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 30 staff and is organized across five divisions: Administration, Building, Engineering/Development Services, Planning and The Hub (Customer Service Center).


The ideal candidate will embrace entrepreneurial qualities that complement the values of this high performing municipality. He/she will be a passionate and visionary leader known for requiring and demonstrating high quality work products and providing exemplary customer service. They must have a proven track record of growing and developing staff. The ideal candidate will measure his/her professional success not by demonstrating technical skills and abilities but by successfully accomplishing projects through staff.  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 $155,578. Compensation also includes competitive benefits package. Closing date: Sunday, April 15, 2018. Please visit for recruitment brochure and to apply online.


Teri Black · Bob McFall

tel 424.296.3111



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