POSITION TITLE: Community Development Manager
FUNCTIONAL AREA: Planning & Zoning / Community Redevelopment
PAY RANGE (salaried) Minimum: Determined by City Manager
Maximum: Determined by City Manager
CLASSIFICATION Full-Time; Exempt
APPROVED/UPDATED: March 29, 2021
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Under the administrative direction of the City Manager; responsible for the overall management, operation, planning, project administration, organizing and budgeting of the Planning/Zoning and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Departments for the City. For Planning: the primary function is performance of technical and professional planning work to implement, administer, evaluate and enforce the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations and Code of Ordinances, with an emphasis on facilitating future growth and development in the City consistent with the adopted plans and codes. For CRA: the primary function will be implementing the CRA Plan objectives, policies, projects, and programs.
As a member of the City Hall Annex Team: this position works to collaborate with and support as needed, the efforts of the: Code Enforcement Officer, Annex Coordinator, Annex Receptionist, and Building Official positions housed in the Annex Building for the City.
Incumbent will generally exercise considerable latitude in judgment and decision-making within established policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; however, during a prescribed transitional period, the City Manager will provide direction, guidance, mentoring and input.
Over time, work may be performed with considerable independence. Work is reviewed through observation, conference, reports, and for results obtained.
Supervision Received and Exercised
This position reports directly to the City Manager. Initially, the position will function as a member of the Annex Team, without any direct supervision of other related staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsibility to manage the Planning and Zoning This includes: processing all development related inquiries, requests and applications for: residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, recreational and similar categories. This includes, but is not limited to: new businesses, new construction projects, redevelopment projects, etc.
- Responsibility to disseminate information as requested to a variety of customers and Must be competent in accurate and timely answers and information to questions pertaining to adopted codes and map data, etc.
- Responsibility to review and approve engineered site-plans for zoning related requirements, including: coordination and information, comments and corrections and associated public Also, must internally track and circulate plans to other City Departments, and conduct on-site zoning code inspections for development projects.
- Responsibility to evaluate any property sought to be occupied or developed, regardless of use, using data, records, plats, surveys and maps on file, as well as on-site conditions.
- Responsibility to oversee all aspects of 911 addressing for the City, and tracking/updating all the records on the in-house GIS Map program.
- Responsibility to manager, utilize and update the ArcView GIS/Geographic Information System Map software records pertaining to Planning and Zoning data and occasional utility data entries or updates.
- Responsibility to oversee all aspects of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations, including processing various applications and creating related agenda packets/staff reports, and attending/presenting at public hearings specific to those applications.
- Responsibility to coordinate and oversee various aspects CRA Department project and/or application processing, and attendance and presentation at required public hearings for for such.
- Responsibility to substantially contribute or oversee special city projects and initiatives, Inter- City department coordination and Code of Ordinance and Resolution research, writing and presentations to various Boards including the City Council for possible adoption.
- Responsibility to oversee many related aspects of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), under the direction of the City Manager, and in coordination with other Annex Staff.
- Coordinates with the Certified Building Official and other Annex Staff regarding plan review, permit issuance, project-status and inspections.
- Works in collaboration with other City Departments such as: Public Works, Police, Fire, Finance, Contracted City Engineering, Parks and Recreation and other related arms of the City Administration.
- Works in varying degrees to lead or assist with applying for or managing various State and Federal Grants, which to City may be eligible for or has been awarded.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Urban or Regional Planning, also with training or certification in GIS/Arc View mapping.
- Internship or Work Experience in City, County, State government or private firm: planning, land use, redevelopment, or another related field desirable.
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification desirable, or ambition to pursue and acquire within 24 months of employment.
Other Required Competencies/Requirements
- Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of public planning.
- Ability to understand and become familiar with Planning and Redevelopment related Florida Statutes; and City ordinances, plans and regulations.
- Knowledge of the techniques required in map, survey, plat, plan and blue-print reading, as well as preparation of maps, charts, sketches and reports.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Arc View GIS software.
- Must have valid Driver’s License, and obtain a Florida issued license upon relocation if applicable.
- Must live or relocate to reside within a sixty (60) mile radius of the City of Live Oak, FL.
Working Conditions and Physical Factors
- Work is primarily performed indoors in an office environment. Some field work necessary for project evaluation and inspection.
- Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone, e-mail and personal contact.
- Requires physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office-related equipment, such as, but not limited to Computer P.C. – desktop and laptop, telephone – desk and smartphone, copier/scanner/fax, measuring tape and wheel, drive city vehicle, and erect hearing signage on subject properties by hand or with hammer/spike.
- Requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and repetitive motion; occasional lifting of light objects up to 10 pounds.
The City of Live Oak reserves the right to update and/or change this job description at any time. The City of Live Oak is an equal Employment Opportunity employer and Drug-Free Workplace.