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Land Use. S P E C I A L I S T. Agricultural Careers. By: Dr. Frank Flanders, Trisha Rae Stephens and Asha Wise Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Georgia Department of Education March 2006. Duties and Responsibilities. Record and analyze information

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Agricultural Careers

By: Dr. Frank Flanders, Trisha Rae Stephens and Asha Wise

Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

Georgia Department of Education

March 2006

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Record and analyze information
  • Prepare reports and recommendations for government executives
  • Prepare material for community relations programs
  • Speak at civic meetings
  • Appear before legislative committees and elected officials to explain and defend proposals
  • Make decisions relating to establishing alternative public transportation systems, developing resources, and protecting ecologically sensitive regions
  • Urban and regional planners address issues such as traffic congestion, air pollution, and the effects of growth and change on a community
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Qualities

  • Visualize the effects of plans and designs as well as able to reconcile different viewpoints
  • Should have good communication and public relation skills
  • Good computer skills are necessary for planning, record keeping and presenting
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Salary

  • The middle 50% earned between $39,210 and $62,710
  • The lowest 10% earned less than $31,830, and the highest 10% earned more than $76,700
  • Median annual earnings in local government, the industry employing the largest number of urban and regional planners, was $48,950
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Education

  • Entry-level jobs in federal, state, and local government agencies and private firms require a master’s degree
  • Graduates from one of the limited number of accredited bachelor’s degree programs qualify for some entry-level positions, advancement opportunities are limited
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To Learn More and Preparefor this Career

  • Participate in an internship offered by local government planning offices.
  • Agriculture classes that are helpful for this career include: landscape architect, turf grass management, soil and hydrology, and environment and natural resources.
  • In high school classes that need to be mastered include math, geometry, earth science, physics, and biology.
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Career Resources

American Planning Association

Education Division

122 South Michigan Ave., Suite 1600

Chicago, IL 60603-6107

Internet: http://www.planning.org

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

6311 Mallard Trace

Tallahassee, FL 32312

Internet: http://www.acsp.org

URISA

Internet: http://www.urisa.org/

ASCE World HeadquartersInternet: http://www.asce.org/