Community and Economic Development Director

City of Chowchilla, California

The City of Chowchilla is a thriving community of 20,000 residents who enjoy an attractive, small-town quality of life within the City’s 11 square miles. The City is committed to remembering and preserving its heritage while acknowledging and embracing today’s opportunities. The City is now seeking a Community and Economic Development Director. A highly motivated, innovative, and results-driven individual is sought. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with the ability to proactively identify and address issues on an array of topics related to Community and Economic Development. The position requires excellent communication skills and someone who is experienced in having frequent interaction with the City Council, commissions, civic groups, and the general public, and is confident in making public presentations. A goal-oriented and self-motivated leader who is politically astute, yet apolitical, and possess the ability to establish trust and sustainable relationships will be ideal. Candidates must possess the equivalent to graduation from a college or university with major coursework in economics, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and six (6) years of progressively responsible, paid, full-time experience in the field of urban planning with responsibility for at least some of the following: economic development programs, housing development and rehabilitation, redevelopment administration, and capital improvement projects. At least four (4) years of this experience must have been at a managerial level with responsibility for program planning and development, supervision, training, and evaluation, and budget preparation and management. Experience with federally funded programs and with citizen boards is required. An advanced degree may be substituted for the non-supervisory experience on a year-for-year basis, for up to two (2) years of the required experience. The salary for the Community and Economic Development Director is open and dependent upon qualifications with a current annual salary range up to $122,526. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. Contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: November 26, 2017.

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