Frederick County Government is seeking an energetic individual who possesses an inclusive, proactive leadership style, and the ability to quickly develop an understanding of the pulse of this community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of success directing a local government's planning efforts, possess excellent management skills, and value a diversity of ideas in order to arrive at insightful, well-informed and balanced decisions.
The incumbent must posses strong interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills in order to facilitate the development of pragmatic, lasting solutions working with and through various officials, staff and citizens.
The Planning Director performs complex professional and administrative work in managing, planning, organizing, and directing the various aspects of the County’s Planning and Development Department. Reports to the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors. Supervises all departmental staff. Performs related duties as assigned.
The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below. All job qualifications and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer's discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning or related field and considerable experience in local government planning. AICP certification is preferred.
Minimum of 8 years experience and supervisory roles in local government planning required.
Comprehensive knowledge and use of the advanced principles and practices of community planning. Thorough knowledge and use of current development practices, and local government organization. Ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information. Comprehensive knowledge and use of management principles and practices. Ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing and prepare a variety of clear and comprehensive reports. Possess strong computer, communication, leadership, and supervisory skills. Ability to effectively train and evaluate departmental staff. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with co-workers, department heads, officials, and the general public. Incumbent must hold and maintain an appropriate driver's license according to County policy.