Development Review Manager

City of Frisco

Frisco, TX United States


Under general supervision of the Director of Development Services, the Development Review Manager supervises and directs the employees and activities of the Development Review Division to ensure City and Department core values are met; administers the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance, and prepares documents, reports and studies related to Frisco’s development standards.  Coordinates the administration of development plans with surrounding municipalities, regional planning organizations, and State and Federal planning agencies.  
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

Managing Division:

  • Recruits, interviews, and hires new staff
  • Conducts constructive and timely performance evaluations 
  • Coaches, trains, and develops staff in meeting expectations
  • Delegates cases and assignments to staff and monitors performance
  • Adheres to City’s Core Values
  • Adheres to Department’s Core Values
  • Adheres to Division’s Standard Operating Procedures
  • Participates in budget preparation and administration, monitors, and controls expenditures
  • Advises the Director on all division-related matters 

Managing and maintenance of cases, files, data bases, division’s web site, projects, and processes:

  • Development cases
  • Consultant contracts
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Division’s Balanced Score Card
  • Department’s Five-Year Strategic Plan

Managing and coordinating Pre-submission and Development Review processes:

  • Receives and processes applications
  • Coordinates and resolves conflicting comments between departments prior to forwarding to applicant
  • Ensures compliance with zoning and development cases per City’s zoning and development standards, development agreements, annexation agreements, and policies
  • Oversees the completion and accuracy of staff reports, including supporting documents and packet preparation prior to forwarding to Director for review
  • Identifies process improvements; develops and implements well thought out solutions

Other Important Duties:

  • May be required to work extended hours as needed, such as evenings and weekends.
  • Conducts site inspections and attends meetings, conferences, and training within and outside of the city limits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.


Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, regional and City zoning and urban planning regulations, ordinances, and codes.
  • Knowledge and the ability to research, analyze, interpret complex legal, development, subdivision, planning, and zoning proposals.
  • Knowledge of long- and short-term planning forecasting, developing, amending, implementing, and enforcing.
  • Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software for database development, maintenance and retrieval and geographical information system utilization for layer mapping.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in communication (oral and written), interpersonal, leadership, coaching, and conflict resolution.
  • Skill in time and project management with attention to detail(s) in a fast pace environment.
  • Skill in strategic thinking, providing well thought out recommendations and potential impact on internal and external parties.
  • Skill in proofing own work and subordinates.
  • Skill in the ability to analyze processes and information, identify problems and trends, and develop effective solutions and strategies.
  • Skill in conducting inspections and investigations and enforcing codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Skill in planning, recommending, developing, and implementing public policies and procedures related to urban planning, zoning, and development.
  • Skill in mediating, negotiating, and resolving customer complaints and concerns.   
  • Ability to perform in depth analysis and research to produce thorough concise reports and responses.
  • Ability to analyze information and processes and develop more effective or efficient processes and strategies.

Education, Experience, and Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field and five (5) years of urban planning and zoning project development and zoning enforcement or a Master’s degree in a related field and three (3) years urban planning and zoning project development and enforcement; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of management experience.
  • Must possess American Institute of Certified Planners Certification.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and MVR check.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.


Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office and occasionally a field environment.
  • May be subject to exposure to heavy equipment common to construction sites.
  • May be subject to extended periods of standing, walking over rough unstable terrain and lifting when conducting site inspections, reviewing subdivision and development plans, or presenting information at public meetings.
  • May be exposed to hostile or angry citizens and/or developers.
  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work Environment:  

  • Work performed is primarily light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, fax, scanner, engineering and architect scales, and department vehicle and other standard office equipment.
Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$84,324.76 - $130,703.30 Annually