Development Services Director, City of Long Beach, CA

One of the nation’s largest and most desirable urban coastal communities, the City of Long Beach, is home to a diverse population of 485,000. Located in Los Angeles County and spanning 50-square miles, Long Beach is a full-service municipality with its own commercial airport, convention and entertainment center, and one of the busiest seaports in the world. Supported by 180 staff, the Development Services Department consists of Planning, Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, Housing and Neighborhood Services, and Administration and Financial Services.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and entreprenuerial planning professional with a proven history of leading change. He/she will be a skilled manager of people as well as an exceptional mentor who displays an optimistic and supportive style. A minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible management experience and a Bachelor’s degree are required. Prior or current experience in a community of similar complexity is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree and/or AICP will be considered favorably.

Starting salary $215,000 - $225,000. Competitive executive benefits package is also included. Filing deadline is Sunday, February 11, 2018. For detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online, visit 

Teri Black · 424.296.3111
Bradley Wardle · 650.450.3299