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Director of Planning, Development and Public Works

Position Title:       Director of Planning, Development and Public Works
Position Status:    Full-Time, Exempt
Date Posted:         7/24/2015
Compensation:     Vacation, Sick, Personal Time. 13 Paid Holidays, TMRS, Medical, Dental, Vision & Life

General Description:

Performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing and directing the various operations of the newly created Office of Planning Development and Public Works Department, including environmental, water, wastewater, traffic control, equipment maintenance, engineering operations and platting/ planning process, development review and other public works projects and programs; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, outside consultants and outside agencies. This senior executive position will ensure appropriate delivery of planning, development and public works services that are in alignment with the policies and goals of the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council.

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to: City Administrator; Mayor
Supervises: Maintenance Director, contracted services providers


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in in Civil Engineering, Planning, Public or Business Administration or a closely related field is required. Experience may be considered in lieu of educational attainment if experience in a relevant field exceeds ten (10) years.

Five (5) years of professional supervisory/ managerial Planning, Development, Public Works or Civil Engineering experience. Possession of a valid Driver’s license. Professional licenses or certificates in a related field are desirable. The person in this position must be able to pass background check. Some travel required.

Essential Functions and Expected Outcomes:

The following duties are performed personally, in cooperation with the City Administrator, and/or in coordination with other City employees, consultants, advisors, operating partners, community groups, and other public and private organizations. Additional duties may be assigned.

Exercises a leadership style that fosters teamwork, promotes staff initiative, and provides professional growth opportunities for all employees. Active listening and feedback clearly and consistently strengthen the quality and quantity of employee performance and results being achieved. Collaborative leadership style fosters teamwork and encourages employee input and involvement in decision making. Employees clearly understand and demonstrate an organizational focus in accomplishing the City Council’s priorities and advancing the organization’s values. There is a clear understanding of the steps that will be taken when service standards are not acceptable.

Initiates the Department operations in a manner that results in high customer service satisfaction levels, leveraging of resources, and continuous improvement. Open communication with the City Administrator and Leadership Team identifies administrative and operational opportunities and challenges and reaches appropriate decisions and recommendations.

Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates programs, plans, services, staffing, equipment, and infrastructure of the Planning, Development and Public Works Department. Supervises department managers, public works staff, and consultant providers, either directly or through subordinate staff. Establishes goals and objectives for departmental operations and implements appropriate strategies to achieve departmental goals consistent with City purposes.

Determines work procedure, schedules, and expedites workflow. Issues written and oral instructions. Maintains regular and effective communications with departmental employees and contracted consultants and vendors. Assigns duties and reviews employee performance for conformance to established work performance standards and policies and procedures. Studies and standardizes department policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Manages the Department’s operations consistent with City policies and procedures, and applicable State and Federal regulations. Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances as appropriate. Leads, motivates, counsels, or otherwise guides individual employees to understand the role they play within the overall organization as compared to their own personal agenda. “Sets the example”.

Responsible for oversight of preparation and documentation of departmental budget requests; administers adopted budget in assigned area of responsibility. Evaluates needs and formulates short and long range plans in all areas of responsibility, including planning, water, wastewater, environmental issues, engineering operations and platting and permit processing, and development review.

Responsible for the review of private project development plans and plats for compliance within defined regulations, and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans and plats. Responsible for the development (and update) and implementation of the Comprehensive Wastewater Plan, Comprehensive Water Plan, the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), the City’s Fleet Maintenance Operations and other operational plans involving the City’s infrastructure systems.

Responsible for coordinating the oversight and/or the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, contract bidding, evaluation of competency of contractors and vendors, determination of the selection criteria for public works contracts and the management of the contractor/vendor relationship. Provides direct and oversees project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects and other assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.

Manages contracts and performance of contracted consultants and/or firms contracted to the City to work on public works projects including but not limited to the quality of work, meeting terms and conditions of contract, performance and timeline targets, budget compliance, and overall effectiveness of the consultant or firm.

Responsible for the maintenance of infrastructure and other records. Responds to public and other inquiries related to department policies and procedures. Evaluates issues and options regarding municipal public works and makes recommendations.

Maintains regular contact with the City Engineer and other consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding the City’s Public Works related activities and services. Monitors inter-governmental actions which may affect City public works related operations.

Prepares reports studies for the City Administrator, Mayor and Council as scheduled or requested. Timely, well documented studies and analyses provide a sound foundation for policy decision recommendations by City staff and policy decision making by the Council. The Mayor, Council, City Administrator, members of the Leadership Team, and other interested parties are kept current with reliable, accurate, and documented information. Planning and project reporting is timely, thorough, and provides an accurate and current measure of actions taken to create and maintain quality services and facilities for both the internal and external community.

Performs other job-related responsibilities as evident or directed by the City Administrator.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Principles, practices and techniques of planning and public works administration within the public sector.
  • Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations affecting local government, especially as they pertain to relevant divisions.
  • Leading and supervising employees, including training, assigning, and reviewing work, administering discipline, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Partnering with other organizations and the community.
  • Implementing work methods and procedures which promote a safe working environment and ensure proper staff training in work safety.
  • Interpreting, understanding, and applying technical reports, statutes, rules, and regulations.
  • Developing and implementing recommendations regarding work procedures and cost effective services by evaluating work priorities, procedures, and processes to determine their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Comprehension of City-wide personnel policies as well as reporting and disclosure requirements of government entities.
  • Use of common office software including Microsoft Office and applicable specialized software.
  • Other duties as assigned or required to perform the function of the position.

