Jobs Information

  • Description:


    Leads the operations and strategies of the Planning, Inspection Services, and Permits functions, works with volunteer boards and commissions, functions as a member of the senior leadership team, involves self and knows the community and metro area, and performs a variety of executive supervisory, administrative, and professional work in development and implementation of community development plans and programs to achieve a sustainable and thriving mix of physical and natural components of the community.


    Receives administrative direction from the City Manager or his/her designee and exercises support and development of the professional, technical and clerical staff to fulfill the department’s responsibilities of building and sustaining the Pearland community. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Planning, Zoning, Inspection Services, and Permits functions. Generally leads the areas headed by a Chief Building Official and City Planner and indirectly responsible for the work of additional employees in the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; manages contracts and sees that procurement and other use of public resources are ethically and responsibly with good stewardship; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; recognizing and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    Regular and timely attendance at work.

    Plan, direct, organize, and evaluate the operation of the Planning, Inspection Services, and Permits functions.

    Works with staff to identify and determine departmental goals and objectives and monitors activities to determine compliance to goals and objectives.

    Manage and supervise assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plan and organize workflow and staff assignments; train, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff; review progress and direct changes as needed.

    Assist in the planning and administration of City development policies, standards, specifications, ordinances, and procedures. Research problems and complaints regarding planning, zoning, commercial site plans, permits and code compliance.

    Responsible for planning, preparing, and administering annual operating budget of the Community Development, administering city policies and procedures, and preparing reports.

    Communicates official programs, policies and procedures to engineers, contractors, developers, other government officials, advisory board members, city council members, city staff, and the general public concerning City standards, as needed.

    Provides staff support to various boards and commissions, as needed and assigned; serves when needed as a member of a task force or committee composed of city, county, state or private groups. Represents the City of Pearland at various public hearings, meetings and other functions.

    Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans and projects; gather, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed; propose amendments and modifications to the plans and ordinances as required.

    Prepare a variety of studies, technical reports, analyses, and related information on community development related subjects.

    Responsible for the selection, training, and evaluation of department personnel. Resolve complaints, maintain harmony among workers and assist subordinates in performing duties and adjusting errors.

    Assist with and respond to citizen inquiries and problems with tact, patience, and diplomacy.

    Serves as "essential personnel" and is required to be available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the City Manager deems necessary.

    Contribute to the team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.


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  • Level: SENIOR
  • Position Reports To: CITY MANAGER
  • Starts On: March 23, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Jobs Requirements

  • Experience:

    A minimum of five years municipal-related experience including supervisory, engineering, survey/platting, city management, economic development and/or planning is required.

    Professional Engineer (PE) license and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is beneficial.

  • Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Trackit, Database software; Design software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

    Outstanding public relations and public presentation skills.

    Ability to communicate technical issues in an easily understood manner.

    Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, manage and discipline, as necessary, subordinate staff.

    Ability to perform complex engineering calculations, analyses, and make recommendations.

    Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional civil engineering and planning, including current literature and recent developments in the field; general construction codes and methods, concrete work, hydraulics/hydrology, storm water management, water supply and wastewater treatment, traffic management, land development, platting, zoning and land use standards and ordinances.

    Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations pertaining to civil engineering, plan design, development, and construction.

    Knowledge of supervisory practices and management skills and techniques.

    Knowledge of public sector budgeting, purchasing, and personnel practices.

    Ability to operate a City vehicle, computer software applications, and variety of technology.

  • Education Required:

    Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in civil engineering, planning, public administration or related field is required;

    Master degree in Urban Planning, Economic Development, or Public Administration, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university is required (or any combination that would display required knowledge, skills and abilities) is highly desired.

Company Information

  • City of Pearland, TX
    3519 Liberty Dr
    Pearland TX 77581
    United States of America

Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Phone: (281) 652-1763