Assistant Director of Comprehensive Planning
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Serves as project manager for studies, plans (comprehensive, neighborhood, area), and revisions to Citywide Planning ordinances and regulations, to include but not limited to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Site Plan Regulations, Chesapeake Bay Regulations, and Sign Regulations. Responsibilities include researching and managing surveys, data collection, task force coordination, report writing, and recommendations, with presentations before City Council, the Planning Commission, external agencies, or other related boards or commissions. Responsible for assisting in the overall management and administration of the Planning Department as assigned, including budget preparation and monitoring; purchasing and financial transactions; effective supervision of assigned staff including selection, performance management, employee relations, and related activities.
Develops and implements staff development program; establishes and administers systems to ensure City and departmental personnel policies and procedures are appropriately administered and establishes systems for developing, reviewing, and evaluating performance standards.
Oversees development and implementation of major Planning initiatives such as the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI), or similar programs, to include engaging the public and private organizations, as well as coordination of citizen participation;
develops policy and provides guidance to City management and officials regarding all long-range planning projects, including development of work programs.
Provides guidance, staffing, and prepares the agenda for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission concerning long range transportation issues, and serves as liaison to the Transportation Commission of Hampton Roads (HRT). Coordinates outreach efforts for the bi-annual Census, redistricting of electoral districts and compilation of demographic information. Provides assistance
to the City’s Legislative Liaison regarding pending
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Urban Design, Architecture or a related field and 5-7 years of professional planning experience with 3-5 years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s Degree in Planning or a related field is preferred.