Deputy Director of Communications for Operations
Albemarle County is seeking a Deputy Director of Community Development for Operations to support a dedicated staff leading, planning, and organizing the divisions within the Community Development Department (CDD). The operations divisions of Building, Engineering, Geographical Data Services, Planning, and Zoning all fall under the purview of the Deputy Director within the Community Development Department. Serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the Department, the Deputy Director of Community Development for Operations focuses on performance, productivity, regulatory compliance, customer service, and process improvement for the CDD.
Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, urban planning, or other property development field and seven years of professional experience focusing on community development in either the public or private sector, or both. Five years of leadership/management of staff is also required.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, experience working in a growing and urbanizing community, community outreach and consensus-building skills, and experience improving land use tools and systems to better serve customers and stakeholders. Demonstrated collaborative leadership, team-building and staff development, and experience collaborating across departments is also preferred.
This position will require possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia after employment.
Compensation and Benefits
The expected hiring range is up to $112,000, although there is room for future growth in this position. The selected candidate’s salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Albemarle County offers excellent benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health insurance options (health, vision, and dental), and Virginia Retirement System (VRS) benefits. This is a full-time FLSA Exempt position. County-paid life insurance and deferred compensation are available. Residency within the County is not required, and relocation assistance may be offered.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group, now part of Raftelis, at https://bit.ly/3gTvmqn. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on October 8, 2021.