Community Development Director

Planning/Engineer
Full-time
City of Marysville
10/20/2019

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.  Regional Government Services and its staff is conducting this recruitment for the City.

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 andsupervises staff while serving as a member of the City’s Executive Team.

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.

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.