Location: Cibolo, TX

Assistant Director of Planning

Salary: $88,238.40- $132,357.60 (DOE)

Closing: March 26, 2023

The City of Cibolo invites management professionals who are interested in a full-time position as an Assistant Director of Planning to apply to join our amazing City! This exciting position works Monday - Friday during typical business hours as well as occasional evening hours when attending meetings of monthly Boards and Commissions, as well as certain City Council meetings. As our Assistant Director of Planning, you will play a crucial role in representing the City and ensuring effective administration of land use ordinances in accordance with the Unified Development Code (UDC) and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. You'll oversee daily operations within the planning department, manage and supervise a team, and lead innovation to achieve department and city goals. Performs specialized work in support of applicable boards, commissions, and committees, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Planning Director. Provides technical services in connection with planning and executing a variety of City programs.

The Assistant Director of Planning oversees a staff of three (3) full-time employees, including urban planners and a planning technician, and works closely with the City Engineer and City Attorney’s Office on development related matters. This position is responsible for managing the current development process in compliance with the UDC, the City’s local ordinances, and state law; ensures alignment between plans and regulations. Provides a variety of routine and complex planning, zoning, historic preservation, code compliance, and technical work in the administration of municipal government. Assists with budget preparation and administration at the request of the Planning Director. Provides information to other city departments upon request.

Aligns employees and service areas with their mission(s), reinforces commitment to their purpose by sharing performance indicators, and drives continuous improvements to deliver superior service delivery. Responsible for developing employees through constructive feedback, performance evaluations, and professional development. Demonstrates fiscal stewardship, with an understanding of budgeting and oversight of public funds. Ensures effective coordination and communication with City Officials, city departments, state, regional and local entities, media, consultants, the general public, and/or private sector representatives.

Promotes and exhibits the City’s core values in daily behavior – Professional Development, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork, and Integrity.

Your Type
You look for an organization that is guided by core values like Professional Development, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork, and Integrity. You’re attracted to an organization that is made up of extremely passionate and purpose-oriented people. You find excitement in an organization that has a strong vision that is committed to enhancing the quality and characteristics typical of a City of Choice. Your ideal organization is one that has a foundation built on trust and transparency. Engaging in meaningful work that responds to organizational and community needs while staying true to our mission which is to serve our community with professional guidance in urban development by being responsive to current and future needs.  

While salary isn’t everything, you would like to work for organization that offers an competitive compensation package with great benefits dedicated to optimizing a better you! You look for an organization that sees their people as their most valuable asset. Your ideal organization to work for is one that has a philosophy that focuses on investing in their people on both a professional and personal level.

You admire an organization where everyone’s expertise and skill are valued and expectations for continuing to excel as an organization are shared by all.   You work best in an organization who fosters an environment where you enjoy serving the public and your teammates collaborate and treat each other like family. As a family, we care and respect each other and have each other’s back. We also feel comfortable with being challenged and can engage in healthy debate like family.  

If this seems like your type, keep reading.

Our Type
You are extremely organized and able to manage the logistics of multiple duties with professionalism and strong communication skills. You have knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and federal and state laws and regulations related to planning and urban development and data and formation requirements for plats, maps, site plans and other technical drawings. Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical for success in the role, as are high levels of accuracy, timeliness and dependability. We are looking for someone who will manage the day-to-day activity of the Planning Department. You love building people and take great pride in watching your teammates excel.  You are not intimidated by talented employees; in fact, you thrive best in an environment where everyone is looking to get better.  You do not shy away from crucial conversations, and you hold yourself and your team to the highest standards.  You never forget that your team members are people, and you lead with an empathetic and servant heart. 

You take great pleasure in helping our community and imparting your knowledge to the people of Cibolo. You look for training and take advantage of opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills. You are a strong manager, patient and professional; you listen and respond to your employees' needs. You are able to analyze date and prepare reports. You are hard-working and willing to learn.  If you can do those things and meet the following requirements, we would be happy to speak with you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Urban/Regional/Community Planning, Public Administration, Urban Studies/Affairs, Architecture, Business Administration, or related field; AND at least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal planning, project management, a variety of comprehensive planning, and development services programs, including at least two (2) years of supervisory or team-leading experience; OR any combination of education and experience that results in the applicable skills, knowledge, and abilities is required. An American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is also required.

Ask Yourself
Do you have strong supervisory skills? Are you able to prepare reports related to planning initiatives? Are you organized and detail-oriented? Can you manage your time well and prioritize multiple tasks effectively? If so, please consider applying for this Assistant Director of Planning position today!

How to Apply
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