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With a limited tax base, new development along with strong business attraction, retention and expansion programs are critical for the long-term success of the City. The Development Services Director is an integral part of our development team who serves on the executive management team, and is responsible for all program activities of the Department, including economic development, planning and housing. In addition to managing the department, this position is directly responsible for participating in and coordinating the City’s economic development efforts. This includes the development of properties controlled by the city, housing authority, successor agency and private parties. The Director also coordinates the activities of the Planning Commission, the Successor Agency to the City Redevelopment Agency and the Oversight Board. The Director reports directly to the City Manager and provides advice and counsel regarding strategic policy and problem solving issues relating to the Department and the City overall.
The ideal candidate has a background in real estate, a successful track-record in all facets of economic development, an understanding of the planning process and an ability to work through red-tape and bureaucratic road-blocks to deliver successful commercial and residential projects. Effective candidates are self-starters, have strong analytical and problem solving skills and value collaborative relationships to get things done. Customer service skills are a must.
SALARY: $108,463 - $131,856 annually plus excellent benefits, including City-paid medical (up to Kaiser family rate) and City-paid CalPERS (for Classic employees). Apply by February 11.
Apply online at https://www.calopps.org/city-of-suisun-city
About Suisun City
Located nearly halfway between the metropolitan powerhouses of San Francisco and Sacramento, Suisun City is a hidden gem of the Bay Area. Suisun City is accessible from Interstate 80 via Highway 12 and Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor commuter rail stop at the newly remodeled historic Train Depot, right to the heart of the City’s historic Waterfront District, making it a prime location for job seekers as well as homeowners. The community is a unique destination for a Bay Area day trip, an overnight getaway or even a place to work, particularly with its reverse commute for inner Bay Area residents. Residents of this mostly bedroom community take great pride in the quality of their neighborhood infrastructure and amenities.
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