Assistant Director of Development Services

City of West Palm Beach, FL

he City of West Palm Beach (pop. 117,415) - with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals is a slice of paradise. As the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country, the City of West Palm Beach offers a dynamic setting in which to live, work, play and enjoy all the attributes of South Florida Living. Our ethnically and culturally diverse community and workplace are the bedrock of our strength and resilience.

The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses over 55 square miles. Among the City’s many attributes is an active and vibrant downtown and waterfront that serves to host a variety of nationally recognized cultural and leisure activities for residents and visitors.

West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government which combines the strong leadership of an elected Mayor, who is responsible for managing the affairs of the City, with a City Commission.

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This position assists in managing the Development Services Department to include supervision of staff and preparation of departmental budget. Assists the Development Services Director in a variety of supervisory, administrative and professional work in the areas of long-range planning, zoning, transportation, historic preservation, urban design, building, permitting, project management, inspections and business tax programs for the City of West Palm Beach; prepares and presents related reports to the Mayor’s Office, City Commission, and other advisory groups, and reviews and signs documentation submitted for approval; supervises staff and assumes responsibility with all aspects of site plan reviews and development for specific development projects and plans that are submitted or initiated by the City; meets with and advises development groups, individuals, community groups, other government agencies and the general public to communicate City development programs, policies and regulations; prepares department recommendations, reports, and information to be presented to the City Commission and other related advisory boards; performs project management functions and oversees the planning and construction of major building projects within the City; and performs other related duties as assigned.
The position requires a Master's degree with a major in Planning, Building Construction or closely related field and five (5) years of experience in current, comprehensive and related planning fields and/or building construction is required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Three (3) years of supervisory/managerial experience is required.

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.

A current and valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
To apply for this position, visit our website at and apply online. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. EOE/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of West Palm Beach


401 Clematis St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5319
United States

Form of Government


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