CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 394
Established:  06/03
Revised:  12/07
FLSA:  Exempt
EEO:  3

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW SUPERVISOR

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage assigned staff in the function(s) of transportation, surface water and sanitary sewer engineering, the review of proposed residential, commercial, industrial development, permit processing, inspection of construction and acceptance of infrastructure, and administration of service and assessment districts; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Development Review Supervisor oversees technical, professional and engineering staff and services within the areas of Development Review and Inspection and Acceptance of Infrastructure for either the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) or Water Environment Services (WES) Department.  The classification provides leadership and direction for these sections in planning, budgeting and program development.

The Development Review Supervisor differs from other supervisors within these two Departments by its focus within the areas of Development Review and Development Inspection. 

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plans, prioritizes and supervises several sections within a department; assists in the development and implementation of policies, goals and objectives of these sections, including design guidelines, procedures and standards; prioritizes resources and establishes schedules; monitors selected programs pertinent to these sections and directs the preparation of comprehensive reports regarding a variety of development review, service district, transportation engineering and management issues.  In DTD, these functions are exercised within the areas of Transportation Engineering, including  service districts and development review and development inspection;  In WES, these functions are exercised within the areas of sanitary sewer, surface water, erosion control, assessment districts, real property acquisition and on-site sewage disposal.
  2. Oversees the administration of special service districts and assessment districts related to road and utility improvement or wastewater collection and treatment, as appropriate; develops long range goals for these districts, articulating advantages for procedural changes; evaluates revenue and energy deregulation alternatives and their impacts to assessment and service district policies and procedures; in DTD, oversees the administration of the Local Improvement District program and the Zone of Benefit/Cost Recovery programs.
  3. Coordinates development projects with other County departments and agencies, member cities and other jurisdictions; keeps affected parties informed on major project applications; coordinates implementation of strategic plan and program development for the Development Review process inter and intra departmentally (including the County Surveyor’s Office) by working with staff, division managers and department directors.
  4. Creates the structure for the implementation plan of the Development Review Performance Audit (DRPA) recommendations; evaluates progress on implementation of the DRPA and reports to affected departments, the appropriate Director and the Board of County Commissioners; coordinates the production of customer service materials for the development review process.
  5. Meets with customers to discuss development proposals and explain options in meeting requirements; makes decisions regarding complex requests; makes recommendations on variances or waivers; checks assigned review work for quality and compliance with Federal, State, County and service district rules, regulations and laws; interprets local, State and Federal requirements, rules and regulations as they apply to development proposals and review. 
  6. Evaluates customer service delivery systems and business practices with respect to the development process, service and assessment districts and the Sunnybrook Service Center public lobby; develops customer service standards and effective management programs and systems for administering special services and responsibilities, such as involvement with utility service and assessment districts, Community Development block grants and citizen infrastructure improvement initiatives; assists in the development and implementation of procedures for application review, plan approval and field inspection and reporting. 
  7. Hires and supervises professional and technical staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; assigns and evaluates work; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other departments.
  8. Prepares and assists in the administration of the division budget; develops recommendations for budgetary control and cost saving measures with respect to development services; monitors and controls expenditures for compliance with budget; forecasts revenues, including user fees, development charges and related revenues; reviews, researches and recommends agency billing rates.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of:  Principles and practices of public administration as it applies to transportation, wastewater and storm water systems and development review needs and services; principles and techniques of contract and budget preparation and administration; principles of personnel administration and supervision; strategic planning and project management; government accounting practices; public meeting law.

Working knowledge of:  Principles and practices of engineering as related to transportation, wastewater and storm water systems; preparation of plans, specifications and design; County policies and procedures related to DTD, WES and the Surveyor’s Office; mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; concepts of service district development and administration; technical report writing; office procedures, practices and equipment; microcomputer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases; plans, codes, standards, ordinances, and related laws pertaining to design, development, and construction; English grammar and composition; principles and techniques of interviewing and public speaking.

Skill to:  Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; evaluate design and development plans for assessment and service district potential; read and interpret engineering drawings, maps, plans, specifications, and legal documents; develop, monitor, and evaluate the budget for special service districts; monitor revenues and expenditures; write clear and concise technical reports and correspondence; collect and analyze data and make sound recommendations based on principles and practices of field engineering; establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associations, public interest and community groups, business leaders, other utilities, contractors, developers, the public and other county personnel.  

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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.