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Community Development - Director - Guymon

Christy Christoffersen

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Community Development - Director

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JOB TITLE: Director - Community Development Director 
The Director is responsible for the administration of the City of Guymon’s community development programs and activities and may include some economic development activities. With full administrative, managerial and operational goals and objectives, they will manage the department's budget, staff, enforcing and adhering the city's policies and procedures; establishing and coordinating community-based programs and services; will contribute to grant writing and administering federal (CDBG), state, and foundation grants; support local businesses and organizations; liaison to federal, and state agencies, and local groups; manage code enforcement staff and efforts; present to council, business, and community organizations. 

SUPERVISED BY: City Manager 

POSITIONS SUPERVISE: Convention and Tourism Director; Library Director; Community Development Specialist 

POSITION IS: Full-Time; Exempt 

•Works in a climate controlled office setting and outside in the community. 
•Requires local and occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stays. 
•Requires occasional meetings or tasks outside of usual business hours. 
•Requires periodic public speaking. 
•Must be able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs. 

•Prepares and administers budgets. Hires, manages, assigns, coordinates, and evaluates staff. 
•Plans the work procedures, prepares work schedules and expedites workflow. 
•Determines applicable codes, regulations and requirements for assigned projects. 
•In conjunction with engineers and management, reviews private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans. 
•Coordinates and/or undertakes the development or update plans involving the municipal infrastructure, planning and zoning designation. 
•In conjunction with management, coordinates the preparation of, or develops engineering plans and specifications, coordinates required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations, and competency of vendors 
•May provides project management for the construction of municipal public works projects, oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project. 
•Maintains city planning and zoning maps, reviews utility permits, street use permits, franchise utility, and all other required permits. 
•Prepares traffic, utility, community and economic development studies, presentations, and reports as required. 
•Reviews private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans. 
•Responds to public or other inquiries relative to building, rehabilitation, construction, public works, permits and procedures on specific projects and other information. Evaluates issues and options makes recommendations. 
•Maintains regular contact (verbal and written) with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, city, county, state and federal agencies, professional and technical groups, and the general public regarding division activities and services. 

•Knowledge of local, state and federal community development programs, organizations, services, guidelines, conditions, and reporting requirements. 
•Knowledge of private and governmental grant programs, and sources. 
•Knowledge of local government’s role in economic and community development. 
•Knowledge of program evaluation and assessment methods. 
•Knowledge of code enforcement and building inspection(s). 
•Knowledge of leadership, and supervision principles; budget management, grant writing and management. 
•Computer literate of MS Office Suite, CAD drawing systems 

•Ability to communicate orally, and in writing. Spanish language ability is desired and a plus. 
•Ability to develop and manage short and long-term projects, employees work schedules, and department work requirements. 
•Ability to identify, write, collaborate, development, and submit grant proposals and applications. 
•Ability to work across departments and divisions, work in collaborative teams and alone and with a diverse ethnic and multi-cultural community. 
•Ability to hire, supervise, evaluate and counsel subordinates as required. 
•Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with department personnel, community leaders, city staff, elected officials, and serve on teams and committees. 
•Ability to create reports, memos, proposals, policies, procedures, news releases and business correspondence. 
•Ability to effectively analyze complex problems and situations. 
•Ability to create, maintain and present a positive public perception of the City of Guymon to committees, boards, and other governmental entities 
•Ability to positively participate as a member of the City Manager’s senior staff. 

•Masters or Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in public administration, sociology, community development, public affairs, business administration, management, or other related field. Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case-by-case basis. 

•5 – 7 years’ experience in community development, grant writing, economic development, code enforcement or related field with progressive levels of responsibilities. 

•Possess and maintain a valid Class D driver’s license from Oklahoma or another state. 

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Guymon, OK

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City of Guymon

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424 North Main Street

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Assistant City Manager

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