City of Buffalo
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Community Development and Redevelopment|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
|Salary Range||Up to $70,000.00|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
This is a Department Head position which reports directly to the Mayor under a Mayor, City Council and Department Head form of municipal government. The primary responsibilities of this position are to plan, administer and manage the activities and operations related to Comprehensive Planning, Zoning, Building Inspection and Code Enforcement with minimum supervision; to coordinate assigned activities with other City Department Heads and outside agencies; to research, prepare, submit, and manage the City’s grant programs; to analyze and interpret data and make and present oral and written reports on an ongoing basis; to make recommendations to the Mayor on City procedures and necessary projects; and, to provide the Mayor with highly responsible and complex administrative support.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Department’s work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Determine the project(s)/equipment to be funded, research the Grants or Appropriations to fund them, make the Grant Applications and administer the Grant/Appropriations programs from contract signing to Grant close-out. This includes the 1% Sales Tax Grants, the Johnson Co. Rec. Board Grants and all State and Federal Grants.
Coordinate department activities with other departments, outside agencies and organizations; provide highly responsible assistance to the Mayor and City Council; and, prepare and present staff reports and correspondence.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; evaluate employee performance; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and, implement disciplinary procedures.
Act as principal staff liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Development Review Committee, the Vision Buffalo Commission and the KBJ- Economic Development Joint Powers Board. Manage and prepare the agenda and minutes for these boards, prepare case descriptions, staff reports, make presentations and forward staff recommendations to be considered by the Planning & Zoning Commission and/or City Council.
Oversee the preparation and implementation of the updates to the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan, the City’s Zoning Ordinance and the City’s Subdivision Ordinance. Prepare other Ordinances as required and oversee code changes to ensure compliance with state/federal laws; and, stay abreast of changing state and federal codes.
Ability to effectively create and present oral/written staff reports/presentations related to planning matters to various agencies, boards, commissions, civic clubs, county commissioners, the City Council and the public.
Respond to and be creative in finding possible resolutions to sometimes difficult, sensitive and heated City Council, applicant, resident and employee inquiries and complaints regarding planning or personnel matters.
Ability to integrate planning, funding, management, and successful execution of City projects with an extensive knowledge of the construction process including RFPs, RFQs, selection of professional consultants, construction bidding protocol, project management, program regulations, records management, and fiscal/audit requirements.
Knowledge of state/federal regulatory agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, NEPA, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, and other regulatory agencies that may apply to municipal projects.
Knowledge of urban and rural planning principles as they pertain to future growth, processing regulations, subdivision review/agreements and development, community development, economic development, Main Street Programs, budgetary/financial/statistical assessment methods and the ability to analyze and report on the data.
The ability to operate a plotter, architectural/engineering scales, standard office equipment and a computer with skills in word processing, graphics, statistical and spreadsheet programs, with a proficiency in GIS software.
Create and manage the 5-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and other planning management tools.
Minimum Job Requirements:
a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public or business administration, engineering or a related field as accepted by the APA. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Seven years of increasingly responsible municipal planning experience in managing urban planning programs, community redevelopment programs and capital projects with a minimum of five consecutive years in personnel management in a planning management position. Possess exceptional conflict resolution skills with the proven ability to quash arguments and remain calm and professional under stress.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Know and apply department organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. Know and apply the modern principles and practices of planning and code compliance program administration. Have a thorough understanding of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, particularly those applicable to planning, zoning, code enforcement and building inspections. Know and be able to interpret the principles and practices of land use planning and regulation, zoning, subdivision regulations and comprehensive and strategic planning. Know and apply the principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management. Know the principles and practices of department budget preparation and administration. Know and apply the principles and practices of personnel supervision, training and performance evaluation. Have a thorough understanding of project management.
Deadline for applications is 5:00 P.M., Friday, October 18, 2013. Applications can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed and they shall include a letter of interest, resume, five (5) professional references and a salary history. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to: City of Buffalo, Attn: City Clerk/Treasurer, 46 N. Main St., Buffalo WY 82834 or emailed in PDF format to email@example.com by the deadline. No phone calls please. The City of Buffalo is an equal opportunity employer.
|Contact Name||Julie Silbernagel|
|Postal Address||46 N. Main Street
Buffalo, WY 82834