Development Review Manager

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • Gainesville, FL, United States
Full Time Consultant Design Engineering Government Program/Project Management

Job Description


Salary: $29.56/Hour

Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Civil Engineering or related field. Five years progressively responsible public works engineering experience, of which at least three years as a Planner or Senior Planner; and/or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.
 Position Summary: This is highly responsible professional and administrative work managing and supervising the activities involving the review of development plans and for compliance with Alachua County regulations and assisting local engineers, attorneys, surveyors, developers, and members of the public.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for providing technical expertise in the administration of the development review process and the management and administration of the Development Review Committee (DRC) and its activities.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results obtained.
 Examples of Duties: Manages and coordinates the activities of subordinate staff including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work and reports; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.

Coordinate application reviews by other department staff and outside agencies. Assists members of the public, local engineers,attorney, surveyors, and developers with development review.

Administers DRC public hearings and meets with DRC applicants.

Reviews and approves the DRC Agenda and distribution of agenda packets.

Verifies compliance with notification and advertising requirements.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Knowledge of state and local laws, standards and regulations related to the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Land Development Code.

Knowledge of modern principles and practices of administration, organization and management principles and practices.

Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees.

Ability to read and interpret development plans, to perform technical research, prepare draft reports and maintain files.

Ability to compile and maintain records and make comprehensive reports.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including public speaking and preparing written reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, local, state and federal agencies and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment but routinely requires field inspection of ongoing or proposed construction sites.


CAD-Drafting, Concrete and Masonry, Site Superintendent, Surveying, Business Analysis-Research, Business Unit Management, Architecture-Interior Design, Computer Animation & Multimedia, Creative Direction-Lead, General-Other: Creative-Design, Graphic Arts-Illustration, Industrial Design, Civil & Structural Engineering, General-Other: Engineering, Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering, Landscaping, IT Project Management, Project Management, Building-Construction Inspection

Education Requirements

Master's Degree (M.A. or M.S.), M.B.A. Degree, J.D. or Law Degree, Ph.D Degree