Gilmer County Georgia

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Assistant Planning and Zoning Director.


The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support to the Planning and Zoning Director, and assume the Director’s duties in overseeing building inspections, permits, and personnel, in his/her absence.
Performs technical tasks involving the interpretation and implementation of ordinances; interprets the zoning ordinance; interprets local, State and Federal laws; administers and implements the requirements of the Gilmer County zoning ordinance.

Performs various administrative tasks for the division and department; grants or denies variances; assists in preparing budget; monitors budgetary spending to ensure compliance with established guidelines and limits; certifies zoning of property required by lenders prior to loan closures.

Operates personal computer, fax machine, phone system, copier, and other equipment necessary to compete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other system software utilized by the department.

Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Development or closely related field; or a combination of four (4) to six (6) years of experience in planning and zoning.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Hourly rate between $15.00 – $17.00 depending on experience, certification and qualifications. Gilmer County offers a generous benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, life, 457b with employer match and paid vacation/sick time.

The employment application can be obtained, filled out, and dropped off at the Board of Commissioners Office, 1 Broad Street, Suite 106, Ellijay, GA 30540 Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm or emailed to Resumes will only be accepted as a supplement to the completed employment application.

Applicants will be required to complete a Criminal History Background check, MVR, and drug/alcohol screen.

An application can be obtained at the Commissioner’s Office located at 1 Broad Street, Suite 106 or download:

Gilmer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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