DIRECTOR I - DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PLANNING, ZONING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Palm Beach County
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: -
Position: DIRECTOR I - DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PLANNING, ZONING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Salary: Starting Salary $129,690 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications
Department: Planning, Zoning, and Building
Location: 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday
Other: THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (PBC BCC) invites applications for Director I/Deputy Director, Planning, Zoning & Building (PZB) Department. In this high-profile role, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the daily activities and operations of the PZB Department, as assigned by the Executive Director. Acts on behalf the PZB Executive Director in their absence, or as delegated.
Coordinates the internal activities of a 350+ employee department with six divisions, and external activities with other County departments, public and private organizations. Your responsibilities will include:
Assists in directing, overseeing and coordinating the daily management of operations as well as activities of the department and its divisions internally, and with those of other County departments, public, and private organizations
Developing departmental goals, policies, and programs
Conducting and attending meetings and conferences to discuss problems, policy changes, and related matters
Reviewing existing departmental organizational processes, procedures, problems, operations, and making recommendations on implementing changes
Assisting in analyzing budgets and proposed expenditures and revenues for appropriateness, and making adjustments
Assisting the Executive Director in responding to County Commissioners, Administrators, employees, developers, contractors, consultants, customers, and others regarding developmental policies, procedures, problems, complaints, and issues
Reviewing and approving department agenda items
Interfacing with the BCC, County Administration, land use entities, legal advisors, and individual members of the public
Demonstrating your thorough knowledge of the County's Comprehensive Plan and Unified Land Development Codes, as well as the functions of Code Enforcement, Contractors’ Certification, and responsibilities of the Building Division
PBC is looking for a highly experienced and motivated individual to work with a team of professional, technical, and administrative staff and help lead the County's growth and development. We are seeking a Deputy Director with demonstrated ability to: Provide direction in the execution of administrative programs and procedures; monitor their effectiveness; direct and improve customer service response; and represent the PZB mission, vision, and values at BCC, advisory board and other public meetings. You must be well versed in comprehensive plan development and implementation, and be prepared to identify and respond appropriately to current challenges Counties face in the land use and building industries. Skills in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution will be critical to success in this role.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Engineering, Architecture or related field and seven (7) years of professional experience in planning and/or zoning functions or in a closely related management area, including four (4) years of related managerial experience. Directly related professional work experience may substitute for education requirement on a year for year basis. Related M.S. or J.D., public sector experience, experience in the State of Florida, and experience managing a staff of 100+ employees in diverse functional areas highly preferred.
BENEFITS: The PBC BCC provides an excellent executive benefits package, including a salary competitive for the South Florida marketplace, pre-approved medical, dental and life insurance, as well as vacation, paid parental, and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.
All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane. EO/AA M/F/D/Veterans Preference Employer; E-Verify Employer; Drug Free Work Place (DFWP)
Forbes Magazine ranks Palm Beach County BCC 10th in the nation in Government Services in their list of America's Best Employers 2018