Tentative interview dates: July 13, 2023 & July 14, 2023
Fairfield, the heart of Solano County, is a diverse and growing community located halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, close to Napa and Sonoma. With 24 parks, numerous bike trails and two championship golf courses, Fairfield is a great family community with just over 119,000 residents.
The City seeks a talented and creative professional who is inspired by the opportunity to shape an exciting future for the Community Development Department and community. The Community Development Department consists of 27 FTEs whose primary focus is on expanding the economy in Fairfield and ensuring that the built environment is safe, aesthetically appealing, and logically planned. The Director oversees the Building and Safety Division, the Economic Development Division, and the Planning Division. The successful candidate should be a collaborative, adaptable, and open-minded individual who learns quickly and leads by example. As a committed mentor, they will support staff development and provide learning opportunities while maintaining high performance standards. This individual should have confidence in their recommendations and feedback and is expected to work well with other departments. The ideal candidate should also be a mindful leader who cares for the well-being of their associates and knows how to lead a team through difficult situations. Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, business or public administration, or a related field. Candidates with an advanced degree highly desired. Qualified candidates must also have at least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including four (4) years of administrative and management responsibility. Candidates must have possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
The annual salary range for the Community and Economic Development Director is $180,697 - $234,927 with a 3.0% COLA increase effective the first full pay period in July 2023; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City also offers a generous benefits package.