Community Development Director

City of Burien, WA

The position is open until filled however, the first review of applications will be held on February; 23, 2024. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

100% paid health insurance for employee, dependent medical 90% paid, 100% paid vision and dental, PERS Retirement Plan, 401a Social Security Replacement Fund, 5 days annually management leave, vacation leave days negotiated, 8 days sick leave annually, 13 Paid Holidays and much more.

The Community Development Director leads, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Department including current and long-range planning, building services, rental housing inspection program, and code enforcement.
• Develops and monitors processes and procedures controlling permit applications, plan review, building inspection, code enforcement, and rental housing inspection program; review development approval/denial and the development of recommendation reports and letters.
• Reviews and monitors proposed changes to federal, state, and local laws to determine their impact on departmental policies and practices; prepares, coordinates, and implements responses and recommendations to the City Manager, City Council, and other department directors.
• Anticipates City planning and zoning needs, coordinates with other Directors/disciplines, and facilitates short- and long-range planning efforts to develop and implement the City’s strategic vision.
• Plans and directs short and long-range projects related to comprehensive and current planning, zoning, subdivision activities, environmental analysis, building, and code enforcement.
• Establishes direction, goals, objectives, and priorities for the department.
• Develops and administers departmental budget, including the forecasting of funds for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies, and monitoring of expenses.
• Oversees the Comprehensive Plan and zoning code revisions process.
• Serves as the City’s State Environmental Policy Act Official and Shoreline Management Official.
• Provides managerial assistance to subordinates in planning and implementing programs.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in urban planning and design, land use planning, or related field, plus nine years of increasingly responsible professional public sector experience in related field, including five years in a supervisory capacity OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP preferred. State of Washington GMA experience preferred.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Apply on the City of Burien Job Board:

Job Details

Job Function
Planning Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Burien


400 Sw 152Nd St Ste 300
Burien, WA 98166-1917
United States

Form of Government


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