Director of Planning – Fremont, NE

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Director of Planning – Fremont, NE

POSITION: Director of Planning

STARTING SALARY: $34.65 – $48.77/hourly
Depending on qualifications and experience

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: See job description below

CLOSING DATE: Submit application and resume if desired to:
Human Resources Department, 400 East Military Ave, Fremont, NE 68025 open until filled.

DEFINITION: Performs administrative, supervisory and professional work planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Planning Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the operations of the Planning Department including zoning, subdivisions, annexations, and growth management. Establishes policies for the Department; implements directives from the Assistant City Administrator – City.

Administers the City’s redevelopment program including the downtown improvement district and a possible redevelopment authority. Prepares redevelopment plans. Works internally or with outside consultants to update various plans including the City’s comprehensive plan. Works with developers to bring quality development into the City consistent with City plans. Recommends development and redevelopment policies to the Mayor and City Council through the City Administrator’s office.

Reviews and makes recommendations and/or oversees recommendations to the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, and City Council on all planning-related applications submitted to the department.

Coordinates planning activities with other municipalities, counties, state, and regional agencies, city departments, and consultants.

Promotes the development of intergovernmental agreements or cooperative agreements with other jurisdictions. Prepares and submits reports as required to the City Administrator regarding departmental activities.

Develops the organizational structure, including lines of authority, responsibility and communications for the department in order to carry out policies and goals of the City; revises the organizational structure as required. Insures that personnel comply with applicable occupational health and safety standards; maintain discipline, conduct and appearance.

Prepares, administers and implements annual departmental budget and exercises control over expenditures of budget and funds. Prepares ordinances and resolutions for City Council consideration.

Prepares Comprehensive Plan amendments, reviews and revises the entire Comprehensive Plan on a regular basis. Performs similar work on other more localized plans.

Represents the City at Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and other public meetings and community functions with respect to planning issues. Meets regularly with the department staff to coordinate work assignments. Develops operational and strategic plans for the Department as a whole. Addresses administrative matters internal to the department’s operations.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Attends trainings, workshops, conferences and meetings to keep abreast of the current trends in the field. Performs related work as required and other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Assistant City Administrator – City.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over staff on a project basis.

INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION: This position establishes the policies and procedures for the department. Situations will often dictate that this position must interpret those policies and procedures or in the absence of any relevant policy or procedure this position may be called upon to make decisions and judgments based upon facts and circumstances presented. This requires the ability to think independently and to use logic along with all of the known facts to render appropriate decisions and direction in both field and administrative matters.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT: This position is primarily administrative in nature, working indoors a majority (up to 95%) of the time. Completes tasks such as reading and reviewing reports, papers and other documents; writes reports, papers, correspondence and other documents. This portion of the job will require acute mental skills, a lengthy attention span, and involves intermittently sitting (approximately 70% of the time), walking (15%), and standing (15%). Work requires a high degree of manual skill, the ability to hear, focus on close work, and the use of hands and fingers. Interaction with co-workers is an everyday occurrence and requires the ability to direct, negotiate, and mediate.

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