NOTE: This position will be open until filled. To apply for this position, we are requesting that you provide two of your work products within the public domain; to do so, you may submit a link in the "Additional Information" section or provide as attachments.
To plan, direct, manage, and oversee the development and planning activities within the Development and Neighborhood Services Department, including the interpretation of plans and policies; to coordinate assigned activities; work with various boards and commissions, and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director.
Examples Of Duties
Develops and manages comprehensive, sub-area, or neighborhood planning assignments.
Routinely interacts with peers including the City's Chief Building Official and Fire Marshal.
Coordinates and analyzes complex development review cases and makes recommendations to the appropriate governing body.
Reviews platting, subdivision, construction/rehab projects via the e-Plan platform, and coordinates with Public Works and other departments in the plan review process.
Provide staff assistance to the Department Director and undertakes special projects as assigned.
Participate in the selection/management of professional consultants; provide planning input and coordination on proposed projects; serve as a liaison to ensure compliance with city planning goals, policies, guidelines, standards, and directives.
Presents reports and other findings to Boards and Commissions, City Council, Staff, outside agencies, and the general public.
Routinely interprets and advises on codes with applicants and various other stakeholders.
Facilitates public meetings as directed by the Director or City Administrator.
Acts as the staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission, Design Review Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning & Zoning, and presents reports and other findings.
Directs work of current planning staff: supervises, schedules, trains, motivates and directs work of employees; conduct or coordinate staff training when/ if necessary; participates in the interview and selection processes and may make employment decisions; evaluate employee performance and recommends corrective action.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovation in the field of community planning programs.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in planning, business administration, public administration, architecture, real estate or construction management, economics or related field, and five years of related experience.
Required License & Certificates:
Valid Iowa Driver's License.
Knowledge and Skills
Considerable Knowledge of:
The philosophies, principles, practices & techniques of planning construction processes
Principles and practices of land use boards and commissions
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Working Skill in:
Oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
Interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
Analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organization issues, concerns and needs
Develop and administer division goals, objectives and procedures
Prepare administrative and financial reports
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement a recommendation in support of goals
Research analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques
Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations
Capacity of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities