Board of County Commissioners
135 NE Hernando Avenue, Suite 203
This is a highly responsible, professional, administrative and supervisory position in the Planning Department.
This position is under limited supervision from the Director of Building and Zoning. Required to direct the
activities of the Planning Department to ensure the orderly growth and efficient development of the County. Will
provide assistance to the general public with regards to planning, growth management, and concurrency
management issues and function as the Land Development Regulations Administrator for the County.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s
Degree preferred) in Planning (Urban/Regional Community Planning) or a related field; or any equivalent
combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of rural and urban planning and the environment and socioeconomic
implications of the planning process. Knowledge of Federal laws and ability to gain knowledge of State and/or
Local laws governing zoning, planning and development regulations. Knowledge of laws governing zoning
enforcement and governmental programs, laws and services related to the planning process. Knowledge of
County/Municipal zoning ordinances and land use regulations. Knowledge of research methods/techniques.
Ability to make impartial judgments. Ability to coordinate workload of subordinates. Ability to gain knowledge of
County. Ability to gain knowledge of government procedures and policies. Knowledge of the current literature,
trends, and developments in the fields of planning and zoning. Knowledge and understanding of Florida Growth
Management Act, 9J Administrative Rules and land use law. Ability to communicate ideas and findings clearly
and concisely, utilizing oral, written and graphic techniques. Ability to prepare and present complex analyses,
plans and reports. Knowledge of modern public administration practices and procedures. Ability to plan and
direct the work of a complex Department including professional, technical, administrative and clerical personnel.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other Department employees,
County Departments, developers, consultants, governmental agencies, and the general public and exercise tact
and discretion. Knowledge of the theories and principals of management and administration, ability to identify and
analyze problems and render advice and assistance in this area. Ability to gather and analyze data and draw
logical conclusions. Ability to prepare detailed reports and related memoranda. Ability to operate a motor vehicle
and must possess a valid FL Driver’s License. Knowledge of computers, programming and associated
equipment. Ability in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with subordinates, other agencies and
SALARY: $67,329.60 annually plus benefits
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 05/09/2023
Each applicant is required to submit a complete County Application for Employment. Successful applicants
must pass pre-employment physical, physical agilities, criminal history background check, drivers license
check and drug screening.
Applications should be submitted to:
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Post Office Box 1529
Lake City, Florida 32056-1529
(386) 758-2123: TDD (386)758-2139
AN EEO/AA/VP/ADA EMPLOYER
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
Light (up to fifty (50) pounds) lifting
Walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing
Sitting and manual dexterity
Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and Department Director.
Works inside and closely with others, also works outside.
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License
Membership in the American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners or The Florida Planning and Zoning Association is desirable.