Director of Community Development

Organization: City of Milton, Georgia
Salary: Compensation for the Director of Community Development will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

The City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the cityís rural character. Located at the northern tip of Fulton County, Milton, incorporated in 2006, is one of the northern metro Atlanta areaís newest cities. The City has been recognized nationally for its high quality of life and was recently ranked the second safest city in the State of Georgia. Milton is a premier city that strives to promote a high quality of life, create a strong sense of community and place, and respects its rural heritage while guiding its future to be the best place to call home.

The Cityís ability to balance growth with green space and preserving rural character is a key factor in its special lure to both residential and commercial interests. The City boasts more than 40 equestrian facilities including equestrian estates and horse farms, and a galloping horse appears prominently on the Cityís logo. Plentiful scenic areas, pastoral views and woodlands are the hallmark of the community character of Milton and help to make it the special and beloved community that residents enjoy.

The City of Milton operates under a Council Manager form of government whereby the City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council. The City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection; community development; the construction and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure; and parks and recreational programs and activities.

Miltonís Community Development Department evaluates issues relative to development occurring within Milton. Departmental resources are divided into Planning and Zoning, Permitting and Development Review, Code Enforcement and the Department contracts for Building Inspection Services.

The Department employs 10 full-time staff members and is dedicated to providing citizens with the highest quality development and preservation of natural resources through protection of Miltonís rural character in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. The City covers 38.52 square miles and serves a population of about 38,771. The residential makeup of the City consists of a median age of 39.1 years, a per capita income of $54,103 with a median household income of $115,814, and a median home value of $472,514.

Miltonís Director of Community Development is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. The Director reports to an Assistant City Manager. The selected candidate will have a firm understanding and respect for the unique character of Milton. The Director must have a clear and passionate commitment to preserving Milton as a premier city that strives to promote a high quality of life, creates a strong sense of community and place and a respect for its cherished rural heritage. For more information about Milton, visit the City on the web at

Minimum requirements are the equivalent of a Masterís degree in urban planning or related field combined with at least seven years of local government urban planning experience with a minimum of five years of management experience. AICP certification is preferred.

Compensation for the Director of Community Development will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package. The City will pay reasonable and customary moving expenses. A detailed recruitment profile for this position which includes ideal candidate characteristics is available at

Application Process This position will remain open until filled. The screening and selection process and will move forward immediately upon receipt of a sufficient pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with current salary immediately to: For additional information about this position, contact Robert E. Slavin, President, Slavin Management Consultants by phone at (770) 449-4656 or by email at


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