Community Development Director

City of Rochester, MN

Job Details

  • Job Function: Planning Director; Other; Non-Department Head; Other Department Head/Director
  • Salary: $112,500 - $160,700. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 112,000
  • Where: 201 SE 4th Street, Rochester MN 55904
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Oct 2 2018

Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. For more information and to apply online, visit our website: \"First-Class City, First-Class Service\" EOE


Consistently recognized as one of the most livable cities in the United States, Rochester was ranked nationally as "Best Place to Live" by in 2017. The third largest city in Minnesota, Rochester is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and serves as host to 3 million visitors each year.

With the administrative guidance of the Deputy City Administrator, the Community Development Director is responsible for developing, directing, and providing ongoing leadership for a comprehensive community development program which encompasses land use planning policies and regulations and the efficient processing and issuance of development permits. The Director guides day-to-day decision making processes and provides direction for coordinated and collaborative service delivery to the development community within the objectives established in the City's Comprehensive Plan and all other related policies pertaining to the community development activities described above.

This position is part of the City's Development Services Leadership Team, with responsibility for leading the activities of the Community Development Department and providing support throughout the organization. Successful performance of the work requires the ability to independently implement programs, projects, and policies in conformance with generally accepted standards. Participation in evening meetings will be necessary.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in City and Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND at least seven years of municipal planning, economic development, or community development experience including a minimum of at least two years of supervisory experience. A valid driver’s license is needed.

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