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Development Services Director
City of Missouri City

Missouri City, Texas, known as the “Show Me” city, has a population of over 70,000 and is conveniently situated 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. The city covers 29.8 square miles and is easily accessible by major transportation thoroughfares including US 90A, Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway), Fort Bend Toll Road, and State Highway 6. Most of the city is located in Fort Bend County with a small portion of the city in Harris County. 

 

Missouri City's Development Services Department (MCDS) manages the growth and promotes development and redevelopment activities to ensure the safety of all citizens through the protection of life and property. Successful implementation of these activities retains property values, encourages commercial development, and ensures the public health, welfare & safety of our citizens. Requiring development to conform to the regulatory standards provides quality development that establishes a sense of place that is essentially Missouri City.  MCDS has 22 full-time positions and an operating budget of $1.7 million.

 

The City is looking for a dynamic, visionary leader in that can motivate and lead a progressive and high-functioning team and the daily operations of MCDS, in cooperation and collaboration with a diverse and committed leadership team and community. The new Director of Development Services will be an advocate and communicate the positive impact of development services on a growing community. The ideal candidate has a strong, transparent, and motivating leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and develops sustainable relationships and demonstrates adaptability to thrive in a complex and ever-changing environment. The Director will be responsible for the oversight and direction of three divisions: Planning and Zoning, Inspections and Permits, and Code Enforcement, Community Development, and Health.


Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and at least five years of related professional experience. Master’s degree desired. A minimum five years of professional experience in administration, senior level city government, architecture, or urban/regional planning, at the assistant director, director, or comparable level.  AICP credentials are highly desirable!


Location: Missouri City, Texas
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Final filing date: First review of applications: March 29, 2021
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Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.