Director of Planning & Urban Development – City of Portland, Maine

Planning & Urban Development Department – The Director provides overall direction of the Planning & Urban Development Department, overseeing a staff of professional, technical, and support personnel who are engaged in activities related to the growth, development, and re-development of the City.  The Director oversees all planning and urban development activities, which include the functions of planning, community development, transportation, housing assistance programs including the Federal application process for community development and redevelopment assistance, and enforcement of the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance   As a member of the executive team, participates in the collective responsibility for the success of the entire city organization.  The Director of Planning & Urban Development participates in the full range of supervisory and managerial activities with respect to the department.   Requirements:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in an appropriate area supplemented by a master’s degree in Urban Planning, Community Development or a related field preferred; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively more responsible work experience in the areas of municipal planning or community development, or other closely related field, including at least five (5) years in a senior management role.  Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning and urban development, especially in redeveloping older cities.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Salary range is $109,707 – $131,001 annually.

For more information on this position, including instructions on how to apply, please see the Recruitment Brochure at

Deadline for applications for this position is Friday, September 13, 2019.

 City Benefits –

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurance; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

For more information, visit the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at

Apply at/send cover letter, resume and Voluntary Self-Identification Form to the

City of Portland, Maine
Human Resources Office
389 Congress St., Room 115
Portland, ME 04101

Tel. (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937

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