City of Vacaville
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The City of Vacaville - A beautiful place to live, a great place to work!

With more than 500 employees, the City of Vacaville values work-life balance and offers  work schedules with every other Friday off, employee social and wellness activities, casual dress days, competitive pay, generous benefits and a substantial retirement package.

Contribute to our vibrant community and join our team!

The City of Vacaville is currently recruiting to fill one (1) full-time Assistant Director of Community Development position within the Community Development Department.  This recruitment will also establish an eligibility list to be used for any future vacancies over the next 12-month period.

The Assistant Director of Community Development performs managerial, administrative and professional functions overseeing the daily operations of divisions and programs within the Community Development Department. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Director in the planning, organization and management of the Department
  • Oversees the development and administration of the Department’s budget 
  • Oversees the selection, placement, training and supervision of other employees 

Salary Information:
A 2% COLA is scheduled for 11/1/23
*Please see our generous benefits package here.*  

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The ideal candidate:

  • Is experienced with leading others in a collaborative, positive manner that builds trust and confidence and facilitates delivery of exceptional service.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills including experience with formal and informal public speaking.
  • Enjoys mentoring—has experience being mentored and mentoring others.
  • Has built and implemented municipal budgets in a “hands on” fashion.
  • Is thoroughly experienced in development review and/or project management.
  • Feels passionate about public service and demonstrates this quality through an active, engaged work ethic.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in economics, urban and regional planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field.   A graduate degree or some completed graduate-level coursework in urban or regional planning, management, business administration, public administration, economics or a related field is preferred.
Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a governmental agency relative to, planning, building, redevelopment, housing, economic development or experience in the private sector working with government officials in areas related to local community development. Two years of management responsibility is required.
Certification as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.
A valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.


A completed City of Vacaville Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be received by the Human Resources Department at 650 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA 95688 by Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5:30pm.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.cityofvacaville.com.  Application packets may also be requested in person at the Human Resources Department or by calling (707) 449-5101.

Cover letters and resumes are encouraged as a supplement but cannot be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.

IMPORTANT: Contact with applicants will primarily occur via email. Please ensure that your application indicates a valid email address which you check on a regular basis.

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Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment must successfully complete the pre-placement process for this position before a final offer will be extended.  Pre-placement assessments for this position include an education and employment verification, Livescan (FBI/DOJ fingerprint review), public records check, credit check and DMV record review.