Assistant Director, Development Services (Land Development Review)
City of Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: COA085729
Under general direction of the director, this position oversees the effective leadership and management of multiple activities and operations of the Development Services Department (DSD). This position executes policies included in City ordinances, resolutions and administrative regulations, and State law.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Oversees the development, implementation, operations, and evaluation of programs and services that support the department’s purpose.
Represents the department’s interest and position before State and Local governmental officials, boards, commissions, associations, and community organizations.
Develops a staffing and management structure that supports the efficient delivery of programs and services.
Develops and implements short- and long-range strategies, objectives, and priorities.
Fosters and develops a culture of positive customer service in working relationships with key staff; division and departmental employees; other governmental organizations; and external services such as consultants, citizens, legal counsel, boards and commissions, and City Council.
Responds to and resolves complex and sensitive issues and complaints both internally and externally, and provides technical expertise on matters of public concern.
Assists the director in managing program and department activities.
Ensures all activities are complete and in compliance with City/departmental policies and procedures; and Local, State, and Federal regulations and laws governing activities.
Prepares annual reports, trend analyses, and budget estimates for City management and City Council.
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
Skill in directing the activities of a complex and diverse organization.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and priorities.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Ability to interpret, recommend, and propose revisions to State statutes and City ordinances.
Ability to consistently, effectively, and tactfully communicate with people at many levels.
Ability to communicate complex, technical issues in non-technical terms to the general public.
Ability to plan strategically.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, the public, elected officials, and boards and commissions.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Engineering, Environmental Management, Construction, Building Sciences, or in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of related experience in a related field, including three (3) years of experience which were in a managerial capacity.
Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.
One (1) additional year of relevant work experience may be substituted for the required degree with a maximum of four (4) years.
The City of Austin is a progressive, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The Austin City Council City has a 10-1 council system with an at-large Mayor and Council Members that represent 10 single member districts. The Mayor and Council Members serve in their respective seats for four years and cannot be elected to more than two consecutive terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager who is the chief administrative and executive officer of the City. The City Council and City Manager are committed to their mission of delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner.