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Community Development Director Packet for Community Development Director position


About the CityMuch has been written in recent years

Won't climate chang on climate change. Even more has e now Thethreaten City of Oakworld Ridge, Tennessee, a unique community that is rich with technology and comfortable lifestyles, lies in the been written,over the peace? This of the Tennessee eastern portion River Valley nestled between the Greatcenturies,on Smoky and Cumberland Mountains. The City is prestigious 20-hour conflict. Indeed,few subjects have located 25 miles north of Knoxville, home of the University of Tennessee. With a population of approximately 29,303 in advanced course an area covering 92 square miles.written Oak Ridge about offers a high of life, diversity, community been asquality much as cultural has war. educateswocld commitment to education, natural beauty and recreational opportunities and is a progressive, sophisticated city with IE>aders who must use statecraft in an exceptional commitment to excellence.

Very little, if anything, is written of war and conflict as a consequence of recent climate change. This cutting edge, avant influencing key decisions on war garde course now brings together two subjects that urgently and peac<>. need to be discussed in close conjunction. Is Darfur, for Incorporated in 1959, the City of Oak Ridge operates under a modified City Manager-Council form of example, environmental war'"?are Modem statesmen government with a Home Rule Charter. "the Sevenfirst at-large City Council members elected for four-year and staggered terms. women , if they are to lead effectively, need to be thinking about The City Council elects a Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem from among its members to serve for two-year terms. The City such issues. More, they need guidance, aheadCity of Manager, time, forMark realS. Watson, a Council appoints a City Manager who serves at the pleasure of the Council. The current nationally recognized professional manager, waswill appointed in August decisions they have to face. 2010 and will appoint the Community Development

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Description of City Government and City Manager

Director. Oak Ridge is a full-service City that employs 388 regular staff citywide. The operates its own electric With history accelerating andmembers with the rapidity ofCity globalisation, utility. City Department Directors and many City staff members have significant tenure and are highly skilled world leaders are even expected to be expert in such matters. professionals in their respective positions. The staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to be a leader and a partner in the community. We want Yet, while they do not, in fact, need to become experts, they the City to be an exceptional place to work in a strong team environment. We strive to achieve excellence through do needdecisiveness, a very great more fromCurrent our universities andCouncil think are in nine openness, innovation, responsibility, anddeal communication. goals of the City tanks. Without specific andPublic tailored education andHousing, training, Transportation, categories: Governance, Economic Development, Facilities, Information, Finances, theand quality leaders' statecraft can only, inevitably, suffer.As Social Services/Needs and State Federalof Matters.

a consequence, the many millions of people around the world who follow ill-prepared leaderswill pay a heavy price.


Compensation The annual salary range for the Community Development Director is $69,804 to $104,686 with starting salary based on experience and qualifications. The City of Oak Ridge offers employees a fringe benefit package that includes health (medical/prescription/vision/dental) insurance, membership in the Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consolidated Retirement System, 11 paid holidays per year, progressive vacation policy starting at 4 weeks paid vacation during the first year, and the biweekly accrual of emergency leave hours.

Application Information This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. Candidates should be aware that references will not be required or contacted until mutual interest has been established. Anticipated process is 15 business days for receipt of applications/resumes, subsequent review of applications/resumes and Skype interviews within 15 days, on-site interviews, and the selection of a candidate to start by July 7, 2017. Applicants must pass a complete physical examination and drug screening as a condition of employment. Applications/resumes should be sent by noon on June 2, 2017 to the following address: Oak Ridge Personnel Department P.O. Box 1 Oak Ridge, TN 37831


About the Community Development Department

Much has been written in the recent years The Community Development Department is responsible for coordinating City's planning and code enforcement functions, while focusing on sustainability and quality of life issues. The department oversees Won't climate on climate change. Even more has the zoning ordinance, change now threaten subdivision regulations, sign regulations, planned unit developments (PUDs) and site plan reviews. Community been written,over the centuries, on Development also processes rezoning and permitting requests. world peace? This The Department of 9 full-time employees who also provide support to the following boards and prestigious 20-hourstaff consists conflict. Indeed,few subjects have advanced course commissions: Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Building and Housing Code been written about as much has war. Appeals, Quality Advisory Board, the Trade Licensing Board andas the Highland View Redevelopment educatesEnvironmental world Advisorywho Board. leaders must Annual operating budget for the department is roughly $1.3 million dollars. use statecraft in Very little, if the of orDevelopment Department also administers the • 249.05 miles of water main piping Themalting Community Division Full-Time anything, is written influencing Development key Community Block Grant Program (CDBG). The • 272.17 miles of wastewater collection mains Administration decisions onDevelopment war of war and(CDBG) conflict as is a • 230 miles of streets, including curbing1and signage Community Block Grant program Code Inspectors 4 and peace. federal program whose objective is to improve communities by a consequence of City Planners 2 providing decent housing, recent a suitable living environment climate change. and Housing Specialist 1 expanding economic opportunities, all principally for persons of This cutting edge, avant garde course now bri ngs together Permit Specialist 1 low and moderate income. two subjects that urgently need to be discussed in close conjunct ion. Is Darfur, for example, "the first environmental war"? Modem statesmen and women, if they are to lead Under general direction of the City Manager, performs management work inMore, planning and directing all effectively, need to be administrative thinking about such issues. they functions of the Community Development Department. Serves as the City's primary authority on building codes, needand guidance, ahead of time, extend for real decisions will Department’s annual subdivision regulation, planning zoning. Work responsibilities to preparing thethey have todeveloping face. estimates and costs of construction projects, and managing large budget, issuing technical reports,

Position Description

municipal development projects. The Community Development Director should anticipate formal and informal engagement from the entire community at all times and should be equally comfortable answering questions before With history accelerating and with therapidity of globalisation, the City Council as well as from lay citizens over the course of any given day. Regular contact with the general leaders even expected be expertandindevelopment such matters. state, and federalare agencies; and privatetoconsulting firms is required. public; City Council; local, world whilemanagement they do not, in fact,inneed to become have prior experience an organization thatexperts, promotesthey best practices in Preferred candidates will Yet, financial resources. Residency within the city limits is required for this position. efficient and effective use ofdolimited need a very great deal more from our universitiesand think

Without specific tailored education and the training, atanks. consequence, the manyand millions of peo ple around world the quality of leaders' statecraft can only, inevitably, suffer. As who follow ill-prepared leaders will pa y a heavy price.


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of work on the Oak Ridge Community Blueprint(General Plan) and subsequent community leaders•whoContinuation must use statecraft in studies. Very little, if anything, is written of war and conflict as a the making of or • Development of a masterplan for the upcoming CSX “Rails to Trails” program.

consequence of recent climate change. This cutting edge, influencing key • Providing creative planning solutions to complement the goals of the City’s storm water ordinance. avant garde course now brings together two subjects that decisions on war Anticipating the long term planning impacts of current decisions on future community needs. and • peace. urgently need to be discussed in close conjunction. Is Darf ur, •

Concentrating on aligning City capital needs as part of the regional transportation organization with the for example, "the first environmental war"? Modem statesmen Public Works Director.

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Continuation of blighted property and housing redevelopment initiatives. about suchonissues.More, they need guidance, ahead of time, Coordinating with developers the new Oak Ridge-Main Street project. for real decisions willCDBG haveprograms. to face. Developing and implementing goals forthey the City’s Staffing and participation on both City and regional Boards. Assistance with Withhistoryaccelerating weekly site review meetings. andwith therapidity ofglobalisation, are even expected to be expert in such matters. Development ofworld Jackson leaders Square building conformity requirements.

and women, if they are to lead effectively, need tobe thinking

Yet. while they do not, in fact, need to become experts, they do need a very great deal more from our universitiesand think Education: A Master’s degree from Without an accredited college or university witheducation major courseand worktraining. in planning, public tanks. specific and tailored administration, or a closely related field. the quality of leaders' statecraft can only, inevitably, suffer.As Experience: Ten (10) years of and extensive in municipal planning around or community development, a broad oonsequence, theexperience many millions of people the world including five (5) years of demonstrable management and administrative responsibility. whofollow ill-prepared leaderswill pay a heavy price.

Position Requirements

Professional License: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.


Applications/resumes should be sent by 12:00 noon Friday, June 2, 2017, to the following address: Oak Ridge Personnel Department P.O. Box 1 Oak Ridge, TN 37831 The City of Oak Ridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Oak Ridge does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or other legally protected status. For additional information on this opportunity, please call the Oak Ridge Personnel Department at (865) 425-3564, or visit: http://www.oakridgetn.gov/department/Personnel/Home

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