Director of Development Services
Town of Sunnyvale
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
The Town of Sunnyvale is recruiting for the position of Director of Development Services. Sunnyvale is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and was recently included in the Top 10 Best Places to Live in North Texas.
Both Texas-based urban planning professionals and out-of-state urban planning professionals are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Relocation expenses are available for the selected candidate.
The Development Services Director will manage the activities and operations related to Planning, Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, Streets, Parks, Engineering, and Animal Control Divisions. In addition, coordination of assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies is expected, and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Town Manager.
Develop, plan and implement goals and objectives for each major function; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
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.
Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the Department’s budget process; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement midyear adjustments.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; evaluate employee performance; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement disciplinary procedures. Provide timely, accurate feedback and thorough Performance Reviews for supervised employees.
Act as principal staff liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission, manage the agenda and oversee the preparation of minutes for the Planning & Zoning Commission, prepare staff reports, make presentations, and forward staff recommendations on all items to be considered by the Planning & Zoning Commission.
Directly manage urban planning projects with a high degree of complexity.
Oversee the preparation of the update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and oversee the implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan.
Direct and participate in the update to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.
Direct the preparation of agenda items for the Town Council, and various committees and boards involved in the planning and code compliance activities; present agenda items to the Council as needed.
Develop and review staff reports related to planning matters; present reports to a variety of commissions, committees, boards and the City Council.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, or related field. Master’s preferred.
Seven years of increasingly responsible municipal experience in managing urban planning programs. Preference given to those with experience in a fast-paced growth environment.
Note: Applications without the requisite education and experience will not be considered.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Modern principles and practices of urban planning.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, particularly those applicable to planning and zoning and building.
Principles and practices of land use planning and regulation, including zoning, subdivision regulations and comprehensive planning.
Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
Current social, political and economic trends and operating problems regarding urban planning and real estate development.
Principles and practices of project management.
Direct the operations of a modern Development Services Department.
Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations as they apply to land use, zoning, subdivision, engineering, construction, and code enforcement.
Manage, direct and coordinate the work of professional, technical and clerical personnel.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient Community Development Program.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
The salary for this position is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications, but is anticipated to be approximately $85,000.
|Contact Name||Leslie Malone|