Troup County – Community Development – County Planner


  • a Baccalaureate Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license
  • Must have 3-5 years experience in related field; must have budgeting experience
  • Knowledge of land use planning principles
  • Knowledge of smart growth initiative and economic development principles
  • Knowledge of planning and zoning laws and procedures
  • Knowledge of the zoning ordinance development and review processes
  • Knowledge of comprehensive planning principles
  • Knowledge of county and department policies and procedure
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
  • Skill in reading and interpreting maps
  • Skill in the interpretation of codes and ordinances
  • Skill in budgeting process and budget management
  • Skill in oral and written communication; skill in public relations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs long-range planning, including preparing and updating comprehensive plans
  • Conducts studies and develops housing, transportation, economic development and other plans
  • Implements activities in the comprehensive plan
  • Processes new and amended ordinances related to planning, environmental protection, zoning, and subdivision regulations
  • Coordinates and prepares necessary reports for annexation and de-annexation requests
  • Prepares population estimates and other demographic reports including Census updates
  • Coordinates the development review process for rezoning requests, special use permits, variances and subdivision plat reviews, etc.; prepares related staff reports
  • Provides administrative support to the Board of Zoning Appeals/Planning Commission; prepares agenda and agenda packets; records meeting minutes
  • Responds to questions for developers and the general people concerning the development process
  • Organizes and prepares Troup County‚Äôs response to DRI requests
  • Coordinates and prepares all necessary Planning and Zoning compliance items per DCA requirements (CIE, Comp. Plan, etc.)
  • Keep up to date with all Planning and Zoning trends and legal changes
  • Prepares the Planning and Zoning Budget
  • Updates zoning maps
  • Prepares grant applications
  • Prepares public notifications as required
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Employment Applications will be accepted Until Filled on Troup County’s website @

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