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City of Odessa

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Job title: Director of Planning
Job location: Odessa, TX 79760 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/22/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Planning

Job Description

Job description:
Responsible for the administration of the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Regulations, the Comprehensive Plan, enforcement of zoning/code of ordinances program, advisor to three citizen advisory boards, development of the departmental budget and capital improvements program, development of special projects as assigned by the City Manager.

Requires major responsibility for initiating, directing, developing, interpreting and coordinating the City’s constructions standards and planning policies and methods. Work involves the application of specialized knowledge and administrative skills, specifically relating to the analysis, design, and program development required to express special and temporal interrelationships among resources, facilities and activities of the community.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Planning, Architecture, Urban Planning or closely related field.

Experience: Eight (8)years progressively responsible professional experience in city or regional planning including five (5) years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience, or a master’s degree in community or regional planning and four (4) years of responsible supervisory and administrative professional planning experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certification: American Institute of Certified Planners Membership preferred. Valid Texas “C” Driver License.
Requires extensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of city planning, thorough knowledge of construction methods, thorough knowledge of laws and ordinances affecting planning, development and zoning processes. Requires unusual ability to plan, organize, direct and review work of subordinate employees; design, analyze, write and edit research studies and surveys; speak and write effectively; develop and maintain effective working relationships with the public and employees, governmental officials, professional and technical personnel and the press.

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