City of Salisbury

East Spencer , NC

Planning & Community Development Director

City of Salisbury
East Spencer, NC Contract
Posted on October 13, 2018
The Planning & Community Development Director will perform professional work providing general oversight and direction to City planning operations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager. Specific Responsibilities: ? Develops, plans, implements and manages department goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary to provide planning services. ? Manages the daily operations of the Planning and Community Development department including the administration of code services functions. ? Prepares the annual division budget; monitors expenditures and provides general budgetary oversight. ? Prepares reports and recommendations for presentation to the City Council. ? Writes ordinances and drafts policies as required. ? Performs personnel functions including hiring, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals. ? Develops and leads staff to meet the organization's expectations for productivity, quality and goal accomplishment. ? Oversees HUD funds, including CDBG and HOME funds. ? Responds to public inquiries regarding planning operations; responds to requests from elected officials related to special programs, presentations and constituent services. ? Addresses legislative issues such as annexation, local bills and statutory charges; monitors the General Assembly when in session. ? Promotes planning efforts through participation in community and statewide organizations. ? Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City officials, contractors, public groups and general public. Qualifications ? Bachelor's degree with coursework in municipal planning, geography, urban design, public administration, or related field and considerable experience in municipal planning and community development, or equivalent combination of education and experience ? Valid North Carolina Driver's License ? Minimum of 5 years' experience overseeing a Planning department and well versed in short and long term planning with an emphasis on innovative housing initiatives. ? Experience in an entitlement community, as it relates to CDBG funding, preferred ? Possession of or ability to obtain certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners within six months of employment ? Comprehensive knowledge of the advanced principles and practices of municipal planning and community development and recent developments in the field