Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) Director
Rockville’s next Director of Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) will join a high-performing organization in a community recently ranked as “the best place to live in Maryland.” The Director will work on a variety of exciting redevelopment projects near two Metro (rail transit) stations, along the Rockville Pike corridor and in the Research Boulevard area, and improve the development review and permitting processes with key stakeholders and other City departments. The Director will lead a well-qualified professional staff committed to ensuring a high quality of life for the residents and businesses in the City, as well as the workforce that make up its large daytime population (85,000).
This Director is responsible for the overall administration and implementation of all functions of the Department, including long-range community planning, development review, zoning administration and enforcement, historic preservation, redevelopment coordination, housing programs, and building construction codes.
The Director reports to the City Manager, is a member of the senior management team, and actively participates in strategic planning efforts for the City. The Director is required to regularly interact with community stakeholders, neighborhood leaders, applicants, the development community, and elected officials.
Requirements: bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work in community planning, zoning or development review/permitting services working directly for a local government. At least three years in a supervisory or management position overseeing staff is also required.
Preferred qualifications: master’s degree; AICP certification; experience working on mixed-use, transit-oriented development/redevelopment projects, overseeing permitting, innovating moderately-priced dwelling initiatives, working with historic preservation groups, extensive community engagement, and demonstrated ability to improve development and permitting processes.
Visit thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs for more information on the position and how to apply. Open until filled with the first review of applications March 12, 2018.