The City of Pinole is recruiting for a Community Development Director.
Pinole is a diverse community of approximately 20,000 residents situated in West Contra Costa County on the east side of San Francisco Bay. It is a full-service city that has a lovely natural setting, traditional downtown, and is noted for its architectural heritage.
The City is implementing a reorganization that will include separating the community development and public works functions, which had previously been housed in a Development Services Department, into two standalone departments. As a result of the reorganization and the upcoming retirement of the Development Services Director, the City is seeking a new Community Development Director.
The new Community Development Department will have divisions for planning, building, code enforcement, affordable housing, economic development, and redevelopment successor agency. The City has not recently had distinct and active economic development and affordable housing programs, so these are new units.
The City Council adopted a Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 in February 2020. It established the vision for the City as “a safe, vibrant, and innovative community with small town charm and a high quality of life.” Among the 22 strategies (special projects) identified are a number that Community Development will be responsible for completing, including the following:
Community Development will also be a key contributor to the completion of other strategies, including the development of a citywide communication and engagement plan.
In addition to the Strategic Plan items noted above, the City is in the midst of processing a number of applications for large development projects, completing State-funded grant projects, and implementing process improvements.
The Community Development Director reports directly to the City Manager and is a core member of the City’s innovative and energetic management team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is currently a Community Development Director or someone who ready to take the career step of becoming the Community Development Director of a diverse, dynamic, full-service city.
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Education and Experience: Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, public administration, economics, architecture, environmental design, civil engineering, business administration, or a related field (a master’s degree is preferred); and
A minimum of seven years of extensive, progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in management or administration, preferably involving centralized planning, redevelopment, building regulation, and/or in a code compliance environment as found in a city, county or special district.
Licenses and Certifications: Must possess a valid California Class C driver license and have a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Code Enforcement (or Substituted Service Certification Exam) and 832 PC certifications are desirable. Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners certificate is desirable.
Working Conditions: Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions; but may occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes when field work is required. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Physical Demands: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various construction sites; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification, although the job involves field inspection work requiring walking at inspection sites to monitor performance and to identify problems or hazards; standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.