The City of Sun Valley seeks a collaborative, energetic, team-oriented professional with a background in planning to serve as its next Community Development Director. The Director is responsible for organizing and coordinating the operations of the Community Development Department including current and long-range planning, building inspection, and code enforcement functions. Development review and implementation of the goals and policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan with emphasis on the preservation of community character and resources are key responsibilities. The Director manages a $483,000 budget, supervises five full-time and part-time staff and contract services, coordinates assigned Department responsibilities with other City Departments and external agencies, and serves as liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Director is expected to help staff manage work plans as well as to personally undertake projects. The ideal candidate will have excellent management, interpersonal, and communication skills, an ability to handle any situation with tact and diplomacy, and possess a proactive approach to addressing a broad range of planning and development related challenges. The upmost integrity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of community and dedication to public service are essential. The candidate must also understand the dynamics of working in a small but busy work place, and possess a “no task too big or too small” attitude.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field and a minimum of seven years of professional experience in planning or a related field with three years of planning staff supervision experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible experience in planning or a closely related field including three years of planning staff supervision is required. AICP certification is strongly preferred. Experience working in a mountain resort setting (e.g., knowledge of tourist-based economies and issues associated with a year-round mountain resort environment) is a plus. Salary range: $79,475 – $111,750 annually. Comprehensive benefits package. Submit a letter of interest, resume, completed City application with Veteran’s Preference Form, writing sample and a confidential list of five references to firstname.lastname@example.org or City Administrator, City of Sun Valley, P.O. Box 416, Sun Valley, ID 83353. Forms and detailed job announcement may be found at www.svidaho.org. Position open until filled; first review March 2, 2015. The City of Sun Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer; preference will be given to qualified veterans.