Nassau County, FL
November 4, 2023
Job Type



Under the supervision of the Director, interprets County planning and zoning regulations for professionals and the general public.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs general GIS data management and spatial analysis.
  • Staffs Conditional Use and Variance Board and assists with the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of County Commissioners as required.
  • Assists with Planning Department planning initiatives, including public outreach and community engagement.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries regarding planning and zoning issues; interprets and explains the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and other applicable plans and codes to engineers, architects, contractors, property/business owners, and other interested parties.
  • Assists permit applicants; determines/verifies zoning status as requested; reviews permits where required.
  • Makes presentations to the Planning and Zoning Board, Conditional Use and Variance Board, Board of County Commissioners and citizens' groups as needed.
  • Prepares staff reports and ordinances as needed.
  • Researches information pertaining to land development issues.
  • Conducts field inspections of properties.
  • Coordinates planning efforts with consulting firms as requested.
  • Interacts and communicates with the immediate supervisor, co-workers, County personnel, engineers, contractors, consultants, architects, Board members, community/civic organizations and the general public.
  • Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment, which may include a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, etc.
  • Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
  • Performs related duties as required.

(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)

Typical Qualifications

Requires a Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Public Administration, or related field supplemented by six (6) months to one (1) year in urban/municipal planning, or a Bachelor's Degree in these fields supplemented with one (1) to two (2) years in urban/municipal planning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS platforms required or shall be acquired within one year of employment. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred, but not required. Must possess a valid State Driver's License.

Supplemental Information

  • Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects.
  • Ability to effectively utilize interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials, other decision-makers, co-workers, other professionals and members of the public.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve planning problems.
  • Knowledge of group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the methods, policies and procedures of the Department and County as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Planner II.
  • Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of the County and Governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledge of various disciplines related to urban planning, including demographics, land use development, economics/economic development, zoning, etc.
  • Ability to make sound, educated decisions.
  • Ability to plan and develop daily, short-term and long-term goals related to County purposes.
  • Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
  • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and technology.
  • Ability to use a computer for word, data processing, graphic displays and mapping. Skills in ArcGIS and Adobe design software preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
  • Ability to assemble and analyze information and prepare reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.


  • Tasks require extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Stooping
  • Sitting
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Crouching
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs.
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Climbing on ladders, on steps or on the ground

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)


  • Works inside in an office environment.
  • Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.

An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.

BOCC-Contributed Benefits

  • Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program

Optional Benefits

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life & AD&D
  • Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
  • Roth IRA

NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.

HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:

Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 180
5 years through the end of the 10th year 200
11 years through the end of the 15th year 220
16 years and over 240

For additional information please view Nassau County's Policies & Procedures .

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