Community Development Director Job opening - Storey County state Nevada ( Job openings )
Storey County , state Nevada
( By Press Release office)
2022-01-10T00:00 - 2022-02-09T00:00 | 30 | 2
Community Development Director
Community Development Director
$102,278/yr at Step 1 of 10
100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance for employees; 100% employer-paid Nevada PERS retirement; available state and county employee deferred compensation retirement program; competitive leave allowances.
Preference may be given to qualified existing county employees per policy, but this is not a condition of applying.
Position functions in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment; very diverse job duties; has a high degree of complexity and independence; and requires ongoing professional development. Employee must be business-friendly and contribute strongly to the county’s economic development team and customer-first service.
During the period of this posting, Storey County Human Resources will be accepting applications for a regular full-time position of Community Development Director. This employment opportunity will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied, from which hiring may occur at any time following a 15-day posting period. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications immediately.
Under administrative direction of the County Manager, serves as the department head of the Community Development Department and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all phases of major community development functions which include administration; building inspections, code review, nuisance enforcement, and plans examination; site planning; business licensing; planning; floodplain management.
This is an appointed department head level position that reports to and serves at the pleasure of the County Manager. This incumbent may supervise several layers of subordinates. The incumbent is expected to coordinate with economic development and other officials to streamline permitting practices and promote the attraction and retention of businesses in the county.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by an employee in this position. Performance of these functions is the reason the job exists. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below
Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department.
Develops and maintains a department budget; estimates costs and budget needs for maintenance operations, construction, purchases, and repairs; prepares funding justification requests; monitors expenditures for budget conformance; accounts for budget expenditures and variances; prepares and presents information in oral and written form to the county manager, county commission, county and agency officials, and the public.
Manages and directs the activities of assigned staff; coordinates, prioritizes, and assigns tasks and projects; tracks and reviews work progress and activities; develops effective work teams and motivates individuals to meet department goals, objectives, and policies; directs the recruitment and selection of staff; undertakes disciplinary action as required; conducts performance evaluations; ensures appropriate scheduling of staff to ensure proper operational coverage; trains staff and provides for their professional development.
Administers and manages all functions within the Community Development Department including building inspections and plans examination, business licensing, code enforcement, and planning as applicable.
Ensures the appropriate application of all aspects of the International Building Codes and applicable county codes, plans, and regulations.
Manages and directs the activities of assigned staff; coordinates, tracks and reviews program progress and activities; develops effective work teams and motivates individuals to meet department strategic plan and policies; undertakes disciplinary action as required; conducts performance evaluations; ensures staff receive appropriate training.
Directs the procurement of professional contract services; negotiates or oversees the negotiation of professional services contracts; reviews or oversees the review of the performance of contract professionals; takes and recommends corrective action to the county manger as appropriate.
Manages implementation and modification of the county’s economic development strategic plan; coordinates and facilitates multiple special purpose work groups; coordinates, manages, and implements economic vitality and redevelopment projects and programs.
Communicates progress to public and private sector partners; coordinates recognition events; provides status reports and recommendations to the county manager and county commission.
Develops and maintains community contacts; makes presentations to business, community and other groups to provide information and answer questions; develops strategies to inform the public on programs, services, and events.
Drafts changes to county ordinances; serves an influential role on the International Code Council
and other applicable regulatory bodies; assists in lobbying efforts and provides testimony at the Nevada State Legislature and other bodies.
Provides advice and consultation to the county manager, county commission, departments and agencies, and contractors; investigates and resolves complaints and concerns; acts as liaison with other counties and regional, state, and federal agencies.
Prepares or oversees requests for proposals and bid requests for a wide variety of projects; administers projects and purchase agreements; oversees projects for conformance with specifications; authorizes payments.
Coordinates with other departments and agencies to assist and administer land use planning and regulations, permits, code enforcement, and other functions.
Authorizes and administers alternative means and methods; leads various project review meetings; and liaises with management, boards, committees, and commissions.
Oversees staff in locating and remediating vacant, abandoned, and dangerous buildings and structures.
Serves as a representative of Storey County and the Community Development Department, demonstrating professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
During emergencies may respond to call-out in emergencies, other than normal working hours, as needed. For example, may respond to and actively participate and serve in an influential and leadership role in all-hazard Incident Command Systems (ICS); provide assistance in the integration of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organization ICS structure; assist and lead in coordinating responses among various jurisdictions and functional agencies, both public and private; and assist and lead in establishing common processes for planning and managing resources in the ICS; may assist departments on their emergency management and ICS plans.
