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Director of Planning - Planning Department

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License and Certification Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership and/or Support Personnel License issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Experience in developing and monitoring planning processes, integrated systems, data analysis, facility analysis, information management, and student redistricting preferred. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of planning techniques and processes; strong leadership skills; high degree of skill in oral and written communication; strong skills in computer technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Microsoft Office Suite; ability to apply continuous improvement strategies to program functions; high degree of skill in organization and problem-solving; ability to project and generate positive attitudes; and ability to translate needs and problems into creative solutions.

Primary Responsibilities: Direct the activities and processes associated with the research, development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement initiatives of planning and forecasting for the district.

1. Oversee student enrollment forecasting for the district.
a. Create and maintain accurate student enrollment forecasts that reflect current trends in population growth and development activity.
b. Direct the maintenance of the annual forecast of student enrollment and full-time equivalence for each school in the district.
c. Maintain and update a long-range forecast which is employed in the development of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and other building programs used by the system in development of these vital programs.

2. Direct boundary planning for the district.
a. Balance enrollment among schools based on building capacity and changes in capacity due to new school construction.

3. Direct SPLOST and facility planning development.
a. Develop and plan the upcoming building programs which include SPLOST, bonds, and the current plan.
b. Prepare SPLOST documents used by the CEO/Superintendent and Cabinet to call for public support for building programs to sustain student enrollment growth.

4. Oversee the redistricting process.
a. Lead the process of publically redistricting students from schools either because of new school facilities or balancing enrollments.
b. Attend public meetings conducted for public input on proposed plans concluding with final presentations to the Board of Education (BOE) at the monthly BOE meeting.
c. Steer the formation of the redistricting committees by providing technical guidance and other assistance as needed.
d. Coordinate communication among internal staff and external publics.
e. Oversee maps, supplies, e-mail communications, public relations announcements, and/or other materials included in redistricting.

5. Oversee the school naming process for the district.
a. Lead and guide the public process of school naming procedures and operations.
b. Form school naming committees and provide assistance and guidance to committee members.
c. Direct communication among committee members and external publics.
d. Direct internal and external meetings and public presentations designed to receive input on recommendations.

6. Direct the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
a. Develop and manage the district's GIS.
b. Utilize GIS information for redistricting, public meetings, school board member districts, Area Superintendent member schools, school location maps, and other geographic uses that are needed by the CEO/Superintendent and Cabinet and provide appropriate information on the systems website.

7. Plan and administer demographic information related to Gwinnett and the region.
a. Create and retain a system of demographic analysis that integrates local, regional, state, national, and international data and information resources.
b. Gather and present these trends and statistics to the CEO/Superintendent and Cabinet.

8. Prepare and present public presentations and meetings.
a. Present planning and demographic data for public meetings and presentations, including the CEO/Superintendent and Cabinet, other internal staff, and external public audiences.

9. Direct the continuous improvement efforts for all departmental processes.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to touch, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Jan 30, 2023. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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