Community Development Director

The City of Horace is currently seeking a talented professional to fill the role of Community Development Director. This is a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in a dynamic, well-managed city!  

The Community Development Director will plan, direct, manage, and oversee city planning, economic development, and code enforcement/building inspection activities. The Community Development Director will coordinate with and represent the city planning department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies.

Summary of Responsibilities

·         Prepare and update planning studies for the Comprehensive Plan to include neighborhood, district, and sustainability plans as needed.

·         Manage and oversee major activities and special projects related to long-rang and sustainability efforts.

·         Coordinate with other governmental entities, organizations, and stakeholder groups on planning projects.

·         Process and analyze proposals for zoning text and map amendments, land development, conditional use permits, subdivision plats and regulation amendments, and provide and present recommendations related to long-range planning goals, objectives, projects, and the Comprehensive Plan.

·         Summarize information from maps, graphs, reports, and field studies to compile, prepare, and illustrate long-range planning studies, census information, and special projects.

·         Manage long-range planning efforts with other governmental jurisdictions.

·         Enforce zoning and subdivision regulations.

·         Prepare City Council legislation, such as ordinances and resolutions, related to both planning and economic development matters; develop and revise applicable City codes, policies, procedures and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Geography, Community Development, Sustainability or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

·         At least three years of experience in city planning, economic and community development or related experience; equivalent combination of related education and work experience may be considered.

·         Experience interpreting and applying laws, statutes and/or ordinances governing planning, zoning, building, and economic development.

·         Success with applying principles, practices, and techniques of planning and development, zoning, urban design, and sustainability to include local resources.

·         Experience in interpreting legal descriptions of land, preparing/presenting written and oral reports/documents, strong time and multi-project management skills in a collaborative work environment with others, and strong communication skills.

·         Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, other City departments, subordinates, vendors, contractors, external government agencies and organizations.

·         Must have a valid driver’s license.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

A complete list of responsibilities and qualifications can be reviewed at www.cityofhorace.com.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of intent and resume via email to jobs@cityofhorace.com.  The position is open until filled with first review of applications on October 15, 2018.

The City of Horace, ND is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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