Growth Management Director
This position oversees and directs the management and operations of Growth Management Department. The Growth Management Department includes Planning and Development, Building, and Code Compliance. Strong management skills are necessary to balance and encourage development while maintain and protecting the community against elements that would be adverse to the quality of life.The position researches, formulates, and develops policies to ensure effective and proper planning techniques are utilized to provide quality development to the citizens of Citrus County.
Provides leadership to develop and retain service-oriented staff with a customer service oriented attitude for the Divisions of Building, Code Compliance, and Land Development.
Establishes performance benchmarks for the processing of applications and permits.
Holds staff accountable for the timely processing of applications and permits.
Supervises staff, hiring, training, directing, monitoring, counseling, disciplining, preparing performance evaluations, and approving vacation, sick leave and hours worked for payroll.
Evaluates effectiveness of services in relation to changing needs of the community with a keen eye toward automating functions to make them more efficient.
Chairs the local Mitigation Strategy Policy Group.
Develops long-range plans and scopes of service for the three divisions and presents to Board of County Commissioners for approval.
Reviews and advises on budgets; oversees expenditures.
Develops, implements and interprets policies and procedures.
Writes grant applications.
Oversees budget planning and preparation for Department.
Prepares and presents recurring reports, special reports, studies and programs as needed.
Represents the County with Planning and Development efforts in collaboration with outside government agencies, and serves as County representative on boards and panels.
Chairs and/or attends staff conferences, professional meetings, training workshops and other events.
Meets and/or makes presentations to citizens, citizen groups, developers and other agencies/agency personnel.
Provides formal code interpretations and determinations, and administers the Impact Fee Ordinance.
Responds to inquiries and correspondence in person, via phone and in writing.
Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college. Requires at least four years in management. Government experience preferred. Theory, principles, practices and techniques of community development planning, building inspection, code enforcement, economic development, and related community development services; applicable federal, state and local laws, code regulations governing the administration of planning and community development. Principles and practices of management and supervision.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Skills:
Building Code Administrator certification, American Institute of Certified Planners certification, Registered Professional Engineer, Masters in Public Administration and/or team six sigma designations preferred.
Basis of Rating: No written test is required. Applications will be carefully reviewed to assess each individual's qualifications. Selected persons will be interviewed to determine who will be hired for the job. The kind and length of related work experience, training and education shown on the application will be an important consideration in the screening process. Must successfully pass an employment reference check, criminal background check and physical examination.
Work Schedule: Full Time, hours not specified
Salary: Depends on qualifications