The City of Dayton is seeking a seasoned professional planner and executive as its Director of Planning & Community Development. The Department of Planning & Community Development is a community support agency helping shape public policy through development of CitiPlan 20/20, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, through the implementation of various neighborhood and downtown development and redevelopment initiatives and plans. The Department provides direct customer service to community neighborhoods, businesses, developers and residents.
The Director of Planning & Community Development provides guidance and direction to a staff of 55 and oversees an operational budget of $6.8 million. Department staff interact closely and regularly with the City Commission, City Plan Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Landmarks Commission, and the Community and Neighborhood Development Advisory Board. The Department also manages Community Development Block Grants, Neighborhood Stabilization, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs, the Housing Inspection function and the Dayton Mediation Center. The ideal candidate will bring to the position substantial knowledge of community development and redevelopment issues and processes for a similar size city or larger, coupled with a management style that will foster the trust, motivation, involvement and empowerment of staff. Please view a comprehensive brochure at: www.mercergroupinc.com for additional information about the position and city.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public Administration, Business, Planning or a related field is required. Engineering may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, plus at least ten years of progressively responsible management level experience. A post graduate degree is preferred but not required. AICP Certification desired but not required for serious consideration. It is strongly preferred that the successful candidate reside in and become a part of the Dayton community.
Compensation range is $98,612 – 133,411with a 3% increase approved for 2018, coupled with an excellent benefit package. Electronic submissions required. For serious consideration, please submit your cover letter explaining why you should be strongly considered for the position, in addition to your resume, salary history and four professional references (references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established) no later than November 27, 2017 to:
The City of Dayton is the seat of Montgomery County and has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1913. The City's governing body consists of the City Commission comprised of five members, a Mayor and four Commissioners, elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for four year-overlapping terms. The City Commission serves as the policy making body of the City and is empowered b...y the City Charter to pass ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations and appoint the City Manager. The administrative and operational activities of the City are directed by the City Manager and carried out by a professional staff. Dayton is a full service city comprised of 16 departments employing approximately 2,000 employees. The City provides residents a broad range of municipal services that include; police, fire, EMS, street maintenance, waste collection, recreation, building inspection, water supply and treatment, sewer maintenance, wastewater treatment, municipal courts, an international and general aviation airport, and a convention center. The City's General Fund budget for FY 2017 totals $161 million.