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Development Services Deputy Director

City of Oceanside
Oceanside, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Community Development
Regional Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 

                                                                  $127,236 - $166,944 Annually
                                                             Plus an Excellent Benefits Package


The City of Oceanside invites applications for this exciting career opportunity. The City is seeking a Development Services Deputy Director who is a strong manager with excellent communication, management, and interpersonal skills that will be a key member of the City's Management Team reporting to the Development Services Director/Deputy City Manager. 

The Development Services Deputy Director is responsible for helping manage all development work in the City, either directly, through subordinate supervisors, or in coordination with the Public Works and Water Utilities departments.  The position is in the Development Services Department and will have direct responsibility for Planning and Building. The Development Services Deputy Director assists the Director in the planning, organization and management of multiple divisions within the Development Services Department; assists the Director in advising the City Manager and City Council regarding planning and development projects, recommendations and policies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director; directs the vision and activities of the division(s) assigned.


The City is seeking a hands-on, detail and team-oriented professional with energy and focus as well as an ability to make decisions independently while keeping the Development Services Director/Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager and City Manager informed.
The City is seeking a highly qualified individual with technical expertise and strong interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate will have management supervision and motivational skills and the ability to work through others to fulfill the City's development service’s needs. Candidates will have a can-do attitude and the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and direct manner, including communicating technical information in a non-technical manner both orally and in writing. The candidate should be a team player who can communicate with people at all levels and serve as a role model and mentor to staff throughout the City.  It is expected that the incumbent is able to come up with creative solutions to complex problems as well as understanding his/her role in contributing to the City's economic development efforts. Excellent project management skills are essential to this position.

Qualified candidates must possess six years increasingly responsible experience performing professional planning, community development or related work at a senior management level of which includes at least three years supervisory experience over professional and administrative support staff and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Public Administration or other directly related field.  A Master's degree in a related discipline is preferred.  AICP Certification by the American Planning Association is desirable. Or
Building Official certification issued by the International Code Council is desirable.



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Published on:
January 17, 2020 - 12:06pm
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