Staff Planner

Sumner County Development Services

Gallatin, TN United States


The purpose of this classification is to perform administrative, technical, and supervisory work associated with coordination of county planning activities. Duties and responsibilities include evaluating zoning compliance and other applications for conformity with County regulations, evaluating rezoning and zoning appeal applications, conducting technical review of subdivisions and site plans, preparing special studies and plans, assisting with long-range planning and research activities, analyzing and evaluating transportation projects, coordinating information sharing with other agencies, attending public meetings for appointed Boards and Commissions, and handling related business. This position reports directly to the Director of Development Services and is expected to work with a degree of independence and professional discretion.  The position will interact on a regular basis with elected officials, internal staff, planners, landscape architects, engineers, builders, developers, residents and other stakeholders.



The job requires excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer service focus. The nature of this position requires professionalism, discretion, strong critical thinking skills, the ability to apply logic and flexibility while accomplishing tasks and meeting goals. The individual must be able to acquire and process information quickly and accurately, recognize and appropriately handle time sensitive information, manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and maintain a pleasant, approachable demeanor with all internal and external contacts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Geoscience, or closely related field; supplemented by two years previous experience involving planning, zoning, site plan review, geographic information systems management,; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • OR a Master’s degree Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Geoscience, or closely related field.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license. 


Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range

Contact Information

355 N. Belvedere Drive
Gallatin, TN
United States
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