TOWN BUILDING AND PLANNING ADMINISTRATOR 3762
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing the activities and efforts of a Town’s Building and Planning divisions, including the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. The employee oversees a variety of planning and building issues including subdivisions, site plans, environmental review, general code amendments, rezoning, use permitting, design review, variances, permit issuance, inspections, and enforcement of the code. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical, and clerical staff; and work is subject to review by the Town Supervisor. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Planning and Building divisions, including implementing division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities;
Reviews and analyzes development applications and makes recommendations regarding such applications to the Planning Board and Town Board;
Supervises and participates in building permit issuance, inspections and enforcement of the code;
Serves as liaison to the Planning board and maintains liaison between the Town Board and agencies involved with Building and Planning matters;
Ensures conformance with town planning and building laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies, including special conditions, covenants and restrictions assigned to projects by the Planning Board and/or Town Board;
Manages and participates in the environmental review process, including formulating recommendations, negative declarations, and environmental impact reports;
Prepares and administers annual budgets for Planning and Building divisions;
Provides professional planning and building assistance to the Town Board, Planning Board, and committees, and facilitates public meetings, workshops and negotiations;
Represents the Building and Planning divisions to committees, boards, community groups, and the public regarding planning and building matters.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of community, regional, and environmental planning; thorough knowledge of provisions of the Federal, State, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations affecting the operation of the divisions; good knowledge of codes and regulations governing building construction in a particular township; good knowledge of current trends, recent developments, and other sources of information concerning municipal and environmental planning; ability to maintain effective working relationships with town officials and the general public; ability to read and interpret plans and specifications; ability to make inspections and ascertain facts through investigations and analysis of evidence; ability to supervise the work of technical and clerical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to keep accurate and complete records; ability to prepare and submit comprehensive reports; physical condition commensurate to the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, or Public Administration, and six (6) years of experience in regional or environmental planning and building, including at least three (3) years of administrative and/or supervisory responsibility, and possession of a certification issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners, or a Professional Engineer's license or Professional Architect's license issued by the State of New York; or,
b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master’s Degree in one of the above areas and four (4) years of experience in regional or environmental planning and building, including at least three (3) years of administrative and/or supervisory responsibility, and possession of a certification issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners, or a Professional Engineer's license or Professional Architect's license issued by the State of New York.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
All employees hired after January 1, 1985 must successfully complete the required basic training program entitled Minimum Standards for Code Enforcement Personnel, established by the State of New York Fire Fighting and Code Enforcement Personnel Standards and Education Commission. The program must be completed in the appropriate time period as specified in the regulations, and upon completion, the required in-service training programs must be attended as scheduled.
Candidates must maintain a certification issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners, or a Professional Engineer's or Professional Architect’s License issued by the State of New York while employed in this title.