Shawnee, population 65,795, is the third largest city in Johnson County and offers a safe, friendly community lifestyle with easy access to two interstate highways (I-35 & I-435). Visibility and convenience are major attributes of our community as well as the variety of housing opportunities and two top-rated school districts. In addition to the excellent hometown services and stores, residents enjoy a well-rounded business community. The City has a mayor-council-manager form of government established by Charter Ordinance. The City Council appoints a City Manager who is the full time manager of the organization.
The City is seeking a new Community Development Director. The Community Development Department includes Planning Professionals, Engineers, Building Inspectors, Codes Enforcement Officers and Support Staff all working towards a shared mission of providing professional services related to land development and property maintenance to enhance, maintain, and develop the City's growth in a manner to provide positive development opportunities and maintain a high quality of life. This position also works directly with the Planning Commission that is comprised of 11 Planning Commissioners and meets twice a month.
Requirements: • Master’s Degree with course work in urban planning, engineering, public administration, or a closely related field; Bachelor's Degree may be substituted, provided AICP, PE or an equivalent certification has been achieved • A minimum of ten (10) years of planning, development or engineering experience • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the executive management of a public agency; knowledge of municipal government operations is preferred
The starting salary for this position is: $105,000 - $125,000.