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Development Services Director
Posted: 1/30/2019
Development Services Director

Provides administrative, supervision and technical work pursuant to the City's current and long range planning programs, specifically related to development and implementation of land use and construction, including roadways and mobility plans and related policies.

CLASSIFICATION: The position of Development Services Director is considered an exempt position as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Development Services Director reports to the Mayor.

The Development Services Director oversees the recruitment, employment, evaluation and release of staff and temporary personnel in the Planning/Zoning and Code Enforcement Departments. S/he supervises all organizational staff including the Building Official, Code Enforcement Supervisor and the Public Works Department.


Customer Service:
• Maintains excellent public relations
• Answers telephones, returns calls, and greets the public

Quality Improvement/Stewardship:
• Manages and supervises planning operations and department to achieve goals within available City, County and State resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
• Provides professional planning and land use advice to supervisors and other officials; makes private and public presentations to supervisors, city commission, boards, civic groups and the general public.
• Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
• Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares and administers annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
• Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
• Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
• Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances; performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints.
• Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
• Supervises the development and implementation of growth management, land use, economic development, utility, housing, transportation, park and open space, facilities, solid waste or other plans and codes to meet the City's needs and any inter-governmental agreements or requirements.
• Supervises the evaluation of land use and development proposals, including site plans, for conformity to established plans and ordinances and the City of Holmes Beach Land Development Code.
• Ensures the maintenance of accurate and complete records of department activities and of records relating to licenses, permits, maps, blueprints, overlay, and sketches pertinent to urban planning and development programs and projects.
• Provides staff support to the Planning Commission, Special Magistrate as needed.
• Evaluates environmental information including all FEMA/floodplain information and recommends mitigation measures and supervision to reduce adverse impacts of development and improve the city’s performance and participation in the NFIP.
• Serves when needed as a member of a planning task force composed of City, County or State groups, particularly focusing on mobility systems and traffic control.
• Develops, maintains, and updates the City's utility mapping, aerial photography images, and an online Graphical Information System (GIS).
• Develops and maintains a database of information for planning purposes.
• Responds to local citizens inquiring about city planning and zoning regulations and ordinances; resolves complex disputes between planners and applicants, as required.
• Serves as a member of various staff committees as assigned.
• Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of municipal planning.


• Knowledge of all aspects of community development, municipal codes and their relationship to building construction, Florida Building Code and other applicable state and federal codes
• Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, concepts and procedures as applied to building construction, construction methods and materials, and engineering principles
• Excellent public relations skills
• Working ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications
• Ability to work effectively with builders, contractors and the general public
• Ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff

Physical Requirements:
• Required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear, use hands; climb ladders, kneel, stoop and lift up to 50 pounds

Educational Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Land-Use Planning, Public Administration, Architecture or related field (Master's Preferred)
• A combination of education and experience applicable to the position may be considered.
• Valid Florida State Driver's License, or ability to obtain one.
• Four (4) years of progressive municipal planning experience (or equivalent), experience at supervisory level desired; proficiency with AutoCad, Microsoft Word, mobility systems, traffic management, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as land use, land development plan review, site plan review, City policies and procedures, strong communication, organization, analytical thinking, detail-oriented, and problem solving skills. Experience in zoning enforcement/code enforcement, GIS and building construction field preferred.

Access applications online at www.holmesbeachfl.org Send application/resume to City of Holmes Beach, attn: HR, 5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.

The City of Holmes Beach is an equal opportunity employer

The City of Holmes Beach is a Drug Free Workplace. Pre-employment drug testing required. The City of Holmes Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon age, race, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status or veteran’s status of an individual.