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Position Available, City of Huntington Beach

CP&DR Staff on
Jan 23, 2018

City of Huntington Beach, California
Director of Community Development

The City of Huntington Beach is recruiting for a highly experienced Director of Community Development to manage the day-to-day activities of the Community Development Department. The Community Development Department is comprised of five programs or divisions: Administration, Planning, Code Enforcement/Neighborhood Preservation, Inspection Services, and Permit and Plan Check Services. The successful candidate will have a broad background in urban planning, community development and economic development principles, and a strong track record of success in managing a multi-faceted organization. The new Director will work closely with the City Manager’s Office and will be directly responsible for a Department of approximately 44 full-time employees with an operating budget of $7.6 million. A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in community development, urban planning, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, urban planning, redevelopment, or a closely related field; including three years at the mid-management/supervisory level in an organization of comparable size (or larger) with similar scope of activity is required. A Master’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field is preferred. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred. The annual salary range for this position is $168,105 to $208,270. Candidates are encouraged to apply no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at