Supervision of employees through multiple levels of supervision including selection, organization, performance review and evaluation, training and discipline.
Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment.
Applicable federal, state, and county laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Techniques for effectively making public presentations.
Principles and practices of planning, management, and administration in an industrial and rural setting.
Principles and practices of building and safety functions.
Business and geometric mathematics.
Computer applications related to program activities.
Principles and practices of department budgeting and administration.
Nevada and county regulations pertaining to business licenses, building and permit fees, and related permitting regulations.
Correct English usage including grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Principles of customer services and working within a team-oriented work environment; methods and techniques for dealing with the public during stressful situations.
Develop and maintain effective work teams, motivate individuals to meet common goals and objectives.
Communicate and work effectively with general contractors, builders, code officials, governing agencies, economic development officials, elected officials, the public, and others in the field of construction and land development.
Interpret, apply, and explain complete policies, codes, and regulations.
Demonstrate positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions.
Private-public partnerships, development agreements, and local jurisdiction regulations as may apply or interface with the position.
Exercise sound independent judgement within established guidelines; work effectively under pressure of deadlines, conflicting demands, and during emergencies.
Local business licensing, building, planning, fire, and other applicable permitting policies and procedures.
County strategic plan, land use master plan, zoning and land use regulations, FEMA, and other land use regulations.
Operate basic modern office equipment including personal computers, electronic communications devices, office software programs, and phones; type at a sufficient rate and with accuracy to perform the functions of the position; and operate a motor vehicle for intermittent and expanded periods.
As allowable by law, maintain and handle information in a highly confidential manner.
Analyze, interpret, and apply complex codes and regulations applicable to the position.
Maintain appropriate training and professional development to staff.
Prepare clear, concise, and persuasive reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
Make sound decisions based on available data and evidence.
Use initiative and independent judgement within policy guidelines.
Develop and implement streamlined policies and practices, and leadership techniques, that provide effective and efficient service to all customers in the county.
Communicate and solve problems with individuals, groups, and governing bodies.
Represent the department in the court of law and testify on matters pertaining to building development, code enforcement, violations, and related matters, as necessary.
Continue education and training to remain current on latest policies, practices, and required certifications; remain current on new and proposed federal and state legislation related to the field.
LICENSING, EDUCATION & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities. A typical way to gain the required knowledge is:
Bachelor’s degree in planning, engineering, construction, general contracting, architecture, public or business administration, community development, or closely related field; AND
5 years of leadership experience in planning, community development, land development, building, or comparable functions; OR
Combination of experience and education.
Must possess and maintain a valid Class C Nevada Driver License.
The ability to pass a criminal background investigation.
Military experience applicable to the duties of this position may be preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Strength, stamina and dexterity to sit in vehicles operating on rough roads, wildland areas and off-road terrains; walk on uneven or slippery surfaces; and climb ladders and scaffolding; occasional lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds; reaching for items above the head and below the feet; strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods; dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; manual dexterity and cognitive ability to operate a personal computer; ability to communicate via telephone and other telecommunications equipment. In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Work is typically performed under the following conditions: position functions indoors in an office environment where a portion of work is performed at a desk and on a computer, and work is occasionally performed in outdoor environments with intermittent exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions, including heat, rain, snow, cold, wind, and dust. Work may occasionally be performed in buildings severely damaged by fire and water. Work is typically performed independently. Frequent travel by motor vehicle and use of other motorized equipment. Work will include periodic contact with angry and upset individuals under stressful situations. Frequent interruptions to planned work activity by telephone calls, office visitors, and response to unplanned events.
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS
This position will remain open until filled. Original applications must be received in the
Human Resources Office
Applications are available at:
Contact Human Resources at 775.847.0968
A full job description is available at:
Contact Human Resources at 775.847.0968
Submit applications to:
Storey County Human Resources
P.O. Box 176
Virginia City, NV 89440
Bring application in-person to:
Storey County Courthouse, 26 South “B” Street, 1
Virginia City, NV 89440
STOREY COUNTY IS AN Equal Opportunity Employer
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age disability (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.”
Date(s) of Posting: 1/10/2022 – Open Until Filled
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