Director of Community Development/Assistant City Manager

  • City of Pleasant Hill
  • 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, California
  • Mar 29, 2021
Full Time Community and Economic Development Executive
  • Salary: 167,604 USD
  • Salary Top: 222912
  • Phone: 9256715294
  • Apply By: May 17, 2021

Job Description

The Director of Community Development/Assistant City Manager receives administrative direction from the City Manager. He/she directly supervises professional, technical, and clerical staff; administers the activities of the Building, Engineering, and Planning Divisions; develops plans, goals and objectives for the Department; advises the City Manager on matters pertaining to departmental functions; contributes to overall City management as a member of the City’s Executive Team; provides highly complex administrative support to the City Manager; may serve as acting City Manager; and performs related work as required.

Top areas of focus for the incoming Director will be:

  • Leadership – The Director of Community/ACM will provide strong vision and direction for the Department, particularly in the planning area. In addition, this person will support the City Manager’s goals and objectives and assist as needed.
  • Project Management – He/She will also work closely with the City’s other department heads/division managers on projects such as the new library building completion and other City initiatives (post-pandemic development, infill development and housing projects).
  • Strategic Planning – The City is refreshing the General Plan 2003. The Director will work with consultants to complete the City’s new General Plan 2020-40. (To learn more, go to
  • Teamwork – As a working manager, the new Director will work closely with the Department’s talented staff. He/She will continue to inspire and develop the employees and foster an inclusive, energized and positive professional environment.

The City of Pleasant Hill is seeking a Director of Community Development/Assistant City Manager who is a committed and strong leader who can represent the department with integrity and honesty. The ideal candidate will have the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships based on leadership rather than authority; develop, implement, and direct a variety of concurrent engineering, planning, building, and housing improvement programs.

The incoming Director/Assistant City Manager will be responsible for dealing effectively with advisory boards and commissions as well as other elected public officials. Candidates should be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City officials, other governmental agencies, and the general public. Individuals who understand the political climate and work effectively within it are sought. The incoming Director/Assistant City Manager will be expected to have knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of public administration, especially as it relates to community development activities; principles and practices of urban planning; principles and practices of engineering; principles and practices of professional administration and management; principles of leadership including supervision of staff; and principles of effective public presentation.

Candidates will possess equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, architecture, public administration, civil engineering or a closely related field. Possession of a master’s degree is highly desirable; and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in community development, planning, and municipal engineering, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.



The Annual Salary Range is $167,604 - $222,912; placement in this range is dependent upon qualifications. The City also offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

Retirement – The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) under a 2% @ 60 formula for Classic Members. The City contributes 3% to a 401(a) plan as well as $200/month to an RHS plan. Voluntary Roth IRA & 457 plans available.

Medical Benefits – The City offers two choices for coverage—Kaiser or Blue Shield. The City pays 75% of the Kaiser monthly premium at each coverage level.

Dental & Vision – City-paid coverage for employee and eligible dependents.

Life Insurance – City-paid coverage equal to 1x annual salary.

Holidays – City recognizes 13 paid holidays per year.

Vacation Leave – Negotiable based on Management Pay Plan

Sick Leave – Accrues at the rate of one day per month, with no maximum accrual.

Administrative Leave – Up to 16 hours of administrative leave each month on a non-cumulative basis.

Section 125 Plan – Dependent care and out-of-pocket medical costs may be paid on a pre-tax basis.



Please apply on-line by May 17, 2021 at

For questions and inquiries, please contact: Sherrill Uyeda or Cindy Krebs at Alliance Resource Consulting LLC.

Telephone: (562) 901-0769

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