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Director, Development Services Department

Company: City of Austin, TX
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Title Director, Development Services Department Job Requisition Number COA079844 Position Number 107072 Job Type Full-Time Division Name DSD Office of the Director Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of related experience in the environmental field, public or business administration, four (4) years of which were in a managerial capacity. Master's degree may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Licenses and Certifications Required: Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Notes to Applicants Affion Public will be leading this search. To be considered, candidates should NOT seek to apply on City Of Austin's eCareer system, but must submit a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume via email to resumes@affionpublic.com Reference: COADDS Affion Public 2120 Market Street, Suite 100 Camp Hill, PA 17011 888.321.4922 www.affionpublic.com Deadline to receive resumes is April 18, 2019 Prior to final interviews, candidates will be required to sign a release form to authorize verifications to be conducted including employment history, degrees obtained, and other certifications. Click here to visit Affion Public's website. Click here to view a detailed recruitment profile for this position. If you have any questions about this position, you may contact Scott Reilly at 888-321-4922 or reilly@affionpublic.com Pay Range Commensurate Hours 8 - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, May have to work evenings, weekend and holidays based on business needs. Job Close Date Type of Posting External Department Development Services Dept Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 505 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704 Preferred Qualifications The Director of DSD oversees all functions of the department. Core executive competencies desired are Boundaryless Perspective, Purpose & Vision, Strategic Thinker, Achieve Results and Political Savvy. Desired, but not required, attributes and experience: Experience in the public and private sectors Experience as a design professional or experience in the construction industry. Current or previous licensure as a professional engineer or architect, current or prior certification as a Certified Building Official. Naturally collaborative with a desire and ability to work effectively with City Departments, neighborhood groups and other stakeholders. Record of innovation, addressing policy issues creatively and with an entrepreneurial spirit, and with a view towards synergies with other departments and stakeholders. Record of working in an environment of high growth and rapid change, and be comfortable working within an actively engaged community Experience with transit-oriented development and redevelopment, affordability issues, sustainability, neighborhood revitalization, mixed use and high rise development, and other current planning trends and issues. Experience in developing and applying development regulations and fee structures. Strong presentation skills with the ability to convey complex technical information to elected officials, stakeholder groups and City staff. Experience and expertise in leading organizational change, developing and mentoring staff, and in evaluating departmental structure, staffing, and operations , with a desire to maintain and enhance a highly-responsive, productive, high morale workforce. Effective communicator with strong negotiation skills. Experience in a Council-Manager form of government, and with civil service personnel systems. Familiarity with information technology applications used within the planning, permitting and inspections fields, and with performance measurement techniques. Record of active involvement in professional activities at the state and national levels, including writing and speaking. Duties, Functions and Responsibilities Duties & Functions: Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the department's purposes Represents the department's interest and position before state and local government officials, boards, commissions, associations and community organizations Develops a staffing structure that supports the efficient delivery of programs and services Develops and implements short and long-range strategies, objectives and priorities Briefs and advises City Management and the Council regarding department programs/services in person and through written reports. Builds and manages an effective executive team Responds to and resolves complex and sensitive issues and complaints both internal and external Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with city/departmental policies and procedures, local state, and federal regulations and laws governing activities Attends City Council Meetings Responsibilities: Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection , training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Knowledge of fiscal planning and budgeting preparation Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration Skill in directing the activities of a complex and diverse organization Skill in oral and written communications Skill in handling multiple tasks and priorities Skill in data analysis and problem solving Skill in using computers and related software applications Ability to interpret, recommend and propose revisions to state statutes and city ordinances Ability to consistently, effectively, and tactfully communicate with people at many levels Ability to communicate complex, technical issues in non-technical terms to the general public Ability to plan strategically Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, the public, elected officials, and boards and commissions Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Optional & Required Documents Required Documents Optional Documents

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