Director of Community Development, Redevelopment & Housing Services

City of Coronado


The Director of Community Development, Redevelopment & Housing Services is an at-will position appointed by and working under the general direction of the City Manager.  Serving as a member of the Executive Team, the Director will plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Department including planning, building inspection and code enforcement programs; oversee the City’s redevelopment and affordable housing programs; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.


The City of Coronado is seeking a well-rounded, skilled leader to serve as its Director of Community Development, Redevelopment & Housing Services. The candidate should be a self-motivated, dedicated, strategic manager who is committed to organizational effectiveness and dedicated to serving the community. He/she will be expected to actively participate in the City’s executive team and in matters of broad organizational concern. The ideal candidate should be a creative, energetic, community-oriented, and will practice a “hands-on” management style and will need to demonstrate the ability to maximize efficiencies within available resources, work successfully with the residents, local businesses, other regional agencies, and the media to further the goals of the department and the City while cultivating Coronado’s picturesque commercial downtown community.

The ideal candidate should have at least six years of increasingly responsible urban planning and development program administration experience including five years of management and administrative responsibility, preferably with a local government agency. Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, public administration, business administration or a related field.  A master’s degree in one of these areas is desirable. Experience and/or a working knowledge of matters associated with the California Coastal Zone, Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans (ALUCP), and historic resource preservation practices and their applied techniques is highly desirable. 

Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an individual who has the ability to:

  • Manage the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area.
  • Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level staff, the Department of Community Development, Redevelopment and Housing Services’ work plans; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Develop, direct, recommend the adoption of, implement and maintain the City’s General Plan and zoning and subdivision ordinance; direct current and advanced planning activities including zoning, community land use, development applications, subdivisions, environmental review and design review activities; present and justify proposed plans, plan revisions, ordinances and other planning, zoning or code enforcement programs.
  • Direct the development, implementation and supervision of community development and related growth projects; direct the preparation of planning studies including analysis, review and presentation of narrative and statistical findings and recommendations.
  • Oversee the activities and operations of the City’s building inspection and code enforcement activities to ensure compliance with the City and other agency mandated rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • As required by the City’s Municipal Code, serve as the City’s flood plain administrator and noise control officer.
  • Manages and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
  • Represent the Community Development Department to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Serve as liaison between the City and the Coronado Unified School District regarding redevelopment, finance and capital project issues.
  • Provide staff assistance to the City Manager; participate on a variety of and serve as technical resource to boards, commissions and committees including the Planning Commission and the Citizens Advisory Commission; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.



The City of Coronado offers a highly competitive compensation package.  The Director of Community Development, Redevelopment & Housing Services position has an established salary band of $148,572 - $177,288 per year.  Appointment may be made within the band, depending on qualifications.  In addition to salary, the City offers an excellent benefits package including:

Retirement: The City contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), for the provisions of its retirement benefits, as set forth in the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013.  Participants enrolled in CalPERS after 1/1/13 are eligible for 2% @ 62 (PEPRA Member) benefit formula. Participants enrolled in CalPERS prior to 1/1/13 are eligible for 3% @ 60 (CLASSIC Member) benefit formula.

Life Insurance: The City provides group term life insurance, in the amount of one times the annual earnings to a maximum of $275,000, plus an additional $25,000 of Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D).

Health Benefits: The City currently provides a Cafeteria Benefit Plan with an allotment for employees of $1,664 per month that can be used to help cover the cost of medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, and ancillary benefits. Any remaining balance from the Cafeteria Benefit Plan can be designated to a health reimbursement account (HRA) for reimbursement of eligible health care expenses and/or deposited into a dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) for eligible dependent care expenses.

Leave Benefits: The City provides 184 to 224 hours of annual leave, depending on number of years of service. The City also provides 11 paid holidays and 1 floating holidays per  year.

Administrative Leave: The City provides executive employees with 80 hours of administrative leave per fiscal year.

Additional benefits information can be found on the City’s website at under the Personnel Authorization and Compensation Plan.


To be considered, a completed City of Coronado employment application form (via our online application and detailed resume must be submitted to Human Resources by 5:30 PM PST on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Postmarks will not be accepted.   

Apply online ( and obtain additional information from the City’s website at under Quick Links/Job Opportunities

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant education, training and experience. Highly rated candidates will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Oral panel interviews have been tentatively scheduled for the week of February 26, 2018.

The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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