Community Services & Economic Development Director
Company: City of Edmonds
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Community Services & Economic Development Director Salary:
$125,008.00 - $167,524.00 Annually Location: Edmonds, WA Job Type:
Full Time - Regular Department: Community Services Job Number:
2021-055 Union Classification: Non Represented Application
Requirements: A completed online application, an attached resume,
and an accompanying cover letter are required to be considered for
this position. An incomplete application packet will disqualify
you. Applicants may attach additional information that will assist
us in the review and selection process. COVID-19 Notice: This
position has been approved to be filled and recruitments efforts
are ongoing. Please be conscious of possible delays in the process
related to COVID-19. Applications received through Monday, December
6, 2021 at 4:30 PM will receive priority first review. This
position will remain opened until filled but may be closed at any
time a qualified candidate is selected. About the Position Under
administrative direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, and
implements special projects as assigned by the Mayor and City
Council related to the planning of long-term policies and
strategies for the City; develops community relations and public
information programs and policies and establishes customer services
programs; serves as administrative Mayor in the absence of the
Mayor; assists the Mayor/Council in the formulation and development
of administrative and operational policies, procedures and
programs, including the planning of long-term growth strategies,
meets with representatives from the public and private sector to
negotiate agreements; communicates and forges cooperative
partnerships to promote and develop the City's economic and
community development programs. Directors are responsible for the
operations of the departments and may delegate signing authority
except as limited by the provisions of Edmonds City Code or state
or federal law. About the Department The Community Services
Department consists of several key functions within Edmonds city
government: Communications, Human Services, Intergovernmental
Relations, and Special Projects. About the City The City of Edmonds
is a beautiful community on the Puget Sound waterfront with a
population of 42,470 and is the gateway to the Olympic peninsula
via the state ferry system. Edmonds provides a full range of
services, including contracted fire services, police services a
municipal court, a community pool, a regional performing arts
facility, public works and utilities, a regional wastewater
treatment facility, along with parks and recreation community
events and services. Six department directors report directly to
the Mayor and oversee approximately 241 full-time-equivalent
employees. Examples of Duties Essential Functions and
- Directs Department operations to maintain effective and
efficient programs; ensures compliance and accountability with
Federal, State, and local regulations, policies and
- Plans, directs, coordinates, monitors and reviews the work of
assigned staff ensuring that services and work products meet
quality and safety standards; assigns work activities and
coordinates schedules, projects and programs.
- Supervises, coaches, trains and motivates staff; coordinates
and/or provides staff training.
- Provides constructive feedback to staff; reviews and evaluates
work and makes effective suggestions and recommendations.
- Directs the Department employment and hiring process and
- Manages the workflow and prioritization of projects and
measures the performance of the department and all related staff
and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary.
- Develops, administers, maintains and oversees the Departmental
budget including: the annual or biannual budget, outside funding
revenues, assists with the Capital Improvement Program and Capital
- Makes recommendations and forecasts for future funds needed for
staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; recommends
efficiencies to keep costs within established financial guidelines
and approves Departmental expenditures and implements
- Provides advice and coaching to staff; develops work plans for
- Implements and / or recommends corrective actions and
discipline and termination procedures as appropriate /
- Develops action plans and metrics; analyzes operational results
and assures the effective allocation and utilization of
- Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and
committees and prepares and presents staff reports and other
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings
maintaining awareness of new trends and developments in the fields
related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as
appropriate and ensures processes, policies and practices are
interpreted and applied consistently and effectively.
- Oversees the preparation and maintenance of a variety of
reports, records and files related to assigned activities; prepare
and maintain records and reports related to budgets, plans
progress, personnel and related activities.
- Provides leadership and knowledge on emergency
response/emergency operations and recovery activities.
- Plans, organizes, and directs special projects for the City;
provides leadership and direction in such areas as long-range
capital programs and a variety of city-wide projects and programs
which involve multiple departments.
- Works on special projects at the Mayor's direction assuming the
lead role and directing the preparation and maintenance of a
variety of narratives and statistical reports, records, and files
related to assigned activities.
- At the direction of the Mayor, provides direct support to City
Council, works with Council to provide thorough information,
analysis, pros/cons, consequences, options and recommendations for
Council to make informed decisions.
- Serves as in-house consultant on department related projects,
long range and strategic planning issues; assists council members
in drafting policies and facilitating the development of goals,
plans, regulations, and ordinances; attends Council meetings as
- Develops community relations programs and policies; maintains
close contact with community groups and regional/State
organizations as assigned by the Mayor.
- Represents the City to the news media; meets with citizens to
review and resolve customer service and other issues; establishes
customer services programs to ensure that citizens achieve their
objectives in the most timely and efficient manner.
- Coordinates agreements, legislation, contracts and partnerships
associated with assigned functions; meets with representatives of
public and private sector entities to negotiate formal and informal
agreements between City, State, and County governments and private
interests as issues arise.
- Communicates with neighboring jurisdictions to form cooperative
partnerships to guide future regional-related development;
communicates with state and federal officials and legislators to
present the City's viewpoint on pending administrative or
- Serves as administrative Mayor in the absence of the Mayor;
represents the Mayor at meetings as directed; provides technical
expertise, information and assistance to the Mayor as
- Assists the Mayor in the formulation and development of
administrative and operational policies, procedures and programs.
Assists the Mayor and Council with the planning and implementation
of long-term strategies for the City.
- Analyzes operational results and ensures the effective
allocation and utilization of resources; serves as staff on a
variety of boards, commissions, and committees and prepares and
presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Fulfills roles and responsibilities on the EOC team as assigned
by the Mayor.
- Performs related duties as assigned by Mayor. Minimum
Qualifications Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in
Planning, Engineering, Economic Development, Public or Policy
Administration or related field and seven years of experience in
economic or community development, legislative and policy
development, or business/industry development that includes four
years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management
responsibility for a department or major division; preferably in a
municipal or public sector environment; OR an equivalent
combination of education, training and experience. Preferred
Qualifications: Master's Degree Required Licenses or
Certifications: State of Washington Driver's License. Must be able
to successfully complete and pass a background check. To apply,
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