Deputy Director of Development and Right-of-Way Services
Are you a Professional Engineer (P.E.) geared to make a difference by leading in a high- impact role within the City of Alexandria, VA?
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) is seeking its next Deputy Director of Development and Right-of-Way Services (DROW) to manage the development review process and teams that provide survey/land records management, issue right-of-way permits and perform construction inspection. This leader will also represent the Department at major public meetings and requires strong oral and written communication skills.
A successful applicant will be capable of providing leadership for a diverse team of professional, technical and front-line staff. This position is also responsible for exercising effective judgment in working with the development community and others to solve problems, resolve conflicts and take actions appropriate to the needs and interests of affected parties while considering the best interests of the City. This position reports to the T&ES Director and manages a Permit Center, survey team and construction inspectors.
The Opportunity includes:
•Leads in the planning, organizing & directing of T&ES permit center staff and actions including issuance of permits, plans review, and field inspection activities carried out by the division, as well as liaising with other associated departments, outside agencies, builders and the general public;
•Prepares & manages annual operating budget and capital budget submissions, oversees the DROW budget for both operating expenses and Capital Improvement Projects;
•Supervises the administrative and permit center technical staff by developing annual goals and objectives, providing guidance, resolving complex customer service experiences, maintaining and approving employee leave, and completing performance evaluations;
•Leads, plans, and evaluates customer service and ongoing operating improvements in development services and a multi-departmental permit center with strong focus on customer service and transitioning to electronic plan review;
•Supervises a land records/survey team, a utility coordination unit and construction inspectors who must review and accept public improvements constructed through private development. Focusing on insuring compliance with stormwater management regulations including erosion and sediment control;
•Represents the department before the Planning Commission, City Council, other boards