Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
Supervises and supports case managers in the private land development review, approval process, and high profile projects. Coordinates City’s ongoing effort for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.
Examples of Essential Duties:
Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
Provides technical oversight and QA/QC of private development reviews and case management.
Manages planning, development, and evaluation of operational processes, procedures, and functions of the Development Services Division.
Facilitates cross-departmental working groups to provide coordinated planning, zoning, and development operations.
Administers activities related to the National Flood Insurance Program, including floodplain development permitting, maintaining the Community Rating System program, and updating the floodplain ordinance.
Reviews plats, land development applications, and plans submitted to the City to ensure compliance with the City’s zoning, subdivision, and design standards.
Coordinates land development review with other City departments.
Communicates with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors to provide and gather information and coordinate activities.
Coordinates and prepares resolutions and public outreach documents for presentation of cases to the City Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, or City Council.
Reviews and provides development perspectives for vacations, easement and encroachment requests.
Prepares and monitors documentation and authorized building permits and Certificate of Occupancy
Develops and recommends policies and ordinance creation or modification to respond to land development issues.
Prepares materials for City Council, and other Boards and Commissions as appropriate.
Performs related work as required.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related field and
Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in Land development design, project/case management, employee supervision, and NFIP/CRS coordination or
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa or if issued by another state, the ability to obtain within 6 months
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES Knowledge of:
Applicable federal, state, and local codes and engineering best practices for land development
NFIP CRS program and ongoing updates
Federal, state, and local floodplain management rules and regulations
Planning and land development principles and practices including planning, transportation, zoning, redevelopment and related ordinances, rules, and regulations
Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments
Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders using both technical and non-technical language
Organization and time management
Work cooperatively and develop and maintain effective working relationships
Coordinate developer needs with other departments
Lead meetings with prospective developers and present to a wide variety of audiences
Review engineering studies for floodplain development reviews and permit approvals
Prepare accurate and reliable reports containing planning and development findings and documentation, development conditions, civil engineering terminology, ordinances, resolutions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations
About City of Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa, which translates to a stimulating work environment that offers room to grow and develop professionally. The City of Cedar Rapids offers a supervisory training curriculum and professional development courses throughout the year. We believe in upward mobility for our employees and the diversity and size of our organization provides real opportunity for advancement - even in times of economic uncertainty. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: free employee dental care and low cost family dental care, low cost health and prescription coverage, flexible benefits plans, 11 paid holidays, a comprehensive wellness program with free annual screenings for you and your spouse, an IPERS retirement package, deferred compensation, flexible leave and tuition reimbursement.