PART TIME: Planning Support Specialist-Leisure Services

$18.81 hourly
  • ACCGov
  • Pound Street, Athens, GA, USA
  • Nov 19, 2021
Part time Biking, Walking, and Mobility Building & Zoning Environmental Protection Parks & Recreation Planning

Job Description

Purposes of Job:

The purpose of this job is to research and prepare information related to current planning and zoning services. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the public by answering questions, researching issues, and providing information to elected officials, members of appointed bodies, other Athens-Clarke County Staff, and the general public, and performing additional tasks as assigned.


REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor or Senior Planner
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt - Serves at the discretion of the Department Director


High school diploma or equivalent with two years of experience and a knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Historic Planning, Recreation Planning, or a related field, such as landscape architecture required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess a valid driver's license.

Proficiency in ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite software is preferred.

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.

Reviews site plans and prepares comments for the Development Review Process.

Assists in the administration of the Unified Government's zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations; conducts research on various issues related to zoning or development regulations.

Explains zoning, sign, historic preservation, and development regulation requirements for developments and land use to applicants, government officials, and the general public.

Provides information on plan review and site conditions; conducts site plan review.

Assists in the review and preparation of reports regarding variances, subdivisions, appeals of interpretation of design review, and planned development concepts for the development review process.

Prepares zoning verification correspondence and answers public inquiries regarding zoning and subdivision issues.

Prepares legal advertisements for public hearings in accordance with the Athens-Clarke County zoning ordinance.

Assists Planning Staff in the preparation of special reports and presentations as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

Assists with park and open space master planning, design, and construction projects undertaken by the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department
Assists Park Planning staff in the execution of planning and design projects for the department, including the preparation of a comprehensive plan, an update to the Greenway Network Plan, individual park master plans, site plans, landscape plans, and park standards development
Assists Park Planning staff in the development and review of park master plans, schematic designs, park amenity standards, and construction documents.
Assists Park Planning staff in field inspections of projects for conformance to approved plans and assists in investigations and evaluations of new sites and/or existing facilities.
Prepares presentations, documents, maps, graphics, written reports, signage, sketches, and construction documents.
Performs inventories of park signage, infrastructure, and other features, and integrates data into GIS.
Assists in the maintenance of departmental records and archives.
Performs other related duties as required.

Assists with field inspections of project sites and the archival of departmental records
Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of planning theory and practice.
Knowledge of land use law.
Knowledge of the Athens-Clarke County zoning and development-related ordinances, codes, policies, and procedures.
Ability to use a personal computer and a variety of software applications, including word processing, database management, and graphics applications.
Ability to read maps and review site plans.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to coordinate meetings and conduct public presentations.

Knowledge of functions, principles, methods, and techniques of public sector planning, including those related to community planning, outdoor recreation planning, and natural and cultural resource planning.   
Knowledge and understanding of the methods and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and managing planning, design and construction projects.
Knowledge of landscape architecture theory and practice.