to deal effectively with the public and government officials.
Must be computer-literate and possess in-depth skills with Microsoft Office products, including the creation of forms, tables, brochures, and simple graphics.
Valid Georgia driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a local government planning department
AICP certification

Salary & Benefits:
Full time, non-exempt – $19.23 per hour. Competitive benefits package.

To Apply, Download Application – www.EffinghamCounty,org And submit with resume to hr@effinghamcounty.org Human Resources 601 North Laurel Street Springfield, Georgia 31329 Telephone: 912-754-2104 Fax: 912-754-8402

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