Planning Technician in Atlanta, GA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions has partnered with a client in Sandy Springs, GA to add a planning technician to their growing team.  The Planning Technician spends a significant amount of time on routine administrative tasks, works closely with the public on a regular basis to provide customer service on planning issues, and may be asked to perform delegated professional-level duties of limited complexity. 

The Planning Technician level generally requires, at a minimum:

  • the completion of an associate's degree in urban planning, architecture, construction management, social sciences or related field
  •  Two years of experience in plans review, zoning administration and comprehensive planning


  • Provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public pertaining to the administration of specific planning program areas or ordinances
  • Reviews applications to assure compliance with requirements such as use, parking ratios, height, and other development standards
  • Performs routine office tasks in designated program areas, including preparation of zoning certification letters, reviews of business licenses and other applications for zoning compliance, data entry for and the issuance of temporary sign permits, answering telephone calls and emails
  • May perform occasional site inspections for zoning compliance
  • Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources
  • Prepares public notices or property owner verifications
  • Prepares maps, charts, and tables of limited complexity
  • Attends public meetings, assisting other planning staff as appropriate

Knowledge Requirements & Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of planning principles and practices, including pertinent specialties
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques
  • Statistical, algebraic or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS.
  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public
  • Problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with regulations, and to apply regulations to field conditions
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.

Candidates selected must meet all pre-screening eligibility requirements. Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resumes online with a cover letter . No phone calls please!