Community Development Director

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Summit County Government

Summit County Government is seeking a well-qualified Community Development Director to direct the operations and activities of Community Development Division which includes: Planning and Code Enforcement, Affordable Housing, Open Space and Trails, CSU Extension, Building Inspection, and general oversight of the Summit County Housing Authority. The Community Development Director will provide leadership and coaching to department heads and staff, facilitate goal setting, and evaluate performance of department directors.  The Director will develop and administer strategic long-range plans for the delivery of those departments within the Community Development Division and will work with Department heads to prepare and administer budgets and financial plans and assure responsible use of resources.  The Director, who reports to the Assistant County Manager, will serve as a member of various countywide teams, committees and task forces as assigned. Establish and maintain collaborative local, regional, and state partnerships that aid in effective and efficient service delivery.  The Community Development Director oversees a division of 36 full-time employees and 10-15 seasonal workers. The Division’s operating budget for 2021 is $6.7 million and an additional $6-10 million in capital projects, across various departments.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public or Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s Degree, and AICP preferred. Extensive knowledge of best practices in the delivery and management of community development services. Extensive knowledge of leadership practices including the ability to supervise, motivate and inspire others. Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to influence effectively, with broad experience in presentations and public speaking. Excellent customer service skills with well-developed conflict resolution abilities. Ten years’ of progressively responsible experience in county or city government in the areas of administration, Community Development, or a related field with at least five years management experience.  Experience must include development and implementation of strategic long-range plans, operations and capital improvement budgeting, developing goals, evaluating performance and holding others accountable for results.

SALARY RANGE: $4,204.74-$6,727.58/bi-weekly DOQ. A sign-on bonus program is available and Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: This position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a Summit County Government job applications, resume and cover letter online at or email For questions regarding the position, please email Bentley at

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