Human Resources

Assistant Department Director-Community Development

Open Until Filled
$6,217 - $9,326 per month

Under the direction of the Community Development Director, plans, coordinates, and manages the operations and activities of the City’s Community Development Department; administers and coordinates departmental projects and programs; responds to public inquiries regarding a variety of Community Development matters; supervises assigned personnel; and performs other related duties as assigned.  Participates in overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Department’s six (6) divisions including Neighborhood Services, Planning, Historic Preservation, Building Inspections, CDBG/HOME, and Regulated Industries. Assists in developing, implementing, reviewing, and revising Community Development policies, procedures, and departmental standards.  Assists in developing, administering, and monitoring the Community Development Department’s budget. Conducts research and studies; prepares staff reports and provides recommendations regarding various Community Development matters. Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.  Acts on behalf of the Community Development Director in his/her absence as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering or a related field.  Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or related field is desirable.  Requires minimum of seven or more years of progressively responsible related experience; including at least three years in a management or supervisory position with a preference for ten or more years of experience or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  A valid driver’s license is required.  Must complete required NIMS level training within the first six months of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesRequires knowledge of principles, practices and theories of Urban Planning, Community and Economic Development and Design, Architecture, and Engineering as well as principles and practices of zoning and subdivision design. A high level of analytical skills is necessary in order to develop and implement department mission, goals, and procedures; determine needs for capital expenditures, personnel and operating budgets; and prepare special reports or analyses for jurisdiction or outside agencies.  Requires advanced level of interpersonal skills necessary in order to provide effective leadership to subordinate personnel and to develop cooperative working relationships with employees, senior management, elected officials and vendors supplying goods or services to the jurisdiction.  Knowledge of applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances.  Requires ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally, and in writing and a working knowledge of computer applications related to work.

Physical Demands: Frequently required to stand,  sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment, with little or no exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt or dust.

Drug Testing; Background check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration.

Apply on-line at or by visiting the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO. 64050.  Open until Filled with First Review of Applications August 15, 2019.


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