Community Development Director

Job Description

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments."   Situated at the mouth of the Columbia River in northwestern Oregon along the Oregon Coast Highway, the City of Astoria offers unique natural beauty and a rich history in a charming town near the coast. Because of its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has also been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest.”   Operating on a budget of approximately $900,000, the City of Astoria's Community Development Department is responsible for economic development, land use planning, zoning administration, building inspection, and historic preservation. Community Development administers both the City Comprehensive Plan and the Development Code, and provides staff support to three land use commissions.   Under the direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director plans, directs and administers all activities of the Community Development Department. The Director also develops, implements, and administers programs and policies to ensure effective development of public and private properties, and fosters positive relationships with the community. The Director oversees four employees, including the city planner, building inspector/code enforcement officer, administrative assistant and building permit technician.   A bachelor’s degree in planning, resource management, public administration or a related field, and five to seven years of municipal work experience at the supervisory or department head level is required. Candidates must have experience in both current and long-range planning, real estate development, economic development, urban renewal programs, historic preservation, and tax increment financing.   The City of Astoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  March 31, 2019 (open until filled).

Job Information

Position Title: Community Development Director

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US Citizenship: no

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $85,185 - $103,543

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Start Date: July 1, 2019

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: English

Contact Information

Name: City of Astoria, Oregon



Phone: 206-368-0050



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