Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work – Southeast Minnesota designation.
Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Full salary range is $41.54 to $69.39.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, or closely related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in a similar position as listed in the work function, with one (1) of those years in a lead or supervisory role.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, or closely related field and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a similar position as listed in the work function, with one (1) of those years in a lead or supervisory role.
Combination of education and experience equivalent to eight (8) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions with one (1) of those years in a lead or supervisory role.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid drivers’ license and be free of any major traffic violations for the past three (3) years
American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Nature of Work
Under general direction, manages, plans, coordinates, and oversees a Planning Department team as assigned. Organizes, develops, administers, and monitors work programs, grants, agreements, staff resources and quality control. Analyzes, interprets, and develops public and program policies and procedures. Supervises staff and applicable programs. Works as part of the management team and supports the director with projects as assigned.
Examples of Work
Coordinates and prepares policy or ordinance revision and other implementation initiatives; prepares reports and reviews, edits, and endorses project reports prepared by staff.
Reviews and endorses application reports and land development proposals, revising as necessary, conducts or participates in project meetings ensuring that the development complies with the policies and ordinances of the city and county.
Represents the department to citizens and agencies and recommends action.
Coordinates major planning projects; drafts report sections and reviews, edits, and endorses planning project reports prepared by staff.
Recommends and authorizes hiring, transfer, suspension, promotion, discharge, assignments, rewards or discipline of employees, direction of the work and adjustment of other employees’ grievances on behalf of the employer.
Develops and executes communications and stakeholder engagement.
Manages project review process workflow and implements improvements.
Develops planning methods and departmental operating procedures. Trains employees in new methods and procedures.
Secures and manages grant resources, agreements and reporting and compliance.
Conducts planning studies gathering data, conducting research, applying statistical analyses, and presents results using written, mapped, and graphic tools as appropriate.
Completes other tasks and projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Thorough knowledge of environmental safety, building and environmental code practices and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of planning practices and procedures in land use, growth policies, economics, housing, transportation, or other planning programs.
Knowledge of the laws related to specialty areas.
Knowledge of supervisory principles.
Skill in statistical techniques and GIS applications.
Skill in prioritizing and organizing work in accordance with schedules, level of importance, and compliance requirements.
Skill in developing and using appropriate organizational models and computer hardware/software systems for gathering, analyzing, and reporting program, management, environmental and safety information.
Skill in the use of current technology, including professional office software and geographic information systems.
Skill in effective verbal and written communication including presentations and public speaking.
Ability to coordinate and consolidate the efforts of supporting units.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, stakeholder groups and staff.
Ability to speak and write effectively and present information to various sized groups and audiences.
Ability to apply environmental safety principles to complex problems.
Ability to participate in and lead effective teams.
Ability to develop and support a customer focused systematic process to achieve goals.
Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.
Job Type: In office.
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