Community Development Director

City of Novato
Novato, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Budgeting and Operations
Community Development
Infrastructure Planning
Land-Use Management
Urban Design
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
Annual salary range: $139,752 to $169,872

City of Novato 

Community Development Director 
Annual salary range: $139,752 to $169,872 
Application Deadline: Open until filled. 
The initial review of resumes will take place on Monday, November 19th, 2018. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to shape the future of a thriving community. Recently named as one of the “Best Places to Live in 2018” by, Novato is ideally situated in the North Bay Region of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a population of 55,000, Novato has more than 3,600 acres of open space, a thriving local economy of biotech and technology companies, and a high-achieving school district. 

Reporting to the City Manager, the Community Development Director oversees all activities of the department, coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies, conducts strategic planning for the department, and provides highly complex technical and administrative support to the City Manager. Divisions within Community Development include planning, code enforcement, and building. The department also manages the City’s affordable housing and sustainability programs and initiatives for the City. 

A sense of civic engagement, a strong sense of public service, comfortable public speaking, pro-business-friendly approach, customer service driven, process and change orientation mentality, creativity and solution-oriented, visionary and strong leadership, management and mentoring skills and a background that includes economic development and collaboration with businesses and other community agencies will serve the candidate well. The Director will be assisting in the implementing the City’s economic development goals and sustainability programs; additionally, the City is working on finalizing the general plan. 

To be considered, please submit a detailed resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted until the late stages of the recruitment and will be coordinated with the successful candidate). Your resume should indicate the size of staff and budgets you have managed and also reflect both years and months with regard to the employment dates for current and prior positions held. Please submit your materials through our website at: 

For more information contact: 

Teresa Webster/Jill Engelmann 
CPS HR Consulting 
Tel: 916-471-3462/530-306-0575 

To view an online brochure for this position visit: 
City of Novato website: 


City of Novato is an equal opportunity employer.

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October 29, 2018 - 11:20am
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