Community Development Director
Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 200,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Residents enjoy an unsurpassed quality of life enhanced by the clean air and Mediterranean climate of this coastal community, the charm and solitude of the nearby Los Padres National Forest, and the cultural and educational amenities of a vibrant urban setting.
The new Community Development Director (CDD) will be joining an organizational transformation initiative committed to excellence and service with a passion for implementing bold new ideas to push the City forward. The CDD will be a key part of the Department’s Executive Management team and instrumental in carrying forward the vision of improved organizational effectiveness and best practices throughout all City operations. The City, like many in California, is dealing with the uncertainty of the current and future economic landscapes brought about by COVID. Development in the post-COVID environment will certainly be altered. The new CDD will have an opportunity to help shape and position the City to meet these challenges and opportunities. The need will still exist for well-conceived and executed projects that achieve the balance that affords economic vibrancy with quality of life considerations for all residents.
Experience with economic development, real estate, traditional city planning and, CEQA/Coastal Act knowledge, and building permits are essential requirements for this position. A background that includes staff management of a community development division or department or municipal planning consulting firm and a BA/BS in a related field are required. An MA/MS and AICP certification are desired. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by October 14, 2020.