Assistant Planning Director
Company: City of Georgetown, TX
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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Under the general supervision of the Planning Director, the
Assistant Director aides in managing and coordinating the
activities, operations, and staff of the Planning Department.
Advises on general planning and development decisions. Ensures
activities and accomplishments are consistent with the goals of the
Department, the City's strategic goals, and the Comprehensive Plan.
Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to
the Director and the City Manager's Office. Exercises direct
supervision over assigned staff, administers multiple boards or
commissions, and serves as Director in the Director's absence.
Applicants must submit a resume & cover letter. The first round
of applicants will be reviewed May 24, 2021.
Assists the director in developing and implementing department
goals, objectives, policies, budget and priorities for each
assigned service area.
Works with the director to establish and monitor performance
metrics; adopts and implements Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPs), Code Interpretations, and Customer Communication.
Oversees the development of administrative and operational plans
for efficient and effective services; monitors and evaluates the
efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and
procedures; identifies opportunities for improvement, advises the
director and implements management solutions.
Manages and coordinates all activities relating to development
and revision of the Unified Development Code (UDC), provides
leadership to development process improvements, and provides
leadership to the revision and amendment of development regulations
that impact the entitlement and development review process.
Provides interpretation and communication of all code changes
Manage all issues relating to proposed legislative changes.
Manages the planning and execution of the land development team,
including frequent process improvements.
Communicates plans, status, and troubleshoots issues to the
Director on a frequent basis.
Ensures coordination, collaboration and communication within and
between department divisions; fosters a cooperative spirit.
Ensures a high quality of development reviews are achieved in
accordance with adopted regulations and land use policies, and
reports appropriate performance measures.
Assesses and monitors division workload, administrative/support
systems, and internal reporting relationships; advises on and
May serve in one or more special assignment roles.
Meets with developers and consultants to discuss concerns
during, before, or after the review process, and provides advice
related to property selection, regulations, and identify potential
problems and solutions.
Oversees, advises, provides technical support to and directly
administers assigned boards or commissions.
Collaborates cross-department and with outside agencies on
special projects as assigned.
Assists the director in coordinating strategies to integrate
services with other development review departments.
Leads community meetings, or meetings of stakeholders with
Delivers presentations to groups, boards, commissions and City
Confers with customers (architects, engineers, contractors,
developers, special interest groups, business owners and property
owners); resolves issues that arise; mediates discussions between
Conveys department direction and provides guidance to assigned
area(s) of oversight; assigns and coordinates tasks and projects;
reviews work for quality, timeliness, conformance with requirements
and consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.
Trains and coaches staff; develops staff skills and conducts
performance evaluations; works with staff to correct any
performance deficiencies; meets regularly with staff to disseminate
information and to discuss and resolve issues.
Implements customer service initiatives and ensures the highest
standard of customer service excellence is consistently
Serves as an official department representative to other
departments, committees, outside agencies, elected or appointed
officials, non-profits, etc.
Provides consultation to the director and colleagues on all
issues related to the department.
Prepares documents and responses for City Council, City
Manager's Office, the Director, staff and citizens.
Serves as director in his/her absence.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education, training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with
major coursework in Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture or
a planning related field. Six (6) years of full-time professional
work experience in municipal planning. Three (3) years of the
required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
A Master's degree in a planning-related field may be substituted
for one (1) year of the required experience.
Personnel supervision, training and management and leadership
practices, principles, and Performance Management Programs.
Urban planning and development and local government policies and
Planning department specialties including housing, zoning,
historic preservation, and long range planning.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Citizen involvement techniques and processes.
Land development principals and practice.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, Internet
applications, general knowledge of transportation modeling,
database management, and GIS.
Organization and functions of the various city departments
involved in the planning, redevelopment, and related processes.
- Methods and techniques of effective technical report
preparation and presentation.
Be innovative, detail-oriented, experienced in highly
Manage multiple, high-priority assignments.
Use computers and applicable software.
Tracking and managing performance measures.
Provide effective supervision and staff management.
Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm
Oversee and participate in the management of a long range
Prepare and interpret ordinances and formulate land use, zoning,
and related policies.
Serve as project manager on the most complex and sensitive
projects involving coordination with other departments and outside
groups and organizations.
Draw meaning and recommend application of statistical analysis
in land use planning.
Prepare technical reports.
Collect and analyze demographics and statistics.
Evaluate planning material.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Negotiate effectively with developers, citizens, appointed
officials, Core Team, and the public.
Persuade through consensus building.
Establish and maintain effective relationships.
Read reports, plans, legal documents, and memos.
Write reports, plans, newsletter articles, resolutions, and
Evaluate and apply mathematical measurements and
Interpret zoning ordinances and site plans.
- Analyze complex problems and develop positive courses of
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or
Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) certification upon hire.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling,
reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling,
bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking,
use of foot controls.
Exposed to weather extremes during field work. Climb ladder to
Hiring Range: $81,348.80 to $95,576.00 annually.
The first round of applicants will be reviewed May 24, 2021.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic
over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!
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