Director of Planning and Zoning – City of Edmond, Oklahoma

$123,113 - $184,698 yearly
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • Edmond, OK, USA
  • Mar 28, 2024
Full time Planning

Job Description

On the outskirts of Oklahoma City, Edmond charms residents with its friendly atmosphere and exceptional quality of life. A low crime rate, great schools, bustling local businesses, and plenty of outdoor activities create a welcoming, safe environment. Edmond is where creativity and activity meet! You’ll find championship golf courses, indoor/outdoor food halls, downtown street festivals, local shopping, and dining galore. Cruise Route 66 to explore Arcadia Lake, tour historic sites, and snap selfies. You can also explore 33 parks, 47 miles of trails, and more than 300 public art pieces. Come see why Edmond is a Great Place to Grow!

The City of Edmond is seeking a strong communicator, strategic thinker, and a collaborative, approachable leader to serve as its next Director of Planning and Zoning. The ideal candidate will have stability and integrity, with a wealth of experience in public engagement. They will possess knowledge of laws related to land-use planning, building codes, regional issues, code compliance practices, and economic development practices and programs.

The ideal candidate will be diplomatic, politically savvy, and successful at balancing the needs and perspectives of different groups, while ensuring that the overall goals of the City are met. As a member of the Edmond Executive Leadership team, the new Director will demonstrate the highest levels of personal and professional ethics and behavior and lead by commitment, example, and ethical standards, both on and off the job.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, landscape architecture, or related field; plus, at least six years of experience in planning, zoning, and/or economic development, including three years of related management experience. A master’s degree in urban planning or a related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. An American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $123,113-$184,698, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online

For more information on this position, contact:

Debra Stapleton, Senior Vice President