Director of Building Development Services

City of Springfield, MO

The City of Springfield, Missouri, seeks a confident, future-focused, and collaborative leader with a high level of discernment and knowledge in the building development industry for its next Director of Building Development Services.

The ideal candidate for the Director of Building Development Services will demonstrate strong leadership and the ability to lead a team of 30+ professionals who provide a wide range of services to Springfield businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, and developers. This position is critical to business and residential development throughout the City and serves as a liaison to multiple community groups and organizations. Building Development Services continues to focus on providing progressive, easy-to-use services to the Springfield community. Additionally, the position ensures safety through overseeing the enforcement of municipal ordinances and codes for construction of privately-owned improvements, and zoning regulations.

The City of Springfield offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:
No-cost employee-only health insurance
Pension through the Local Government Employee Retirement System (LAGERS) with employee contribution made 100% by the City and full vesting after five years
Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan with employer match programs
Generous leave time with holiday, vacation, floating holidays, exempt, and sick leave
A car allowance of $430 per month

The Springfield community offers an excellent quality of life, including medical, retail, and education services, coupled with high-quality cultural, entertainment, and recreation venues. To discover more about life in Springfield, visit

Qualifications and Requirements
Experience, Education, and Training

Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Science, Construction Management, Business Management or a related area.

Bachelor’s degree with current multiple and appropriate ICC building, commercial, and residential certifications

At least five years of related responsible professional work experience, including supervisory and management level experience.

Related International Code Council (ICC) certifications or registration as a Professional Architect or Engineer.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Apply online at

Job Details

Job Function
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Springfield


PO BOX 8368
Springfield, MO 65801-8368
United States

Form of Government


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