|CHIEF PLANNING MANAGER|
|Provides leadership in setting goals and objectives for the Planning Division particularly in the review and processing of development proposals; assists the Planning Division Manager with managing the daily operations of the division, assumes full responsibility during manager absences, and oversees a broad range of special projects; performs other duties as assigned.|
|Assists with managing the daily operations of the Planning Division, interpretation and implementation of policy regarding the review and processing of development proposals; develops and implements goals and objectives; exercises considerable discretion in the interpretation of plans, policies, and regulations; provides policy direction to supervisory, professional, and others resolving difference; assists with performance evaluation of supervisory staff; serves as Planning Division Manager during manager's absences.
Advises and confers with senior managers, City Council, boards, and various interest groups over community development planning projects, resolves differences and complex issues concerning land use, zoning, building development, historic preservation, environmental impact and other planning matters; responds to inquiries and requests for information.
Oversees and coordinates large multidisciplinary projects such as revisions to the land development code, annexation, legislative proposals from the state and local government; makes presentation to the City Council and others; participates in forums and task forces to discuss development proposals, build consensus and plan outreach to developers.
Serves as staff to the Board of Zoning Adjustment and the Municipal Planning Board in the absence of the Planning Division Manager, and may serve on other high profile committees providing information on project feasibility, regulations, and alternatives; responds to concerns; serves as key liaison and represents the Division and the City of Orlando to government officials, developers, and others.
Performs a variety of administrative duties including review and preparation of reports and presentations, oversight of division's annual operating budget; attending various meetings and conferences regarding planning.
|Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning including land use, zoning, capital improvements, historic preservation, and urban design.
Considerable knowledge of laws, legal codes, regulations, precedents, recent developments and emerging trends concerning urban and regional planning and design.
Knowledge of administration and management including leadership techniques, strategic planning, organization, and resource allocation with particular reference to City administration.
Knowledge of computer applications including use of database, spreadsheets, word processing, and specialized software including WORD, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.
Strong communication skills to be able to make presentations, persuade and negotiate effectively, and to listen attentively understanding the points being made; when communicating in writing, be able to use proper English grammar.
Ability to identify problems, analyze facts, evaluate alternatives, resolve complex problems and exercise sound judgment in decision making.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, managers, employees, commissioners, and the public
|Master's of Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Civil Engineering, or other related field, and eight (8) years experience with urban planning including responsibility for large complex projects, long range and current planning, and three (3) years management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or equivalent licensing directly related to an applicable area of specialization is required.