OC Public Works/Deputy Director, Development Services

The County of Orange is a regional service provider whose core businesses include public safety, public health, infrastructure, environmental protection, land use planning and development services, public assistance, social services, and aviation. The County of Orange is a Charter County divided into five districts and governed by a five-member, elected Board of Supervisors. The Board is committed to making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services. The County has a workforce of approximately 17,203 employees.

OC PUBLIC WORKS:
OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, to cities, and to other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to protect and enrich the community through efficient delivery and maintenance of public works infrastructure, planning, and development services. OC Public Works core values are integrity, accountability, service and trust.

OC Public Works is a unique County department comprised of ten service areas: OC Development Services; OC Fleet Services; OC Administrative Services; OC Facilities Design & Construction; OC Facilities Maintenance & Central Utilities Facility; OC Infrastructure Programs; OC Construction; OC Operation & Maintenance; OC Survey; and OC Environmental Resources. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 950 positions.

OC Development Services:
OC Development Services is organized into five sections:
• Planning is responsible for current planning, advance planning, and environmental policy and project review.
• Land Development serves as a one-stop shop for project management, compliance review and processing of entitled, master planned communities.
• Permitting provides public counter services as well as online permit services for both private permits and encroachment permits for County right-of-way.
• Building & Safety includes building and grading plan check services, as well as neighborhood preservation which is responsible for code enforcement.
• Inspection Services is responsible for grading and building inspection, as well as inspection of encroachment permits.

OC Development Services has a staff of 80 full-time employees which is supplemented by consulting services as needed. The Service Area budget exceeds $19 million. In FY 13-14, Development Services issues 6,362 building permits and 1,082 encroachment permits. Over 35,000 inspections were performed.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
The County of Orange is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Director for OC Public Works – Development Services. The Deputy Director is a key member of the OC Public Works senior management team. The incumbent serves as the lead to ensure that the unincorporated areas of the County are developed and maintained in a high quality manner consistent with the goals of the Board of Supervisors. The Deputy Director works closely with all OC Public Works Service Areas to ensure alignment of work effort and optimization of result. The incumbent has on-going working relationships and communication with elected and administrative officials, with business and community leaders, and with residents.

Deputy Director/OC Public Works – Development Services:
The Deputy Director has the administrative responsibility for planning and managing the activities and determining the future needs of the Service Area. In addition, the Deputy Director will also be accountable for:

• Formulation of strategies and goals consistent with the County’s mission and vision.
• Sound application and knowledge of the principals and practices within land use planning, development review, and regulatory compliance.
• High profile or critical Countywide land use and development projects
• Budget development and oversight.
• Effectively involving stakeholders in problem solving and decision making.
• Maintaining excellent communication and collaboration with multiple internal and external levels
• Recommending new operating policies and procedures in terms of personnel, facilities, financial and other resources.
• Developing staff and managers; actively promoting teamwork by creating a culture that supports individual and team empowerment.
• Overseeing contract planning, building and inspection professionals.

We are accepting applications from October 4, 2014 through October 27, 2014.
For more information or to apply online, please visit www.ocgov.com/jobs and select OC Public Works/Deputy Director, Development Services. The County of Orange will only accept online applications with completed supplemental questions.