The City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, seeks a customer focused, entrepreneurial Development Services Director to lead the Planning Department and Inspections Divisions. A 2016 winner of the “Great Main Street in the Making” Award by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Development Services Department is leading the way in development and revitalization efforts for the City.
The Department includes planning, zoning, subdivision administration, as well as inspection services. Daily functions of the Development Services Director involve the following: support of the City Council’s goals for implementation of a Comprehensive Plan and related policy documents, development of information, data, mapping, and analysis, administration and enforcement of regulations for building, zoning, land subdivision, planning and preservation. The Office is responsible for promoting a strong community to enhance and create quality of life options for all residents; preserving and enhancing the City’s diverse neighborhoods; fostering quality environments; involving stakeholders in planning for the City’s future; and helping the City’s government administer its programs and operations consistent with the community’s vision for a sustainable future. The Development Services department accomplishes its work with 19 dedicated employees and a budget of $1.3M.
The Director reports to the City Manager’s office. The Position is responsible for leading and directing staff in coordination with other City Departments. The Director appears before the City Council multiple advisory boards and commissions, and public groups; represents the Manager’s interests and assists the Manager in carrying out directives and recommendations of the Boards and Commissions and the Council. A key goal for the next Director is to lead the effort to establish a customer focused development process with the integration of technology to facilitate one-stop service.
Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration, business administration or closely related field from an accredited University and 5-7 years of progressive experience responsibility with managerial experience in urban planning and community development.
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