Community Development Director

The City of Laguna Niguel is recruiting for our next Community Development Director. Due to retirement, now is your chance to make a difference in a remarkable community! With a team of 13 full-time city employees augmented by contract employees, the Community Development Department is responsible for economic development activities, current and advance planning, building, grading, code enforcement and CDBG administration. 

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Community Development Director provides the strategic vision and budgetary oversight for the entire Community Development team, serving as a role model in delivering excellent and professional results to both City staff and a community with high service expectations.

We are looking for an experienced, hands-on, detail-oriented manager with strong leadership skills as well as a proven record of implementing ideas that increase collaboration, performance, innovation, and accountability of the department team. The Community Development Director should be a creative, strategic thinking team player who is comfortable working with elected officials, consultants, residents and staff at all levels. 

Experience in complex entitlement projects, specific plan implementation, mixed-use development, and professional services and contract staff administration is desirable.  Knowledge of building and fire codes, CDBG administration, traffic modeling, and implementation of new technology will also be beneficial to the success of the Director. 

This position requires at least five years of increasing responsible professional urban planning experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, preferably in the public sector. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Urban & Regional Planning, Public Administration, or a related field is required; AICP Certification and/or Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. A valid California class C driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required. 

APPLY BY 5:00 PM ON OCTOBER 12, 2018. See the detailed job flyer and job description for more information.

Submit online application or email completed application, cover letter and resume to or submit, in person or by mail, to City Hall, attention Human Resources. Applicants possessing the most suitable qualifications will be requested to continue in the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by email. 

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