Community Development Director

City of Ellensburg   Ellensburg, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 14, 2022
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Community Development Director


Open Date:    June 14, 2022

Close Date:    Open Until Filled – First review June 28, 2022

Recruitment Description: 

The City of Ellensburg is currently seeking qualified applicants for Community Development Director.  The ideal candidate is someone who is energetic and community-minded with experience in all aspects of community and economic development, including planning, zoning, SEPA/shoreline compliance, building, permitting, historic preservation, and housing. 

This position provides collaborative leadership to a great team, administrative oversight, technical guidance, and accountability for ensuring all projects and programs are accomplished with professionalism and to the highest possible standard of quality and customer service. 

Salary:  $100,644-$134,184 annual salary plus generous benefits package including Personal Time Off (PTO) Leave and Exempt Leave.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, Construction Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or other related field;
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience performing related duties in planning, community development, housing and/or redevelopment;
  • Three (3) years of management responsibility;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in City or County community development department
  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • ICC Certifications
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

To Apply:

To view a complete job posting and information on how to apply, visit the employment sections of our website at  This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLEDFirst review date of application materials is scheduled to take place on 6/28/22.  EOE.