Deputy Director, Planning & Development
City of Gahanna
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Economic Planning and Development|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
|Salary Range||$68,881 - $76,534|
Assists the Director with the planning and implementation of economic development strategies and programs for both internal and external customers of the City. The Deputy Director coordinates with the Director on planning and for effective economic and community growth strategies that will attract new/ redeveloped residential, commercial and industrial development resulting in increased income revenues to the City. The Deputy Director oversees and guides the planning and zoning division of the City.
Important Job Functions
In regards to the tax incentive portfolio, assumes the responsibility for taking care of official filings, records and reports; knows rules and procedures and acts as a liaison with the respective political jurisdiction.
Acts as Director in Director’s absence.
May serve as backup for other positions within the department.
Project management of major commercial development projects which includes coordinating with consultants, developers, and other internal departments.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, economics, public administration, city and regional planning, public policy or related field; and,
Five to seven years of progressively responsible related experience, including supervisory experience; or,
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Economic Development Certification preferred American
Institute of Certified Planners required within 24 months of start of position
Current and valid Ohio drivers license with an acceptable drivers abstract in order to meet criteria for insurability established by the City of Gahanna.
Economic Development principles and practices.
City Land Use Planning principles and practices.
Modern management principles and practices.
Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the business community.
All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
Budget development policies and procedures, including grants writing and grants management.
Department organization, standard operating guidelines and policies, rules, and regulations.
Municipal government structure and processes.
All applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
Communicating orally and in writing with internal staff, citizens, council and other departmental staff in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.
Operating and maintaining all assigned equipment required to perform the essential functions of the job.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, city officials, other government agencies, and the general public.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel, or keyboard; speak and hear; lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
**Deadline to apply is 10/4/2013**