This is highly responsible professional, administrative, and management work planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Community and Economic Development Department.
Work involves responsibility for the planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the City's Planning and Redevelopment Division, Economic Development Division, and Inspections Division in furtherance of City Council goals and adopted policies. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical and office support staff. Work is performed under administrative direction of the City Manager, who reviews through conferences and reports for overall effectiveness.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Geography, or other related field (Master's degree is preferred); with at least 7 years of progressively responsible community development experience that includes a minimum of five years of significant supervisory experience. Must have solid knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and statues that apply, strong leadership, project management skills, and proficiency with computer office applications. A history of innovative thinking, contract administration, prior position advancements and a commitment to continued education are highly desirable.