Park Planner (Planner II)

$45,300 yearly
  • ACCGov
  • 315 Pound Street, Athens, GA, USA
  • Oct 08, 2021
Full time Parks & Recreation Planning

Job Description

FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS ON 10/18/2021
REPORTS TO:  Planner III
FLSA STATUS: Exempt - Professional
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System; Requires successful completion of a six month probationary period 
PAY GRADE: 117
SAFETY SENSITIVE:  No

Purpose of Job:
The purpose of this job is to research and prepare information related to planning functions within the Leisure Services Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing, updating, and maintaining the department’s GIS database; Data collection and maintenance using Survey123 as well as creating data collection apps for staff and resident use; creating maps and other supporting documents for ACCGov and Department use; assisting with the development of planning documents; supporting public outreach and engagement related to planning and project development.

Job Related Requirements:

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with some evenings, weekends, and holidays required.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy. 

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, geographic information science, landscape architecture, architecture, transportation, or related field with two years of professional work related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job.
 
Must possess a valid driver's license. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.  


Assists in the execution of park planning and design functions within the department including the Greenway Network Plan, park master plans, park site design plans, landscape plans, park standards development and implementation and related functions.
 
Assembles cost estimates, documents, presentations, mapping, graphics, sketches and construction documents, as directed.

Develops surveys and other data collection tools including GIS based data collector apps
 
Develops and maintains current park and system maps; updates the department storymap
Assists with assembly of materials needed for public input
 
Assists with the collection and assembly of technical information and costs for grants and other funding mechanisms
 
Assists with field inspections of projects for conformance to approved plans.
 
Provides instruction and direction to the general public and department visitors; receives, responds to, or forwards departmental, governmental, or public correspondence by phone, mail, message, etc.

Attends various training workshops, conferences, and committee and public meetings which may require meeting at night or overnight travel; records minutes of meetings as assigned.