Under administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager, serves as the department head supervising the City Building Official, two Building Inspectors, Code Enforcement Officer, Historic Preservation Officer and Development Coordinator. This position provides leadership and direction to the development and administration of plans, ordinances and policies relating to land use and to the maintenance and enhancement of the physical and social development efforts of the City by establishing goals and objectives within the policy directives set forth by the City Council. This position assures the efficient and economical use of departmental funds and accomplishes short-term and long-range planning. The Director is additionally responsible for applying thorough and extensive knowledge of modern techniques and concepts of planning and community development and of sound management and administrative principles and techniques.
• Provide assistance to the public and developers regarding development plans to determine if the projects comply with all applicable regulations
• Provide staff support to various boards, including Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments, and Historic Review Board by preparation of agendas and reporting issues analysis on behalf of the City
• Respond to citizen concerns and issues and determines appropriate resolutions to maintain positive community/customer relations for the department and the City
• Perform duties of hiring and working with consultants on various special projects requiring professional services such as wayfinding, comprehensive plan update, subdivision ordinance update, historic resource survey, etc.
• Prepare a variety of reports and correspondence and reviews those prepared by staff relating to departmental activities and compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
• Represent the department at City Council and other meetings
• Supervise the activities of staff including assignment and review of work, providing assistance, administering discipline, evaluating performance, and making hiring, termination, and pay change recommendations
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of the theory, principles, and techniques of the planning profession and development process
• Knowledge of operations, services and activities of a development services program
• Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering, planning, Uniform Building Code, inspections, and related development review processes
• Knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques
• Knowledge of requirements of retaining and maintaining public records and related documents
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, commission, boards and committees, other employees, and the general public
• Ability to define short and long-term goals and corresponding services and timelines to affect their implementation
• Ability to facilitate and mediate groups and individuals
• Ability to understand and manage high-profile, sensitive, or controversial political situations
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight, or preparation of technical reports and the presentation of information to government entities and various committee
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or closely related field is required. In addition, the preferred candidate must have a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience and at least five years of experience in a management or supervisory position. Experience with major comprehensive plan updates is required. Experience with Historic Preservation and historic districts is preferred. Knowledge of affordable housing programs and an understanding of permitting systems is also desirable.
Deadline for applications is November 2, 2020.
Link to job posting: https://www.fbgtx.org
Link to apply: https://www.fbgtx.org/332/Human-Resources