Director of Development Services

Job Description

City of Yuba City

Director of Development Services

Annual Salary: $128,616 - $156,336

The City of Yuba City is now accepting applications for Director of Development Services. Responsibilities include the functions of planning, building, code enforcement and housing for the City of Yuba City. This at-will executive service position is expected to perform daily work with administrative and/or policy direction. The position requires extensive knowledge of the planning, building, code enforcement and housing functions. Experience in specific plans, master plan preparation and processing, entitlement processes, sphere of influence expansion, annexations, permitting processes, infrastructure, and inspection processes is desired as well as having a good eye for design aesthetics. The ability to communicate openly and effectively with a variety of audiences is necessary as is the inherent aptitude to teach and assist local developers with the complete development process. The Development Services Director works closely with the Planning Commission and City Council and is responsible for preparing technical documentation, staff reports and formal presentations frequently. 

The City of Yuba City is looking for a leader with a servant’s heart and a strong customer service focus. The ideal candidate should have the ability to build consensus, remain objective, and act as a positive change agent for the community. Excellent diplomacy, transparency, and leadership are essential qualities for this position. Yuba City is a proud community that offers an outstanding combination of quality-of-life attributes coupled with a small town ambiance – A great place to become part of the fabric of the community you serve.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit your application online at  – Please attach resume, letter of interest and 3 work-related references.

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

Application Review: April 2, 2019

Finalist Oral Panel: April 18, 2019

Please contact Ciara Wakefield – Human Resources at (530) 822-4612 or if you have any questions regarding this position or the selection process.

EOE.  An official City application is required.

Job Information

Position Title: Director of Development Services

Position Level: Executive

Position Reports To: City Manager

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

Any relevant combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for the position is qualifying. A typical way of gaining these skills is:

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Land Use Planning or a related field. Possession of a Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: At least eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning related activities, and three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification desired.

US Citizenship: yes

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $128,616 - $156,336 Annually

Other Benefits: The City of Yuba City offers a competitive compensation and benefit package including: Retirement: New employees into the CalPERS retirement system: 2% @ 62 formula. CalPERS classic members: 2% @ 55 formula; employees pay 7% of the CalPERS employer contribution rate. The City contributes $200 monthly to deferred compensation but does not participate in Social Security. Health: Full-family medical insurance, dental, and vision coverage or cash-in-lieu, life insurance, flexible spending, and retiree health plan benefits. Leaves: Sick Leave, Vacation, Long Term and Short Term Disability, Administrative Leave The Director of Development Services is an at-will, executive service position. For questions or more information regarding benefits, please contact Ciara Wakefield at (530) 822-4612 or

Start Date: June 1, 2019

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: English

Contact Information

Name: City of Yuba City

Address: 1201 Civic Center Blvd Yuba City CA 95993

Industry: Community Development - Local Government

Phone: (530) 822-4612



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