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Director of Planning & Development Administration

The City of Columbia, Illinois (pop. 9,707), seeks an experienced and skilled professional to lead its planning and development activities in a growing, progressive community just 15 miles south of downtown St. Louis. This newly created position will be responsible for directing the City’s short and long-term planning efforts as well as overseeing the Building & Zoning Department. The Director of Planning & Development Administration serves as the Zoning Administrator and will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the City’s Zoning, Subdivision, and Building Codes. Additionally, this person will work closely with the City Administrator and coordinate on special projects with other departments, such as Economic Development and Public Works.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field (master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience (AICP certification is desired). Residency in the Columbia city limits is required. The salary range is $63,000 to $75,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to James Morani, City Administrator, 208 S. Rapp Ave., Columbia, IL 62236 (envelopes should be clearly marked “Employment Application”) or send to no later than February 20, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.

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