Director of Community Development

Director of Community Development

Community Development
Posted 3 weeks ago

DEPARTMENT:  Community Development

DATE POSTED: April 2, 2019

SALARY: $77,584.17 – $114,939.51

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled       

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:  Requires Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or related field; and seven (7) years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.

NATURE OF WORK:  This position is responsible for managing the City’s Planning Department, Building Department, and code enforcement function. Work involves planning, managing, and supervising the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) department operations and staff including reviewing development plans, assessing applications, collecting fees, inspecting sites, and ensuring compliance with codes/ordinances.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:  Plans, organizes, and manages all functions of the Planning and Zoning Department including selection and evaluation of all employees. Plans, directs, and supervises the operations of the building department; ensures training in correct methods and procedures; establishes priorities; monitors work; reviews and evaluates employee performance; and conducts regular division meetings. Performs supervisory duties in planning, directing, and evaluating the work of building department staff in order to ensure that department policies and procedures are adhered to and the applicable codes, ordinances, and laws are properly enforced; supervises and directs daily activities of assigned staff. Oversees the monthly plan review process, individual plan review, analysis, and report writing, including coordination with other City departments and developers. Meets and communicates with the public on planning issues, including website and social media updates. Reviews development plans, construction drawings, site plans, landscape plans, tree protection plans, and subdivision plats for compliance with City ordinances. Reviews annexation, rezoning, and variance applications. Provides technical assistance and staff support to the P & Z Commission, City Council, and staff during the review of submitted development plans and zoning applications. Maintains user fee schedule; oversees the collection and recording of application fees for annexations, rezoning, variances, special exceptions, plan reviews, and other planning department functions; and maintains safekeeping procedures for collected fees. Monitors the progress of approved development plans and zoning applications for continuing compliance with City specifications and ordinances.

Prepares updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Capital Improvement Element, Short Term Work Program, and other technical reports. Prepares, updates, and maintains the City’s Future Land Use Plan, zoning map, and development plans and maps. Researches, writes, and recommends ordinances and planning policies. Oversees the preparation of monthly reports, forms, and correspondence for the planning department. Prepares and presents technical reports on selected topics; attends P & Z Commission and City Council meetings as needed. Interacts with federal, state, regional and county agencies; businesses; utilities; and other agencies regarding planning and development issues. Prepares and administers the department budget and controls expenditures to meet the budget. Provides short-range, mid-range, and long-range planning for the City including preparing, updating, and maintaining the City’s Comprehensive Plan, LCI, etc. Enforces City ordinances related to zoning and administrative issues. Coordinates enforcement actions. Inspects sites before, during, and after construction for development plan compliance and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy. Reviews sign permit applications, business licenses, home occupations, and inspections. Coordinates and communicates on City projects, plan designs, and City Council meeting agendas. Receives, reviews, and investigates citizen complaints/requests; meets with citizens to inspect and/or discuss problems. Attends City Council meetings as needed; and advises the planning commission and City Council on development matters. Develops policies and procedures to enhance the operation of the division; ensures staff complies with policies, procedures, and safety rules. Remains up-to-date with the needs of the job including training and the completion of courses as determined by the City. Manages consultant contracts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is sedentary work and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, mental acuity, pushing, reaching, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, polygraph, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history, (copy of drivers’ license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY:  Applications must be submitted to City of Fayetteville, 240 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214 or emailed to  For a more detailed Job Description, contact Human Resources at 770-719-4183.

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The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.