Planning and Zoning Administrator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Manages task assignment and coordination of all activities of division personnel.
- Reviews all Panning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Plans and Plats Review Committee cases.
- Presents cases to the Planning Board and City Commission to provide assistance and assure compliance with zoning ordinances and regulation.
- Prepares and manages the division budget and processing of administrative requests.
- Assists developers, the general public, other public agencies and other city departments in the proper application of ordinances and regulations.
- Supervises updates of the City of West Palm Beach comprehensive plan, zoning code and neighborhood plans.
- Oversees citywide changes to the city's adopted future land use plan and zoning maps.
- Oversees the preparation and monitoring of all applications and grants from the State of Florida and other agencies.
- Knowledge of site planning, zoning interpretation, and comprehensive and neighborhood planning.
- Knowledge of planning law and theory, growth management law and theory, and current planning trends.
- Knowledge of intergovernmental operations.
- Skills in project and development application management.
- Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Skill in effectively supervising others, communicating effectively with developers, members of the general public, elected officials and other employees.
- Skill in conflict resolution management.
- Skill in budgetary and organizational management.
- Ability to work in team environment with multiple disciplines.
- Ability to organize and analyze information and formulate recommendations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban Planning, or a closely related field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in current, comprehensive and related planning fields, including two (2) years supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision: October 2001