Regional Rural Planner 2021



Southwest Georgia Regional Commission

Barbara Reddick, Deputy Director

P.O. Box 346 – 181 East Broad Street

Camilla, GA  31730

fax # 229.522.355.3558







Salary is based on education and experience.





This is a mid-level position in the field of comprehensive planning and related activities. Under a moderate level of supervision, employees in this position perform a wide range of activities, including developing local and regional Comprehensive Plans, Solid Waste Management Plans, Land Use Plans, Zoning Ordinances, Zoning maps, Subdivision Regulations, and Capital Improvement Programs. Employees will also be expected to develop and write grant applications. An employee will also provide training and technical assistance to local Planning Commissions and provide recommendations on rezoning issues, subdivision development, and other land use issues. Performs any other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Planning Director.




Specific duties and assignments will depend on the organization's project needs and workload at any given time. Also, the employee may be assigned portions of one or more projects or maybe assigned total responsibility for a project.


Typically, an employee would be expected to develop and analyze various types of data covering a wide range of topics, including population, economics, natural resources, transportation, community facilities, housing, land use, solid waste, and other government infrastructure matters. The employee will also perform land use, housing, and other surveys. Will develop and write plans, grant applications, ordinances, regulations, etc., in accordance with various laws, guidelines, and standards. Will work closely with local government officials, local planning commissions, and state agencies, as well as a variety of other groups and individuals.




Must have strong analytical skills, ability to resolve problems from a practical standpoint, excellent verbal and oral communication skills, and ability to relate well to staff and local government officials and the public. Must be able to organize, develop, analyze and otherwise reduce large amounts of data and concepts and ideas into clear, concise reports, plans or documents. Must possess sufficient expertise with computers and word processing to effectively accomplish the duties assigned. Must be able to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. Must have the ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines. Must have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration, Transportation, or closely related field. (Individual open positions will vary in terms of the most appropriate degree depending on the organization's particular type of workload). AICP Certification is preferred.   Must have at least one to four year’s planning experience. Must be willing to attend meetings outside of normal work hours. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s license.



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