Planning Coordinator position available with City of Bainbridge

A Bainbridge-Decatur Planning Coordinator position is currently available in the Planning & Zoning Department of the Community Development Division. This position is responsible for developing and administering planning and development activities for the City as well as Decatur County. This position is also responsible for the administration of the city’s zoning ordinance, the city and county land subdivision regulations, tree ordinance, historic preservation ordinance and storm water ordinance. This is a permanent, full-time position. This is a Class 21 position with beginning pay of $23.50 per hour.

Some of the major duties include but are not limited to: Develops short and long range plans; gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations. Administers all zoning, sign, and landscape ordinance and subdivision regulations. Coordinates the review of subdivision plans and administration of subdivision regulations with developers, engineers, planning staff, other city and county employees, and the general public; prepares reports for presentation to the Planning Commission; assists staff in recording and maintaining minutes of Planning Commission, tree committee and historic preservation proceedings. Reviews and prepares zoning reports in conjunction with the general public, various planners and other city and county employees; prepares reports and minutes for presentation to the Planning Commission, tree committee and historic preservation commission. Reviews all special use, variance, zoning applications and site plans for compliance with zoning and other related ordinances; conducts on-site inspections as needed. Provides administrative support to the Planning Commission, tree committee and historic preservation commission by preparing the agenda, minutes of meetings, and all correspondence; serves on staff committees as assigned. Drafts amendments to the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations as required. Ensures that land uses are located in proper zones and in compliance with zoning ordinances and county comprehensive plan. Inspects all signs for compliance with construction, location, and setback requirements. Prepares zoning certification correspondence and answers public inquiries regarding zoning and subdivision issues; mediates complex disputes between parties.

Knowledge required for the position: Knowledge of principles and practices of planning, zoning, land use, and inspection. Knowledge of the city and county planning related ordinances and subdivision regulations. Skill in the use of a personal computer to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database software packages. Skill in preparing and delivering public presentations. Skill in reviewing site plans and subdivision plats.

Minimum qualifications: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to occupational field. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience. Possession of valid drivers’ license, and ability to pass pre-employment drug screening.

Deadline for applications: September 21, 2018


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