Planning & Development Director
Under general supervision, directs the Planning & Development Department which also includes Engineering, Code Enforcement, and Permitting divisions, through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; develops and implements plans, policies, and programs to guide the residential and commercial development in the City of Corinth; assures compliance to state and Federal regulations, and City policies and procedures.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Directs the Planning & Development Department staff and activities to achieve the City’s land use and development strategies, and regulatory compliance objectives; provides leadership to assure that services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic goals, and community growth is consistent with City guidelines.
- Plans, manages and evaluates operations and public programs, including planning, zoning, permitting, code enforcement and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); develops long-range plans and resource requirements; assures the level of services keeps pace with customer needs.
- Plans, coordinates, and directs the City Engineer and the Engineering Division including streets, storm water systems, drainage, inspection, and engineering.
- Evaluates City needs and Capital Improvement Program plans, and determines the City operational plans, strategic plans, priorities, and resource requirements; assures the integrity of the Engineering Division work products and procedures; reviews technical documents for accuracy and compliance with standards and practices; reviews status reports, and recommends appropriate actions.
- Monitors Department operations to identify and resolve problems; evaluates programs and services to assure they are meeting goals; assures the overall integrity of the Departments programs and services, and compliance with state and Federal policy and regulations.
- Serves as the principal advisor to the City on Department issues; develops and directs plans and policies to meet City goals and objectives; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions, determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects.
- Reviews and approves applications, agreements, plans and reports of the Departments activities; reviews planning project work papers; coordinates City plans with state, Federal and regional agencies; assures effective communication of issues and strategies.
- Represents the Department to elected officials, boards and commissions, and outside agencies; interprets and explains policies, procedures, rules and regulations; coordinates strategies to integrate services with other programs, departments and agencies.
- Coordinates with citizens' groups, advisory boards and commissions; develops cooperative professional relationships with local developers, realtors and contractors.
- Manages staff and assigns tasks and projects; trains and evaluates staff; counsels, coaches and instructs employees as required; monitors work, develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities and workload issues.
- Analyzes Department financial and resource information; develops and manages budgets and expenditures; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of administrative, operational and financial data; reviews, approves and submits administrative, technical and analytical reports.
- Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the City by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
- Cooperates with co-workers professionally to accomplish work effectively.
- Has regular, predictable attendance; attendance is a factor in continued employment with the City.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- URL: https://www.cityofcorinth.com
- Position Reports To: City Manager
- Location: City of Corinth
- Starts On: Jan. 19, 2018, 1:04 p.m.
- Salary: $4,118.40 Bi-Weekly to $4,941.60 Bi-Weekly
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences, Urban Planning, Business or Public Administration;
• AND five years’ experience in community development program management, including supervisory experience;
• OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Master’s degree in Planning, AICP status, or CNUA is preferred.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid Driver’s License. (Must obtain Texas driver license within 30 days of hire per State law.)
Required Knowledge of:
• City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
• Principles, practices and procedures of urban planning, community development, land use, zoning regulation, building safety, code enforcement, permitting and flood plain management and engineering.
• Federal and State laws, rules and regulations affecting planning, land use, code enforcement, zoning, and building safety.
• City land use and development regulations, zoning codes, planning concepts and principles.
• Techniques and practices for effective and efficient management of allocated resources, including personnel administration, accounting and budgeting.
• Community development program planning and evaluation principles.
• Principles of Information Technology, including Geographic Information Systems.
• Customer service standards and protocols.
Required Skill in:
• Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings.
• Analyzing City needs and prioritizing and promoting Department programs to meet development strategies.
• Presenting and defending Department reports and information in public meetings.
• Reading and interpreting building plans and technical specifications, and checking details, estimates, plans, and specifications of projects.
• Interpreting and applying building and safety standards, state and Federal regulations, department standards and City codes and policies.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, other community development agencies and the general public.
• Planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of staff.
• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
• Effective communication, both verbal and written.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment, with occasional visits to construction sites.
City of Corinth Texas 76208
United States of America
Phone: (940) 498-3231
- Contact Method:
To Apply: Apply on-line from City of Corinth website (www.cityofcorinth.com). Resume may accompany application.