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Community & Economic Development Director POSITION SUMMARY First
review of applications on September 28, 2020.
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Directs, coordinates, and administers the divisions and
functions of the Community and Economic Development department:
Economic Development, Planning, Permitting, and Inspection &
Compliance. Responsible for ensuring harmonious growth as well as
the health, safety, and welfare of the public in the built
environment. Provides leadership as a member of the Town's
executive team on an organization-wide and community basis to
ensure that public services are established and provided in
alignment with the Town's General Plan, Strategic Leadership Plan
objectives, and other plans and documents that guide the future
development of the town.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Develops, manages and implements the
economic development strategy for the Town, to include the Town's
short and long range planning, and general plan development;
manages continuing efforts in community development strategies,
including fostering external partnerships to further the town's
economic development goals.
Evaluates, identifies and promotes model community and
business/economic development projects for attraction and
Conducts periodic economic impact analyses to support Town
economic development and planning activities and actions.
Meets with business representatives and community stakeholders
to determine overall growth and development needs and goals.
Collaboratively and cooperatively works with the Mayor,
Councilmembers, Town Manager, department directors and other senior
managers to analyze organization and community needs, and takes
action in response to those needs.
Stays informed of new trends and innovations in the fields of
economic development, redevelopment and community development while
maintaining professional knowledge.
Develops strategic partnerships with community representatives,
external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of
the relevant issues facing the community.
Effectively collaborates with other Town departments on
development, redevelopment, planning, ordinance and policy
Exercises oversight authority and broad discretionary judgment
to manage all facets of economic development, planning and zoning,
permitting, code compliance, and inspection of all horizontal and
vertical construction and infrastructure elements within the Town
of Oro Valley.
Coordinates with local for-profit and non-profit groups, real
estate organizations and other stakeholders to develop
collaborative ventures, solve problems, and identify opportunities
for improvements as well as community economic vitality.
Manages a comprehensive plan review and field inspection process
for residential and business construction activities, and seeks to
identify and implement efficiencies that result in staff and
Leads and manages department in providing excellent customer
service and participation in the Peak Performance (process
Directs the development and administration of budgets, policies,
projects and programs of the department, ensuring compliance to
local, state, and federal regulations.
Interfaces and works with historical preservation entities,
federally mandated environmental protection programs, architectural
review process, and boards and commissions to oversee the
establishment of appropriate zoning and the issuance of
Attends and presents to Town Council, neighborhood and community
groups; visits commercial and residential field sites with staff,
applicants, partners and prospective new employers.
Coordinates the development of agendas and packet materials for
meetings and the delivery to the appropriate parties.
Other duties as assigned by the Town Manager or Assistant Town
Regular and reliable attendance; works more than forty hours in
a workweek without additional compensation to perform assigned job
duties, including weekends, evenings, early morning hours, and
holidays as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Town and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of economic development theories and practices.
Knowledge of applicable municipal, state and federal standards,
rules, ordinances, codes and regulations governing planning,
zoning, building codes and building safety.
Knowledge of development review and planning processes.
Knowledge of structural design and construction practices.
Skill in process improvement techniques and practices.
Skill in data analysis, to include development of complex real
estate and economic development agreements.
Skill in reading and interpreting building plans and
Ability to make effective public presentations.
Ability to develop effective and collaborative relationships
with outside public, non-profit and private partners.
Ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibility
Ability to effectively delegate.
Ability to complete projects and assignments within
Ability to negotiate complex agreements.
Ability to assess, analyze, identify, develop, and implement
solutions to complex problems.
Ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients,
staff, and the public; skilled in written and verbal
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
Ability to take initiative; oversee and complete work with
limited supervision, while keeping the Town Manager
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Bachelor's Degree in Economic
Development, Business Administration, Planning, Public
Administration or related field.
Plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in
the strategic leadership and management of the economic
development, planning, municipal administration and operations, or
related work. Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience
at a division or department head level.
Master's degree is preferred. Master’s degree may be substituted
for two (2) years of experience.
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) highly desired but not
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed
in indoor and outdoor environments.
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