Planner/GIS | Decatur, AL

The Planner/GIS position manages and performs professional planning functions; researches, gathers data, and prepares reports, presentations, publications, spreadsheets, tables and charts; prepares voting districts and submits for review; researches and prepares amendments to the zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations; prepare and reviews packages for various public meetings, reviews census materials, develops and delivers public presentations; prepares department payroll.

*Job description available upon request or at our website –

Job Requirements 

• BS degree in Urban Planning and Development, Public Administration, or other course of study related to this occupational field.
• Previous experience with GIS and community planning highly desirable.
• Must be proficient with computers including Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe, as well as other software programs required as part of this position.
• Possession of, or ability to achieve a current AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification, and/or other continuing education programs to ensure continuous professional development and learning in the field of planning and urban development.
Valid Drivers’ License

Salary & Benefits : $44,716.64

The City of Decatur compensation plan is based on an 18-step progression system. A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies.

How to Apply
Employment Applications are available on the City’s website at, or from the Human Resources Department at City Hall-2nd Floor Tower, 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35602.

Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date.
May be delivered in person or:

Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602
Emailed to:
Faxed to: (256) 341-4895
The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890.