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Deputy Director, Codes & Licensing

Augusta Planning And Development
Augusta, GA
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$75,789.00 Annually

The purpose of this classification is to assist the Director, Planning & Development in planning, directing and overseeing operations and staff involved in the issuance of alcohol and business licenses, code enforcement, and excise and occupational tax collections.


  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to the Director, Consolidated Government administrators and elected officials.
  • Develops, plans, and implements long- and short-term strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the division: evaluates performance and effectiveness of current services, programs, and systems in relation to growing needs of the Consolidated Government; and identifies and implements needed changes, modifications and/or enhancements.
  • Develops, recommends, updates, and implements policies and procedures for the division: reviews efficiency and effectiveness of operations, methods, processes, and procedures; designs and?implements?new and revised policies and/or processes; and ensures division activities comply with established policies and standards.
  • Develops and administers budget for the division: forecasts funding needs for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Interprets and applies Consolidated Government codes and ordinance for enforcement of the property maintenance code: oversees compliance with local, state, and federal codes, regulations, and standards; coordinates related data collection and analysis.
  • Interprets and applies Consolidated Government business licensing requirements and related excise and occupational tax collections: oversees compliance with local, state and federal business licensing requirements and related tax assessment and collection activities; and coordinates and oversees related audits and analysis.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries and concerns regarding activities and initiatives for areas of assignment: communicates with Consolidated Government administrators and staff, elected officials, developers, contractors, government agencies, neighborhood, civic, and environmental organizations, media representatives, and the public; provides information and answers questions regarding inspection, permitting, and licensing activities and programs; interprets and explains applicable codes, ordinances, standards, requirements, policies and procedures; conducts and attends meetings; and makes presentations.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Public Administration, Construction Management or a related field required

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience managing building inspections, code enforcement and related processes, to include lead or supervisory experience, and seven years of experience in the field

  • Must possess (or obtain within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Georgia or South Carolina driver's license. ***This position requires driving a county vehicle.***


  • Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  • Human Interaction:   Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
  • Equipment:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. 
  • Verbal:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
  • Math:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
  • Functional Reasoning:   Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
  • Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
  • Physical Abilities:   Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
  • Sensory Requirements:   Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.   Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors:   Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This position requires staff call up in an emergency situation.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

Published on:
May 25, 2021 - 2:20pm
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