Assistant Community Development Director

City of Walnut Creek
March 1, 2023
Walnut Creek, California
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The City of Walnut Creek, with its sprawling landscapes, warm weather, upscale dining, posh shopping district, and local winery, is a suburban oasis with an urban flair. The economic and entertainment hub of Central Contra Costa County, the City is conveniently located east of San Francisco and west of Mount Diablo State Park. With a rare blend of 2,800 acres of open space, a vibrant downtown, and a performing arts center, Walnut Creek offers something for everyone. The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a creative, collaborative, and hands on Assistant Community Development Director. Under direction of the Community Development Director, the incoming Assistant Community Development Director will aide in developing department goals and objectives. Duties include developing and implementing the Planning Division and Housing Division work plans; assigning work activities, projects, and programs; monitoring workflow; reviewing and evaluating work products, methods, and procedures. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and innovative leader that represents the department with integrity and professionalism. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Urban Studies, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration, or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification are highly desirable.

The annual salary range for the Assistant Community Development Director is $139,285 - $195,000; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: April 10, 2023



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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.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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