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Director of Community Development

Director of Community Development

Lincoln, CA, USA

Lincoln, CA, USA

City of Lincoln

Greg Nelson and Bryan Noblett


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Director of Community Development

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The City of Lincoln offers an outstanding career opportunity to Community Development leaders who thrive in an environment that achieves results by developing people, improving processes and working in a robust, rapidly evolving community. Team-oriented leaders will succeed in this dynamic organization located in a vibrant, growing city.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Community Development plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services of the Community Development Department. The Director coordinates activities with other City officials and departments, outside agencies, local and regional organizations and the public; serves as a technical resource for assigned staff; and performs other related duties as required.  The Community Development Department manages all new development and building activities in the City. This includes operations within four divisions: Administration, Planning, Engineering, and Building. The Community Development Department is comprised of 16 authorized FTEs and has a FY 2021-22 adopted budget of approximately $4.7 million.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  The most qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, business or public administration, engineering, parks administration, facility management or a related field. A master’s degree in business or public administration is highly desirable, plus the equivalent of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in Community Development, including three (3) years in a supervisory or management capacity. While a strong planning background is desired, an effective leader and manager of people is even more important. Lincoln seeks an individual who takes a collaborative, problem-solving approach to management that will create and inspire a strong team.

The salary range for the Director of Community Development is up to $200,000, with placement in the range dependent on qualifications. The City of Lincoln offers an excellent executive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement (Classic 2% @ 60 formula, PEPRA 2% @ 62), a voluntary deferred compensation program, medical/dental/vision insurance, 80 hours of administrative leave and tuition reimbursement.  Click on the position brochure for a detailed list of benefits.

This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson or Bryan Noblett at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates may apply online at

A preliminary closing date has been set for May 2, 2022, however candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close early once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.

The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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