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Director of Housing and Community Development

County of Monterey
Salinas, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Land-Use Management
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
The salary range is $171,722 to $234,532 annually, DOQ

Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 446,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the area year-round. Monterey County boasts world-renowned attractions such as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and the Steinbeck Center.

The Director of Housing and Community Development is a department head appointed by the County Administrative Officer. The new Director will join the organization during a time of exciting and challenging transition. Within this environment, there will be a great opportunity to expand a culture of service delivery, enhance communications internal and external to the department, and strengthen work systems and processes that facilitate a greater connection with all constituents. Developing and maintaining positive relationships and high levels of credibility with the entire county constituency will be essential and achieved through great service delivery, consistent application of regulations and guidelines, and land use/planning knowledge.  The nature of land use and development considerations are a prominent aspect of this role. 

The top candidates will typically possess a Bachelor’s degree in either urban planning, regional planning, public/business administration or a closely related field and five years of broad and progressively responsible administrative experience in the management of community planning, community development including building services and/or housing with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing a diversified staff and complex programs of which included at least three years’ experience in the public sector at the supervisory and/or management level. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by March 5, 2021.

Published on:
February 10, 2021 - 1:12pm
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