Director of Planning and Community Development

Director of Planning and Community Development

Department:
Planning and Community Development

Reports To:
Tribal Administrator

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Salary Range:
12/13

Opening Date:
March 23, 2018

Closing Date:
April 9, 2018

SUMMARY:
The Director of Planning and Community Development will provide direction, leadership and general oversight to the Tribe’s Planning and Community Development Department. The Department comprises Tribal Housing, Utilities, Construction, Real Estate, Program Services, Transportation, and Planning divisions. This position will work under the broad policy guidance of the Tribal Administrator to manage the day to day administration of the Department, including the multi-million budget, employee/community relations and customer requests.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Other duties may be assigned.)

Plans, directs and oversees all programs assigned to the Department including programs such as:

1.       Housing:          
NAHASDA compliance and Indian Housing Plan development, Housing Commission coordination, tenant services (financial counseling, home sales, tenant relations, renovation and new construction planning, animal control efforts, and weatherization programs).

2.       Maintenance:      
Coordinating facilities management, service contracts and managing maintenance, repairs of facilities, and janitorial services.

3.       Program Services:      
Administrative management of departmental budgets, departmental purchasing and transit system operations.

4.       Tribal Realty:    
Oversees management of Tribal real estate assets and land acquisition.

5.       Public Works:   
Water and waste water system and facilities management, including supervision of staff and oversight of contracted technical operator contract.

6.       Construction:    
Management of a variety of Tribal rehabilitation, remodel and new construction projects, including buildings, roads, parking lots, etc.

7.       Planning:      
Grant writing and capital project funding development, construction grant/contract compliance and administrations, strategic program and project planning, community development planning including infrastructure, transportation, transit, and parks and recreation planning. Construction coordination and construction management: advanced facilities planning, project design, contract administration,

Supervises the division managers responsible for the programs above and oversees overall department personnel matters.

Manages Department’s financial resources including the development of budgets for over 90 separate programs.

Develops, implements and monitors departmental goals and objectives.

Makes routine presentations to Tribal Council on the status of various projects and conducts public meeting/hearings as necessary to gather community input.

In consultation and coordination with Tribal leadership and the Legal Department, develops complex policies and Tribal ordinances.

Coordinates the development of strategic plans and facilitates tribal-wide planning initiatives.

Oversees grants and federal funding contracts awarded to the tribe for various programs within the purview of the Department.

Set priorities and direction for grant writing and other funding development for the tribe.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has supervisory responsibilities for various managers and a total work force of approximately 30 employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The successful applicant will have specialized experience in and be able to address each of these qualifications in an attachment to the resume and cover letter succinctly describing relevant experience.

  • A high degree of integrity and a clear focus on customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team leader to solve problems and develop implementation strategies.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to effectively set priorities.
  • Experience in developing, understanding and evaluating complex construction contracts.
  • Extensive experience in budgeting and financial management.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and information and make recommendations based on that effort.
  • Exceptional communications and computer skills, ability to tailor presentations to a diverse audience.
  • Knowledge of facilities management, water system and wastewater reclamation and treatment plan operation, and the construction process.
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to write scopes of work for contract services and develop program planning documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant applications and project proposals for federal and state funding sources.
  • Have specific experience with BIA Roads and Real Estate, IHS Utilities, HUD Indian Housing and WSDOT program experience.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master of Arts in business administration, urban planning, environmental planning or related field and four years of progressively responsible and varied supervisory and managerial work experience related to the essential functions of this position, OR Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, urban planning, environmental planning or related field and six years of progressively responsible and varied supervisory and managerial work experience related to the essential functions of this position, OR Associate of Arts Degree in business administration, urban planning, environmental planning or related field and eight years of progressively responsible and varied supervisory and managerial work experience related to the essential functions of this position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups and/or boards.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to apply analysis of variance, correlation techniques and sampling theory.

REASONING ABILITY:
Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781 or go to our web-site: squaxinisland.org for an application.