Deputy Director Planning and Development


Employer
City of Albany
Albany, Georgia

Description
The purpose of this classification is to manage and supervise employees engaged in the provision of professional, technical and support services to the Department of Planning and Development Services for the City of Albany and Dougherty County. The position has the authority to act as Director in the Director’s absence.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

Supervises the goals and objectives established by the Director, and planning activities of the City and County.

Actively participates in decision making involving departmental issues.

Plays a lead role in the development of the Comprehensive Development Plan and/or various components of that plan (i.e., Land use, transportation, housing, growth management, environmental, etc.).

Makes recommendations for the formulation of policies and ordinances concerning development activities for the City and County.

Reviews and makes recommendations concerning zoning changes, zoning variances, subdivision requests, parcel and public/private street maps and their effect on the general development or redevelopment of the City and County.

Prepares and submits reports as required.

Prepares program budgets; monitors expenditures and analyzes expenditures to make the most efficient us of adopted budget.

Attends meetings and conferences as required.

Provides liaison with Federal, State and local agencies concerning planning matters.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations, per established procedures and within designated timeframes; prepares and/or completes various forms, correspondence, reports, drawings, charts, maps, reimbursement reports, annual reports, grant applications, and other documents; distributes/submits documentation as appropriate; maintains file system of departmental records.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.

Attends/participates in professional group meetings as appropriate; serves on committees as needed; makes speeches or presentations.

Responds to routine requests for information or assistance from employees, officials, the public, or other individuals.

Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data in computer database; verifies accuracy of entered data; makes corrections; uses knowledge of various software programs to operate a computer in an effective and efficient manner.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, city departments, inspectors, utility representatives, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Supervises grant management activities.

Advises department director on technical issues.

Functions as Director in the Director’s absence.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Planning (Urban, Community, City, Regional, or Environmental) or closely related field required
  • Five (5) or more years related to urban or regional planning; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience with provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desired.

Core Competencies & ADA Compliance
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Continuous Learning – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Managing Customer Focus – Promotes customer focus; establishes customer service standards; provides training in customer service delivery; monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Team Leadership – Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.
  • Performance Coaching – Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); improves processes, products and services.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Impact & Influence – Pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decision-makers; achieves win-win outcomes; uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals; addresses divergent opinions.
  • Conflict Resolution – Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
  • Achievement Focus – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Salary & Benefits
$73,372.00 – $126,066.72 Annually

Employer Paid: Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

Optional: Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, 457(b) Plan, Whole Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Discounted YMCA Membership

How to Apply

Apply Online

Deadline
12/11/2022