Coweta County – Development Review Associate

Dept/Div: Community Development/N/A

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Definition of Work: Performs intermediate skilled technical work reviewing land development permit applications, determining plan compliance, conducting site inspections, preparing and maintaining files and records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Development Review Manager.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions: Reviews land use development permit applications and similar applications for compliance with zoning and land use regulations and policies. Researches, develops and evaluates policies, plans or regulations pertaining to local land use and development. Receives plans and coordinates the distribution of materials; coordinates other reviewer comments with other departments and agencies and schedules meetings to resolve conflicts. Arranges pre-submittal meetings; conducts site inspections prior to final approval. Review preliminary plats, construction plans, final plats, site plans, architectural elevations, landscape plans, and as-builts for compliance with applicable ordinances, zoning conditions, etc. Determines if plans comply with the County’s land use ordinances and regulations. Prepares reports and presentation materials for public meetings; prepares ordinance amendments and prepares issue papers. Prepares advertisements and subdivision notification signs. Attends various meetings related to planning and zoning; takes notes and drafts related documents. Assists with administrative duties in the department such as front desk coverage, data entry and typing. Processes and writes administrative variances, unique & special use letters, etc. Reviews final plats and legal documents. Reviews zoning cases and responds for development review division. Encourages and promotes a culture of excellent service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the zoning ordinance and related codes; thorough knowledge of the methods and procedures used in code enforcement; general knowledge of the principles and practices of planning; general knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of planning; general knowledge of manual and digital cartographic techniques and standards and traditional map production processes; ability to comprehend technical specifications for manual, computer-aided/automated cartographic products; ability to make arithmetic computations for rates, ratios and percentages; ability to apply geometry and trigonometry basics to find distances, angels, direction and degrees; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports; ability to interpret various rules and regulations; ability to prepare and present technical information clearly; ability to read and interpret plans; ability to contact property owners, contractors and the public and effect satisfactory working relationships; firmness and tact in enforcing zoning, sign and related ordinances and codes; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other public agencies, the development community and the general public.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree with coursework in planning, transportation, geography, or related field and minimal experience interpreting legal language, site plan and/or policy review, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements: This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, walking and sitting and occasionally requires using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements: Favorable background history as determined by review of local, State and Federal records. Valid driver’s license in the State of Georgia with a favorable driving history (MVR).

Last Revised: 8/24/2022

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