Deputy Director of Planning

Recruitment #19-7168-001


The Deputy Director of Planning and Community Development is an unclassified position reporting to the Director of Planning and Community Development and ultimately reporting to the City Manager. The incumbent is an “at will” employee. The Deputy is delegated considerable latitude in performing responsibilities of the position. The Deputy is responsible for assisting the Director of Planning and Community Development in the organizing and managing of daily activities of the Department. The incumbent performs managerial and supervisory professional planning work.

The Planning and Community Development Department is comprised of four (4) major program components: Planning, Housing Inspection, Community Development and Mediation. The incumbent is responsible for general oversight of these programs, providing management and support in all aspects of short- and long-term needs and development. The incumbent is responsible for managing the associated budget of the four programs. 

In drawing up the work schedules and departmental budget, the incumbent must translate the priorities of Dayton, as set forth by the City Commission and/or the City Manager, into planning activities designed to correct existing problems. The Deputy is assigned complex projects requiring extensive planning knowledge and experience. Studies and reports are prepared on various planning activities requiring specialized knowledge. The incumbent maintains and facilitates working relationships with citizens, neighborhood organizations, elected and appointed officials, and City departments and agencies. 

The incumbent may represent the City on various Boards and/or Committees. The incumbent will have extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of City planning and is knowledgeable of laws and ordinances affecting the planning, development, and zoning processes. The incumbent is responsible for presenting technical information clearly, concisely, and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the general public orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and ten (10) years of management level experience is required.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, or Engineering can be substituted for two (2) years of experience. 

For each year experience working in Planning, Engineering or Community Development, one (1) year management level experience may be substituted.

License Requirements

Must have a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment. A.I.C.P. (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification is strongly desired.


Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, however first consideration will be given to resumes received by April 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. A complete position description may be obtained from the Human Resources Office.