Assistant Community Development Director, City of Ventura, CA


Considered one of the most livable and desirable communities in the nation, the City of Ventura (pop. 111,790) sits in California’s Gold Coast region slightly north of Los Angeles County. A spectacular coastline and incredible climate are just two reasons why media have referred to the community as “the off-ramp to paradise” and identified it as one of the best cities in Southern California in which to live. The Community Development Department is supported by a staff of 42 FTE and a FY2018-19 budget of $11.5M.

In partnership with the Director, the Assistant Director will oversee a diverse range of activities in the Department. The ideal candidate will be a high energy professional who is comfortable managing in an exciting and dynamic environment. He/she will be well-versed in contemporary urban planning principles and practices. Five years of increasingly responsible community development related experience, including at least two years of administrative and supervisory experience, along with a bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

Salary up to $164,037 (2.25% salary increase effective 7/13/19); salary supplemented by an attractive benefits package. Closes Sunday, June 23, 2019. Please visit for detailed information.

Bob McFall - 818.429.4699
Teri Black - 424.296.3111