Community Development Director

City of Othello, Washington
Othello, WA
United States
April 6, 2017
Professional Area: 
Community Development
3-5 years
AICP Certification: 
Salary Range: 
$75,000 - $80,000

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With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Othello, Washington, offers a blend of natural beauty, endless recreational activities, friendly outgoing citizens, and a quality of life that is desirable to visitors, residents and businesses.  Located in Adams County, Othello is known as the "Heart of the Columbia Basin" and is surrounded by one of the most diverse recreation areas in eastern Washington.  More than 50 nearby lakes provide water sports opportunities, as well as great fishing, hunting and camping. Othello sits amid 30,000 acres of native areas, including the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.

The City of Othello operates under the direction of the Mayor and seven Council Members who are elected by the citizens. The City has 50 FTEs, a general fund budget of $5.9 million and a total budget of $18.7 million. City departments include:  Finance, Public Works, Police, City Clerk, Building & Planning, IT, and Recreation.

Under direct supervision from the City Administrator, the Community Development Director performs supervisory and administrative duties, as well as administrative support and technical assistance, including current and long range planning services, zoning administration, and building code enforcement. The new Community Development Director will be forming a new Community Development Department from the existing Building and Planning Departments.

A bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Three years of planning, public administration, civil engineering or related experience is required. Current certification and membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred. Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. Ability to pass background check.

The City of Othello is an equal opportunity employer. First review:  May 7, 2017 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.


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