This position directs the Natural Resources Review program for Hillsborough County and provides direction and management of interagency coordination and issues relating to land development permitting, tree removal, inspections and environmental code enforcement.
Bachelor's Degree with a major in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Geology, Environmental Science or related natural science degree.
Six years of progressive technical and management experience. Program management or experience in the Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture or Environmental Science industry. Experience working with or ability to work with developers.
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Ability to walk and climb stairs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Directs staff responsible for administering the natural resources program in accordance with the Land Development Code, including any related enforcement measures that may be necessary.
Monitors and works to resolve issues that arise within natural resources review processes, including but not limited to technical review, procedural and customer service issues.
Maintains lines of comminications with external stakeholders and continually evaluates the effectiveness of current regulatory controls in order to anticipate emerging issues and trends and recommend methods to maximize regulatory efficiency and effectiveness.
Confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward meeting division and department objectives; makes recommendations to assist management in making process, workflow and customer service improvements.
Coordinates and maintains communcations as necessary with other County departments and divisions, external agencies, County administration and the Board of County Commissioners about issues affecting natural resources review.
Responds to and handles issues and concerns that arise from the public, external organizations and government agencies relating to natural resources review issues and processes.
Recommends division goals, programs and projects consistent with County and departmental goals.
Assigns tasks to staff and dedicates resources as required to complete reviews and inspections in a timely manner.
Critical Thinking- Work is broad in scope covering one or more complicated areas. A high degree of analytic ability and inductive thinking is required to devise new, non-standard approaches to highly intricate, technically complex problems.
Decision Making- Independenct judgement is required to recommend division, departmental or County objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving, and assess changing facts or conditions.
Communication-Requires regular contacts with internal and external customers. Involves consideral tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations.
Strategic Planning-The ability to collaborate and coordinate with Development Services Directors and Managers, as well as other County Department's Staff, to develop and achieve individual, division, department and county objectives.
Managerial/Operational Skills-Responsible for supervising multiple functions with full accountability for effective operation and results.
Leadership-The ability to motivate and encourage staffto provide a positive experience to our customers and work efficiently and effectively to provide the best outcome for all involved.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.
CLASS: MGRNRRUNM4; EST: 10/29/2018; REV: ;