Director of Planning and Development Services

City of Tucson
January 6, 2023
Tucson, Arizona
Job Type


Director of Planning and Development Services
Annual salary: based on experience and qualifications.
The City offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Final filing date: Open until filled.
First resume review: Monday, February 6, 2023.

The City of Tucson invites you to join an organization focused on providing excellent service to citizens in a safe and sustainable community. As the Director of Planning and Development Services, you will be at the forefront of both crafting and implementing our sustainable city of the future. If you are a professional who embraces an organizational culture of innovation and continuous improvement, we hope you will consider this outstanding career opportunity to join the executive team for our progressive southwest city.

The City of Tucson is looking for a dynamic leader with a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator with critical thinking skills and good judgment who will thrive in a fast-paced environment where expectations are high, and creativity is valued.

The successful candidate will have proven track record of successful professional leadership and be able to effectively cultivate and maintain cooperative working relationships within the organization and the community. The ideal candidate must have excellent critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, and outstanding oral and written communication skills. A background of leadership in a public sector organization or applicable leadership experience in the private sector is desired. Strong technical knowledge and planning skills, a willingness to invest in staff development and community relationships, and a passion for the work are helpful.

To learn more and to apply, please go to:

For additional information, please contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3126

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

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