The candidate develops, implements, and monitors programs designed to improve Chicago Plan Commission operations and efficiency. Reviews, monitors, and coordinates written recommendations and supportive materials prepared for approval by the Chicago Plan Commission and the Committee of Zoning. In conjunction with the Zoning Bureau of the Department of Planning and Development, writes ordinances, creates policies, and drafts text amendments to the zoning code related to Planned Developments and the Chicago Plan Commission. Testifies before various City approval bodies such as Plan Commission and Committee of Zoning as needed by the Zoning Administrator or Commissioner. Directs subordinate personnel responsible for executing programmatic objectives and policies, and oversees their compliance with department rules. Establishes work priorities for Chicago Plan Commission-related programs and initiatives. Apprises the Commissioner and other departmental managers of the status of Chicago Plan Commission-eligible projects. Represents the Commissioner and the department at conferences, meetings, and to the general public regarding the operations of the Chicago Plan Commission. Oversees the preparation of major Chicago Plan Commission-related contracts to which the department is a party. Communicates instructions issued by the Zoning Administrator or Commissioner to subordinate staff. Prepares and manages Chicago Plan Commission’s budget. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the duties performed, including 5 years of work experience related to the position, of which 2 years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.