Class Title: Director of Community and Economic Development
Division: Community and Economic Development
Supervisor: Executive Director
Supervises: All Division Personnel
Class Characteristics: Under general executive direction, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the Division; responsible for the professional and administrative work in directing the activities of the Community and Economic Development Division; performs related duties as required.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the Community and Economic Development Division.
- Supervises all personnel assigned to the Division.
- Coordinates activities of the Division with efforts of other units of the agency, and other public and service agencies.
- Serves as liaison between the Department for Local Government, other state agencies, and city and county officials.
- Provides technical assistance to local county and municipal governments.
- Supervises and participates in CDBG project administration.
- Assists local governments with grant and loan applications.
- Visits local governments and monitors ongoing projects.
- Coordinates the development and writing of the Agency's Work Element Objectives and the JFA Annual and Semi-Annual Narrative reports.
- At the direction of the Executive Director, represents the agency and/or Division at federal/state/local meetings/associations.
- Responsible for Tourism promotions.
- Prepares personnel policy manuals, job descriptions, pay plans, and other personnel assistance to member governments.
- Responsible for facilities management.
Training and Experience: Bachelors degree in public administration, urban planning or related field supplemented with 7 years experience in the public administration/planning field including 3 years direct supervisory and policy development experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of the organization, functions, and problems of local governments.
- Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and administrative regulations, programs, policies, and guidelines relating to all areas of responsibility within the Division.
- Extensive knowledge of grants application procedures.
- Extensive knowledge of human resources administration, budgeting, community development, planning and zoning, data collection and analysis, and other areas of responsibility within the Division.
- Knowledge of facilities management.
- Arbitration skills.
- Skill in the use of computers and other office equipment.
- Skill in oral and written communications.
- Public speaking skills.
- Ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of professional and technical personnel engaged in office and field work.
- Ability to establish and maintain working relationship with Division Directors, staff, elected officials, citizens, local government employees, community agencies, job applicants and general public.
- Ability to read, comprehend, and make decisions in compliance with laws and administrative regulations.
- Ability to supervise the preparation and maintenance of required reports and records.
- Ability to monitor local government projects funded by federal and state agencies.
- Ability to work well under pressure and against frequent deadlines.
- Public speaking abilities.
Instructions: Very general; must use own judgment most of the time.
Processes: Must frequently refine existing work methods and development of new techniques, concepts and programs within established limits or policies.
Review of Work: Work is generally not reviewed unless requested.
Analytical Requirements: Assignments frequently involve decisions based on a wide knowledge of many factors where application of advanced or technical concepts are predominantly required.
Tools, Equipment and Vehicles Used: Normal office equipment (computers, copier, telephone, fax machine, etc.)
Physical Requirements of the Job: Work is typically performed indoors in a climate controlled environment sitting at desk or table; lifting light objects (up to 25 pounds) is a requirement of the job; must operate vehicle as job requirement.
Contacts: Public and internal contacts requiring tact and diplomacy is required.
Confidential Information: Regular use of confidential information is a job requirement.
Mental Effort: Heavy.
Special Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license.
Availability: Must be able to attend meetings during evenings and weekends.
Certification Requirements: None.
Additional Requirements: None.
Overtime Provision: Exempt.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year