Job Opening for New Community Development Director

The City currently has a full-time opening for the Community Development Director. This individual is a key member of the management staff reporting directly to the City Administrator.

This position provides direction, leadership and general oversight to the City’s Community Development Department.  Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the development activities of the City to ensure the orderly development, economic health and vitality of the City.  Serves as a member of the City’s management team.  Performs a variety of supervisory, technical and administrative tasks such as planning, budgeting, coordinating and directing the overall operations and activities within the Community Development Department.

The qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Public Administration or related field.  Master’s degree in Planning or a related field is preferred. Five (5) years of experience in Planning or a planning related field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Experience should be progressively responsible including project management and supervisory experience. Previous municipal management experience is preferred.  AICP membership preferred. Please see the job description for more information.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. The working hours are generally Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; also requires attendance at some public meetings during evening hours up and occasional weekend call outs. Starting salary range is $61,426 – $76,783 plus medical / dental insurance, life insurance, defined contribution benefit plan and other benefits.

Submit cover letter, resume and application to jobs@cityofsalida.com with the subject Community Development. The position will remain open until we find the right candidate. EOE.

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