The Community Development Director is part of the City’s senior management team and provides advice and counsel to the City Manager regarding strategic policy and problem solving issues within their respective department. Community Development encompasses the activities and operations in Code Enforcement, Housing Element Compliance, Planning, and Building Inspection & Compliance.
The City of Oakley is looking for an imaginative self-starter that is willing to roll up their sleeves and effectively lead staff to accomplish its department goals. We are looking for a responsible, service-minded individual that can easily develop great working relationships with the various stakeholders in the development community. Additionally, the new Community Development Director will be proactive and have innovative ideas to address any urban planning and development challenges that may come their way as the community continues to grow. This candidate will be an energetic problem solver that works well collaboratively and has an ability conceptualize the strategic growth of the community. Building relationships and trust with the public, colleagues, and relevant boards and commissions is required to succeed in this position.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, public administration, business administration, or related field and six (6) years of broad and extensive experience in urban planning, community development, economic development, or related experience, including three (3) years of management and administrative responsibility. A Master's degree and certification as a professional planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners are highly desirable.