Manager 3 – Deputy City Planning Director
City of Seattle
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Planning Management, Budgeting and Finance|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
|Salary Range||$40.70 to $61.05 DOE|
The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is pleased to announce recruitment for the Deputy City Planning Director. The position will be a Manager 3 classification within the Department’s City Planning Division.
The City Planning Division is responsible for maintaining the City’s Comprehensive Plan, leading development of strategic planning policy for the built environment, including land use policy and urban design, area planning and community development. All of the division’s work is done through open and inclusive public engagement. The division is comprised of 35 staff and has an annual budget of $6.4M.
The position serves as the lead staff to DPD’s City Planning Director. This position is responsible for overseeing the division’s workplan, the timely delivery of quality products to the Council and Mayor, development of a high quality planning team, and day-to-day administration of the division. This position directly oversees four team managers responsible for key areas of the division’s work, a financial analyst, and an administrative staff assistant. The position reports to the City Planning Director.
• Assists in providing strategic direction on all work in the division;
• Ensures review of all legislation and other deliverables, bringing quality control and consistency to all work products;
• Oversees annual budget planning, staffing allocations and non-labor budgets based on a multi-year work plan and monitors budget against expenditures;
• Seeks, secures and administers grant and other external funding to support division projects;
• Liaisons with the Mayor’s Office and Council, supporting individual staff as projects move into the legislative phase;
• Works with team managers to scope projects and secure resources, review analysis and preliminary recommendations, track progress and trouble shoot as needed;
• Coordinates with other city departments and maintains strong working relationships with staff in other departments;
• Develops a professional planning staff through recruitment, trainings and professional development;and
• Oversees the division’s day to day operations, including contracts and invoicing, space management, hiring and technology.
Applicants should have demonstrated experience overseeing a diverse work program, managing teams and providing direction on complex planning and design issues. Applicants should have strong people skills, enjoy mentoring staff, and be comfortable working through broad and inclusive public processes. Applicants should have a strong commitment to the value city planning brings, be committed to developing a high quality team, and have the experience and passion to work in an urban setting like Seattle.
Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in urban planning or urban design, architecture, public policy or a related discipline and seven years of professional experience is required. Of that, at least five years must have been in a managing capacity. Exceptional and directly related experience is more important than the duration of the experience. Master's degree is preferred.
• Working knowledge of the key elements and analytical methods relevant to urban planning in a large city, including growth management and land use policy, population and demographic analysis, community development, urban design and approaches to public engagement with a diverse population;
• Experience managing organizations and overseeing an office, including hiring and managing a diverse staff, tracking a budget, and managing contracts;
• A background in planning policy and land use law, and in the application of zoning and land use codes;
• Experience preparing clear, concise and compelling policy documents for a range of audiences;
• An ability to facilitate well and drive discussions on complex issues to resolution with staff, department partners and elected officials; and
• Experience developing staff and organizational culture.
Apply directly at: www.seattle.gov/jobs.
Applications need to be submitted directly to the City of Seattle at: www.seattle.gov/jobs. Click on the specific job to apply.
Application Period: 9/17/2013 to 10/15/2013.
|Contact Name||Stacie Bonathan|