Deputy Director of Community Development and Engineering

City of Duluth
Duluth, Georgia

The City of Duluth, Georgia, (pop. 31,000) is accepting applications for the position of DEPUTY DIRECTOR in the Department of Community Development & Engineering.

  • This position requires an experienced, customer-service oriented, and forward-thinking employee in the Department of Community Development & Engineering.
  • The employee must have prior planning project management experience at a senior planner level or higher, preferably in a metropolitan area experiencing rapid growth and redevelopment.
  • This position requires strong communication/presentation skills and must be able to confidently respond to questions from the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, City Council, and various citizen groups.
  • This position will play a key role in advancing the City’s long-range planning by updating and implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

For questions about the job duties, please email Margie Shames Pozin or call 678-957-7284.

For questions about the application process, please call 770-497-5287 or email HR.

The City of Duluth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will conform with all applicable local, state, and federal laws concerning employment and will not illegally discriminate with regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information or other legally protected status or classification, except where mandated or permitted by law as a bona fide occupational qualification.

It is the policy of the City of Duluth to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and other terms and conditions of employment.

The City of Duluth, in compliance with Federal law, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental design, engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university required, Master’s Degree in an appropriate field strongly preferred
  • Ten years or more of professional experience in planning, community development, economic development, project management or related work
  • Five years or more of supervisory or manager experience
  • Professional certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is strongly preferred
  • Spoken/written fluency in a foreign language is beneficial, particularly Spanish, Korean, or Chinese

Salary & Benefits
Hiring range is $95,000 – $115,000 annualized (salary paid bi-weekly, Grade 33), with starting salary based on qualifications.

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How to Apply

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Please set up a login to apply online. You will receive notifications and updates on the position.
Fill out the online job application and attach supporting documents.
(1) Resume, (2) Cover Letter, (3) Education Transcripts


(Posted 6/28/2023, open until filled; may close at any time without notice)