Community Development Director - Newport Beach, CA

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Date Posted     May 29, 2017
City / Organization     Newport Beach, CA


The City of Newport Beach, one of Southern California’s most scenic and dynamic beach communities, has a full-time opening for Community Development Director.

The Community Development Director reports to the City Manager and leads the operations and activities of a comprehensive department, which is supported by two Assistant Directors, a Systems and Information Manager and administrative staff. The Building division includes Inspection, Plan Check, Permitting, Fire Prevention-Life Safety and Real Property Management; Planning includes Current Planning, Housing/Grants, Zoning and Code Enforcement. The Department employs 47 full-time and 7 part-time employees and has a FY2016-17 budget of over $12 million.

A qualified candidate must have seven years of increasingly responsible municipal planning and community development experience or comparable, including at least three years of responsible administrative and management experience. A Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, civil engineering or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree in planning, public administration or a related field is desirable.

To view the recruitment brochure and to apply online, please visit the City’s website at This recruitment will close on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. Candidates are required to attach a resume and cover letter briefly addressing their related experience in municipal planning, community development and responsible administrative and management experience to their completed online application in order to be considered be complete. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the online application.

Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their application materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process, which will include an assessment center tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017.