Job Listing: Director of Planning & Government Services (PGS)

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The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) Published: March 14, 2019
Athens, Georgia
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The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Planning & Government Services (PGS). The PGS Director is responsible for overseeing a staff of seven employees providing assistance to its member local governments in the areas of local and regional planning and community & economic development.

The ideal candidate will have experience in most, if not all, areas of regional-planning activities including: project development and oversight, public funding and financing, program/project administration, community engagement and related areas. Specific knowledge and experience is required in assisting communities in the development of public infrastructure and public facilities, transportation planning, land-use planning, and public administration.

The position requires an ability to supervise staff, develop professional relationships with elected leaderships and program partners, communicate effectively in written materials and oral presentations, perform administrative tasks, and manage administrative programs and their budgets. The PGS Director will serve as one of the agency’s three programmatic division heads, reporting directly to the NEGRC’s Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political science, government, history, English or similar area of study
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise staff and manage projects
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational and strategic-planning skills
  • Ability to find solutions to complex issues, sometime in difficult situations.
  • Understanding of local-government functions and their relationship to regional planning
  • Ability to facilitate and mediate meetings and related discussions with positive outcomes
  • Leadership skills in planning and conducting formal meetings


  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, City and/or Regional Planning, or related field
  • 5-7 years of related work experience

This position reports to the NEGRC’s Executive Director. For a complete list of duties, see (http://negrc NULL.php) under “News.”

The range for starting, annual salary is $63,000-$75,000 based on experience and qualifications. A competitive benefits package is provided.  A complete resume and cover letter with three professional references should be sent to: NEGRC, Attn: Julie Ball, Program Assistant, 305 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30605-2795 or email: [email protected] (jball null@null negrc Review of received resumes will begin on April 11, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries accepted. The NEGRC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.