Planning & Community Development Director

City of New Port Richey, Florida

City of New Port Richey, Florida

Planning & Community Development Director
Hiring salary range: $101,500 to $129,426
Application deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024.

Located in southwest Pasco County, New Port Richey, Florida is a riverfront community approximately 30 miles northwest of greater Tampa with a total area of 4.6 miles and a population close to 17,300 residents. The city’s geography blends nature, a thriving business community, and a plethora of local culture all the while advancing a small-town feel. The city is committed to advocating for public green space and historical buildings, while focusing on high quality design standards and architectural features with practicality to continue enhancing and stimulating the economy in this rapidly redeveloping community.

Under the leadership and direction of the City Manager, the Planning & Community Development Director will play an integral role on the executive team for the City of New Port Richey and have a positive impact on the planning and development of this redeveloping community. The Director will oversee the professional, technical, administrative, and supervisory aspects of the planning, zoning, community development, and building division functions for the city. The Development Department has an annual budget of $1,934,020 and 10 FTEs.

Candidates must have extensive knowledge of the local and state permitting and zoning laws and ordinances, subdivision and land development codes and regulations, as well as the modern principles and practices of public planning, building inspection, community development, and related development services. This role will serve as the City’s representative to the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee and will also oversee the Development Review Committee and Land Development Review Board.

Candidates shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field, along with 5-8 years of directly related experience with increasing leadership and administrative responsibilities. Public sector experience and an AICP certification is preferable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume (reflecting years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) online at:

For more information, contact:

Kylie Wilson
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of New Port Richey website:

The City of New Port Richey is an equal opportunity employer.

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