Community Development Director (20074871)

Northern California Inland
Until filled
$96,000.00-$120,000.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


526 C St Marysville, 95901


***The interview details will be communicated to each candidate individually, via email,  shortly following March 1, 2021.***


The City of Marysville is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Community Development Director; this recruitment will fill 1 vacancy and create an eligible list.  

Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position is responsible for executive direction, strategic leadership, and management of the Community Development Department, including the following Divisions and functions: City Planning, Building, Economic Development, Permit Services, and Code Enforcement (with the Chief of Police).

As the principal administrator of the Community Development Department and City Planner, the Director plans, organizes, directs, reviews, and manages all department activities and functions. While coordinating departmental activities with other City departments, outside agencies, community groups and individuals. The Director also provides highly complex professional advice and support to the City Manager, City Council, and the Planning & Historic Preservation Commission, assuring department compliance with and enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and codes; manages and supervises staff while serving as a member of the City’s Executive Team.


Any combination of experience and training  that would likely provide the required  knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education and Certification

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in City or Regional Planning or similar major. A Master’s Degree preferred.


Incumbents must have a minimum of five (5)  years of broad and extensive experience directly involving municipal services such as  Current and Long Range Planning, Architectural and Design Review, Historic Preservation,  Building Inspection, Code Compliance, Economic Development and Business Retention, including at least three (3) years of project management and supervision of others engaged in such work.


Ideal Candidate


 The ideal candidate will be a confident leader that has exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills. The candidate will have an accomplished planning and community development background and an understanding of economic development. The new Director will be a solutions oriented problem solver, versed on all aspects of the Planning and Development Review Process, from entitlement through plan check and inspections. The new Director must be personable and able to forge key relationships with a variety of public agencies, civic leaders, regional stakeholders and the business community. The Director will be politically astute while remaining apolitical.

Other key competencies and responsibilities of this position include:

  •  Understanding California land use development laws;
  •  Experienced Grantsmanship and how to secure Planning and other Community Development grants;
  •  Experienced working with Councils, Commissions, Boards and Committees;
  •  Understanding of technology based permit tracking with the ability to lead the organization toward electronic plan check and GIS; and
  •  Experienced with economic strategic plans and economic development incentives.


  • Experience serving as a Community Development Director, Planning Manager and/or Principal Planner.
  • Experience with Current and Long Range City Planning.
  • Knowledge of economic development in a small city with limited funds.
  • Capable of writing, managing and implementing grants and grant funded projects.
  • Skilled at redevelopment and revitalization efforts to address high vacancy rates, vacant lots and abandon buildings, code enforcement and physical and economic blight in general. 
  • Understanding of how to develop ‘development-friendly’ municipal codes while ensuring historic preservation.


The starting salary will be commensurate with the experience, qualifications and skills of the successful candidate and shall not exceed $96,000 - $120,000  (DOQ) annually. 

The City offers a generous variety of benefits for its unrepresented employees including CalPERS retirement; health, dental vision and life insurance.

City pays 80% of medical insurance premiums, dental and vision insurance.

Vacation: 10 hours per month or  120 hours per year; Maximum accrual 312 hours.

Sick: 8 hours per month or 96 hours  per year; Unlimited accrual.

After the first month, 80 hours of Executive Leave.

12 holidays each year.

The City participates in the CalPERS retirement system.  "Classic" participants will be enrolled in the 2% @ 55 plan.  New participants will be enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan.  Employees must pay the full employee share based on the plan in which they are enrolled.

Special Instructions

Each candidate’s background will be evaluated  on the basis of information submitted at the time of application. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a panel interview process. Only the names of the most-qualified candidates who pass the panel interview process will be considered for final selection.

Additional inquiries about the position may be  directed to Nicole Moe at  The City of Marysville is not responsible for failure of internet forms or  email transmission in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing Nicole Moe at


The City of Marysville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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