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Community Development Director


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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Community Development Director

The City of McDonough is seeking a uniquely qualified individual to assume the position of Community Development Director.  This position is a highly visible executive-level position and requires an individual with the experience to plan, direct, and oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive official community plan through development and application of land use policy and administration. The candidate for this position must have the ability to effectively manage department staff as well as provide guidance, leadership, direction and oversee the daily operations of the Community Development Department. The candidate for this position must possess the ability to work well within a city government structure including but not limited to the Mayor, City Council members, elected officials, cross-jurisdictional partners, decision making stakeholders, internal staff, external partners, and the City of McDonough’s citizens. A successful candidate must possess an in-depth knowledge of the key principles of community development including urban planning, land use analysis, sustainability, empowerment, inclusivity, social justice, human rights, democracy, and equality.

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Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or closely related field from an accredited college or Bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning required in the field of Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related degree.  A Master’s degree in one of the above fields is preferred; at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a community development related field with experience in supervising others; demonstrated experience in guiding planning and land use decisions and applicable knowledge of activities related to downtown development/redevelopment specifically; AICP certification or ability to obtain within 2 years, possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license; acceptable MVR; satisfactory criminal history; equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Benefits:  The City offers a competitive benefits package, including a Defined Benefit Plan through GMA. 

Applications can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded at   

Submit application to City of McDonough, 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, GA  30253, or e-mail information to 

Salary:  Based on qualifications and previous relatable experience   

Deadline for applications:  Open till filled (may close at any time)

The City of McDonough is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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