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Assistant Director, Planning and Code Enforcement

Oconee County Board of Commissioners

Posted: May. 3, 2018

End Date: Jun. 1, 2018

The purpose of this classification is to assist with processing, managing, and administering current building and development requests and maintaining the county’s unified development code and comprehensive plan and to coordinate building, transportation, land use and infrastructure planning. This position reports to the Planning and Code Enforcement Director.
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.
Manages Planning and Code Enforcement staff including Fire Marshal, Building Inspectors, Code Enforcement Officers, Planners, Development Project Engineers, Clerical Staff and other related staff working on current development, building, permitting and licensing requests for the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Commission and the Development Review Committee.
Serves as liaison to developers, architects, engineers, and others in answering questions and interpreting the county’s Unified Development Code, and other building, planning and development matters.
Serves as a staff advisor to the Planning Commission and the Development Review Committee; duties include scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, composing minutes, and maintaining meeting records.
Presents recommendations of the Development Review Committee to the Planning Commission; represents the department at Board of Commissioners meetings and responds to policy issues and questions.
Assists with maintaining the county’s comprehensive plan; duties include researching and gathering data related to planning, economic development, housing and land use issues, occupational tax certificates, building permits, preparing maps, and drafting revisions to the plan document; helps coordinate the plan approval process; assists in the development of work programs to implement plan revisions.
Performs professional planning services and reviews for the county’s incorporated cities.
Reviews applications and final subdivision plats and condominium plats; coordinates review of finals plats by county staff in areas of building inspection, engineering, planning, utilities and roads and sanitation; approves and processes final plats for commercial site and subdivision development.
Reviews and approves administrative subdivision and administrative recombination plats for recording in the Clerk of Courts Office.
Reviews and verifies completeness of applications for property rezones, zoning and subdivision variances, special uses, and Master Planned Developments.
Reviews, verifies and approves applications for Occupational Tax Certificates and Solid Waste Hauling Licenses.
Reviews and approves work of Planners, Project Managers and other related staff relating to current development projects.
Researches and develops technical reports on subdivision development and zoning matters and presents recommendations to the Planning Commission.
Reviews, processes and approves applications when appropriate.
Uses drafting tools, graphic design tools and various art supplies in performing project design work.
Refers to county Unified Development Code, comprehensive plan, transportation plans, zoning maps, digest, tax maps, plat and deed books, technical manuals, building code books and other documents.  Utilizes GIS to generate reports and fact finding.
Attends conferences, seminars, and training sessions to maintain knowledge of Federal and State planning laws, building codes, policies and practices in local government.
Represents Oconee County and/or the Oconee County Planning and Code Enforcement Department in area, regional, state and/or national organizations and committees such as the Georgia Planning Association, the Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators, Georgia Association of Code Enforcement, International Code Congress,  or other such organizations.
Serve as Department Director in the absence of the Planning and Code Enforcement Director.
Adheres to all county Safety Policies and Procedures.
May assist other departments such as, Utilities, Public Works or Strategic and Long-Range Planning in assigned projects.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, public administration or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) to nine (9) years previous experience and/or training that includes urban planning and public administration; experience in civil engineering or city or urban planning; 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.