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Director, Beautification

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018

End Date: Mar. 31, 2018

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to manage and direct the operations of the County’s Department of Beautification.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the 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.

Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.

Determines department goals and develops organizational plans, resource needs, prepares and administers annual budget.

Identifies and reduces/eliminates major barriers to success of projects and initiatives.

Issues citations for storm water compliance violations.

Ensures inspection of existing buildings, structures, and grounds for compliance with the County’s Property Maintenance Code and Zoning Ordinances.

Assures enforcement of laws and ordinances relevant to County code compliance of buildings and property.

Analyzes proposed/new legislation, regulations, and state policies to assess impact on local programs.

Develops and maintains effective working relations with major stakeholders and elected officials.

Responds to inquiries from the public, County, and other appropriate parties.

Oversees the training for and supervision over the Neighborhood Ambassador Program.

Develops and implements strategic initiatives for Keep DeKalb Beautiful Program.

Attends and conducts public educational events and community meetings related to the County beautification program and initiatives of the Capital Improvement Program.

Informs public and media on proposed County policies and activities and possible options.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Engineering, or related field (Master's preferred); ten years of progressively responsible experience in zoning, property maintenance, or a related field, with three years of management experience for a comparably sized organization or as a director for a smaller organization; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid state of Georgia driver’s license; and must possess either ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification or GACE Level I Certification.