Development Services Director

City of Oklahoma City, OK

The City of Oklahoma City is using CPS HR Consulting to recruit for Development Services Director. The Development Services Director is responsible for the overall management of the Development Services Department including providing daily oversight and management of the Department’s operations and staff with an aim to meet or exceed the Department’s “Leading for Results” goals; providing support to the City Manager and senior leadership regarding general information items and addressing requests and concerns that arise from inquiries from the public, Mayor’s office, City Council office, Municipal Counselor’s office and other City Departments regarding the Development Services Department; interacting with the public and elected and appointed officials on matters concerning the Department; and working with each of the four Development Services Divisions to improve customer service, professionalism, efficiency, consistency in business practices, and culture.

The ideal candidate is a visionary leader, creative thinker, problem-solver, partnership builder, and someone who possesses exceptional analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate must possess: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance, or a related field; Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in public sector management with an organization of similar size or complexity as the City of Oklahoma City; knowledge of and skill in applying management principles and techniques; knowledge of budgetary processes; skill in oral and written communication; skill in coordinating activities of a professional, technical, and clerical staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizens, public officials, and various local, federal, and state agencies; ability to develop long-range plans and evaluate work accomplishments; ability to promote the development of new programs; ability and willingness to keep abreast of current legislation governing local, state, and federal programs; willingness to provide representation for the City on various boards, commissions, and committees; willingness to assume responsibility for work performed and decisions made; and the ability to travel.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) by the first review date of Monday, January 17, 2022. Resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

To review more information on the position and to submit your materials, visit:

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Kylie Wilson (916) 471-3325

The City of Oklahoma City is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Human Resources Department Representatives by calling 405-297-2530. The City of Oklahoma City is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion. The City of Oklahoma City will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex (to include sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression), age, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Applications accepted on line,

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Oklahoma City


420 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-4437
United States

Form of Government