Deputy Director, Development Services

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 25, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Community and Economic Development

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of related experience in public or business administration, four (4) years of which were in a managerial capacity.

  • Master's degree may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required:
Valid Texas Class C Driver License

Notes to Applicants
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Working with Development Services Department provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

Regarding Your Application:

  • A detailed and complete Employment Application is required. A Resume and Cover Letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
  • To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by June 17, 2022. To apply, candidates must complete this online application. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
  • This position is subject to the Texas Open Records Act.

Pay Range
$170,000 - $180,000

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Hours may vary depending upon business needs.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting External
Department Development Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. Austin, TX 78752
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply a social, racial, and equity lens in order to establish relationships with City staff and the community. Prior supervisory experience in a large, robust city/organization is highly preferred. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are imperative for this position.

The following core competencies are important for this role:

  • Exceptional Leadership - A cohesive leader with the ability to build quality interpersonal relationships throughout the City with diverse communities and populations.

  • Communicates Effectively with an Equity Mindset-Ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities and populations to build constructive and effective relationships, and convey and receive information.

  • Thinks Strategically - Enables others to better understand and implement the vision and strategy, while being the aligned forward thinker, has the ability to formulate and communicate sound business strategy, and implement in a clear and concise manner.

  • Political Savvy - Ability to exhibit confidence and professional diplomacy, while effectively relating to people at all levels internally and externally.

  • Customer Focused - Strives to deliver high-quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspective of both our internal and external customers.

  • Community Collaborator - Experience in presenting complex strategies to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that may include public outreach, City Council updates, and program implementation.

  • Planning Priorities - Recognizes, plans, focuses upon, and works toward what is most important or critical.

  • Achieves Results - Ability to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Directs, develops, implements and oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the department's purpose and forecast. Presents for the department and represents the department's interests for City Council meetings and meets with City Council members to address department specific matters. Creates and maintains the strategic vision and plan for the department and implements activities which align with the department mission and vision. Represents the department's interest and position before state and local governmental officials, boards, commissions, associations and community organizations. Develops a staffing structure that supports the efficient delivery of programs and services. Develops and implements short and long-range strategies, objectives, and priorities. Fosters and develops a culture of positive customer service in working relationships with key staff, division and departmental employees, other governmental organizations, and with external services, such as consultants, citizens, legal counsel, boards, and commissions, and City Council. Builds and manages effective management teams. Responds to and resolves complex and sensitive issues and complaints both internal and external. Assists with analyzing fiscal impact of proposed policies and programs. Ensures all activities are complete and in compliance with city/departmental policies and procedures, local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing activities.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
  • Skill in directing the activities of a complex and diverse organization
  • Skill in oral and written communications
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and priorities
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Ability to interpret, recommend and propose revisions to state statutes and city ordinances
  • Ability to consistently, effectively, and tactfully communicate with people at many levels
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical issues in non-technical terms to the general public
  • Ability to plan strategically
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, the public, elected officials, and boards and commissions

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for the Deputy Director, Development Services position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of related experience in public or business administration, four (4) years of which were in a managerial capacity. A Master's degree may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
* The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

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