Texas Municipal League Posting

Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

Job Title: Building Inspector/Plans Examiner
Job Location: Fulshear, TX 77441 United States
Date Posted: 06/26/2015
Job Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Job Category: Code Enforcement
Compensation: Medical/Dental Plan; Retirement Plan; Vacation/Sick/Personal Paid Leave

General Description:

To perform a variety of tasks associated with advanced technical building inspection and preliminary plans examining work; to enforce building codes, regulations and ordinances for both residential and commercial construction.

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to: City Building Official

Supervises: N/A


High School Diploma or GED required; at least 5 years of increasingly responsible construction and/or building inspection experience including experience working with residential and commercial buildings. A minimum of a current Licensed State of Texas Inspector, Journeymen or Master Plumbing license and possession of a valid Class C Texas driver's license. Prefer possession of International Code Council certifications. The person in this position must be able to pass background check and drug test. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in person or by telephone with the public in the English language.  Some travel required. 

Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: complex principles and techniques of building inspection; Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics; Residential and commercial construction; Materials and methods of construction;

Safety standards; and methods of building construction for commercial, industrial and residential buildings, as well as, Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skills including: Organizing and performing daily inspections, inspection files and test reports; Detecting code violations within all required building construction; Analyzing building plans for existing and new structures for code compliance; Using specialized technical equipment as assigned; Computing mathematical equations.

Ability to: Work in Team Environment; Display Professional conduct and discretion; Employ software systems; Effectively participate in the plan review and inspection process; Develop, maintain and control documents related to inspections and permits.

Essential Duties:

  • Inspect residential and commercial buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling; enforce compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; recommend modifications and adjustments as necessary.
  • Inspect previously occupied buildings, spaces or suites for code compliance; approve inspected areas for certificates of occupancy.
  • Inspect existing residential and commercial structures for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Work indoors and outdoors in extreme heat and cold.
  • Inspect foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering, electrical, plumbing, lawn irrigation, HVAC, and gas turn on installations and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements for both residential and commercial construction.
  • Climbs ladders to make visual inspections during progress of building and site construction, or repair, to insure compliance with laws and regulations and safe construction installations and practices.
  • Confer with architects, contractors, builders and the general public; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions of adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Receive calls and answer questions about permits and code requirements; direct inquiries as necessary relating to residential and commercial construction.
  • Retrieve permit information from the computer; verify legal data including owners, tax records, and other data needed to issue permits.
  • Review plans for initial determination of compliance with City code requirements; examines plans and designs for conformance.
  • Maintain files and reports regarding inspection activities and findings on all active projects.
  • Testify in court as necessary. Drive to and from destinations as assigned by Building Official.
  • Investigate and resolve public complaints; determine compliance with City codes and ordinances; report and recommend appropriate actions to the Building Official
  • Provide services to the general public when emergency conditions warrant it, either in preparation for, or as a reaction to, one or more disastrous events such as: civil disturbance, hurricane, tornado, flood, ice storm, fire, chemical accident including hazardous material spills, possible public exposure to hazardous conditions, or other disasters which threaten the safety of citizens.
  • Be available for rotating emergency after hour inspections.
  • Other duties as assigned or required to perform the function of the position.
Texas Municipal League Posting

Administrative Interns

Job Title: Administrative Intern
Job Location: Fulshear, TX 77441 United States
Date Posted: 06/01/2015
Job Type: Temporary; Full or Part Time
Compensation: Unpaid
Job Classification: Administration


The administrative internship offers a short-term opportunity to explore different aspects of city government and its operations. The intern will be involved with research, analytical work, and special projects on an entry-level professional basis.This internship is a unique opportunity to work with a city that has grown 400% in the last five years and to adapt public administration theories into practice at the local level. 

This position is a three month internship, but an extension may be considered. The work week is flexible and is based on the student’s needs. We have two (2) openings for this announcement.

Essential Duties:

  • Collaborate with city personnel in a variety of roles;
  • Gain experience in city management;
  • Familiarization of city planning, budgeting, and development;
  • Regular and timely attendance to work; 
  • Other related duties as requested or assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Be enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program that focuses on public administration, public policy, or public service;
  • One semester of graduate program completed;
  • Knowledge of MS Office Applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Outstanding customer service skills.

 Maintenance Crew

Position Status: Non-Exempt

This position is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s infrastructure on a day to day basis. 

Essential Duties: 

  • Conduct repair and maintenance of City facilities including but not limited to City Hall, City welcome signs, Water and Waste Water facilities, Rights of Way and Alleys and City recreational facilities. 
  • Identify and report any potential safety issues to supervisor. 
  • Participate in training on equipment and basic safety. 
  • Conduct street repair as needed and able. 
  • Conduct routine maintenance of City equipment. 
  • Participate in clean-up and preparation for City events as needed. 
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds. 
  • Other duties as assigned or required to perform the function of the position.

In person - 30603 FM 1093 Fulshear, TX 77441

US Mail - P.O. Box 279 Fulshear, TX 77441

Texas Municipal League Posting

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