Community Development Director
JOB TITLE: Director of Community Development
DEPARTMENT: Community Development Department
DIVISION: Not applicable
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: City Administrator
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Building Official; City Planner; Housing Coordinator; other community development staff as needed.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Master's Degree in Urban Studies, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field, and seven years of related experience including managerial and supervisory experience.
NATURE OF WORK: Plan, organize, and manage all functions and programs of the Community Development Department by effectively managing the planning, zoning, building code enforcement, housing, and economic development functions of the city. Position shall serve as the administrator of the Owatonna Storm Water Utility program.
WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Develop and implement policies, strategies, plans, programs, and regulations that will encourage, guide, and support the city's development with the following goals:
A. A healthy and diverse local economy;
B. The development and maintenance of an adequate supply of housing to meet the needs of city residents of all income levels;
C. That the city develop in a fiscally and environmentally responsible fashion;
D. Promote the safety and general welfare of the public through the application of
building and land use codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Position serves as executive director of Owatonna Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Activities include the identification of housing needs, the development and implementation of housing programs and strategies, and to work with developers to provide housing opportunities including the use of development incentives including financing assistance and land.
III. Economic Development
Position serves as staff to Economic Development Authority. Activities include the development and implementation of economic development programs and strategies, working with businesses by assisting them in their development needs including the provision of land, roads and utility infrastructure, development
financing and land.
IV. Planning and Zoning
Develops programs, short and long term policies, and plans related to land use, annexation, transportation and infrastructure. Advise and counsel city planner on planning, zoning, and subdivision related matters.
V. Building Inspection
Oversees general operation and budget of division. Assists staff in addressing customer service and efficiency issues.
VI. Storm Water Utility
Administers and oversees the operation of the Owatonna Storm Water Utility.
VII. General Administrative
Tasks and Staff Support. Responsible for budgeting, staffing and personnel issues; and developing policies and programs to increase the efficiency of staff and departmental operations. Special projects or duties as directed by the City Administrator.
EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:
I. Extensive written and oral interaction with the City Council, city staff, the general public, business people, developers and other local, state and federal agencies.
II. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the department.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver's license.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this Employee position which shall include but not be limited to: keyboarding skills, personal computer skills including the use of word processing, spreadsheets, and data base software, ten key calculator; phone; copy machine; fax machine; and because duties include work accomplished outside the office, the use of an automoblile, demonstated by the possession of a valid driver's license.
WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
I. Generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
II. Working environment is typical of office work with a usually quiet noise level. The employee shall also engage in work outside the office including meeting at various locales.
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.