Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; interviews and selects new employees; coordinates training activities.
Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local codes, ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Consults with various County staff, the Board of Commissioners, and other officials to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; submits annual reports to management and to the media for publication.
Oversees projects/activities involving the department; ensures compliance with applicable ordinances, regulations, standards, and specifications.
Coordinates projects and work activities with those of other departments, contractors, consultants, outside agencies, or others as needed; works with consultants in overseeing various projects.
Develops and implements long and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for the department; evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of department operations, methods, procedures, and use of resources, and implements improvements as needed; develops long range plans to meet future needs.
Develops, updates, and implements departmental standards, policies, and procedures; recommends and drafts proposed County ordinances relating to area of assignment.
Assists in developing, submitting, and implementing departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
Provides technical assistance to Board of Commissioners and other staff members as required.
Responds to complaints and questions related to department operations; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
Compiles and/or monitors various administrative or statistical data; conducts research and makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares reports and charts.
Performs the duties of the Director of Building and Economic Development in absence of same.
Attends meetings, serves on committees, and makes presentations as needed.
Leads the department in ensuring compliance with all safety and health requirement; develops safety policies essential to the department; ensures all new departmental employees are trained on safety policies prior to commencing duties; ensures all departmental staff are trained annually on departmental safety policies ensuring safety standards are consistently followed; maintains safe and healthy working conditions ensuring minimal injury, accidents, liabilities and waste of materials within the department.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Building Construction or closely related field from an accredited college or university; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible architecture, building construction, project management, budget administration, and management/supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Active license as a Registered Architect (RA) in the state of Georgia highly preferred.
Active status as a Master Code Professional (MCP) highly preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
Experience in both public and private sectors highly preferred.