Performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in connection with his/her duty to enforce all of the provisions of the Land Use Regulations and other codes as they relate to land use. The Planning and Zoning Director is responsible for zoning enforcement and is responsible for long range planning projects. This position works under the direction of the City Manager and Deputy City Manager.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
This position is classified as exempt with a 37.5 hour work-week schedule.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates, develops, interprets, and implements the City's Comprehensive Plan.
Coordinates, develops, and implements the City's Land Development Regulations and any other land use regulations.
Prepares staff reports, ordinances and resolutions.
Meets regularly with elected officials, developers, senior managers and residents regarding land use and zoning issues.
Maintains and updates the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.
Assists other departments with multi-disciplinary issues.
Formulates recommendations for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations for submittal to the City Manager.
Reviews and disseminates information pertaining to legislation adopted by the City Council and other agencies which regulate the City's land development.
Reviews occupational licenses, alcohol beverage licenses, oversees permitting of residences, commercial, offices, apartments and condominiums, and accompanying auxiliary structures and uses for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations.
Oversees GIS personnel and projects.
Administers the City's Occupational License Program.
Prepares and submits reports and studies as requested by the City Manager.
Attends Planning Board meetings and other periodic meetings.
Meets with members of the general public to address planning issues.
Processes plans and occupational licenses.
Assists and provides information on land use matters to walk-through public on a daily basis.
Develops and implements a departmental operations and procedures manual.
Evaluates staff performance annually.
Disciplines department employees for violation of City or Department Policies and Procedures Manual.
Performs any other duties as directed by the City Manager or Deputy City Manager.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND TRAINING
A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Planning, Public Administration or related field is required.
A Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college is preferred.
AICP certification is required.
Seven to ten (7 - 10) years of professional planning and/or zoning experience in local public sector.
Prior supervisory experience is required.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and zoning is required.
Must possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS REQUIRED
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be fluent in the English language; both orally and written. Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
Knowledge of regulations and laws affecting planning, development and zoning; familiar with principles of economics, statistics and land use;
Knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning and an understanding of the fundamentals of economics, municipal finance, sociology and research procedures, as they pertain to the planning of urban areas.
Knowledge of the City charter.
Knowledge of the various ordinances, codes and regulations pertaining to planning and zoning.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and related Federal and State laws and regulations related to grant preparation and administration.
Knowledge of regulations and procedures regarding environmental issues.
Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or a similar word processing program as well as ArcInfo or other GIS mapping application, and AutoCAD.
Ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.
Ability to manage the department within assigned unit/division.
Ability to determine allocation of budget among departments.
Ability to manage the budget within assigned department.
Ability to meet and deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner.
Ability to get along with others and work effectively with the public and fellow workers.
Must be a non-smoker.
The minimum requirements may be waived by the City Manager.
Ability to perceive sound and receive information through oral communication; make rational decisions; reach with the hands/arms; express ideas through speaking accurately or quickly; use visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal, observing neatness of facilities or operating heavy equipment.
Ability to walk from one work site to another.