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Land Development Manager

The City of Stonecrest

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Purpose of this classification to perform and manage the duties pertaining to land disturbance permitting and inspections in compliance with all City, County, State and Federal Codes and Ordinances.  Work is accomplished cooperatively with Planning, Permitting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission and building inspection staff.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review land disturbance plans for City, County, State and Federal codes and ordinances; record and maintain review comments in Citizenserv. Interact and communicate with Developers, Engineers on plans review comments.
  • Review preliminary plat and final plat for City codes and ordinances, provide comments, coordinate plat review process with DeKalb County.
  • Manage city development bonds (performance bond & maintenance bond) process
  • Ensures compliance with best management practices (BMPs); performs and/or oversees inspection of land development of commercial and residential developments sites for compliance with applicable erosion control measures.
  • Ensures compliance with engineering standards; performs and/or oversees inspection of land development of commercial and residential developments sites for compliance with approved plans
  • Coordinates the review of submitted land disturbance plans with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
  • Coordinates the reviews of submitted land disturbance plans with planning and zoning, and other relevant departments.
  • Coordinates the documentation and record keeping of applicable bonds received from developers or owners:
  • Interprets development code specifications; and reviews plans, specifications and blueprints with land disturbance inspectors, contractors, engineers, architects and owners;
  • Interacts with a variety of individuals regarding code compliance; responds to complex questions, concerns, and interpretations of ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations, and related issues;
  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff;
  • Develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves and processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate;
  • Assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and senior management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures;
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work;
  • Consults with others on complex problem situations and provides technical guidance;
  • Provides progress and activity reports to senior management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate;
  • Represents the department in meeting and on committees related to land development; and testifies in court cases and before Zoning Board of Appeals. Attend pre-development and pre-construction meetings as necessary;
  • Performs related duties in support of inspection activities; prepares and maintains various reports, detailed inspection findings, and department activities; and coordinates preventative maintenance and repair of equipment used in inspections.
  • Assists with preparing and monitoring department budget; assesses and makes recommendations department staffing, equipment and other budget allocation needs; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and maintains budget and financial documentation
  • Performs related duties as assigned


Associate Degree in Civil Engineering/Engineering Technology or a related field and five years of experience in land development plan review, construction, or inspection; OR

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering/Engineering Technology or a related field and two years of experience in land development plan review, construction or inspection any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Must possess GSWCC Level II and Level IB certification or obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • Georgia Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification is a plus.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of civil engineering and construction practices, materials, methods, and codes.
  • Knowledge of City, County, State and Federal codes, ordinances and regulations regarding land development and erosion control.
  • Knowledge and a solid understanding of soils and plant types.
  • Ability to learn, comprehend, and apply all City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, and drawings.
  • Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
  • improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments
  • Manages difficult situations, responds promptly to needs, Exhibits tact, consideration, and patience in difficult situations
  • Approaches sudden, unexpected challenges effectively with confidence
  • Punctual, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in a courteous and friendly manner; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to start, stop, operate, and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
  • Ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.


May work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.



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