We are looking for our next Community Development Director. See our Job Brochure.

The Community Development Director will lead a rockstar team of 13 people of planners, code enforcement officers, and building and safety inspectors. This person will work closely with the City Manager and Public Works Director on issues pertaining to the City’s built environment. You will be required to exhibit a commitment to performance excellence, exercise mutual respect, and hold yourself and your department staff accountable at both the individual and team levels. This classification is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.

Why Work in Hermosa?

Hermosa Beach is the small town others aspire to be. Located five miles south of LAX, Hermosa has a beautiful beach, eclectic neighborhoods, unique commercial districts, and welcoming gateways. The City has effectively balanced the small town, beach culture with its enviable position as a regional and statewide coastal destination. The City is committed to protecting coastal resources and takes a practical, fiscally-responsible approach to reducing its environmental footprint. We are home to about 20,000 residents and have 165 employees. Hermosa Beach is also a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including a sign-on bonus (up to $15K), annual management bonus (10% of base annual); health insurance cashout; and tuition reimbursement. Learn more here.

Minimum Qualifications

A comprehensive listing of job duties and required knowledge, skills, and abilities are posted here.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this required knowledge would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, engineering, or related field and

  • Six years of progressively responsible experience in at least one area of community development, four years of which were in a responsible supervisory position.

A Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field is desirable, along with AICP certification.

About the Process

Submit your resume and a cover letter via GovernmentJobs.

This recruitment will be conducted on a confidential basis throughout the process. We will not contact references until mutual interest has been established. After we receive applications, we will invite only the most qualified candidates to interview. The position is "open" until a final selection has been made.

Please direct your inquiries to Human Resources Analyst Mei Shih at jchinshih@hermosabeach.gov.