Job Title: Assistant Director of Community Development

Job Location: La Mesa, CA (San Diego County)

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Job Description:

The City of La Mesa has opened a recruitment for an Assistant Director of Community Development.  This is a new position with the City which will assist in the planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the Community Development Department, including planning, building, code compliance, and administrative staff and will serve as the acting Director as needed in the absence of the Director.

Interested applicants must submit an online application, cover letter, resume, supplemental questionnaire and a list of five (5) work-related references.  This recruitment is open until the needs of the City are met and may close without prior notice, therefore interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will occur on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  Candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process for this position.  The examination process may consist of any or all of the following components; appraisal interview, practical skills assessment, and writing assignment.  Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established.

Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, architecture, public administration, or a closely related field considered useful in urban planning, redevelopment, and building codes administration.  A Master’s degree in a related field and AICP are strongly desired.

Experience:  At least five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal planning, building, architecture, engineering or construction technology, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at the local governmental level.  California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) experience is strongly desired.

License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

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Apply by date: 12/09/2020