Farmers Branch, Texas, is an extraordinary community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience. Centrally located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, more than 33,000 people call Farmers Branch home. The City of Farmers Branch is a home rule city operating under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of the Mayor and five City Council members. The City has almost 425 full-time employees, an annual operating budget of $107 million. The Planning Department plays an instrumental role in the long-term and day-to-day success of the City by pursuing specific planning principles, which are central to all planning efforts.
The City of Farmers Branch seeks a creative, visionary leader to be its new Director of Planning. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Planning oversees and manages all land use and development activities within the City. The Director of Planning acts as City administrator and ex-officio member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and provides planning assistance to the City Council. The Planning Director supervises the Senior Planner, Planner, and Office Coordinator. The Director must be flexible and able to adapt easily in a high-pressure environment, maintaining focus and grace under pressure, and must possess the ability to think broadly in the best interests of the City.
The ideal candidate will have considerable experience with development, excellent problem-solving skills, and the knowledge needed to guide the City on the path to sound and sustainable development. The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and must have 10-12 years of planning experience, with five years of supervisory experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. AICP Certification is required.
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Katie Corder, Senior Vice President, SGR Executive Recruitment
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