Irvine – CA
Widely recognized for the premier quality of life it offers its citizens, the City of Irvine is recruiting for a highly experienced professional to manage the day-to-day activities of the Community Development Department. The successful candidate will have a broad background in all aspects of urban planning, development, and environmental review as well as building safety programs and operations with a public agency, and a strong track record of success in managing a multi-faceted department. The new Director will work closely with the City Manager’s Office while maintaining close working relationships between departments, and will be responsible for a highly capable staff. This senior-level executive will be results-driven, with well-grounded, ethical decision-making skills, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and outstanding public speaking abilities. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, engineering, social sciences, or a related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the fields of city planning, community development, redevelopment, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree; Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), desired. The salary range is $124,633.60 – $194,188.80, including an attractive benefits package including CalPERS (2% at 62 formula for new CalPERS members; or 2% at 55 formula for existing CalPERS members). City contribution of 2% of employee’s base salary in a Retiree Health Savings account. To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and six (6) professional references by Friday, June 12, 2015. An electronic version of all submittals is strongly encouraged. Interested candidates should apply via email to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquires welcomed to Dave Morgan at 916-630-4900. Detailed brochure available at http://ralphandersen.com/jobs/irvine_community_development_director.html.