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Planning Services Manager

Four-year degree from an accredited college or university.  Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Planning or Urban Studies required.  Five years progressively responsible related experience is required in order to supervise staff and solve complex work issues and problems. Thorough knowledge of urban planning, development and local government policies and procedures; applicable laws, rules and regulations; methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation. Knowledge of principles and practices of city planning, zoning, and development process; management and supervisory methods and techniques. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents, please print ALL documents below and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Department: 
Planning & Development - Current Planning
Location: 
201-A West Gray
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening meetings required
Salary: 
$75,487 - $107,484 Annually
Date Posted: 
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 9:45am
Job Description
Duties: 
Maintains amendments to the Comprehensive Plan; researches and provides recommendations on various community development issues; gathers land use and other data about the community; conducts presentations and participates in public hearings. Oversees specialized planning functions such as large-scale new development proposals and land use studies. Responds to citizens’ inquiries regarding interpretation of codes, zoning, land use, construction, and licensing of a wide variety of development activity. Meets with and counsels citizens, builders, and developers who submit formal applications to alter the City's comprehensive plan or to request specific zoning approval; accepts and reviews applications and responds to proposals; ensures that legal notice requirements are met, agendas are prepared, and the staff response is written; conducts presentations regarding the same at night meetings as assigned. Prepares and/or reviews minutes of all actions resulting from public meetings which are forwarded to the City Council; prepares items and memos for the Planning Commission and City Council. Prepares and reviews ordinances affecting development issues. Reviews building permits for compliance and conducts on-site inspections for occupancy certifications. Coordinates with other departments on planning, zoning, and subdivision issues; interfaces and provides outreach to community groups. Supervises professional, technical, and clerical personnel; interviews and recommends hiring personnel; instructs and trains employees; monitors and inspects work in progress; reviews and evaluates employee performance. Serves as liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of the Planning Commission. Provides staff support and attends, as necessary all meetings of Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, City Council, etc.; prepares and conducts presentations regarding the same. Attends training, workshops, and conferences to stay abreast of modern advancements in municipal planning. Assumes additional responsibilities in the absence of the Director of Planning and Community Development. Performs other related work as required.
Working Conditions: 
Works in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. Occasionally performs field work outdoors.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
Four-year degree from an accredited college or university. Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Planning or Urban Studies required. Five years progressively responsible related experience is required in order to supervise staff and solve complex work issues and problems.
Knowledge: 
Thorough knowledge of urban planning, development and local government policies and procedures. Applicable laws, rules and regulations. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation. Principles and practices of city planning, zoning, and development process. Management and supervisory methods and techniques.
Skills: 
Land survey, site planning and neighborhood design. Reading and interpreting blueprints and development proposals. Analytical abilities to integrate and interpret data, and to plan, develop and implement responsible strategies. Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact and consult with internal staff, citizens, contractors, builders, developers, and government agencies. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction. Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Mental/visual effort due to sustained periods of concentration necessary for the design and layout of a project and the constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizen or staff requiring assistance. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lb.) 5-10% of work time.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must pass
background investigation and drug screen.