Development Director (U)- City of Columbus, Ohio
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 01/24/20
CLOSING DATE: 02/09/20 11:59 PM
The position of Development Director (U) is responsible for serving as the executive head of the Department of Development, which includes the coordination, management, implementation and promotion of programs for jobs preservation or expansion and for the general economic well-being of the City; performs related tasks as required.
For detailed information about the City of Columbus and the Department of Development, click here.
A person who has been selected by an appointing authority in accordance with the Columbus City Charter, Section 148(1) is said to have received an unclassified appointment. Those individuals receiving unclassified appointments serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority and may be terminated from employment at any time. Please contact the Civil Service Commission if you would like additional information regarding this process.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Serves as advisor to the Mayor on development and economic growth programs at the cabinet level and acts as a representative of the City in meetings and conferences in the areas of development and economic growth.;
Directs the activities of the Division of Economic Development, which has as its primary responsibility the development, planning, and evaluation activities and programs associated with business development and finance, urban infrastructure, capital improvements, commercial revitalization, and international business;
Directs the activities of the Division of Code Enforcement, which has as its primary responsibility the enforcement of all laws and regulations applicable to property maintenance inspection;
Directs the activities of the Division of Housing, which has as its primary responsibility the development, planning, and evaluation activities and programs associated with social services delivery systems, neighborhood relations, housing rehabilitation and relocation, and homeownership services;
Directs the activities of the Division of Planning, which has as its primary responsibility long range planning, neighborhood planning, historic preservation and urban design;
Directs the activities of the Division of Land Redevelopment, which has as its primary responsibility the implementation of the adopted land reutilization program and the redevelopment of properties held in the land bank;
Attends City Council meetings and takes part in discussions related to the operation of the Development Department;
Appoints employees, reviews disciplinary actions, approves or disapproves promotions, leaves of absence and related personnel transactions;
Enters into contracts on behalf of the City in compliance with Chapter 329 and Title Thirty-Nine and other requirements of the Columbus City Code;
TEST/JOB CONTACT INFORMATION:
Recruitment #: 20-0061-V1
Employment Type: Full-Time
Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:
Department of Human Resources
77 N. Front St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 645-0792
The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer
CLICK HERE for the complete Job Bulletin
Housing demand outstrips supply so much that developers can be – and are – very selective about where they choose to invest. Factors like land price, annexation and zoning processes, infrastructure costs, density, and community design specs will make or break a developer’s go-or-no-go decision. This panel discussion will provide insights into developers’ decision-making processes, as well as help direct the focus of local economic developers to those areas in which they can add value in housing discussions.
The Call for Presentations for the OEDA Annual Summit to be held September 4-6, 2024, at the Glass City Center in Toledo, Ohio, is now open. The Annual Summit offers a unique platform to highlight innovative solutions, spark discussions, and share impactful strategies that have positively influenced communities. The Annual Summit organizers are seeking speakers to provide a variety of high quality educational sessions to attendees.
The Ohio Economic Development Association has announced JP Nauseef and Dr. Ned Hill as the keynote presenters for the upcoming Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, April 29-May 2, in Dublin, Ohio. JP Nauseef, the President and CEO of JobsOhio, which has been described as the “best in class state economic development partnership,” will welcome the Basic Course students and Keynote the course. Dr. Ned Hill, a recognized national expert in economic growth, regional development, and economic development, will kick off the course by covering “What is Economic Development and What is the Job of an Economic Development Professional?”