Planning and Economic Development Director – City of Euless, TX

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Euless is a dynamic, growing city with more than 57,500 residents in 16.2 square miles. It is centrally located within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that has a population of over 7.5 million. Beautiful tree-lined streets, a wide range of housing options, excellent educational and workforce opportunities, a robust business-friendly environment, a dedication to historic preservation, and strong community leadership and partners make this city Simply FabEuless!

The Director of Planning and Economic Development reports to the City Manager and leads and directs the overall activities of the department. This position serves as technical adviser and staff liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Housing and Structure Board, City Council, City Manager, and other City officials on matters related to planning, the City’s Unified Development Code, and Building Codes. The Director also oversees and directs the City’s comprehensive planning activities and Economic Development strategies.

The City of Euless seeks a dedicated servant leader who is a team player, works well with other departments and embraces the “Euless Way.” Experience in municipal planning and/or economic development is highly desired. However, both organizational and community fit is most important. The successful candidate will operate as a working director and will be hands-on for many of the functions within the department. While residing within the city limits is not required, it is preferred as the Director of Planning and Economic Development is someone who actively participates in community events.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban/regional planning, public or business administration, law, economic development, or a related field and at least five years of demonstrated supervisory experience. Management-level experience in a complex government agency or other large entity involving planning and zoning administration, housing, building codes/licensing, code enforcement, and economic development is desired. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credentials are a plus.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $150,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.

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For more information on this position contact:

Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President