Development Services Director

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City of Issaquah


Issaquah, Washington

Salary Range:

$10,976 - $14,700 per month


Be a leader during an exciting era in Issaquah!  This is THE opportunity to be part of making a remarkable community even better.  The Development Services Director manages, directs, plans, and organizes the daily operations of the Development Services Department. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Guiding strategic planning for departmental activities; developing short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for department functions and programs.
  • Analyzing community needs and forecasting for future requirements.
  • Developing and monitoring standards and service levels.
  • Leading and directing the department's staff and budget.
  • Administering the City's Comprehensive Plan and ensuring actions are consistent with city goals.
  • Making recommendations with the Mayor's office, as well as providing technical advice and collaborative services to other departments.
  • Executive representative to the City Council Land and Shore Committee.Qualifications​

We are looking for a teammate and leader that feels similarly passionate about our community and our goals. The ideal candidate will have proven leadership and administrative experience in local government as well as a broad background in all aspects of urban planning, development, and environmental review, and a strong track record of success in managing a multifaceted department. 


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in planning or a related field and minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience involving management and high performance organizations.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations. 
  • Must pass a criminal background screening.

Submit an online application by visiting  Along with your application, a cover letter or statement of interest is required.  Position closes 5:00PM, November 6, 2015. 

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