Community Development Manager/CRA Manager
Professional, technical, administrative and supervisory work in the management and administration of services from comprehensive plan to site plan and land use reviews, and activities involving special exceptions, annexations and grant preparation. Manages building and zoning activities including inspections, plans review, licensing activities and code enforcement. Also designated as CRA Manager. Works under the general direction of the City Council or their designee.
- Manages advanced and current planning activities of the department.
- Reviews and develops land use proposals and makes recommendations concerning re-zoning, special exceptions, variances, annexations and site plan approval requests.
- Processes and reviews subdivision plans and projects.
- Answer questions from the general public concerning planning and zoning matters.
- Gathers statistics and prepares reports, exhibits and recommendations for the City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Board and CRA Board.
- Writes, reviews and edits official documents. Acts as technical advisor on planning matters.
- Attends and conducts various meetings.
- Makes oral, visual and written presentations.
- Explores grant opportunities; prepares and monitors various grants.
- Develops and operates geographic information systems.
- Performs data collection and assimilation.
- Oversees and reviews building plans and zoning applications.
- Responsible for Historic Preservation Board and Certificates of Appropriateness.
- Assists the Planning Commission with any revisions to the Citys Code of Ordinances and Comprehensive Plan.
- Manages, supervises and evaluates the activities and employees of the Community Development and Code Enforcement Departments.
- Authorize changes of occupancy and authorizes new business prior to issuance of Business Tax Receipt by the City Clerks office.
- Develops code promulgation and interpretation.
- Prepares and manages department budget.
- Manages building and zoning activities including inspections, plans review, permit issuance and contractor licensing activities.
- Manages Code Enforcement.
- Serves as Liaison to Marion County Transportation Planning Organization.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Business, Public Administration, Management or a related field. Five (5) years of land use planning, building, engineering, community development and grant development experience.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations:
Valid Florida Driver's License for required travel, Business conducts Motor Vehicle Record check.
American Institute of Community Planners Certification preferred.Florida Association of Code Enforcement certification a plus.
Essential Physical Skills:
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to sit at a desk and view a computer display screen for an extended period of time.
Works inside in an office environment.
Works outside with inspection capability.
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
Uniforms are not provided. Business dress attire required.
Assigned City Vehicle:
Some positions require the use of personal or City Vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid Florida drivers license and have an acceptable driving record.
Annual Salary: $49,604.00 - $74, 405.00 DOE