Location: Fulshear, TX

Planning Director

Salary: $126,984 Annually

Under the administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager, performs professional and supervisory work assisting City management in the administration of the City’s development- related activities. Work entails assisting in the development and recommendation of community development projects and programs. In conjunction with City management, the employee is responsible for the administration of the City's community development program. Supervision may be exercised over technical, administrative, and clerical staff.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manages zoning, planning analysis, area classification, subdivision plan review, architectural compatibility, and land use regulations. Supervises and participates in the preparation of zoning ordinances and zoning maps, and the revision of such ordinances and maps
  • Manages the enforcement of all development approvals and all regulation of the City’s land use and development code
  • Serves as a key advisor to City management on planning and zoning issues along with other development-related activities
  • Writes, or edits and approves, research analysis and reports on all development applications, plans, and ordinances
  • Manages the department’s architectural, site, and engineering plan review; and prepares technical staff reports
  • Manages the department's Building and Code Enforcement divisions
  • Responds to inquiries from developers, property owners, residents and officials on City codes, design standards, land use regulations, and procedures.
  • Assists City management in coordinating the activities of the Planning & Zoning Commission and other board as needed; assists in the planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and reviewing of activities of professional, technical, and clerical personnel engaged in the compilation, analysis, and interpretation of data, and preparing reports and recommendations affecting community development, planning, and zoning
  • Assists in administering the City’s Comprehensive Plan within established policies; assists in the direction, and participates in the development, of area plans and development studies and prepared reports
  • Confers with land developers and builders, other government agencies, City departments and neighborhood groups; aids in coordination of projects regarding the community development program to interested groups; directs and participates in studies of proposed changes to the zoning ordinances and makes recommendations relative to these changes Collaborates with Information Technology Department on the City's Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and associated GIS hardware and software
  • Responsible for coordination and administration of the City’s asset management and work order systems. This includes work with vendors and other City staff as needed
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness for areas of responsibility
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential
  • This position is considered essential during a natural or manmade disaster and/or a catastrophic event. This position may be required to provide service or perform duties for the benefit of the public and continuity of City operations. These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of this position.

Education, Training and Experience
Work requires a bachelor’s degree in City Planning, Public Administration, or a related field (Master's Degree preferred) and considerable relevant experience, preferably to include plan review, development standards, and local government; experience in GIS, growth management, and innovative zoning or planning for environmentally sensitive areas is desired; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and the following:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of City services, departmental operations and organization
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of community planning, and of planning administration, urban and site design, and sociology as applied to community planning and development
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and architecture as applied to community planning and development
  • Knowledge of trends in hardware and software with a view toward recommending, implementing, and maintaining various systems so that they are current with industry-wide standards
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple, competing complex tasks Ability to document policies and procedures in technical and non-technical terms
  • Ability to train end-users to effectively use the tools and utilities provided them
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform technical research, to study, analyze and compile systematically technical and statistical information and make recommendations from such information, and to prepare and present technical reports; and considerable professional experience in community development, including administrative or supervisory experience
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public
  • Ability to manage the architectural site plan review process, coordinate the project review team and analyze traffic and transportation considerations, environmental impact, and landscape buffering
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical operations; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent communication and analytic skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position with or without an accommodation

License, Certifications, and Other Requirements

  • Valid State of Texas Driver License
  • AICP certification preferred
  • Any specialized certifications relative to the assigned responsibilities
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and MVR check

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