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Development Manager

Company: City of Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

JOB The purpose of this classification is to perform planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operation of development and permitting for Infrastructure and Public Services under the direction of the City Engineer. Duties include engineering services and guidance for land use and site development that includes predevelopment plan review, permitting, coordinating assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies, and providing highly responsible and complex technical support to Engineering Division of Infrastructure and Public Services. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.Performs engineering review and approval of documents related to the planning, design, and construction of land and site developments to include public infrastructure. Offers assistance to developers, engineers, architects, and other parties in successfully conforming to land use, subdivision, and zoning ordinances and regulations and directs permitting processes related to Infrastructure and Public Services. Reviews and approves plans of residential subdivisions and commercial land developments to ensure compliance with regulations and zoning ordinances. Reviews permit submittals for compliance and directs permitting procedures. Works with developers, engineers, surveyors, contractors, architects, and property or business owners to successfully understand and comply with related codes and regulations and successfully and efficiently to obtain land development and other permits as required. Coordinates floodplain management as it relates to reviewing and issuing permits in flood hazard areas. Reviews and approves, in accordance with the city's subdivision regulations and zoning ordinances, submitted master plans, preliminary plats, and final plats for engineering conformance to regulations and ordinances. Assists in coordinating the efforts of engineering consultants toward design and construction of improvements to city's infrastructure, regulations, and ordinances as it relates to land use development, subdivision regulations, and zoning ordinances. Recommends changes, revisions, and improvements to land use development, subdivision regulations, and zoning ordinances to ensure all are current, applicable, and consistent with current engineering related practices and principles; recommends and assists with upgrades to permitting processes as related to Infrastructure and Public Services. Assists in the maintenance and updates of the city's geographical information system (GIS) including revisions related to development engineering as necessary. Coordinates with and assists various city departments with information and planning to ensure city services are maintained pursuant to the addition of annexed property, subdivision development, and planned growth. Provides engineering services to urban development as directed by the City Engineer. Provides engineering services and activities by formulating, proposing modifications, and improving the activities for development engineering including land use and site development; recommends policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, assesses internal reporting relationships, identifies opportunities for improvement, and assist with the implementation of changes. Acts as representative to other city departments, elected officials, outside agencies, and the general public; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. Provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies. Assist in the development of the operational budget. Coordinates divisional activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations on various issues including those related to development engineering; provides staff assistance as needed; and prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary communications. Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources. Attends City Council meetings as required and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items; attends Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings as required. Provides staff support to a variety of boards and commissions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; and stays abreast of new trends and innovations regarding development and civil engineering. Analyzes data and plans and compiles technical and statistical information and prepares technical and summary reports. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease permit release turnaround time, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service. Implements data-driven processes to effectively manage and enhance services. Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of quality services by the department. Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day to day activities. Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner. Must meet regular attendance requirements. Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, managers and citizens. Performs other related duties as required. MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Applied Sciences, Civil Engineering, or a related field required; five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and/or inspections preferably in a government or municipal setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Experience in in computer-aided drafting, mapping, GIS is desired. Experience in residential and commercial engineering design and construction is desired. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The following requirements are normal for this classification. Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS:Must be able to operate a variety of tools and automated office equipment including a computer, printer, calculator, copiers, facsimile machines, telephones, radio communications equipment, drafting tools, engineers rule, etc. Physical requirements are at levels of those for sedentary work.DATA COMPREHENSION:Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include maps, blueprints, directories, ordinances, engineering books, procedural manuals, and operational manuals.INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange personnel, legal, financial, and technical information, including giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers, assistants, managers, or supervisors as well as communicating with the general public, the Mayor, City Council, and State/Federal regulatory officials.LANGUAGE ABILITY:Requires ability to read a variety of legal, engineering, mechanics, electrical, financial, and personnel documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice such as in public speaking situations before the City Council, community groups and the general public.INTELLIGENCE:Requires the ability to learn and understand complex engineering, legal, mechanics, electrical, financial and personnel-related information, and operational principals and techniques, to understand departmental policies and procedures, to make independent judgements in absence of supervision, and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.VERBAL APTITUDE:Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.NUMERICAL APTITUDE:Requires the ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, calculates decimals and percentages; determine time and weigh, and utilize algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric formulas. FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment which includes drafting instruments and engineers rule.MOTOR COORDINATION:Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using job-related equipment and to operate a motor vehicle.MANUAL DEXTERITY:Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, machinery, automated office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.COLOR DIFFERENTIATION:Requires the ability to discern color.INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to adapt to and perform under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency.PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.SDL2017

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