Director of Development Services

Effingham County Board of Commissioners
Springfield, Georgia

The purpose of this position is to oversee and supervise the day-to-day operation of the Development Services Department, taking on different priorities based on the particular needs of the County Manager and the department. This position will be responsible for developing advancement strategy, monitoring service activities and development projects.

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals for all functions within the Development Services to include Building and Inspections, Zoning, Planning, Code Enforcement and Receptionist.
  • Receives and investigates complaints from the general public and Commissioners; interacts to address problems and situations as necessary to resolve problems.
  • Attends Board meetings, committee meetings, special project meetings and public hearings; assists with the preparation of agenda and related materials; reviews minutes.
  • Oversees projects, providing a conduit between staff, Commissioners, County Manager and specialized contractual staff such as architects, consultants and contractors.
  • Writes policies as required, collaborating with County Manager, departments, proofing, presenting and obtaining feedback from staff, attorney and appropriate state agencies.
  • Facilitate and support cross functional teams to continuously improve and redesign operations processes from critical to safe, high quality and efficient operations by leveraging the Lean and Change Leadership methodologies in all aspects of the business. Spread improvement culture thought organization and drive measurable business process improvement.
  • Assist in the creation of metrics to monitor performance, operational improvements and financial benefits.
  • Collect and analyze process data, identify opportunities, develop solutions, implement improvements, and help operational management ensure sustainability.
  • Participate in and/or provide leadership support to multidisciplinary task forces, committees and councils as appropriate or assigned.
  • Collaborate with leadership to set up internal quality targets and help create strategies to achieve and sustain improvement.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to analyze data and make recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with team members and upper management.
  • In the absence of a full time position as an Engineering Project Manager in Development Services to oversee private development projects, the Director of Development Services performs the duties of the Engineering Project Manager.

Job Requirements
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • 10 or more years of direct and comprehensive construction management experience.
  • Experience in County government
  • PE Certification
  • Project Management Certification

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

Download the Job Application

Submit completed application via email to Human Resources Department.
Telephone: 912-754-2104
Fax: 912-754-8402