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Under general direction of the Assistant Director, the Land Development Planning Administrator supervises and participates in highly complex professional planning activities in relation to land development, review and associated planning programs, including, but not limited, to, preparing and implementing policies and programs relative to land development and current planning administration; supervises and manages the day-to-day functions of assigned land development planning and technical review staff; acts as a project manager for sensitive and complex planning projects and assists the Director/Assistant Director as a senior resource person to planning staff.
Planning Administrator Classification Responsibilities: This class may be responsible for initiating, coordinating, and managing the implementation of a wide variety of projects that may be related to land use/development, greenways, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and/or other related planning and development review activities. Responsibilities may include but is not limited to the following: functioning as the department’s representative and central point of contact for project management activities for assigned unit; performing the full range of professional duties requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative in making decisions; providing technical expertise, guidance, and leadership; and supervising or overseeing a team of professionals, paraprofessionals or technicians.
PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES:
Master’s Degree in urban planning, urban design, architecture, engineering, or related field and five (5) years of experience in municipal planning or urban development and two (2) years related leadership experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience; or
Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, urban design, architecture, engineering, or related field and five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in municipal planning or urban development and two (2) years related leadership experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience
Texas Driver’s License
Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of urban planning as they pertain to urban development and zoning
Knowledge of operations, services and activities of an urban planning program including design review and zoning activities
Knowledge of municipal codes, zoning ordinance, general plan, uniform codes, subdivisions, etc.
General knowledge of methods and techniques of research and analysis
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Experience with complex municipal planning or development cases
Knowledge of municipal codes, ordinances, state statutes, application processing, scheduling, review procedures, and code compliance
AICP certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners