Job Details

Community & Economic Development Director
City of Seatac, WA
Job Description

The City of SeaTac is recruiting for a dynamic leader to become our next Community and Economic Development Director.

This is a unique opportunity to serve a bustling city that hosts Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Alaska Airlines' corporate headquarters, Sound Transit light rail stations, and a vibrant tourism economy. Approximately 29,000 residents speaking 70 languages call SeaTac home.

The new leader will act as a key adviser to the City Manager in driving the development of our thriving, diverse community through economic development, long-term and current planning, code compliance, permitting and building services. The successful candidate will enjoy our informal work environment with 21 innovative professional staff and a nimble organizational structure that allows policy and program initiatives to advance quickly. We are looking for an exceptional leader with strong interpersonal and communications skills and a commitment to employing technology to its fullest extent.


•Bachelor's degree with major coursework in economic development, urban planning, public or business administration or a closely related field (Master's degree or other advanced degree is strong preferred) and

•Eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience in community development, urban planning, economic development or a closely related field, including a verifiable track record of success and a stable work history.


•Equivalent combination of education, training and experience with the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.


•Member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or certification by other relevant professional organizations

•Familiarity with Washington State Growth Management Act and environmental laws and regulations


May 13, 2020 - First round of application review
May 21, 2020 - First round of interviews


If you have more questions after reviewing the job duties, please contact Mei Barker at

Job Details
Job Function:
Economic Development Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Seatac
4800 South 188th Street
SeaTac, WA 98188
United States
Population: 27,430
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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