Community Development Director

City Of Lakeport   Lakeport, CA   Full-time     Management
Posted on November 15, 2022
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Experience, Education, and Certifications
The selected candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has 
provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. 
Example combinations include possession of a four-year college curriculum with major work in 
planning, or a related field; and five years of progressively responsible planning experience, 
which would have included current and advance planning assignments and three years of 
supervisory experience. The selected candidate must possess a valid Class C California Motor 
vehicle operator’s license.

The Position
The Community Development Director reports directly 
to the City Manager and is a member of the City’s 
cohesive management team. 
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have the following:
⧫ Operations, services, and activities of a
comprehensive community development program 
⧫ Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs 
⧫ Principles and practices of program development and administration 
⧫ Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration 
⧫ Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation 
⧫ Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
⧫ Economic development programs, including marketing, branding, and retail recruitment
⧫ Lead by example and create enthusiasm among employees and energize the Community 
Development Department 
⧫ Plan, organize, coordinate, direct, mentor, and recognize the achievements of staff 
⧫ Build a rapport with the local development community, residents, and businesses
⧫ Delegate authority and responsibility 
⧫ Implement and enhance the City’s business friendly atmosphere
⧫ Read, interpret, and analyze construction documents 
⧫ Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs 
⧫ Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures 
⧫ Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports 
⧫ Prepare and administer budgets 
⧫ Analyze problems, identify solutions, and implement recommendations 
⧫ Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques 
⧫ Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws and regulations 
⧫ Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
⧫ Negotiate difficult issues with integrity, empathy, and skill 
⧫ Analyze current operating processes, procedures, and technology usage and identify the 
potential for greater efficiencies and stakeholder satisfaction
⧫ Provide leadership for activities directed towards business recruitment, job 
development, business retention, and revitalization
Compensation & Benefits

The City provides an excellent employee benefit package, including:
Salary: Range is from $8,436 to $10,254 per month.
California Public Employees Retirement System: The City provides the PERS retirement 
program at the following formulas: 2.5%@55 for classic members and 2.0%@62 for new 
members to the system after 1/1/13. The City does not participate in social security.
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance: The City provides health, dental and vision insurance for 
the employee and dependents. Employee pays a percentage of the medical premium. 
Vacation Leave: Paid vacation for management 
classifications is generally 15 days (120 hours) annually 
for the first 5 years and increasing up to 200 hours 
based on time in service.
Holidays: There are 13 paid holidays per year. 
Sick Leave: Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of 1 
working day per month.
Other Benefits: The City provides an employee 
assistance program; air ambulance services; life 
insurance based upon one year’s annual salary ($100,000 maximum coverage); long-term 
disability insurance. Currently the City offers a technology stipend of up to $1,500 (for the 
period of the current management agreement), and a cell phone stipend of $80 per month.

The Process
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Administrative Services Director, Kelly 
Buendia, with any questions regarding the position or the process. Applicants should view the 
full job description on the Employment page of the city website at If 
you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, your 
resume, application and three work-related references to:
City of Lakeport
Attn: Kelly Buendia
225 Park Street, Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-5615, Ext. 101 ⧫ (707) 263-8584 (fax)