Grand Prairie, TX - Planning & Development Director

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Grand Prairie, Texas Seeks Planning & Development Director

Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, population 190,682, offers relaxation, family fun and friendly neighbors. Grand Prairie is ranked as the 7th safest city of the 34 cities in Texas with populations more than 100,000 residents, and a best place to raise a family, best place to retire, happiest city and best place to live the American Dream.

The City of Grand Prairie currently seeks qualified applicants for their next Planning and Development Director. The Planning and Development Director is responsible for the overall planning and management of the operations of the City of Grand Prairie’s Planning and Development Department to provide effective planning and development management to Grand Prairie residents so that they may enjoy living in a well-planned environment. Grand Prairie’s next Director of Planning & Development will be a strong, ethical, innovative and progressive Servant Leader with a collaborative management style, outgoing personality and truly exceptional interpersonal skills who models the City’s stated values.  The City is particularly interested in proven assistant development services directors with comparable size city experience, proven development services directors in medium size cities and proven city managers with smaller city experience who successfully perform the duties of development services directors.

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years in planning and development, public administration or construction management-type operations with at least three years in a managerial or executive position of leadership. Experience with contract negotiations and interagency relationships is desirable. The ability to select and motivate quality employees is a must. The ability to solve problems and think of creative solutions for development-related situations is desirable. A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, construction management or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. The starting salary range for this position is $145,000-$160,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

For more information on this position contact:

Mike Tanner, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources