Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:
To manage and coordinate the efforts of the County’s adopted Concurrency Management System and identify development entitlements in conjunction with project approvals given by the County in accordance with the land development approval process and consistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.
This is a highly professional and administrative position that works under the direction of the Land Development Director. Primary duties are to ensure that the County’s concurrency management process is implemented and development entitlements are identified and appropriately allocated through development orders and/or development agreements.
Provide direction and coordination between County departments and divisions, land developers, other governments and the public for development agreements, infrastructure agreements, proportionate share agreements, impact fee credit agreements, project approvals, capital improvement projects and the implementation and maintenance of the County’s Concurrency Management System. Meets with County staff, other government agency staffs, land developers and the public to create methods to solve problems and issues associated with land development, including the identification of development entitlements. Work with these individuals and groups to provide, improve and maintain public infrastructure that meets the needs of the County. Provides assistance to promote proper economic development of the County and help achieve economic development objectives identified in the Comprehensive Plan and various planning documents.
Assists in the establishment and revision of the County’s Capital Improvement Program and other implementation methods for development agreements, project approvals, and comprehensive planning and general County activities. Prepares and makes presentations to the Development Review Committee, the Planning Commission, the Board of County Commissioners and other technical and citizen lay boards as required. Conducts research and analyses as required to maintain the Concurrency Management System and land development approvals.
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES (continued)
Monitors, coordinates and prepares reports as necessary to report on the Concurrency Management System status. Speaks at public forums to answer questions and provide information regarding the Concurrency Management System and its effects on the County. May be responsible for the supervision and management of assigned staff, including the hiring, training, guidance and supervision of employees. Assist in the preparation of the Land Development Division’s budget.
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A thorough knowledge of the land development approval process, including the applicability of local, regional, state and federal requirements as required. Possess effective communication skills, both writing and speaking, to successfully work with other County departments and divisions, other governments, land developers, citizen groups and the public. Ability to establish good working relationships and effectively communicate both orally or in writing. Possess proven and effective negotiation skills. Must possess the ability to delegate and manage multiple assignments to perform various work tasks as they relate to development approvals and concurrency. Ability to make independent decisions based on sound defensible practices. Ability to identify and anticipate problems and develop effective strategies to solve the problems. Ability to make public presentations.
Working knowledge of development activities and approvals, and comprehensive planning functions of the Land Development Division is required. A thorough knowledge of water and wastewater activities, transportation planning and design, storm water management facilities, solid waste management, recreation and parks, environmental resources, and school facilities as they relate to land development within the County. Ability to use a personal computer and associated software necessary to perform the work tasks, such as word processing and spread sheets.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in land use planning, public administration, geography or a related field which includes course work in land use and/or planning and seven (7) years of experience in the public planning field or related land development experience including two (2) years responsible supervisory experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (continued)
Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida Driver’s license at the time of employment within this classification.
An equivalent amount of related training and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications with the exception of the required degree.
Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Master’s degree in land use planning, urban management, public administration, geography or a related field.
This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County. EST.: 07-22-1