Planning Supervisor – Raleigh, NC | 4.30.19

Employer: City of Raleigh

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Raleigh, NC

Job title: Planning Supervisor

Job Details/Description

This position will responsible for the supervision of the development plans review group within the Development Services Department. The Planning Supervisor will supervise staff providing planning, review and permitting of land development and redevelopment projects through implementation of land use plans and development-related regulations. Job responsibilities include the following:

Manage the processing and review of development-related requests and proposals, including preliminary subdivisions and site plans, infrastructure plans, recorded plats, and other legal instruments
Facilitate conflict resolution among reviewers
Supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring and discipline procedures

Essential Duties:

  • Supervises staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Provides oversight and direction of assigned program, unit or planning function; develops and implements strategic plans, objectives, policies and operating procedures; performs related research and analysis; measures and evaluates operational effectiveness and provides recommendations for program or service enhancements.
  • Provides project/program management; attends meetings; coordinates and collaborates with City departments and stakeholders; monitors and maintains timelines, work plans, project budget and resource allocation; facilitates communications; provides performance measurement and status updates.
  • Develops and implements communication strategy; responds to requests for information; prepares, oversees, presents and/or disseminates reports, correspondence, outreach communication materials, online resources and information in support of assigned program or function.
  • Participates in the development and management of assigned budget; prepares proposal requests; evaluates and procures supplies, equipment and materials; monitors effective and appropriate use of funding.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Identifies, develops, implement and maintains processes and practices that encourage, support and promote effective, comprehensive and meaningful citizen engagement.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in planning or public administration or field directly related degree to assignment, five years of related professional planning experience and two years of supervisory experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

None Required

Additional Information
Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work.
  • Project management principles and practices.
  • Principles and practices of planning program administration and management.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of group facilitation and building consensus.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training and coaching staff.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Providing project management, organization and logistics coordination.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Providing consultation and serving as a program liaison and subject matter expert.
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable plans, standards, regulations and contracts.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Researching operational issues and articulating recommendations.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and assessing projects, programs and functional operations.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: 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 including the human body. 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.

Working Conditions:
Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.

This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

How to Apply

Closes 5/26/19


Posted on

April 30, 2019

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