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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N3314

PLANNING SECTION MANAGER

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced professional, administrative and supervisory work managing a major program or system of the County’s central planning agency such as: comprehensive planning, development review, geographic information, impact fee, information distribution, neighborhood improvement, short-range transportation planning, strategic assessment, urban information and urban transit planning.

Work involves responsibility for planning, coordinating, implementing and maintaining a multi-agency planning and/or information program or system. Work includes supervising the activities of professional planners, technical specialists and support personnel participating in assigned program or system activities. Employees receive administrative direction, but have broad latitude for exercising initiative and independent judgment in the performance of work assignments. Work is reviewed through observations of effectiveness of work programs, periodic reports and consultations.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Plans, assigns and coordinates the activities of professional planners, technical specialists and support staff involved in the planning, coordinating, implementing and maintaining of a comprehensive planning program, development review program, geographic information system, impact fee system, information distribution program, neighborhood improvement program, short-range transportation planning program, strategic assessment program, urban information system and urban transit planning program.

Supervises and/or participates in assigned program, system or section activities.

Designs and executes methodology for major research projects including sampling procedures.

Attends meetings and conferences concerned with designated areas of responsibility.

Assists in preparation of budget for assigned program, system or section.

Reviews and edits reports written by planning subordinates and planning professionals.

Participates in planning or system policy development, resource planning and employee professional growth and development.

Prepares planning information materials and presents them to the general public, governmental agencies and civic organizations; prepares staff reports and presents them at board meetings and public hearings.

Recommends changes in administrative policies and procedures.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of general planning principles and practices.

Thorough knowledge of sources of information, current literature and recent developments regarding urban planning.

Thorough knowledge of research techniques.

Considerable knowledge of public administration with particular reference to county and municipal administration.

Considerable knowledge of the Broward County Land Development Code and the Broward County Comprehensive Plan.

Knowledge of computer systems and applications.

Ability to initiate and develop programs and policies.

Ability to analyze policy and technical issues and to exercise sound judgement in decision making.

Ability to effectively manage and supervise assigned professional planners.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

A Master’s Degree in urban planning or related field; six (6) years responsible professional planning experience in area of assignment, including four (4) years experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning, Development Management, Planning Information Technology, Transportation Planning
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/98

 


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