Community Development Director
City of Casselberry, FL - Casselberry, FL

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The City is seeking an experienced professional with a strong emphasis in both Community and Economic Development. The successful candidate will have a track record of success and the creative vision to be able to solve difficult problems. Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director is responsible for the administration, direction and supervision of the diverse operations of the Department. These include Planning, Code Enforcement, Building Permits and Business Tax Receipts.

At this time a Development Services Manager oversees day to day service delivery. Building inspections have been outsourced to a neighboring city and one staff member is the point of contact locally. The Community Development Department has thirteen authorized positions and a fiscal year 2013 budget of over $2 million. It provides staff support for three volunteer boards: the Planning and Zoning Commission (recently merged with the former Board of Adjustment); Code Enforcement Board and the Community Redevelopment Agency. Economic Development is of high importance for the City. The Director is assisted by two dedicated professionals to provide whatever service that may be given to help the business community.

Located near the southern border of Seminole County, Florida, the City of Casselberry is within the Orlando metropolitan area. The population is approximately 26,000. The community was founded in 1940 and has little undeveloped area remaining. It is bounded on two sides by very busy transportation arteries: S.R. 436 (Semoran Blvd.) and U.S. Hwy 17-92. In the core of the City are mature, single family homes, beautiful lakes and a golf course that winds throughout. City water and sewer service is available almost everywhere, stormwater drainage infrastructure is well integrated and impact fees are extremely reasonable. The tax base is about 50% residential and 50% commercial. Redevelopment throughout the City is the key to revitalizing neighborhoods, growing tax base and lowering millage rates.

The Director will coordinate the affairs of a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). It was initiated in 1995 and is set to sunset in 2015. Tax Increment Funding (TIF) is contributed by both the City and Seminole County. Its focus is primarily the U.S. Hwy 17-92 area. The Director will need to work with the County to determine whether the CRA should be extended, redefined or allowed to expire. The City has approximately 22 acres on U.S. Hwy 17-92 around the city hall campus. The City is working now to select a developer for this land. The director will need to work with the selected developer to formalize a contract for sale and a development agreement. The Director will shepherd this project along over two or three years.

Typical Qualifications:
The requirements include: graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in planning, public administration or a closely related field; a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience, including public planning, economic development, program development, budget formulation, project management, staff supervision and all aspects of project implementation and monitoring.

Supplemental Information:
Resumes will be accepted until December 6, 2012, with the first review being on November 15.
Please apply online at www.casselberry.org or submit resume with current salary information to: Human Resources, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707 or abrooks@casselberry.org.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Andy Brooks, Human Resources Manager at (407) 262-7700, Ext. 1150, or e-mail abrooks@casselberry.org.
All application materials are subject to the Florida Public Records Law.

The City of Casselberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace,
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