Director of Community Development

City of La Mesa
Until Filled

The City of La Mesa (San Diego County) is seeking a Community Development Director.  This at-will, management position plans, directs, manages and oversees the administration, the activities and the operations of the Community Development Department including planning and development services, and the Building Division; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager; and performs other duties as assigned. 


Education/Training:  Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in urban or regional planning, architecture, public administration, or a related field considered useful in urban planning, redevelopment, and building codes administration. A Master’s degree and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) strongly desired. 


Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of redevelopment or urban and environmental planning including three years of management and administrative responsibility in building codes enforcement, including program administration and staff supervision responsibilities at the local government level.  


Apply immediatelyPosition posted on 8/15/2017 and first review of applications will occur on September 11, 2017.  Submit an online application, cover letter, resume and include five (5) work-related references by visiting our website at


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