Cathedral City is ideally located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage in Riverside County. Located off the I-10 freeway and less than five miles from the Palm Springs Airport with a diverse population of over 55,000, Cathedral City is one of the fastest growing cities in the Western Valley. An ideal climate of 350 sunny days per year, clean air, scenic beauty, and unlimited leisure activities attract an additional 17,000 residents during the winter months. The mission of the Development Services Department is to administer, encourage and promote the development and maintenance of the City in a comprehensive manner that links living environments, shopping and service needs, employment opportunities, transportation and recreation, to provide a well-functioning, safe, stable and livable community. Under administrative direction, the Director of Development Services plans, organizes, supervises, and directs the activities and operations of the Development Services Department including planning, building, and code compliance activities. The City is seeking a collaborative, seasoned, and approachable candidate to serve as the next Director of Development Services. The ideal candidate is experienced and has the ability to mentor and develop staff. Candidates with a problem-solving mentality that will offer innovative ideas are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of principles and practices of leadership, strategic plan development, budget administration, and of contract management are essential. The annual salary range for the Director of Development Services is $157,699.58 to $206,423.59 with a 3% scheduled increase in July 2023 and 2024. Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City also offers an attractive benefits package.