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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
City of Hermosa Beach / Hermosa Beach
Posted on: November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled, First consideration December 1
Reporting to the City Manager, the Community Development Director will:
- Lead our Community Development Department, which includes our planning, building and safety, and code enforcement programs;
- Coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies
- Instill ethical decision making, public responsiveness, and innovation in the delivery of services, customer service, and efficiencies;
- Act as liaison to the City’s Planning Commission; and
- Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager and the City Council.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive community development program;
Principles and practices of community development, including current and advanced planning, economic development, redevelopment, environmental design, mobility planning, building, and code enforcement;
Principles and practices of public administration, supervision and training; principles of economics, statistics and demographics;
City organization, operation, policies and objectives;
Oral and written communications skills;
Applicable sections of federal, state and local laws and codes including
- State planning and zoning law
- California Environmental Quality Act,
- California Coastal Act
- Subdivision Map Act
- Uniform Building And Safety Codes
- Penal Code 832,
- City Municipal Code and related ordinances, and
- technical aspects of field of specialty;
Principles and practices of budget preparation and control;
Practices and techniques of developing grant proposals;
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as permit processing, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;
Plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff engaged in a wide variety of community development activities;
Work independently with little direction;
Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures;
Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments;
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs;
Meet schedules and time lines;
Train, supervise and evaluate personnel;
Research data and prepare reports;
Work confidentially with discretion;
Present ideas and concepts persuasively in speaking before groups or writing for publication;
Read and interpret construction plans;
Analyze plans, specifications and proposals and consider design issues and standards and make appropriate recommendations;
Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures;
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education & Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary, such as
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, engineering, or related field and six years of progressively responsible experience in at least one area of community development, four years of which were in a responsible supervisory position.
- A Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field is desirable.
- Certification by the American Institute of City Planners (AICP) or related organization (desirable)
- Valid Class C Driver’s License
- Vaccinated for COVID-19
Submit cover letter and resume via GovernmentJobs.
Open until filled, with first round of review on December 1, 2022.
This recruitment will be conducted on a confidential basis throughout the process. We will not contact references until mutual interest has been established. After we receive applications, we will invite only the most qualified candidates to interview. The position is “open” until a final selection has been made.
Please direct your inquiries to Human Resources Analyst Mei Shih at email@example.com.