Development Services Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Grimes Planning Department
Location of position: 
Grimes, IA
$85,000 - $95,000
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Job Description: 

Development Services Director Position Posting

The City of Grimes is seeking applicants for a Development Services Director. This is a new position that will report to the City Administrator and be responsible for developing and managing the City’s newly created Development Services Department, which will handle city planning, zoning administration and enforcement, permitting, development, code enforcement, and building inspections.

Top priorities for the position include, but will not be limited to, designing and managing systems to supervise and facilitate review, inspection and approval of all phases of private and public construction and improvement work to assure construction is completed in compliance with City of Grimes planning strategies, standards and specifications; zoning classifications; building plans; permitting; special requirements; and all related codes and regulations. The Development Services Director will also prepare, plan, regularly review and update the City’s comprehensive development plan; zoning, subdivision, and land use ordinances; zoning map; and capital improvement program.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter, willing to be very hands on with the clerical and administrative tasks associated with carrying out the City’s Development Services functions, and be a capable and collaborative manager. A Bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, public administration OR geography, community development, sustainability, or similar field and related experience will be required. While equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered, the City seeks candidates with seven to ten years of experience and increasing responsibilities in city planning, permitting, development, or related roles.

The anticipated salary range is between $85,000 – $95,000/year plus IPERS and generous insurance benefits. Those interested are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Olivia DeYoung at Application materials must be submitted electronically by December 21.