City of Miami | Miami, FL

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Posted Date 1/17/2023

Salary: $87,630.40 Annually 

This is advanced level professional work creating, implementing, and supervising major and special planning projects within the Planning Department. An individual in this capacity will oversee a division of the Planning Department responsible for expedited review, public benefits, park planning, art in public places, and additional special projects. Work entails planning, assigning, and supervising the work of professional staff to complete projects and special studies, as well as working on assigned projects.

An incumbent will be responsible for coordinating multiple projects based on the City’s needs and may independently coordinate a project or liaise with inter-departmental City staff members or liaise with inter-departmental City staff members assigned to special and major planning projects. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive project portfolio; supervising, training and providing guidance to professional Planners and consultants on respective work and review of major projects; reviewing project proposals to determine time frame, funding, procedures required to complete projects, compliance with the Miami 21 Code, master plans and Development Agreements, and conferring with project personnel to ensure project is progressing on schedule; preparing project reports for the director or designee; conferring with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems; and coordinating project activities with other governmental agencies. This position will coordinate with other division leaders and departments representatives in the coordination of traffic studies, environmental impact studies, sustainability/resiliency initiatives, and economic feasibility studies as associated with large and special projects


The exercise of independent judgment will be routinely required.  This position reports to the Department Director or his/her designee.


Essential Functions


Manages the development of project management framework for all major and special projects compliance. Regularly attends inter-departmental coordination meetings as department’s representative to discuss special project comments and critical-path deadlines on assigned major and special projects.


Leads a team responsible for completing the expedited review process as required by City Code and other specialized functions, such as the Art in Public Places, Park Planning, and public benefits monitoring.


Coordinates with internal and external staff on evaluating special and major project’s compliance with economic analysis, traffic studies, environmental analysis, sustainability/resiliency initiatives and other City Initiatives or Priorities.


Assists with prioritizing major and special project requests in conjunction with City projects, including capital improvement and affordable housing projects requiring public hearing approvals through the Planning Department processes.


Utilizes a Public Benefits platform to provide management on critical path timelines, Development Agreements and Special Area Plan compliance of special projects.


Monitors metrics in the Planning Department’s permitting platform (Avolve Projectdox) for compliance of teams on-time reviews and meeting review cycle deadlines for major projects. 


Establishes Division goals and standards of work performance and evaluates processes through strategic planning


Plans, directs, organizes, evaluates, and trains subordinate personnel to ensure retention of highly competent and service-oriented staff


Identifies and recommends possible process improvements for the Planning Department project portfolio.


Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in City, Regional, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental, Geography, Public/Business Administration, Engineering or a related field,.

  • Thorough seven (7) years private or public sector planning experience

  • Considerable four (4) years related supervisory experience. 

  • Certifications in the design or planning professions, such as a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) or memberships in Urban Land Institute (ULI), American Institute of Architects (AIA), or American Planning Association (APA) are desired.



  • An equivalent combination of education and experience beyond a high school diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of the required experience mentioned above.


Documentation Requirements

Applicants, including City of Miami employees, must upload and submit attached copies of the following documents with the employment application. Please be sure to attach all required documents to your employment application each time you apply. Uploaded documents remain in your online profile but they will not attach automatically and you will be deemed ineligible without the proper documentation.


  1. Proof education in the form of Bachelor's degree (or transcripts) in City, Regional, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental, Geography, Pubic/Business Administration, Engineering or a related field or higher from an accredited college or university. Foreign diplomas/degrees must be submitted with a credential evaluation report from an approved credential evaluation agency*. Translations of diploma/degrees are not accepted. If degree/diploma does not reflect the academic major on its face, transcripts indicating degree completion must be submitted.  Audit/Academic reports are not accepted as substitutions for college transcripts.
  2. To qualify under the equivalency clause, applicant must provide proof of education in one or more of the following applicable forms: copy of high school diploma, or equivalent, OR any higher accredited degree such as an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's degree or higher.

*Approved Credential Evaluation Agencies
Credential evaluation reports showing the United States equivalency for academic credentials earned in other countries may be provided by:

For additional list of approved credential evaluation agencies visit the Florida Department of Education

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documents submitted with the employment application are in a format that is acceptable, clear and legible for eligibility determination or risk being disqualified. 

Applicants, including City of Miami employees, must completely detail their work experience on the employment application or risk being disqualified. Resumes are not required and will not be reviewed in place of the employment application.

It is the applicant's responsibility to update their online profile with personal data, work experience, education, and certifications, when submitting application(s), failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Applicants must provide a valid email address in order to receive notification of eligibility. 

Veterans Preference: Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (Member 4) and the applicable FDVA- Veteran's Preference Certification Form(s) in accordance with rule 55A-7.013 - Documentation of Preference Claim, must be submitted with the employment application.
FDVA Certification Forms: Please complete the applicable Veterans' Preference Certification Form(s). Form(s) must be uploaded with your employment application along with acceptable proof of veterans' preference.


Selection Preference for City Residents: In accordance with APM 2-02, applicants for classified positions who are City of Miami residents and new hires will receive preference in selection from interview ranking bands provided that any two (2) of the following documents are submitted with the employment application and again at time of interview:

A. Utility bill dated within 60 days of the date of submission
B. Valid Florida Driver License or State-issued I.D.
C. Property Tax Statement dated within 1 year of the date of submission
D. Properly executed valid lease agreement
E. Homestead Exemption dated within 1 year of the date of submission
F. Motor Vehicle Registration dated within 90 days of the date of submission
G. Official school records or transcripts, dated within 90 days of the date of submission
H. W-2 (or 1099) Tax Form dated within 1 year of the date of submission

City of Miami residents are granted selection preference over non-City of Miami residents within the same ranking band resulting from an interview process. 

Selection Preference: Selection preference within the same ranking band resulting from an interview process will be granted in the following order: 1) preference eligible veterans, 2) active City of Miami employees, 3) City of Miami residents, 4) all others.

Close: 1/27/2023



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