Community Development Director Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direction of the City Manager, directs the activities of the Community Development Department, including the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Divisions. Performs professional and administrative work with the City's Planning, Zoning, Housing, Redevelopment, Community Development, and Economic Development activities. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in determining work methods within guidelines of the City code and comprehensive plan. Work is reviewed through oral and written assignments and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Researches issues, maintains currency on legislative matters, and answers inquiries regarding land use, zoning, and economic development.

Reviews development reports, and prepares and presents recommendations to the City Council and various boards.

Coordinates activities with key City staff, provides periodic reports to City officials and other agencies regarding development activities.

Performs special studies, prepares reports and memorandum to support department activities, as directed by the City Manager.

Coordinates redevelopment and community development activities between the City and the public.

Works with various departments to develop neighborhood housing and planning strategies.

Overseas the City’s Comprehensive Plan and its implementation.

Interprets the Zoning Code and the Comprehensive Plan.

Works with staff and various agencies to improve economic development opportunities for the City.

Manages the Community Development Department including supervision of staff, fiscal management, coordination of activities with other departments and the City Council.

Works with GIS staff to identify the needs of the department and the public.

Oversees City boards/committees related to departmental activities

Works with real estate professionals, developers and the general public to insure development enhances the vision of the community.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a Master's degree program in planning or a related field from an accredited college or university, including course work in urban or regional planning, supplemented with eight years of planning experience, including two years at the supervisory level, or any equivalent combination of acceptable education, training, and experience. AICP certification desired. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of State laws relating to land development and legal procedures.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.

Knowledge of the legal regulations of the conduct of activities of the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Adjustment and relevant statutory prerequisites.

Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques.

Skill in the transmittal of information, both written and oral.

Ability to review, analyze and interpret data and complex plans.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, public agencies, the general public and boards and committees.

Ability to comprehend long range goals provided by State, Federal and/or local programs.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability of speak, read, hear, see, and write the English language.

Ability to handle the pressure of deadlines.

Ability to read, write, and interpret technical reports.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to review site proposed for development action.

Ability to use reasoning and comprehend technical materials.

Ability to control behavior when encountering stressful situations, such as uncooperative peers, oral presentations, or when encountering necessary deadlines.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date – 10/1/2013