DEPUTY PLANNING DIRECTOR 15140 (Competitive – PJC)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for advising and assisting the Planning Director in directing the activities of a planning agency. Under general supervision, the Deputy Planning Director assists the Director in the initiation, coordination, formulation, review and direction of activities undertaken by a planning agency. Acts for the Planning Director when he is absent from the planning agency. Work is subject to control through conference and review of reports by the Planning Director. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Assists in the determining of the feasibility and potential value of proposed projects and makes recommendations regarding such questions as priorities and the extent and scope of studies.

Assigns responsibility for individual projects to subordinate staff members, coordinates city and county projects involving more than one unit and reviews and approves finished work.

Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of projects under development and issues instructions governing their progress as needed.

Supervises consultants engaged to assist in the preparation of highly specialized studies.

Maintains top level contact with governmental officials, representatives of industry and community leaders regarding planning objectives.

Speaks before Community groups and other gatherings to further understand planning objectives.

Keeps up-to-date on new developments in the planning field and urban community development.

Conducts staff conferences to provide general direction to unit work.

Participates in and assists in the preparation of written information and instructional material regarding projects in planning unit budget.



FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL Characteristics

Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and in community and regional planning.

Thorough knowledge of zoning and subdivision practices.

Thorough knowledge of advanced professional techniques in the field of planning.

Comprehensive knowledge of legislation, current problems and professional literature in the field of planning.

Exceptional ability to make professional judgment requiring advanced technical knowledge and skills.

Exceptional ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of complex detailed and master plans for community development.

Outstanding professional leadership ability.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a masters degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Transportation and Transit Planning and Analysis, or City or Regional Planning or a field closely related to City or Regional Planning, and five (5) years of professional level work experience in community planning, development or redevelopment in a public sector agency or its equivalent in the private sector, at least three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Transportation and Transit Planning and Analysis, or Urban Planning or a field closely related to Urban Planning, and six (6)years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in community planning, development or redevelopment, in a public sector agency or its equivalent in the private sector at least three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,

C. Ten (10)years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in planning architecture, civil engineering, geography, public administration, environmental studies, or transportation and transit planning and analysis, at least six (6)years of which must have been professional level work experience in community planning development or redevelopment in a public sector agency or its equivalent in the private sector, at least three (3)years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,

D. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C).



NOTE: Community planning, development, or redevelopment in a public sector agency or its equivalent in the private sector includes but it is not limited to planning and related analyses with respect to land use, zoning, transportation, housing, economic development, the environment, and urban design.

09/2018 Revised