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25 Jul 2022

Full-Time Community Development Director

City of Camas – Posted by hbealer@cityofcamas.us Camas, Washington, United States

Job Description

The City of Camas is looking for a collaborative and exemplary leader with broad planning and community development experience who is dedicated to engaging with the public and City leadership to shape the future of Camas.

About the Job

As a member of the City’s senior leadership team, the Community Development Director will report directly to the City Administrator. The Director oversees the activities and operations of the planning, building and development engineering divisions which includes the City’s land use, building, zoning and environmental ordinances, planning, engineering and environmental and community development functions.  A highly effective leader and communicator, the Director possesses exemplary public engagement skills and manages conflict well.  A proven record of building consensus and providing outstanding customer service is key to being successful in this role. The ability to navigate change while accomplishing department and City priorities will be imperative to facing the growth that lies ahead in Camas.

Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Continue leading development of subarea plans for the Camas North Shore and Downtown Camas
  • Oversee the continued implementation of the Camas Housing Action plan and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and lead the City’s efforts in the upcoming Comprehensive Plan periodic update process
  • Engage a wide variety of diverse stakeholders related to City growth and development projects.
  • Manage the Department budget of approximately $3.7m
  • Build and maintain economic development relationships and identify significant employment land opportunities in Camas
  • Oversee, manage and motivate 18FTEs in the Building, Planning and Development Engineering workgroups 

About Camas

Enjoying great community support, we are a City in southwest Washington state, just minutes away from Portland, Oregon. The City of Camas is home to approximately 26,000 residents, where its many parks, strong schools, and a thriving downtown make for an exceptional quality of life.

Minimum Qualifications

The Community Development Director will have:

Five years of experience in urban planning or development and policy development including management and supervisory experience; and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Urban Design or related field.

A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, Community Affairs or a related field is preferred.  

Compensation and Benefits

The Community Development Director is an at-will position and the contract is at the discretion of the Mayor. The position has an expected hiring range of $123-148k, depending on qualifications. Camas has a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program and pension with the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.  Paid time off, administrative leave and holidays are also included.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience when assessing candidates. 

Questions? Contact:

Heidi Bealer, Human Resources Analyst

hb*****@ci*********.us / 360-817-7016

Application materials deadline: 5pm, Wednesday, August 31.

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How to Apply

For complete job description and online application please go to https://www.cityofcamas.us/jobs Please include a resume and cover letter with the online application. All application materials must be attached when the application is submitted.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Community Development. Salaries: 100,000 and above.


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