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Performs a variety of administrative, clerical and supervisory in planning, organizing and managing the activities of the department, including the major functions of Planning, Zoning, Building Safety, Permit Administration, Plan Review, and Code Compliance.
Works under the broad policy and direction of the City Manager.
Exercise administrative direction over all support staff, part-time or temporary employees as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Serves as a team leader in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Provides technical and professional advice; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
Build and maintain strong professional working relationships with the business and development communities.
Provides staff support to the Planning & Zoning Board and Board of Appeals as needed and assigned.
Confers with and advise Directors and division heads on issues relating to various code interpretations, plans review, permit issuance, inspections, and administrative matters such as fee collections.
Develops and implements new systems to improve and simplify the development approval process.
Works to resolve problems and conflicts that surface during the development approval process among applicants, department staff, and other City departments.
Evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of department operations, procedures and use of resources; implements improvements.
Responsible for the planning, management and application of financial, human and capital resources to accomplish responsibilities assigned to the department in accordance with all laws and regulations.
Directs development services to support the growth and redevelopment efforts of the community: prepares plans, standards, ordinances, and guidelines for managing growth.
Resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries, complaints and requests for services from the development community and the public.
Directs the development and administration of the department budget; ensuring compliance with the provisions of the approved budget.
Represents the city and the department with various agencies/organizations.
Serves when needed as a member of a planning task force composed of City, County or State groups.
Prepares, facilitates, or delivers presentations to various agencies/organizations in relation to projects, plans, or studies; conducts public meetings and delivers presentations to community groups.
Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.
Serves as a member of various staff committees as assigned.
Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of municipal planning.
Other duties as required.