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Deputy Director

Orange County Government

Orlando, FL United States

How to Apply
URL: https://www.ocfl.net/EmploymentVolunteerism/JobOpenings.aspx
Other: Apply at Orange County Government Florida Career Site at: Ocfl.net

At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community.

The Planning, Environmental & Development Services Department (PEDS) is seeking two highly qualified individuals to fill the positions of Deputy Director. These positions are responsible for supporting and assisting the PEDS Department Director in all areas related to the efficient and quality management of the Planning, Environmental & Development Services Department, and will help advance the mission of Orange County government by ensuring that customer and resident expectations are met or exceeded through professional, competent and effective program oversight and service delivery.

Work duties are performed with independence as directed by the Department Director and reviews are conducted via scheduled and as needed meetings with the Department Director as well as via customer feedback, observations, and the quality of performance and results achieved.

Representative Duties

  • Collaborates with the Department Director as routine and unique departmental needs dictate.
  • Oversee and provide leadership direction and support across the essential and value added activities of the assigned Planning, Environmental, Permitting and Development Services Department divisions.
  • Provide input regarding policy and procedural development to the Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, Division Managers and regulatory agencies through meetings, reports, memorandums, presentations, and public hearings.
  • Bring innovation and expertise that further advances the Department's goals and priorities consistent with the department's mission, to ensure that service delivery goals and objectives are met, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project mandates are realized, and compliance with financial and regulatory requirements are maintained and exceeded.
  • Review work product of subordinate staff for completeness and accuracy, evaluates and offers recommendations as indicated, and provides insight and feedback assistance as is appropriate.
  • Meet with the County Mayor, County Commissioners, County Administration and other senior staff, and attend Board meetings as needed.
  • Provide targeted input in assisting the Director in the preparation and review of the Department's budgets to ensure consistency with County, Department and Division objectives.
  • Address personnel matters within the Department, including hiring, discipline training and development, retention, performance appraisals, and related activities.
  • Provide support, direction and guidance to division managers and as needed provide temporary department leadership when the Department Director is absent.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Department Director.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Planning, Urban Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental or Civil Engineering, or a closely related field and ten (10) years of progressive professional experience in County, City or Regional Planning to include four years in a supervisory or management role or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.

Certification/licensing in one of the related fields listed above.
Experienced in public speaking and skilled in delivering technical information to the public with clarity.
Experienced in budgeting, contract negotiations and personnel administration functions.
Ability to plan, organize, lead, and collaborate across diverse and multi-disciplinary divisions.
Knowledge and expertise in supporting sustainable development and redevelopment.
A minimum of a Master's degree and eight (8) years of professional experience in County, City or Regional Planning.

Resumes are not accepted in place of a completed online application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the detailed and relevant work experience, which would qualify them for the position.

Please enter all periods of employment, including your current position, duties, hours worked and educational background. Failure to provide complete information will result in your application being disqualified.

The selected applicant will be required to submit to a pre-employment physical, drug test, and a background screening process prior to the start of employment.

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County and to access a copy of the benefits handbook, we encourage you to explore the new hire benefits webpage, please take some time to review the Orientation Videos on the new hire hub as they provide valuable information about the generous benefits that the County has to offer.

Application Deadline
Posting Date: 3/27/2024
Closing Date: 4/21/2024
(Posting is subject to close without prior notice)

$133,494 - $183,000/ Annually
Salary based on qualifications & policy

Orange County Administration Building
201 South Rosalind Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$133,494 - $183,000

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