Development Service Director

Job Title: Development Service Director

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Oskaloosa, IA

The city of Oskaloosa, Iowa (population 11,523) is seeking candidates for the position of Development Services Director. The current director is leaving the city to pursue international community development after serving in the role for more than two years.

Oskaloosa is a growing and diverse, micropolitan community offering big-city amenities with small town charm. It is the county seat of Mahaska County and is located in southeast Iowa – sixty minutes from Des Moines, the state capital, and sixty minutes from Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa. Oskaloosa is the home of William Penn University, a private liberal arts university, and, multiple national and international industrial exporters and family owned businesses.

This position is responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:

 - Overseeing and directing activities of the department, including: planning, zoning, building permitting and inspection, and economic development;

 - Implementation and management of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, adopted Housing Action Plan and Creative Place Making Action Plan; and

 - Assisting in the planning, organizing and administration of complex redevelopment, economic development, and Community Development Block Grant Programs and neighborhood development projects.

For a full job description, please visit the City’s website at http:

The successful candidate will preferably have at least seven years of related work experience with at least two to three years of supervisory and/or administration experience; may consider other field related experience. Supervisory experience with a proven track record in training and staff development is strongly preferred.

Graduation from high school; Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, engineering, public administration, or related field; a master’s degree is preferred.

Must be available to attend Council Meetings, Planning & Zoning meetings, Board of Adjustment meetings Historic Preservation meetings, and other meetings as necessary outside of normal business hours.

The position’s hiring range is $78,000 – $101,500 and is dependent upon experience. The City offers an excellent benefits package. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screening and background check. Position will remain posted until filled with the first review of applications on August 17, 2018 at noon.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to Human Resources at [email protected].  Applications may be downloaded at

The city of Oskaloosa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.