Community Development Director/City Engineer
Incumbent regulary attends City Council and other meetings during day & evening and may occassionally work outside general work hours.
This is an exempt, salaried executive position responsible for the administration of the City’s community development programs under general administrative direction of the City Administrator.
Directs and coordinates the overall function of the Planning, Zoning, and Engineering functions; planning, scheduling, and coordinating the strategic activities associated with each through department managers to achieve efficiencies not present individually.
Supervises the activities and management by the City Planner and Administrative Assistant. Establishes performance objectives and provides coaching for performance improvement and success.
Establishes and enforces department policies in coordination with department managers to ensure reliable, safe, and successful completion of the functions of the respective departments.
In accordance with local Purchasing Policy and Georgia Public Works Contracting Laws, directs the purchasing and procurement activities of the departments; advertising solicitations for quotes, proposals, and bids; receiving and reviewing the same; and securing necessary authorizations in order to proceed.
Prepares and administers the department and capital project budgets. Seeks external funding of public works projects from federal, state, and private sources where available and where practical or cost-effective.
Reports regularly on the activities of the departments to the City Administrator and City Council.
Attends City Council and various other meetings of Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and outside agencies as a representative of city staff or staff liaison.
Evaluates (and recommends) personnel needs of the departments as well as any changes in accordance with City Policy and department goals and objectives.
Advises the City Administrator on engineering, planning, zoning, and project management matters.
Provides engineering technical support internally to other departments as necessary.
Manages engineering and public works issues related to development, construction, flood control, drainage, and roadways.
Serves as the City’s Floodplain Manager, providing floodplain information, as necessary, to residents and maintains records as required by the National Flood Insurance Program.
Manages, in the absence of staff support, GIS functions, database maintenance, mapping and surveying needs.
Provides right-of-way management and control through encroachment permitting and enforcement.
Plans for the transportation needs of the City through coordination with county, regional, and state agencies. Provides traffic engineering support through data collection, data interpretation, traffic control evaluation, and technical recommendation as required by the FHWA and GDOT.
Provides technical plan review and inspections in accordance with City Land Development Standards and Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) requirements and issues permits for land development activities in the City.
Provides project management services on assigned public works projects and ensures completion on time and on budget while administering the contracts in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, codes, standards, and expectations.
Directs the preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, and contracts for public works projects, including streets, sewers, storm drains, transportation, and municipal or public structures and buildings.
Performs other duties as assigned by the City Administrator.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of construction materials, methods, and inspection techniques.
Knowledge of the principles and practices in geotechnical engineering, structural engineering,
traffic engineering, transportation engineering, hydrology and hydraulics.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of financial management along with key principles such as budget preparation, forecasting and control.
Knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations and laws affecting public works projects including FEMA, ADA, and GA DOT requirements.
Skill in planning, organizing, staffing and directing the design, development and maintenance of public works projects.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective communication with elected officials, city staff, various agencies, developers, consultants and the general public.
Skill in conducting and supervising professional engineering research and in compiling comprehensive and accurate reports.
Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing, including making presentations to the City Council.
Skill in directing and evaluating the work of engineers and consulting engineers.
Skill in problem identification, analysis, and resolution.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal civil engineering, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Must be registered in the state of Georgia as a professional engineer.
Possess a Locally Administered Project (LAP) certification with Georgia Department of Transportation.
Possess a Level II Plan Review / Design certification with Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC).