Under direction, plans, organizes, directs, and supervises one or more designated area of the county’s planning functions, activities, and staff; manages the most complex planning programs and projects; provides a high-level of technical support for the planning commission and associated committees; and performs related duties as assigned.
This is a management classification that is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and directing assigned functions and activities of the planning division within the community development department. The incumbent exercises day-to-day direction, supervision, and oversight for delegated functions and staff within the planning division. Incumbents works closely with the Community Development Director in the development and implementation of county planning policies, resource management, zoning enforcement and/or environmental review work.
This is a discrete classification. The incumbent in this management position serves at the pleasure of his/her appointing authority, which means the employment relationship is at-will, and that the County of Lake or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without cause.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction form the Community Development Director. Manages the work of professional, technical, administrative support, and extra help staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
- Plans, organizes, directs, and supervises assigned planning functions and activities of the county; develops, recommends, and implements division goals, objectives, priorities, policies, practices, and work processes; and sets standards.
- Plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
- Recommends selection of staff; provides for training and development; conducts performance evaluations; and administers discipline, as required.
- Assists in the preparation and administration of budgets; monitors/approves fiscal expenditures and revenues; administers and oversees contracts and procurement activities.
- Manages and participates in the most complex planning studies; oversees the county’s development review process, as assigned; participates in regional and joint planning studies.
- Interprets and enforces federal, state, and, local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances related to the functions of the planning division.
- Provides consultation and advice on planning issues for the county management and the Board of Supervisors; serves as Chairperson and/or primary staff support for the planning commission and associated committees and commissions.
- Develops, revises, and recommends adoption of codes and ordinances; maintains and revises the County’s General Plan and/or Zoning Ordinance, as assigned.
- Oversee professional environmental consultants and manage contracts for preparation of environmental impact reports.
- Prepares, reviews, complies, analyzes, and finalizes complex reports, contracts, and other documents.
- Represents the division and serves as the liaison with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Principles of personnel management, supervision, training, and work evaluation.
- Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and/or requirements.
- Purposes and procedures of public planning agencies, boards, and associated governing bodies.
- General theory, principles, and practices of land use.
- Research methods and statistical analysis.
- The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- Environmental impacts of changes in land use.
- Principals of zoning enforcement.
- Project management principles, methods, practices, and techniques.
- Principles of budget development, administration, and expenditure control.
- Principles of contract development and administration.
- Principles and practices of conflict resolution and negotiation.
- Customer service principles.
- Applicable business equipment and desktop applications.
- Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Provide supervision, training, and timely work evaluations for assigned staff.
- Plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate functions of the planning division of the community development department.
- Interpret, apply, and enforce laws, ordinances, general plan elements, environmental impact statements, maps, and other documents related to community planning and land use.
- Coordinate deadlines, prioritizing competing demands, and assigning work.
- Develop, coordinate, and manage the most complex professional planning studies, projects, environmental reviews, and zoning enforcement.
- Prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports, applications, and other documents.
- Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of data and information.
- Develop and present a variety of effective oral and written presentations.
- Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Effectively represent the department and liaison with committees, boards, and other government agencies.
- Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines.
- Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.
Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.
Education and Experience:
Five (5) years of responsible work experience in performing a wide scope of professional planning work, including two (2) years in a lead, supervisory or management capacity.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree is highly desirable.
Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.
WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer. The County of Lake will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and occasionally in the field where they may be exposed to inclement weather. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Incumbents generally work outside of a typical office environment and may be exposed?to?extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; underground, confined, or restricted?workspaces.
Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.
Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all County of Lake employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department/county.
The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.