Nassau County, FL
November 4, 2023
Job Type




Advanced and highly responsible position overseeing the Long-Range Planning Division, performing and supervising complex projects and long-range planning in a fast-growing County that prides itself on innovative planning practices. General responsibilities include performing the review of development applications in multiple master planned areas, directing teams in developing master and special area plans, evaluating and formulating land use and transportation strategies, conducting policy research, analyzing and appraising elements of the Comprehensive Plan, and preparing written analyses and presentations of development applications and proposals. This position serves as the team lead on planning projects of various kinds.

Examples of Duties

  • Manages, organizes, plans, controls, prepares, evaluates and implements complex planning projects.
  • Supervises, directs, coordinates, assigns, and implements division work plans and assignments. Delegates responsibility and appropriate authority to assigned staff.
  • Monitors work activities and assesses workload to ensure timely and accurate completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • Provides leadership and motivation to staff. Ensures employees receive appropriate training; conducts performance appraisals and administers corrective action as required.
  • Provides direction and support to other departments, the development community, and the general public regarding development requirements and land use projects.
  • Represents the County at various community meetings.
  • Oversees staffing support to the Essential Housing Advisory Committee.
  • Reviews, develops, and prepares updates to the County's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code to ensure updates meet County goals and follow state and federal regulations.
  • Oversees special annual projects and long-range planning activities.
  • Coordinates and promotes department's work with other County departments, local, regional, and state planning agencies and organizations by providing technical assistance related to County projects, procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Conducts internal and external customer service providing feedback on applications and resolving issues.
  • Prepares draft ordinances and amendments to ordinances.
  • Responds to public inquiries both orally and in writing.
  • Assists with development review as needed.
  • Reviews and analyzes reports, studies, and other documents.
  • Attends and participates in various evening meetings for agenda items relating to long-range planning initiatives. Makes presentations to the Planning and Zoning Board, Conditional Use and Variance Board, the Board of County Commissioners, and citizens' groups as required; provides technical assistance regarding planning and design issues.
  • Performs general office/administrative work as required, including preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, attending meetings, etc.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, County personnel, engineers, contractors, consultants, architects, Board members, community/civic organizations, and the general public.
  • Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment, which may include a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, etc.
  • Prepares Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR)-based amendments to the Comprehensive Plan as mandated by State law.
  • Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
  • Performs related duties as required.

(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)

Typical Qualifications

Requires a Master's Degree in Urban Planning or related field, a minimum of five (5) years experience in urban/municipal planning and design, some of which has been in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Local government experience in the State of Florida is preferred. Must obtain American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification within one (1) year of hire date. Must possess a valid State Driver's License.

Supplemental Information

  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Nassau County as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Long Range Planning Manager.
  • Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of County and other Governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledge of various disciplines related to urban planning, including growth management statutes, demographics, land use development, economics/economic development, zoning, etc.
  • Knowledge of codes and regulations governing permitting activities.
  • Ability to make sound, educated decisions.
  • Ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.
  • Ability to plan and develop daily, short-term and long-term goals related to County purposes.
  • Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
  • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and technology.
  • Ability to use a computer for word and data processing.
  • Ability to perform required mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
  • Ability to assemble and analyze information and prepare reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the Department.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with professionals, members of the public, co-workers and personnel in other departments through contact and cooperation.
  • Ability to react calmly and quickly in difficult and emergency situations.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions as required.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.


  • Tasks require extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Stooping
  • Sitting
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Crouching
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs.
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Climbing on ladders, on steps or on the ground

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Work is performed inside in an office environment.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.

An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.

BOCC-Contributed Benefits

  • Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program

Optional Benefits

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life & AD&D
  • Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
  • Roth IRA

NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.

HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:

Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 180
5 years through the end of the 10th year 200
11 years through the end of the 15th year 220
16 years and over 240

For additional information please view Nassau County's Policies & Procedures .

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