Pay Range 25 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$37.5162$56.2742
Hourly (42 hrs.)$35.7297$53.5945
Hourly (56 hrs.)$26.7973$40.1959

Director of Planning & Development Services

Range: $78,033.63 - $117,050.43 (25)
Position Number: 2491

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the management and oversight of all department operations.
Directs and supervises all department personnel and resources; assigns, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and promotes personnel.
Monitors and reviews daily operations to assure conformity with department goals and community interests.
Develops the preparation and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Plan, and other plans for City Development, including land development related ordinances, annexation and other studies.
Develops the annual operating and capital budgets; oversees the administration of the department budget.
Represents the department and city government at public and private events.
Maintains and promotes communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
Oversees the maintenance of all department records.
Formulates and implements policies, procedures, and directives.
Advises the City Manager and City officials concerning planning, community development, historic preservation, and housing related issues; coordinates planning and development matters with other departments, officials, and agencies.
Advises public and private bodies concerning new plans, projects, or proposals.
Attends and prepares agendas for Board meetings, community meetings, and private organization meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of community and economic development principles.
Knowledge of municipal finance and sociology as they relate to city planning.
Knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire rehabilitation, and associated codes.
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
Skill in the operation of computers and other standard office equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in the supervision of personnel.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The City Manager or Deputy City Manager assign work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, North Carolina General Statutes, North Carolina Building Codes, FEMA regulations, Federal Historic Property Regulations, OSHA and EPA regulations, and relevant city, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and supervisory duties.  Overlapping deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the Planning and Development Services department.  Successful performance facilitates and promotes well planned city development and growth.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, elected officials, vendors, builders and contractors, property owners, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, and climbs ladders.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. 
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Assistant Director (1), Inspections Manager (1), GIS Manager (1), Administrative Assistant (1).
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Is or has the ability to become a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners.