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Planning Director

City of Lakeland
Lakeland, TN
United States
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level
AICP Certification: 
Required
Salary: 
$78,681-$90,482

I. General Summary of Overall Responsibilities

Plans, organizes, and directs all activities related to City’s overall planning and land development functions. Advises and makes recommendations to City Boards, Commissions, and departments on issues related to planning and land development, including implementation and enforcement of regulations and ordinances. Consults with developers and other citizens to ensure that projects are planned and/or implemented in accordance with City requirements. Provides strategic direction in short and long-range planning and growth management. Supervises staff with responsibility for employment-related decisions or recommendations that include hiring, disciplining, training, and evaluating performance.

II. Listing of Individual Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include those listed below and may be supplemented, as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Other duties may also be assigned, as indicated below.

1. Plans, organizes, and directs all activities related to City’s overall planning and land development functions.

2. Advises and makes recommendations to City boards, commissions, and departments on issues related to planning and land development, including interpretation, revision, implementation, and enforcement of regulations and ordinances and the creation and implementation of development and growth plans (e.g. the Comprehensive Plan).

3. Supervises administration and directs implementation of Sign Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Design Guidelines, the Comprehensive Plan, and related regulations, plans, and policies

4. Interprets and enforces regulations and ordinances, including Municipal Code, Zoning Ordinance, the Comprehensive Plan, and Subdivision Regulations.

5. Provides strategic direction in short and long-range planning and growth management.

6. Researches, prepares, and/or implements technical and operational studies, reports, and projects or oversees related activities performed by staff.

7. Makes presentations to boards, commissions, volunteers, and other community groups.

8. Supervises staff with responsibility for employment-related decisions or recommendations that include hiring, disciplining, training, and evaluating performance.

9. Develops and implements the departmental operating budget and monitors costs to maintain budget integrity.

10. Evaluates and revises tracking procedures for development projects.

11. Stays up-to-date in planning and development fields and attends seminars, workshops, and meetings to maintain professional certification.

III. Minimum Knowledge and Training

Required Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field plus five (5) years of planning experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification required. Master’s Degree in Planning or other job-related field preferred. Valid driver’s license from state of residence. Computer skills to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail (Microsoft Outlook preferred), and Internet. Supervisory experience preferred. Analytic and administrative skills. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Effective communication (oral and written), interpersonal, conflict resolution, and public relations skills. Project coordination experience. Ability to make verbal presentations to a broad range of participants. Ability to hire, train, and supervise staff.

Published on:
March 25, 2021 - 12:04pm
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