CLASSIFICATION NO. 381
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW ANALYST
Under direction, to work with developers, consultants and staff to analyze, evaluate and establish development project Transportation Systems Development Charges (TSDC) and credits; to provide professional analysis and management of administrative, fiscal and/or program operations in the area of transportation capital improvement projects; and to do other work as required.
The Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) provides services to County residents and businesses through the Building Codes, Business and Administrative Services, Land Use and Environmental Planning, Road Operations, Community Environment, Dog Services and Transportation Engineering Divisions.
The Development Review Analyst provides advanced journey level support to department management and leads and coordinates a variety of project staff, consultants and developers on individual land development proposals and capital improvement projects. Incumbents are responsible for applying professional financial and planning principles to department operations within the development arena.
The Development Review Analyst differs from the Administrative Analyst classification series which provides fiscal and administrative analysis related to department operations but is not responsible for analyzing, evaluating and establishing TSDC charges and credits affecting County transportation development and capital improvement projects. It also differs from the Development Review Coordinator, which coordinates all aspects of complex development review projects from inception to completion.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Administers Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) program; modifies program policy and procedures as appropriate; maintains current expertise on TSDC statute and theory; recommends application of TSDC in funding emerging transportation needs; develops and establishes work program in partnership with Planning staff; updates system development charge methodology; updates Capital Improvement Project (CIP) plan; works with Financial Analysts to estimate TSDC revenues and expenditures; coordinates TSDC budget and invoicing; monitors TSDC credits.
- Analyzes development parameters against trip generation and traffic impact tables; works with developers, consultants and staff to establish project TSDC charges, and to negotiate and establish credits; coordinates delivery of TSDC estimates and charges to applicants during land-use process; provides TSDC information in pre-application conferences and as comments to land-use file.
- Prepares, negotiates and administers contracts and interagency cooperation agreements; monitors contract expenditures and compliance with terms of agreement; serves as liaison with service providers; coordinates and leads work of project staff in computing routine TSDC’s and preparing sign-offs to ensure timely movement of projects through the development process; signs off TSDC charge payments in tracking system.
- Conducts studies of administrative systems and operating procedures and practices; participates in developing policies and procedures for improving management processes; prepares recommendations for proposed changes including estimated fiscal impacts; manages miscellaneous projects relating to funding, fees, and administrative procedures and processes; leads and coordinates work of staff assigned to projects.
- Coordinates and leads work of staff updating capital project prospectuses and tracking project costs and revenue, including: staff time, professional services contracts, construction contracts, internal, local partner, state and federal revenue sources; maintains cooperative working relationships with project managers, financial analysts, and staff in accounting, roads administration, Development Agency, local jurisdictions and state and federal agencies.
- Supervises preparation of capital projects budget; analyzes capital project revenue and expenditures; provides customized analysis by project type, funding source and other parameters necessary to track capital project categories; recommends priorities and anticipates program needs; reviews payments and billings; directs and coordinates updates of capital project prospectuses.
- Assists in the preparation and administration of division or department budgets; advises management on effective use of resources; researches and prepares expenditure and revenue summary reports; monitors and recommends expenditures for compliance with budget; provides analysis and assistance with forecast of revenues, including user fees, tax collections, development charges, and Road and General Funds; reviews, researches and recommends fees for service; analyzes and makes recommendations on budget requests; monitors and controls expenditures for compliance with budget; reviews, researches and recommends agency billing rates.
- Prepares and analyzes reports on accounting, financial and statistical issues, including financial operations, trends, costs, revenues and financial obligations; develops and writes staff, budget and planning reports, correspondence and research papers; presents studies and reports at work sessions and public.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Working knowledge of: Principles and practices, methods, and procedures of city, County, regional and statewide planning; public administration; principles and techniques of budget, contract and grant preparation and administration; government accounting practices; financial research and forecasting techniques, measurements, methods and procedures; rate and revenue techniques related to taxes and revenue generation; cost accounting principles and processes; statistical research techniques; legislative processes and local government operation; principles of public and community relations; public meeting laws; basic techniques of supervision; basic math, English grammar and composition.
Skill to: Evaluate design and development plans for assessment and service district potential; read and interpret engineering drawings, maps, plans, specifications, and legal documents; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; organize and conduct comprehensive research studies utilizing various sources of information; analyze and evaluate complex data and make recommendations; prepare and administer budgets; negotiate contractual agreements; write grant applications; evaluate budget, grant and contract proposals; evaluate and develop improvements in procedures and methods; analyze issues and problems from multiple perspectives; identify alternative solutions and recommend appropriate action; prepare clear and concise reports; maintain compliance with laws regarding public meetings; coordinate the work of professional staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, citizen and business groups, contractors and the public; operate automated equipment and software for financial analysis and reports.
Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.