The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.
The Community Development Group works closely with local governments across the 11-county region to help address a range of land use, development, and transportation challenges. The Group is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative self-starter to join its team. The ideal candidate will have a mission-oriented mindset, excellent written/verbal communication skills, graphic design skills, and knowledge of the principles/techniques of local planning, including an understanding of the application of regulations.
The Planner, Senior will be responsible for contributing to local planning projects undertaken through the Group’s Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP), Local Comprehensive Planning Program, and Livable Centers Initiative (LCI). Projects currently being undertaken include municipal comprehensive plans, local food systems plan, corridor or subarea plans, zoning revisions, studies of special topics such as housing/economic development, and similar planning activities. This position may also require contribution to other ARC activities, including but not limited to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are: