Planning and Development Director

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Position Description

Planning & Development Director

The city of New Port Richey, Florida is seeking a Planning & Community Development Director. This riverfront community approximately 30 miles northwest of greater Tampa with a total area of 4.6 miles and a population close to 17,300 residents.  The city’s geography blends nature, a thriving business community, and a plethora of local culture all the while advancing a small-town feel.   The city is committed to advocating for public green space and historical buildings, while focusing on high quality design standards and architectural features with practicality to continue enhancing and stimulating the economy in this rapidly redeveloping community.

Under the leadership and direction of the City Manager, the Planning & Community Development Director will play an integral role on the executive team for the City of New Port Richey and have a positive impact on the planning and development of this redeveloping community.  The Director will oversee the professional, technical, administrative, and supervisory aspects of the planning, zoning, community development, and building division functions for the city.  The Development Department has an annual budget of $1,934,020 and 10 FTEs.

Candidates must have extensive knowledge of the local and state permitting and zoning laws and ordinances, subdivision and land development codes and regulations, as well as the modern principles and practices of public planning, building inspection, community development, and related development services.  This role will serve as the City’s representative to the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee and will also oversee the Development Review Committee and Land Development Review Board. Candidates shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field, along with 5-8 years of directly related experience with increasing leadership and administrative responsibilities.  Public sector experience and an AICP certification is preferable.



For any questions please contact:

Kylie Wilson
Principal Consultant – Executive Search
CPS HR Consulting