- Annual min salary: $35,059.01
- Hourly rate: $16.85
- Pay grade: 14
- Department: Community Development
- Division: Planning and Zoning
- Closing Date: Open until filled
The City of Valdosta is
accepting applications for the position of Planning & Zoning Technician in
the Planning and Zoning Division. This position is responsible for receiving
and reviewing all monthly application requests for rezoning, annexation,
conditional use, variance, subdivisions and administrative reviews, calculates
fees, prepares all legal advertisements as required, assists in the preparation
of staff reports, and post-processes all case reviews upon their completion. Serves
as the primary first point of contact for citizens inquiring about zoning and planning
related information via walk-ins, emails, and phone calls, general
zoning-related questions and offers guidance on such matters with referral of
more complex inquiries to other planning and zoning staff as needed. Researches
and completes zoning approval forms as part of the building permit process,
prepares zoning verification letters for specific properties, and prepares meeting
minutes as necessary. Frequently accesses GIS data and other online records,
maintains the City’s weekly First Step and Pre-Application meeting schedules, prepares
routine maps using GIS data, coordinates Enterprise Zone eligibilities as well
as Community Planning Month activities, and assists other division staff with
special projects as needed. Completes general office management tasks including
the processing of purchase requisitions, budget maintenance, ordering of
supplies, maintaining general files and databases, updating the planning and zoning
webpage, compiling activity reports, and providing other technical assistance
· Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field.
· Minimum 2 years of
professional work experience in an office setting, preferably government-related.
· Strong skills in communication, map reading, organization,
problem solving and writing skills and must possess the ability to deal
effectively with the public and government officials.
· Competent in computers with in-depth skills in Microsoft Office
Suite, including the creation of forms, tables, brochures, and simple
· Basic knowledge regarding zoning, urban planning as well as
Valdosta geography (or the ability to learn such knowledge quickly) is a
· A valid driver’s license.
Satisfactorily complete a
background check, drug test and pre-employment physical.
complete a City of Valdosta application form and email it to LaToya Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the position you are
interested in applying for. A resume and cover letter may be attached as
additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta
Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.