Development Services Director

Job Information

Job Category

Land Use

Company Name

City of Bakersfield

Position Level


Job Description

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following typical tasks and responsibilities are representative of this class. They are descriptive, not limiting. Essential Duties: Manages the City’s Development Services Department, including directing the Planning and Building Divisions; Develops general departmental administrative policies and procedures; Formulates goals, objectives, and work standards for the department and ensures their accomplishment; Determines necessary priorities and allocation of resources; ensures timely actions on Planning Commission actions and implementation of City Council resolutions on departmental matters; Develops, controls, and manages the department's annual budget; Communicates the functions, policies, and plans of the department's divisions to boards, commissions, community groups, private parties, and the general public; Advises the City Council, Planning Commission. For more information, see the following links: Job Description & Informational Brochure

Required Skills / Experience / Education

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applications will be accepted only from those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED application, supplemental questionnaire and resume that they meet the below requirements: • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, City or Regional Planning, Urban Planning, or related field; AND • Five (5) years of progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in building, planning, and economic and community development within a municipality; OR • An equivalent combination of training, certification and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. • Class “C” Driver’s License or out of state equivalent HIGHLY DESIRABLE: • A Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration, City or Regional Planning, Urban Planning, or related field

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$73.74 - $89.63 / Hour & An additional salary increase of 5% will be effective 7/1/24

Other Benefits

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required


Job Location

Location Address

1600 truxtun ave

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Tanya Wilson


[email protected]

Phone Number

(661) 326-3407