Development Services Director

City of El Segundo

The City of El Segundo is ideally located on the Santa Monica Bay and encompasses over five square miles, spanning from Los Angeles International Airport on the north, the City of Manhattan Beach on the south, the Pacific Ocean on the west and the unincorporated area of Del Aire along Aviation Boulevard on the east. The City’s population is just under 17,000, which has enabled the community to preserve its small-town intimacy and charm.As a regional center for commerce, El Segundo’s daytime working population exceeds 75,000 with additional visitors staying at the City’s 15 hotels. Experiencing tremendous economic growth and evolution over the past several years, the City has recently welcomed many new types of diverse business including Top Golf, Space Force, L’Oréal Cosmetics, Belkin International, NantStudios, and Beyond Meat. Throughout the region, El Segundo is known for its pro-business attitude and was recognized by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation as the “Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County.”

The City is seeking an experienced professional to lead the operations and activities of a comprehensive Development Services Department including Planning, Building and Safety, and Housing Divisions.  The Development Services Director is expected to be a personable and politically astute leader with a firm commitment to excellent service, staff development, and community responsiveness.  The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running and possess a depth of technical knowledge, skills and experience in both Planning and Building disciplines.

Qualified candidates will possess equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Environmental Design, Architecture, Engineering, or closely related field; a Master’s degree is desirable; and possess five (5) years of management and administrative experience in planning, community development or building safety, including four (4) years of supervisory experience. International Code Council (ICC), Certified Building Official (CBO), and/or certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is not required, but desirable. The current monthly salary for the Development Services Director is $13,581-$17,700; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition, the City also offers an outstanding benefits package.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Closing Deadline: June 10, 2021

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