The capital city of Connecticut, Hartford is one of the oldest cities in America and combines a rich blend of history, culture, and architectural gems with a progressive attitude toward business, education, and neighborhood economic development. The city is recognized as a place of growth and opportunity for a diverse population. With a population of almost 125,000, it is the primary city in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area, with a population of 1.2 million people. Encompassing 18 square miles, it is located at the intersection of New England’s I-84 and I-91. The City of Hartford operates under a Mayor-Council form of government.
The City seeks a highly ethical, dedicated, and hard-working urban planning professional with proven supervisory and managerial experience who can help Hartford continue its efforts to become an even more attractive, livable, and sustainable community as its Director of Development Services.
The position of Director of Development Services requires a bachelor's degree or graduate 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 supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skill, and abilities necessary to complete the functions of the position will be considered. 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. Residency is required within six months of the date of hire and the chosen candidate will be required to maintain residency for the duration of the appointment.
5+ to 7 years