The City of Petaluma seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Director of Community Development (Director) to lead the Community Development Department and be a key member of the City’s Executive Management Team. In addition to overseeing the Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, and Housing Divisions, the City is looking for someone who is eager to gain experience in the City Manager’s Office. The Director will build and shape this newly centralized department and will oversee 11 staff and a budget of approximately $6 million.
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THE JOB / THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Director of Community Development will oversee the Community Development Department and directly collaborate with the Department’s 11 staff, City Manager, and other department directors. They will provide their team with strong direction about objectives, policies, and priorities of the Department. The Director will be fiscally savvy, as they are responsible for developing the Capital Improvement Program budget along with the Department’s $6 million budget. Serving as a consultant on community development issues is an integral part of this role, as is working directly with community stakeholders. The Director will evaluate land-use proposals, ensure compliance with building codes, and oversee other technical aspects of this Department. They will have strong public speaking skills, giving many presentations to City Council, Planning Commission, Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee, Public Art Committee, and a variety of boards and commissions. It is important that the Director manages simultaneous projects while delegating priorities to their team.