Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission Planner – Dothan, AL

Under direction, works with the Economic Development Director on providing technical assistance to local governments
with issues related to land use and transportation planning assistance, grant development and implementation,
geospatial/GIS solutions, hazard mitigation programs, and other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepares comprehensive planning documents for communities throughout the region.
  • Assists communities in updating or developing zoning ordinances, land use maps, and subdivision regulations.
  • Assists in writing and administering grants to appropriate agencies.
  • Attends city council, county commission, and other public meetings to gather information or present data.
  • Plans, compiles, and drafts base maps, land use maps, graphs, charts, plot plans, and other illustrations.
  • Confers with Economic Development Director to determine which project(s) to undertake and to plan focus for research.
  • Conducts personal interviews with area residents and organizational leaders regarding such planning issues as land use, zoning, utilities, transportation, recreational facilities, and community services.
  • Consults with engineers, system operators, and other experts regarding possible systems upgrades.
  • Provides communities with a broad picture of their facilities/systems—strengths, weaknesses, and areas which may need attention.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, or classes in area of specialty.
  • Performs other duties related to project or as requested by Economic Development Director.

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