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Utilities Development Review Manager - City of Bellevue ( Job # 12-0099)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $6,726.27 per month
Maximum Salary: $9,280.41 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Manages the Development Review Section within the Engineering Division in the Utilities Department that is responsible for assuring that all new development, both private and public, are in conformance with the Utilities code and engineering standards for Water, Sewer, and Storm.  Develops budget proposals and supports the DS financial model, monitors budget parameters and makes recommendations for resource adjustments to keep the budget balanced. Develops performance measures for workload, effectiveness and efficiency measures for the work of the section and as part of their role on the Permit Services Management Committee (PSMC). This position is responsible to assure the Utility codes and Engineering Standards as they related to development activity, are updated and in conformance with State and Federal Requirements as well as recommending changes or new policies. Responsible for developing new processes and standards needed in support of new regulations such as NPDES permit conditions and new technology. Manages consultant contracts. Serves as a community and project liaison to assure staff is meeting the Development Services Mission to facilitate appropriate and timely development — fast, predictable, One City and support of the DS High Performance Ideals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include any combination of the following tasks:

  • Manages the Utilities Development Review Section; develops goals and performance measures; ensures that staff fully understands the goals and performance measures. Has a strong focus on continuous process improvement.
  • Manages and supervises staff of 6 full time development review professionals and periodic temporary employees; effectively recommends hiring and termination; conducts performance evaluations; assesses skills; makes assignments, provides for staff development and provides overall leadership to staff.
  • Participates on the Development Services Management Committee (PSMC) in a joint leadership role in the overall management and performance of the entire DS Review. Collaborates with other department and interdepartmental management staff to determine projects and priorities.
  • Prepares, manages and oversees the Utilities Development Review budget development and recommends budget proposals and provides input into the budget process. This includes working collaborative with other Development Services Departments to develop a coordinated city-wide Development Services budget.
  • Responsible for updating Utility codes, standard operating procedures and policies assuring they are in conformance with State and Federal requirements such as NPDEs permit conditions; as they relate to development activity.
  • Represents the department and act as spokesperson on various committees; before the public, elected officials, and commissions.
  • Acts as liaison with staff, other departments, agencies and community groups in the coordination of development projects and development of policy.
  • Oversees the selection and management of consultants to provide development review support.


Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Works under general supervision.
  • Exercises supervision over professional staff.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Public Administration, Engineering or a related field. 
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Five or more year of progressively responsible related experience in administering, monitoring, and/or developing utilities (water, wastewater and stormwater) development review policies and procedures, and regulations. 
  • Prior supervisory experience required.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry objects up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about the job, please contact Wes Jorgenson at 425.452.4887.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


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