ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PLANNING, ZONING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • CITY OF PLANTATION, FLORIDA
  • 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Community and Economic Development Planning and Development
  • Salary: $83,000.00 - $136,950.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

Highly responsible professional and administrative work assisting the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Director in the management and operation of the Department of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development. Exceptional public speaking and writing skills are crucial to this position. Duties include a variety of specialized tasks relating to the overall planning and development of the City. Work activities also include the preparation and administration of the Office's budget and the training of staff. Work is reviewed through conferences and progress reports.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

Assists the Director in planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and reviewing the activities of professional, technical, and clerical personnel in the sections of planning, economic development, CDBG/SHIP administration, and business tax licensing.

Assists with the preparation and implementation of the department's budget and makes procedural and operational recommendations to City management.

Assists in the formulation and administration of the City's Comprehensive Plan, City­wide Master Plan, and Land Development Regulations.

Plans and directs the activities involved in long range, comprehensive City planning and the review of proposed development.

Prepares and reviews various reports and presentations for the Department of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development.

Oversees the procurement and implementation of technical consultants to assist staff in compiling detailed analysis for use in the Department.

Attends City Council, Planning Boards, and community group meetings and presents reports, studies, and special projects.

Makes recommendations on the establishment, abolition and consolidation of ordinances, rules and regulations.

Interacts and works with county, regional, state, special districts, chamber of commerce, civic associations, and other private organizations.

Clarifies planning issues for subordinates.

Responds to telephone or in-person inquiries; greets the general public, contractors, outside organizations, and city officials; answers various inquiries personally; handles citizen complaints; provides information on departmental services and functions.

Interprets City policies, procedures, and ordinances; develops and revises department policies and procedures.

Participates in and recommends hiring, discipline, and promotions. Ensures high productivity and high morale through team building and modern management techniques.

Effectively and positively represent the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.

Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.

Performs other job duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern urban and environmental planning; familiarity with land economics, urban design, municipal finance and other related subjects as applied to community development.

Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and codes relating to land use plans and development regulations.

Knowledge of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Land Development Code.

Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.

Skill in preparing concise and accurate reports and written recommendations.

Ability to plan, direct and organize a continuous and comprehensive urban planning program.

Ability to respond to citizen's complaints and inquiries in an impartial and professional manner.

Ability to supervise and provide training to subordinate personnel.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with City Officials, public agencies, and the general public.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in Planning or Public Administration, or a closely related field, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning or community development, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Master's Degree in an appropriate planning discipline or closely related field and AICP, LEED AP, and AIA certification preferred.

Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Recovery" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies.. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map