Knowledgebase-Director of Development Services


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Title:Director of Development Services
Summary:Job description for the position of Director of Development Services.
Original Author:MTAS
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Product Create Date:09/24/2002
Last Reviewed on::05/09/2017
Subject:Community development; Economic development; Industrial development; Personnel--Classification; Planning
Type:Job Description
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Text of Document: JOB TITLE: Director of Development Services
DEPARTMENT: Planning
EXEMPT
FULL-TIME
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JOB SUMMARY:
Under general administrative direction of the Deputy City Manager and the City Manager, responsible for the administration of the Development Services Department; provides professional counsel and technical advice to the City Manager and City Council on matters relating to the operation, management, and policy and program development of these departments; does related work as required.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Directs, coordinates and evaluates the activities of subordinates and division heads in Development Services (Planning, Engineering, Traffic, Transportation). Administers and provides guidance in the areas of: annual budget; project and departmental work schedules; research, preparation and presentation of technical and operational studies and recommendations. Administers contracts in compliance with City and State requirements. Attends City Council meetings as directed. Effectively represents positions of the City to the public and media. Effectively represents the City in professional organizations and at outside activities as needed. Communicates effectively and courteously with the public and other employees in person, in writing, and by telephone. Coordinates well with other department heads. Reads and analyzes difficult source documents and plans. Sits and uses computer for word processing and other applications for extended periods of time.

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REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, City Planning or closely related field. Certification by American Institute of Certified Planners.

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EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Six years progressively responsible experience in municipal administration, with a demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and negotiate with elected and appointed officials and the general public. Skill in public speaking. Proficiency in computer applications.