Community Development Director

Job Description

Community Development Director

City of Pacific Grove, CA


Pacific Grove is a small coastal community located in Monterey County. Situated on the southern edge of the Monterey Bay, 115 miles south of San Francisco, Pacific Grove enjoys a rich history and an abundance of recreational opportunities. Pacific Grove covers approximately 2.9 square miles and has a population of approximately 15,300. The City’s beautiful coastline provides expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Bay, while the historic downtown is home to numerous restaurants, boutiques, and galleries.


The City is home to numerous attractions, including the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; and picturesque Lovers Point Park and Beach.  The City of Pacific Grove combines an unparalleled quality of life with an ambience of charm, grace, and beauty on the Monterey Peninsula. For more information on this dynamic city, please visit the City of Pacific Grove’s website at


The City Manager seeks a local government professional with land-use and planning background to oversee the Community Development Department.  Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Community Development Director will have experience working in coastal communities and/or with the California Coastal Commission, and an understanding of code enforcement, land use, planning, and leading general plan update and code updates.  The ideal candidate is a politically astute, confident leader with excellent presentation and communication skills and will have the ability to effectively present to Council, the community, and other stakeholders. 


The next Director will be committed to mentoring, coaching and supporting an excellent department staff, will be team-oriented and a leader who cultivates a learning work environment. The Director will join a collaborative and supportive executive team and will bring that collaborative approach to her/his work with other departments, staff and the development community. 


The annual salary range is $124,176 - $166,400.  Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.


Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney


Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged with 2 business days.


Filing Deadline:  May 18, 2022

Job Information

Position Title: Community Development Director

Position Level:

Position Reports To: City Manager

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

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US Citizenship: no

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $124,176 to $166,400

Other Benefits:

Start Date: July 1, 2022

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: 10%

Language: English

Contact Information

Name: City of Pacific Grove

Address: 300 Forest Ave Pacific Grove CA 93950


Phone: 866-912-1919



Contact: Maria Hurtado

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