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Director- Land Development

Location : Lecanto
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11326527
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10
Required Education : Master's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference

The purpose of the position is to oversee and direct the management and operations of the Land Development Division. The position is responsible for planning, directing, budgeting and evaluating Division services. The position researches and formulates long range goals for the organization; develops policy and position papers; makes presentations to elected and appointed officials and provides interpretation of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan.

Primary Work Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Salary Range: $71,969.04 to $105,904.12 DOE


  • Provides leadership to public service-oriented staff for the Land Development Division

  • Supervises staff, hiring, training, directing, monitoring, counseling, disciplining, preparing performance evaluations, and approving vacation, sick leave and hours worked for payroll

  • Interprets Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan, and provides determinations in both written and verbal form

  • Provides expert witness testimony on Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan regulations in Code Compliance Special Master Hearings as well as for County in civil trial litigation actions

  • Performs field studies and prepares reports based on findings. Prepare reports for comprehensive plan amendments, planned unit developments and administrative waivers

  • Monitors and comments on proposed state and regional legislation, codes and policies

  • Reviews, prepares and presents updates to Land Development Code or Comprehensive Plan in response to amended State and/or Federal regulations

  • Prepares and presents amendments to Land Development Code and/or Comprehensive Plan at direction of Board or administration, or in response to changing needs of other County Divisions or community

  • Develops, implements and interprets policies and procedures for permitting and application processing

  • Oversees budget planning and preparation for Division; oversees expenditures

  • Prepares and presents recurring reports, special reports, studies and programs as needed

  • Represents the County for zoning and land development items in collaboration with outside government agencies, and serves as planning advisor to the Planning and Development Commission

  • Chairs and/or attends staff conferences, professional meetings, training workshops and other events

  • Responds to inquiries and correspondence in person, via phone and in writing

Required Qualifications :


Minimum Education and Training:

  • Requires Masters degree, preferably in urban planning or closely related field

  • Requires at least ten years of related experience

  • Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Skills:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners certification required

  • Requires Florida Drivers License for required travel

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

  • Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and routine keyboard operations

  • The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Reasoning Ability:

  • Requires performing work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization

  • Requires performing professional level work requiring the application of scientific, engineering, or legal methods to solve technical, administrative, and legal problems

  • Requires extensive understanding of operating policies and procedures and ability to apply these to complex problems; using advanced professional level work methods and practices in the analysis, coordination or interpretation of work of a professional, engineering, fiscal, legal or managerial nature and the ability to formulate important recommendations or make technical decisions that have an organization wide impact

  • Requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure

Mathematical Skills:

  • Requires using mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, or measurements, logarithmic, and/or geometric construction; may use algebraic solutions of equations and inequalities, descriptive statistics, deductive geometry, plane and solid or rectangular coordinates, and mathematical classifications or schemes.

Language Ability:

  • Requires reading and interpreting professional materials involving advanced bodies of knowledge related to politics, economics, technology, law, medicine or other complex disciplines; writing extremely complex papers and reports; speaking to high level scientific, political, economic, legal, medical or other such groups.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job

  • The job risks exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, traffic, and animals/wildlife

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Supervisory Functions:

  • This job oversees Land Development Division employees

  • Requires supervising or leading others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency

  • Requires negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions

Basis of Rating: Some positions may require a written and/or skills test. 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, background and physical examination check. 

Citrus County, Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.

Citrus County, Florida is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services.

Skills :
Mathematical skills Microsoft Office Supervisory Experience
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