Community Development Director

City of Prescott
Prescott, AZ
United States
Experience Level: 
$96,068 to $120,860


Hiring Range:  $96,068 to $120,860 annually DOE/Q plus benefits

FLSA Status:  Exempt – not eligible for overtime

Qualifications: Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Business, Public Administration or a related field (Master’s Degree preferred). The preferred candidate will have seven (7) years of related development, professional planning and/or project management experience including five (5) years of administrative and supervisory experience. Must currently possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Arizona driver’s license.  Preferred candidate must pass pre-employment drug test and background check.

Job Related and Essential Duties:

  • Position reports directly to the City Manager
  • Plans and directs the Community Development Department operations, projects and programs, including community planning, long range planning, case review, historic preservation, plan review, building permitting and inspections
  • Effectively collaborates with the Public Works department to coordinate effective and efficient Citywide planning, development plan reviews, and other actions in the fulfillment of the director’s responsibilities
  • Presents professionally at City Council meetings when relevant; is available to advise, consult and guide City Council and City Manager regarding community planning and design, building permitting and construction issues and policies
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Prescott and the general public by demonstrating excellent guest service when interacting with contractors, visitors, citizens and City staff; through effective leadership, promotes City goals and exemplifies City Core Beliefs
  • Coordinates, develops, implements and administers the department’s annual budget and serve as a member of the City’s management team
  • Directs, coaches and trains staff, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, resource allocation, budgets, technical issues, quality standards, and services; continuously analyzes department operations, functions and budget to determine levels of personnel, equipment, and other resources needed to provide services
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Knowledge of City organization, operations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of general development and construction terminology
  • Knowledge of basic land-use, architectural and engineering principles, practices and standards
  • Knowledge of basic project management techniques for private and public building and facility development processes
  • Knowledge of legal requirements for the execution of agreements, legal conveyances and financial transactions
  • Knowledge of computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, permit tracking and database applications
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and City of Prescott rules, regulations, policies, principles, practices, procedures, codes, and ordinances related to municipal/regional land use planning
  • Knowledge of municipal infrastructure, building, site design, research methodology, statistical techniques and data base applications utilized in planning
  • Skill in oral and written communications
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contractors, associate personnel, professional groups, developers, City staff and the general public; excellent customer service a must

Physical and Visual Ability: sufficient to effectively and safely perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and City vehicle as needed.

Hearing and Speaking Ability: sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the telephone.

Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5:00 PM, May 18, 2018.

To apply for this position please visit our website at

 (928) 777-1347    (800) 748-6205     TDD (928) 777-1100   EEO/M/F/V/H/D/NSE         Posted:  May 1, 2018

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MAJOR BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES: Paid time off; ten paid holidays; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance.  PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE:  When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process.

Published on:
May 1, 2018 - 4:06pm
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