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Director of Neighborhood Development Services

City of Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA United States

How to Apply
URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlottesville/jobs/4546761/director-of-neighborhood-development-services

Application Deadline: Open until filled — first review of applications will begin on Monday, July 1, 2024.

Note: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Click here to apply online.

The Director of Neighborhood Development Services performs complex professional and administrative work overseeing and directing the programs, activities, and staff of Neighborhood Development Services Department, which includes planning, urban design, zoning, building inspections, property maintenance, GIS, and historic preservation. Work is performed with broad functional areas, a high degree of independent judgement, and a strategic focus. Reports to the Deputy City Manager for Operations. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, and at least five (5) professional references.

The preferred hiring amount for this position is between $150,000.00 to $178,505.60 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, gym membership reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and continuing education/training opportunities. As a department head, the incumbent will receive 80 hours of discretionary leave per calendar year. Relocation assistance may be available.

  • For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please click the 'benefits' tab on this posting, or visit https://www.charlottesville.gov/1047/Employee-Benefits.
  • The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City's Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.

To view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, please go to: https://www.charlottesville.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12103/2024-Director-of-Neighborhood-Development-Services---Recruitment-Brochure?bidId=

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration, or Business Administration AND at least six (6) years of supervisory and managerial responsibility with an emphasis on municipal planning and management of a comprehensive plan, standards and design, and zoning regulations.


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, or related field AND at least eight (8) years of supervisory and managerial responsibility with an emphasis on municipal planning and management of a comprehensive plan, standards and design, and zoning regulations.


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above.

Certifications/Licenses/Other Requirements:

  • Virginia Driver's License and must meet the city's driving eligibility requirements OR be able to provide own transportation to/from out of office engagements.
  • Required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug screen.


  • Designation as an AICP desired.
  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible local expertise in land-use planning desired.
  • Prior Departmental Director experience desired.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$150,000.00 to $178,505.60 Annually

Contact Information

Human Resources
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA
United States
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