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  • Director of Planning and Permits

    Garrett County Government
    Job Description
    The Director of Planning and Permits is responsible for Planning, Zoning, Building Permits and Inspection services.  Additionally, there are several boards and committees including Planning Commission, Zoning Appeals Board and the Watershed Advisory Committee.

    1. Provide administrative direction to the planning, building permits and inspections sections, as well as planning and zoning, subdivision development, land use and code interpretation.
    2. Supervises support and professional staff including prioritizing and developing work plans, evaluating staff performance, monitoring progress on reports and project.
    3. Represents the County on regional land use and transportation issues.
    4. Formulates and recommends policies on development, growth, land use and transportation.
    5. Serves as staff coordinator to the Planning Commission.  Meets with and advises the Planning Commission on goals, priorities, programs and regulations for land use.
    6. Prepares the annual budget for the Department and assist in preparing the County budget including determining service needs, capital purchase and allocation of resources.
    7. Monitors departmental expenditures and evaluates program effectiveness.
    8. Develops policies and programs to provide efficient building permits, inspection and construction services.
    9. Communicates understanding and support of organizations goals and programs through actions and spoken and written words; interacts effectively with individuals and groups at all levels; maintains ties with external organizations; keeps all interested and involved parties informed of matters requiring their attention.
    10. Ensures compliance with all applicable policies, rules, regulations, and laws; stays abreast of legal, regulatory and policy development affecting areas of responsibility; enforces legal and regulatory requirements impartially.
    11. Other duties may be assigned.
    Thorough knowledge of County planning and permit practices. Working knowledge of the federal and state laws and administrative procedures as they pertain to County planning and permitting. Ability to prepare presentations, charts and maps and interpret statistical data is also required.  Ability to prepare master plans and to maintain them with technical accuracy, to work effectively with the public and groups concerned with planning and land development; to plan, organize, assign, supervise and inspect the work of professional and technical personnel; ability in meeting and dealing successfully with the public and public officials; to write professional and technical planning reports and papers; to work effectively with the general public in a rural community.
    Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning or Civil Engineering and ten (10) years of increasingly responsible related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience to perform the duties of the job.  Master’s degree is preferred.

    Qualified interested persons should submit a Garrett County Government Employment Application along with a resume to Garrett County Human Resources, 203 S. Fourth Street, Room 206, Oakland, MD 21550.  Deadline for application is February 27, 2020 at 4:30PM. Application and job description is available at https://www.garrettcounty.org/hr/job-position-openings  EOE
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