Jackson County – Planner

The Jackson County Government in Jefferson, Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Planner for our Public Development Department. The purpose of this classification is to perform planning and research task, review subdivision, commercial and industrial development plans to ensure compliance with applicable County regulations, ordinances and policies, explaining and interpreting ordinances as necessary.  Researches, complies and analyzes data and prepares reports.  Analyzes and responds to zoning questions in compliance with local and state ordinance, regulations, and laws.  Conducts meetings with citizens, developers, and other interested groups to discuss planning issues.  Ensures compliance with the UDC.  Reviews and submits DRI applications.  Attends meetings as required. A more detail job description is attached.

Must have a Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, or a related field, and one to two years of experience in rural and/or urban planning, at the local government level; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. GIS experience preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background checks.

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