Organization: City of Des Plaines, Illinois
Salary: Salary range is $105,694 - $137,402. Appointment salary DOQ. Excellent benefits. Residency is not required.
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled. First review of candidates will occur on September 27, 2013.
The City of Des Plaines, 58,710 pop., covering 15.85 sq. miles, seeks candidates for the position of Director of Community and Economic Development. Des Plaines is a vibrant community of residential, commercial, and industrial uses, located 17 miles from the Chicago Loop and five minutes from O’Hare International Airport. The City welcomed the Rivers Casino and entertainment complex in 2011. The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor and eight Alderman each representing a separate ward.
The Director is appointed by and reports to the City Manager and is responsible for the organizational direction and leadership of the department with a staff of 15.25 full-time employee equivalents and a budget of $2 million across three divisions: Planning & Zoning, Building & Property Inspection, and Economic Development. The Director serves as the key advisor to the City Council and City Manager on all development policy matters including: the formation, adoption and enforcement of zoning regulations and comprehensive plans; the review and assessment of development plans and proposals for land use; and the administration of building and other related codes.
Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field, with 7 years of increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory experience. Masters degree and AICP certification a plus.
Salary range for 2013 is: $105,694 - $137,402. Appointment salary DOQ. Excellent benefits. Residency is not required. Send cover letter and resume with current salary to: Robert E. Slavin, Slavin Management Consultants, 3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1, Norcross, GA 30071; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (770) 449-4656, fax: (770) 416-0848. (Prefer email.) Additional information about the City of Des Plaines can be obtained at www.desplaines.org. The position will remain open until filled. First review of candidates will occur on September 27, 2013.
The City of Des Plaines is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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