City of Millbrae, CA
Community Development Director
Annual salary range: $170,914 to $207,734
A generous benefits package is included.
Application deadline: Monday, August 24, 2020
The new Community Development Director is a leader who is highly skilled in all areas of urban planning who will function as a primary leader in shaping the City for years to come. The Director plans organizes, performs, and directs the activities of the Community Development Department and works with regional partners to ensure objectives are achieved. This single department head position is responsible for Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, and Economic Development/Housing Division Operations; as well as developing, implementing, and evaluating department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. This position is responsible for providing leadership and directing and managing the priorities for the overall operations of the Community Development Department, including the oversight of the following functions: planning, zoning, development, environmental review, redevelopment, building inspection, code enforcement, and economic development/housing, and coordination of these activities with those of other City departments and agencies. The successful candidate will be well versed in the principles and practices of city planning and governmental administration; principles of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management; Federal, State, and Local laws affecting public planning; uniform building codes and other codes enforced by the department; principles of supervision and training.
The ideal candidate is a strategic leader and effective communicator who possesses a high level of technical planning proficiency, has a collaborative approach to management, and enjoys mentoring and developing employees in a team-oriented environment. The successful candidate will have significant experience working with CEQA, be current with State Housing Element laws and processes, and have experience working on General Plan Updates, commercial office and hotel development projects, and current and long-range planning. The successful candidate will be a hands-on manager with the demonstrated ability to direct and manage multiple priorities while exercising sound independent judgement. This position interacts with many and varied internal and external stakeholders, thus requires exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills and astute political awareness. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates that like to take initiative, are innovative, driven to get things done and are ready to hit the ground running.
A bachelor’s degree in planning, civil engineering, public administration, or related field AND six (6) years of responsible experience in planning, community development, or related field with a background in planning, redevelopment, building operations, or related field (including at least three years of management experience) is required. A Master’s degree in a related field and previous municipal experience are highly desirable.
The City of Millbrae is perfectly situated between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, nestled between the sun-warmed hills and the San Francisco Bay and serves a population of 23,000. Adjacent to the San Francisco International Airport and located in the heart of San Mateo County, Millbrae is gently cradled in the sun-warmed hills that separate the Pacific Ocean from the San Francisco Bay. Major freeways border both its eastern and western boundaries, making Millbrae easily accessible from all parts of the Bay Area. Many hillside homes enjoy beautiful bay views. Well-cared for middle-class neighborhoods, eleven local parks and the Green Hills Country Club add to the charm of the residential community. The City acknowledges the importance of and continually strives towards preserving, enhancing, and managing open spaces and trees. With a highly rated school system and major colleges and universities within driving distance, Millbrae is an ideal location to raise a family.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), cover letter and a list of five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) on our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1674
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City of Millbrae website: www.ci.millbrae.ca.us
The City of Millbrae is an equal opportunity employer.