Deputy / Assistant City / County Mgr, Housing, Community & Economic Devel, Planning
4 Year Degree
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking an energetic, capable, and committed applicant to fill the role of Deputy Director with the Department of Sustainable Development. The candidate will be one of two deputy directors that assists the Department Director in managing and coordinating administration and internal operations including human resources, budgeting, information technology, financial administration, strategic planning and facilities, and external operations including planning, zoning, engineering, building permitting, and code enforcement, with a particular focus on economic development.
The Department of Sustainable Development encourages and coordinates sustainable growth within the City and promotes well-designed development through sound planning principles that focus on livability, urban revitalization, growth management, and historic preservation. The department provides business liaison functions to the community by focusing on job growth and business attraction, and retention and expansion activities designed for existing businesses as well as potential businesses looking to relocate operations to Fort Lauderdale. To improve the overall welfare and appearance of the community, the department also conducts code enforcement, encouraging voluntary compliance and prompt corrections with the goal of neighborhood enhancement. Moreover, the department issues building permits and conducts inspections to ensure safe construction activities that consist of quality materials and design and that are consistent with the Florida Building Code. Candidates can expect a fast-paced, dynamic, and rewarding career opportunity with specific roles and responsibilities for each position assigned and delineated based upon final candidates' skill sets, experience and personnel profiles.
The employee in this class relieves the Department Director of the day-to-day technical and supervisory detail work of the assigned divisions. Duties include participation in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of divisional policies, and handling a wide variety of special projects and assignments of high complexity, priority and importance. Work involves providing technical aid to subordinates and conducting investigations and analyses of procedures related to the effective operation of the divisions. The employee establishes goals, objectives and work plans through subordinate personnel and ensures that results are achieved.
Under general direction, the employee performs complex assignments requiring extensive initiative and independent judgment in assuring that services are provided with the maximum effective use of personnel and equipment. Work is reviewed by the Department Director in conferences with the employee, through study of reports submitted, and by the degree of achievement of established goals, objectives and work plans. The employee must work effectively with and maintain communications with elected and appointed officials, department directors, representatives of other governmental jurisdictions, private consultants and contractors, and subordinate personnel.
This position will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received.
This is a Non-Classified position.
This job classification is in Management Category I for benefit purposes.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
1. Have successfully graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or a closely related field relevant to the operations of the department. A Master's degree in an appropriate field is preferred.
2. Eight (8) or more years of experience in the management of a multi-functional regulatory agency servicing all facets of the development community – commercial, industrial and residential.
The City of Fort Lauderdale, a major beachside municipality in sunny South Florida, is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today’s greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.