1417 March 5, 2021
CITY OF NEW BRITAIN
Title: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Salary: $110,000.00 - $117,000
Start Date: June
Department: Planning and Development
April 5, 2021
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This position is NOT
represented by a collective bargaining unit
and supervises the staff in the preparation, maintenance and revision of a
comprehensive master plan and for the physical program community and economic
development of the City of New Britain; directs and supervises staff in the
administration of state and federal grants including but not limited to HUD and
CDBG; has responsibility for the social and economic surveys and reports upon
which such plan is based; Coordinator of the City’s Marketing Initiative and
Member of the Transit Oriented Development work group; does related work as
general direction from the Mayor.
and part-time personnel assigned to the Department of Planning and Development
which includes Community Development, Economic Development and City Plan.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
and supervises a variety of duties that include technical and
professional work in the community, development, economic development and city plan
to identify, incentivize and leverage relationships between the city’s needs, financial
institutions, community and business development.
an economic structure and strategy and directs the Economic Development
Coordinator to implement and coordinate the City’s “Business ToolKit.”
maximum financial support for the City through federal and state grant/loan
programs including but not limited to HUD and CDBG.
working relationships with appropriate officials in agencies of federal, state
and city government.
supports and oversees the implementation of programs which improve economic and
physical conditions in the City.
the creation and development of the agendas for City Plan, Commision on
Community and Neighborhood Development.
guidance, oversight and supervision to Department Supervisors/Managers.
property value and optimum quality of life in residential areas through use of
available funds on a loan or grant basis in order to stimulate an attitude and
actions of self-help in homeowners to maintain and improve their properties.
and/or participates in programs to condemn, raze and clear blighted structures
and assess and remediate contaminated or environmentally degraded properties.
of programs for the purpose of assessment/remediation of contaminated
in monitoring land and plant requirements of business and industry to
facilitate expansion or movement with the City.
meetings of city boards, committees and commissions whose decisions affect the
activities or objectives of the department.
in programs with the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown District, Neighborhood
Revitalization Zones and other civic organizations whose goals are the
advancement of projects and programs that are for the overall benefit of the
City of New Britain.
operating and capital budgets and presents budget requests.
activity expenditures with fund allocations.
employees, technical experts and such other officers and agents, permanent and
temporary, as required, subject to the provisions of Chapter 3 of the Charter.
department with government agencies, contractors and interest groups.
coordination of operations with the department.
Mayor’s request will be asked to attend meetings and be a member of local
committees that will enhance the business climate in the City of New Britain.
the Mayor as directed and performs such other related work as might be
above description is intended as illustration of the various types of work that
may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. It
is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a
complete itemization of all facets of any job. The omission of specific
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description
does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and
employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer
and requirements of the job change.
OR CERTIFICATE: Must have and maintain a valid Connecticut
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Considerable ability to communicate
orally and in writing and to lead others in the department.
2. Considerable ability to administer
policies and procedures at the department level including goals, objectives,
planning, financial management, decision-making, report development and report
3. Considerable ability to supervise the
work of professional and technical employees.
4. Thorough ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with Commission members, co-workers,
developers, vendors, contractors, consultants, other governmental agencies and
the general public.
5. Professional knowledge and
understanding of regulations governing the administration and use of federal
and state grant funding
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Graduation from an
accredited four-year college with major emphasis on public administration,
economic development, planning or business administration, plus six years of
responsible professional experience in public administration, economic development,
planning or business administration, or any related field, two years of which
must have been at a managerial or administrative level, or any equivalent
combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities. AICP certification desirable.
The probationary period for this position shall be twelve (12) months.
THIS EXAMINATION WILL BE COMPOSED OF:
COMPONENTS WEIGHTS WEIGHTS WEIGHTS
Oral or 100% or 50%
Experience & Training 100% 50%
100% 100% 100%
GRADE: The minimum passing grade is 70%
OF EMPLOYMENT LIST: A certified employment list shall be in
effect for one year from the date of its establishment by the Civil Service
Commission. The Civil Service
Commission, may upon the showing and finding of exigent or extenuating
circumstances, extend the duration of the list when it is in the best interest
of the City. However, in no case shall
any certified employment list remain in force for more than two years.
FIVE PLUS THREE: The Appointing Authority is sent the first
five names on the certified employment list plus the next three highest City
residents. All may be considered equally
for the one job vacancy.
EXAMINATION: Prior to beginning work, the successful
candidate must complete and qualify on a City medical examination (including a
drug screen) and a background investigation.
ACCOMMODATIONS: All requests for reasonable accommodations in
the testing process must be made in writing, no later than the closing date for
applications. Documentation must be from
a medically licensed professional, and must be current within one year of the
closing deadline for applications.
Documentation of the disability must include what the disability is,
what accommodation is being requested, and must be received no later than two
(2) weeks after the closing deadline for applications. A candidate's’failure to submit this
documentation may result in no further consideration being given for a
reasonable accommodation in the testing process.
REQUIREMENT FOR CITY OF NEW BRITAIN RESIDENTS: Proof of docmicile shall be filed at the time
of filing the application. Failure to provide proof of domicile in accordance
with this timetable may result in no residency consideration being granted for
Applications must be on
file with the Civil Service Commission/Personnel, Room 409, City Hall, no later
than Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. Application forms may be obtained at the
office of the Civil Service Commission/Personnel, Room 409, City Hall, 27 West
Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or
online at www.newbritainct.com under
City Services, then Civil Service, then Job Postings. Tel. (860) 826-3404.