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Director of Planning and Code Enforcement

Oconee County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018

End Date: Feb. 27, 2018

The purpose of this classification is complex administrative and supervisory work responsible for directing the daily operations of the Planning Department and Code Enforcement to administer and maintain the county’s zoning, subdivision, building codes, building permitting, building inspections, business licensing, and other building and development related ordinances.  This position reports to the County Administrator.
The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Directs submittal, acceptance, and technical review of Planning Commission agenda items such as rezones, special use, variances and preliminary plats.
Directs submittal, acceptance, and technical review of Development Review Committee agenda items such as subdivision construction plans and commercial site development plans, Revised Final plats.
Directs submittal, acceptance, technical review and processes of Special Tax Districts.
Directs submittal and acceptance of business licenses, building permits, building plan review, special event permits, solid waste hauling licenses and driveway permits.  
Drafts new development-related ordinances and prepares amendments for existing ordinances; prepares and publishes legal advertisements.
Presents proposed ordinances at public hearings and County commission meetings.
Maintains records of official actions taken by Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners.
Coordinates the process of codification of County ordinances.
Prepares the department’s annual budget; monitors expenditures against approved budget; reviews and approves time sheets; processes purchase orders; prepares department activity reports.
Reviews county planning and zoning ordinances, comprehensive plan, transportation plans, zoning maps, subdivision regulations, tax digest, tax maps, plat and deed books, technical manuals, building code books and other documents and makes recommendations for updates and improvements.
Coordinates County’s procedures for all Federal, State, and Regional compliance to various regulations.
Serves as primary contact with federal, state and other local governments and agencies for related building, development and code related items.
Attends planning conferences, seminars, and training sessions to maintain knowledge of planning laws and building codes, policies, and practices in local government.
Adheres and ensures adherence to established safety procedures and county Safety Policies and Procedures; oversees utilization of safety equipment and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
Supervises and coordinate the county’s house numbers process for the E-911 system.
Serves as the county’s representative on the Madison, Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Systems’ Technical Coordinating Committee.
Interprets county codes and regulations for employees, the public and the elected officials.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, civil engineering or closely related field; supplemented by six (6) to nine (9) years previous experience and/or training that includes planning and public administration; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to synthesize, hypothesize, and/or theorize concerning data involving modification of existing policies, strategies and/or methods to meet unique or unusual conditions. Requires the ability to do so within the context of existing organizational theories and management principles. 
Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.
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 direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
Physical Ability:  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, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors:  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, wetness, humidity, rain, or machinery.
Oconee County, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.