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Development Services Division Director

Category: Other
Lancaster County, SC (pop. 100,336) Is Seeking A Highly Motivated And Experienced Professional To Oversee The Development And Implementation Of The County’s Growth Management Programs In An Exponential Growth Community That Needs More Parameters. Development Services Is Responsible For Programs Including Land Use Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement, Building Permitting And Inspections, And Stormwater Engineering. The Division Director Will Also Work Closely With Stakeholders Including Other County Departments, The Planning Commission, Board Of Zoning Appeals, Stormwater Advisory Council, And Outside Agencies To Ensure The Orderly And Efficient Growth Of The County. Reporting To The County Administrator, This Position Will Be Supported By 36 Employees, And A Budget Of Almost $6 Million Within The Three Sections Of Building, Planning And Zoning, And Stormwater. Responsibilities Include: • Developing And Implementing Growth Management Programs • Overseeing The Development Review Process • Developing And Implementing The Rewrite Of The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), With Consultant Support • Developing And Updating The County’s Comprehensive Plan, With Consultant Support • Managing Interlocal Agreements For Development Services Between The County And Municipalities • Working With Other County Departments And Outside Agencies To Ensure Orderly And Efficient Growth • Providing Guidance And Advice To Elected Officials And Appointed Boards • Ensuring Compliance With State And Federal Laws And Regulations Requirements Include: • Bachelor’s Degree In Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, Or Related Field. • Master’s Degree In A Related Field Preferred. • At Least Five (5) Years Of Experience In Local Government Planning, Zoning, And Development Review At The Level Of Senior Planner (or Above). • 7-10 Years As A Department Head Or Similar Position Preferred. • Any Equivalent Combination Of Training And Experience. Ideal Candidates Will Possess: • Excellent Communication, Leadership, And Interpersonal Skills. • Ability To Work Effectively With Elected Officials, Appointed Boards, Developers, Contractors, And The General Public. • Knowledge Of State And Federal Laws And Regulations Pertaining To Planning And Development. • Extensive Knowledge Of Comprehensive Planning And UDO Development Compensation And Benefits: The Anticipated Starting Range For This Position Is From $120,000 To $130,000 +/- DOQ/E. Selection Process & Schedule Interested Applicants Should Apply Online At With A Cover Letter, Resume, And Contact Information For Five (5) References By April 26, 2023. Electronic Submissions Are Required And Confidential Inquiries Are Encouraged. Contact Alan Rosen, Vice President, GovHR USA At 954-644-9999. Lancaster County Is An Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Employer: Lancaster County, SC
Expires: 4/30/2023