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Land Services Director

Sanders County
Thompson Falls, MT
Position: Land Services Director 40 hours per week, as workload requires - Non-Exempt Department: Public Health – Thompson Falls Wages: Starting Rate of $30.00 per hour, depending on experience Work Unit Overview: Full time Position. All county departments must maintain an open and customer service-oriented environment, cooperate with other County departments and governmental entities, and keep accurate and timely records and information. Job Summary: Responsible for the Department of Land Services operations, including the establishing of Department priorities and completing work objectives. Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs. • Responsible for the general management of the County Land Services Department. Assists other county departments with land and planning issues. • Assists in the enforcement of floodplain, airport affected area, surveying, building for rent or lease, and subdivision and platting act laws. Administers the review of submittals to the public record. Coordinates and is responsible for retention of Land Services records. • Provides information and assistance to the Board of County Commissioners in subdivision review and all subdivision hearings. Coordinates Firewise, Subdivision Weed Plan and Parks. • Confers with local authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, and land planning and development specialists to devise and recommend arrangements of land and physical facilities for residential, commercial, industrial, and community uses. • Recommends governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, and housing and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal. • Assists the Board of County Commissioners in the planning of public improvements, including parks, recreation, roads, and buildings. Administers grant application and administration procedures for the County. • Administrative oversight of the Subdivision Weed Technician. • Prepares recommendations for long-range planning projects in the county, conducting traffic counts and updating the Capital Improvement Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Prepares reports for the Board of County Commissioners on a wide range of planning topics. Reviews applications for developments. • Attain Floodplain Administrative Certification and maintain thru continuing education; processes and administers floodplain permits, investigates possible violations; educates professionals and the public on location of floodplain and corresponding restriction. • Reviews, updates, clarifies, and recommends amendments to the Subdivision, Building for Lease or Rent, Airport Affected Area, and Floodplain regulations at the request of the Board of County Commissioners. • Confers with the County Attorney on interpretation and legal consequences of regulatory decisions. • Represents the Board of County Commissioners when speaking to large groups and organization meetings. Provides information and assistance to the public on the requirements of land use and subdivision regulations. • Coordinates a “one-stop permitting” program for land services, promotes the use of the Internet and computer services for information, permit applications and County regulations. • Assists public in locating answers to questions on legal documentation and regulations. Assists local, state, tribal and federal agencies in finding information. • Plans, monitors, and administers departmental budget in cooperation with the Board of County Commissioners. Reviews budget regularly to assure that expenditure are within budgeted limits. Approves purchase of all new equipment and supplies (non-consumable). Non-Essential Functions: • Attends meetings as required by the Board of County Commissioners Physical Demands and Working Conditions: The demands and conditions described here are representative of those the employee must meet to perform the essential functions of the job. • The employee is constantly required to use hands to handle or feel objects and to keyboard. • Frequently required to sit, talk, write, listen and read. • The employee may infrequently be required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. • The employee is infrequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • The noise level of the office is usually moderate. • May involve occasional travel by auto to attend meetings with community partners. Supervision Exercised: List jobs reporting to the subject position and level of supervisory authority. The primary function of this job is not in a supervisory capacity; and incumbent may be asked to exercise supervision over other para-professionals, support staff, contract employees, etc. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Basic knowledge of subdivision regulations. • Ability to maintain accurate and timely records. • Basic knowledge of land/plats/subdivision and road documents. • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations regarding development and land use. • Ability to handle multiple tasks at a time. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of surveying concepts. • Personal computer literacy • Ability to understand and interpret maps, plats, aerial photographs. • Have and maintain a valid Montana driver’s license with acceptable driving record. • Ability to attend early morning and late evening meetings. Education and Experience: • Graduation from high school with four-year bachelor’s degree in planning, geography or a related field, preferred. • Three years of experience with legal descriptions, map reading and subdivision regulation. • Two years of supervision experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. • Previous experience developing and interpreting policies and procedures related to the public health or developmental process.