Director of Development Services

City of Yuba City
Yuba City, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Budgeting and Operations
Code Enforcement
Community Development
Community Engagement
Infrastructure Planning
Public Policy
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Urban Design
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$128,616 - $156,336 Annually + Excellent Benefit Package

City of Yuba City, California

Director of Development Services

Annual Salary: $128,616 - $156,336 + Excellent Benefit Package

The City of Yuba City is now accepting applications for Director of Development Services. Responsibilities include the functions of planning, building, code enforcement and housing for the City of Yuba City. This at-will executive service position is expected to perform daily work with administrative and/or policy direction. The position requires extensive knowledge of the planning, building, code enforcement and housing functions. Experience in specific plans, master plan preparation and processing, entitlement processes, sphere of influence expansion, annexations, permitting processes, infrastructure, and inspection processes is desired as well as having a good eye for design aesthetics. The ability to communicate openly and effectively with a variety of audiences is necessary as is the inherent aptitude to teach and assist local developers with the complete development process. The Development Services Director works closely with the Planning Commission and City Council and is responsible for preparing technical documentation, staff reports and formal presentations frequently. 


The City of Yuba City is looking for a leader with a servant’s heart and a strong customer service focus. The ideal candidate should have the ability to build consensus, remain objective, and act as a positive change agent for the community. Excellent diplomacy, transparency, and leadership are essential qualities for this position. Yuba City is a proud community that offers an outstanding combination of quality-of-life attributes coupled with a small town ambiance – A great place to become part of the fabric of the community you serve.

Any relevant combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for the position is qualifying. A typical way of gaining these skills is:

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Land Use Planning or a related field. Possession of a Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: At least eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning related activities, and three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification desired.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit your application online at  – Please attach resume, letter of interest and 3 work-related references.

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

Application Review: April 2, 2019

Finalist Oral Panel: April 18, 2019

Please contact Ciara Wakefield – Human Resources at (530) 822-4612 or if you have any questions regarding this position or the selection process.

EOE.  An official City application is required.

Published on:
March 11, 2019 - 9:13am
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