Planning & Zoning Admin - Newton County - GA

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Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Newton County, Georgia, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


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This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Newton County 

State: Georgia


Planning and Zoning Administrator



Reports to: Georgia Business Unit Manager


Purpose of Position/ Function:

Working under the direction of the Georgia Business Unit Manager, is responsible for performing planning and zoning administration work for multiple county and municipal clients and other assignments as directed.




Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Perform scheduled assignments between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday –Friday
  • Plan and research zoning work for multiple clients.
  • Review subdivision, commercial and industrial development plans to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, ordinances and policies, explaining and interpreting ordinances as necessary; renders plan approval or denial.
  • Analyze and respond to zoning questions from client, citizens and developers.
  • Conducts meetings with citizens, developers, and other interested groups; provide code information and interpretation.
  • Perform related administrative tasks in support of operations; prepares staff reports to support issues including variance requests, rezoning and annexation applications, conditional use applications and land use amendment applications.
  • Attends, Board of Commissioners meetings, City Council and Planning Commission meetings after hours as necessary for multiple clients.
  • Assist in conducting site visits to analyze subdivision, commercial and industrial projects prior to plat approvals.
  • Readily communicate with client staff, citizens and developers as necessary.
  • Readily communicate with team members.
  • Maintain detailed records and reports of all planning and zoning cases.
  • Be available to assist client staff with additional service as related to our purpose.
  • Be available to assist team members when called upon.
  • Assist in maintaining files, answering phone calls, emails, and scheduling meetings as necessary.
  • Maintain certifications and professional credentials.
  • Promote professional development by achieving additional certifications, attending training opportunities and consistent study of codes and standards as related to work performance.





Job Qualifications and Education:



Any combination of education or experience normally equivalent to:


Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in planning, geography or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Experience: Minimum two (2) years’ experience in rural and/or urban planning at the local level. GIS experience is preferred.







  • AICP (preferred)
  • ICC Certified Zoning Inspector
  • GSWCC Level II Plans Examiner








  • Strong knowledge of planning and zoning related municipal codes, building inspection methods and techniques and construction materials, methods and techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of erosion and sedimentation control laws and Best Management Practices.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to operate work related technology (laptop, tablet, iPhone).
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and similar programs.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance, attitude, and conduct.
  • Must be self- disciplined, able to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work well with people and perform as a member of a team.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must possess problem solving skills.
  • Must possess a positive attitude towards Company and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.
  • Must have a valid Georgia’s driver’s license.


Pay Range: $27.88 - $31.25/hr based on years of experience and Certifications acquired. 


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