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Community Development Director

Company: AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION-CALIFORNIA
Location: Marysville
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

The City of Marysville--is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a--Community Development Director;--this recruitment will fill 1 vacancy and create an eligible list. Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position is responsible for executive direction, strategic leadership, and management of the Community Development Department, including the following Divisions and functions: City Planning, Building, Economic Development, Permit Services, and Code Enforcement (with the Chief of Police). As the principal administrator of the Community Development Department and City Planner, the Director plans, organizes, directs, reviews, and manages all department activities and functions. While coordinating departmental activities with other City departments, outside agencies, community groups and individuals. The Director also provides highly complex professional advice and support to the City Manager, City Council, and the Planning & Historic Preservation Commission, assuring department compliance with and enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and codes; manages and supervises staff while serving as a member of the City's Executive Team. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be a confident leader that has exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills. The candidate will have an accomplished planning and community development background and an understanding of economic development. The new Director will be a solutions oriented problem solver, versed on all aspects of the Planning and Development Review Process, from entitlement through plan check and inspections.--The new Director must be personable and able to forge key relationships with a variety of public agencies, civic leaders, regional stakeholders and the business community. The Director will be politically astute while remaining apolitical. Other key competencies and responsibilities of this position include:

  • --Understanding California land use development laws;
  • --Experienced Grantsmanship and how to secure Planning and other Community Development grants;
  • --Experienced working with Councils, Commissions, Boards and Committees;
  • --Understanding of technology based permit tracking with the ability to lead the organization toward--electronic plan check and GIS; and
  • --Experienced with economic strategic plans and economic development incentives. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Experience serving as a Community Development Director, Planning Manager and/or Principal Planner.
    • Experience with Current and Long Range City Planning.
    • Knowledge of economic development in a small city with limited funds.
    • Capable of writing, managing and implementing grants and grant funded--projects.
    • Skilled at redevelopment and revitalization efforts to address high vacancy rates, vacant lots and abandon buildings, code enforcement and physical and economic blight in general.
    • Understanding of how to develop 'development-friendly' municipal codes while ensuring historic preservation. Job Information Position Title: Community Development Director Position Reports To: City Manager Required Skills/Experience/Education:
      REQUIREMENTS Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is--qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and--abilities would be: Education and Certification Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year--college or university with a degree in City or Regional--Planning or similar major. A Master's Degree preferred. Experience Incumbents must have a minimum of five (5) years of broad and extensive experience directly involving municipal services such as Current and Long Range Planning, Architectural and Design Review, Historic Preservation, Building Inspection, Code Compliance, Economic Development and Business Retention, including at least three (3) years of project management and supervision of others engaged in such work. US Citizenship: yes Security Clearance: yes Salary Range: 96,000 - 120,000 annually Other Benefits: The starting salary will be commensurate with the experience, qualifications and skills of the successful candidate and shall not exceed $96,000 - $120,000 (DOQ) annually. The City offers a generous variety of benefits for its unrepresented employees including CalPERS retirement; health, dental vision and life insurance.City pays 80% of medical insurance premiums, dental and vision insurance.Vacation: 10 hours per month or 120 hours per year; Maximum accrual 312 hours.Sick: 8 hours per month or 96 hours per year; Unlimited accrual.After the first month, 80 hours of Executive Leave.12 holidays each year.The City participates in the CalPERS retirement system. "Classic" participants will be enrolled in the 2% @ 55 plan. New participants will be enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan. Employees must pay the full employee share based on the plan in which they are enrolled. Start Date: March 8, 2021 Position Type: Permanent Travel: None Contact Information Name: City of Marysville What We Do The Mission of APA California:Making great communities happen through good planning Learn More---- Become a Member Membership includes information, services and support to advance planning. Take A Look---- Contact Us For questions and comments, please contact one of our representatives, based on the nature of your question.

Keywords: AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION-CALIFORNIA, Seattle , Community Development Director, Executive , Marysville, Washington

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