Director of Design & Development

City of La Quinta, CA

Director of Design & Development

City of La Quinta, CA



Nestled between the Santa Rosa and San Bernardino mountains, the City of La Quinta (pop. 39,000 perm. + 15,000 seasonal) is a natural paradise in the Coachella Valley. World-renowned as a destination for art, health, golf, living and well-being, the City values a seamless integration and delivery of services to its residents and development community. The Design & Development Department is supported by 27 staff and is organized across six divisions: Administration, Building, Development Services, Engineering Services, Planning and The Hub (Customer Service Center).


The leadership style of the ideal candidate will reflect entrepreneurial attributes that complement this high performing municipality. Known for promoting high standards for quality work and results, he/she will be an exceptional people and project manager who is guided by a customer centric mindset. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible and relevant public and/or private sector experience, which includes a minimum of three (3) years of leadership experience, and a Bachelor’s degree are required.


Salary range goes up to $151,046. Compensation also includes competitive benefits package. This recruitment will close at midnight on Sunday, June 4, 2017. For detailed brochure and to apply online, visit


Teri Black · 424.296.3111

Julie Yuan-Miu · 925.820.8436




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