This is responsible professional administrative work leading the City's planning program, Development Center, building and trade inspections and historic preservation. Work involves the development and recommendation of planning programs and the leadership of the Develop Center. A significant aspect of work is directing the preparation and adjustment of the city's Comprehensive Master Plan, oversight of the preparation of the agenda for the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, preparation of certain area development plans, administration of the zoning ordinance, the preparation of analysis, working with investors in the development of their plans, working with neighborhoods and stakeholders on project information and development and recommendations regarding development proposals. The employee acts as an advisor to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and to various City officials and departments on matters relating to planning and development; the employee also consults with and advises private, commercial, and industrial developers, and neighborhood and public interest groups. The employee reports to the City Manager through a Deputy or Assistant City Manager and is appointed with consent of the Planning Commission. Supervision is exercised over professional and technical staff and office assistants. Work is reviewed through conferences and review of reports submitted.
Possession of a masters degree in planning, the social sciences, architecture or public administration, and eight years of experience in city planning of which four years must be in a supervisory or consulting capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
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The City of Grand Rapids is the second largest City in the State of Michigan.