Assistant Planning & Community Development Director

Posted: 08/21/2022

Job Summary
Performs as a strong leader and team player in a fast paced, highly dynamic small city with substantial growth pressures.  Plans, coordinates, and manages various long-range municipal planning projects, programs, and assigned planning staff.  Assists the director in oversight of plan reviews and ordinance determinations or interpretations.  Must be a team player that works closely with the public, planning staff, and other departments to review plats/plans/permits, proposed developments, and various applications.  Performs specialized work in support of applicable boards, commissions, and committees.  Must possess the ability to champion the Unified Development Code and innovate development processes to provide optimum staff efficiency and customer experience.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assists the Planning and Community Development Director with support and oversight of long-range planning projects; provides for maintenance and upkeep of the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan, Unified Development Code (UDC), and other master planning documents.
  • Upon the request of the director, oversees multiple projects and complex planning cases by coordinating with planning staff and other departments while working directly with consultants and the community; may include special district facilitation, processing, and completion.
  • Analyzes current entitlement, planning, and permitting processes to document and streamline the development process and successfully implement and administer the SmartGov online permitting system & Bluebeam Revu software; develops forms and supporting processes to provide optimal customer experience.
  • Coordinates public outreach for assigned planning projects, as well as Boerne Open Neighborhood Discussions (B.O.N.D) for potential development projects.
  • Represents the City by making written and oral presentations to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Historic Landmark Commission, and other applicable Boards, Committees, or private groups; may brief City Management team on any current events/issues that could impact planning, zoning, or community development.
  • Monitors, researches, evaluates, and writes various City ordinances relating to planning and community development; coordinates updates, code amendments, and zoning changes with multiple City departments.
  • Responds to inquiries or complaints from developers and residents related to planning, zoning, and development in a solution-oriented manner; effectively communicates development codes and policies and uses effective problem solving for conflict resolution.
  • In cooperation with director, conducts a variety of personnel and staffing functions including the hiring, training, supervising, and performance evaluation of assigned personnel; guides staff on goal setting initiatives, work plans, and professional development opportunities.
  • Works with director to coordinate and monitor daily operations, staff workload, department deadlines, and provides guidance and assistance to planning staff members; ensures that department activities comply with State and Federal laws, department goals, City policy, and strategic objectives.
  • Serves as essential emergency personnel when required.
  • Attends various after-hours meetings.
  • Assists director with developing and administering department budget to achieve organizational goals; monitors and authorizes expenditures as needed.
  • Serves in the absence of the Planning and Community Development Director.
  • Coordinates regularly with Code Enforcement and Permitting staff to achieve the highest level of customer experience.
  • Regular and prompt attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
Knowledge of: applicable laws, geographic information systems (GIS), ordinances, regulations, functions and the activities of city departments, planning and community development principles, principles and practices of urban planning, zoning, land use and design. 
Skill/Ability to: must thrive in a highly dynamic, fast paced environment; have excellent leadership skills; must be well versed in the principles and practices of local government planning and demonstrate effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; operate a variety of modern office machines, including computer; read and interpret written instructions;  understand and follow verbal instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the general public;  ability to read, review and analyze legal descriptions and documents, site plans and other related planning documents. Use graphic instructions, such as schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.
Safety/Physical Requirements:  Works in an Indoor environment. Fast paced, high volume office setting.

Education, Training, Certifications & Licenses 
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, public administration, or related field and five years of progressive municipal planning experience;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; master’s degree may substitute for one year of municipal planning experience. American Institute of Certificate Planners (AICP) preferred
Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Hours/Shifts  Full-time (Monday-Friday; Meetings outside of normal business hours as required)

Salary: $93,017.60 - $104,041.60 annually DOQ

Closing Date: Until filled 
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The City of Boerne is an Equal Opportunity Employer.