at Washington County in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
The Planning & Rural Development Director is under the general supervision of the Chief of Staff and responsible for the administration of all the activities of the Planning Department and the development of comprehensive plans and programs for utilization of land and physical facilities within Washington County. The Director provides recommendations to the County Judge, County Planning Board and Quorum Court regarding the planning and policies of the land development and zoning of Washington County. The Director works with the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Quorum Court to implement planning and zoning regulations.
The Planning Director position requires a high mental demand as multiple projects that can vary greatly in type and requirements are processed and analyzed by this position. This position requires an intense amount of public contact, as well as contact with a variety of other department heads, the County Judge, the County Chief of Staff and other businesses and agencies. Critical thinking skills are of upmost importance in this job- as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must perform all tasks with minimal supervision from the Chief of Staff and direct and supervise the five Planning Department employees in order to meet department duties and directives. Organizational skills and good knowledge of computers is imperative. Accuracy in work is of upmost importance in this job to avoid the potential for legal action against the organization. Knowledge of state and federal laws regarding planning is required in addition to a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).