This position is responsible for administrative, managerial, and planning of all operations of the Planning Division and performs related work as required.
JOB POSTING # 27-21
POSTED: 3/17/2021, 11:00 am
EXPIRATION: until filled
TITLE: Planning Director (Position Code #1240)
SALARY RANGE BEGINS AT $85,085
DEPARTMENT: Community Development
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages the Planning Division, including the supervision and on-going training and development of all employees within the division;
Oversees work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations;
Assists with preparing the division budget; assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget;
Works with the Economic Development Director to help attract, retain, and/or expand new businesses and industries to the City of Joliet and communicates activities with other departments and agencies, as deemed appropriate;
Provides professional and technical information and support to developers and businesses for financial, grant/loan programs, licenses, permits, and compliance with City ordinances and building codes;
Researches statistical data regarding city economic characteristics; analyzes trends, surveys community needs; interprets data and prepares a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision-making purposes as required
Networks and maintains professional relationships with realtors, developers, banks, community groups, as well as local, state and federal agencies to support economic development efforts;
Communicates official programs, policies and procedures to staff and the general public;
Attends professional society meetings; performs public relations work to promote services;
Keeps informed of current developments in the field of urban planning and economic development, particularly new legislation, recent court decisions, and various governmental, administrative decisions which affect divisional operations; oversees division conformance to policies and procedures;
Performs related duties as required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred;
Minimum of five years of administrative experience in municipal planning, including some supervisory experience;
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of the modern principles and practices used in the fields of municipal planning, economic development, public administration, realty, business and public finance;
Considerable knowledge of economic development funding sources and regulations pertaining to those sources;
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees;
Ability to analyze needs of businesses and recommend course of action;
Good knowledge of computers and electronic data processing, including GIS applications, Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint;
Ability to prepare plans and reports and effectively and persuasively present technical information/programs to community groups, City officials, and members of the public;
Ability to communicate and develop effective interpersonal relations to professionally and respectfully interact with coworkers, managers, the public, and government officials to exchange or convey information, both orally and in writing.
Valid State of Illinois Class D driver’s license.
Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months from the date of hire if the date of hire is after February 16, 2016;
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
A complete job description is available in Human Resources upon request.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER