Director of Economic and Community Development

Recruitment #18-CI3410-01

Nature of Work

The Director manages the City’s Development Department which includes land use control or zoning, grant management, and development. The Director is both an ambassador and collaborator. With the goal of optimizing the economic impact of the community, the incumbent is responsible for initiating, supporting and managing key economic development projects on behalf of the City. The Director will direct and administer all operations and projects of the development department, including, but not limited to, administration and enforcement of land development regulations; formulation and administration of community development projects; and economic development activities including industrial park development. The director serves as technical advisor to the Mayor, the City Council, and the Planning Commission on matters relating to development such as zoning, land use, city maps, historic properties, and development. Supervision is exercised over a professional and technical staff tasked with gathering and analyzing social, economic, and other data used to formulate recommendations in one of these three divisions—Land Use Control, Grant Management, and Development. The Executive Assistant to the Mayor oversees the work of the Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in urban planning, economic development, public administration, or related degree and six years of management level experience in the comprehensive economic and community development of a city, metropolitan, or regional area comparable to the City of Montgomery. This experience should include the supervision of individuals working on economic and community development projects. Two years of qualifying experience can substitute for the master’s degree.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery City Development Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on their online application. Applicants are urged to fill in the online application completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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